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The Ultimate Adventure at the Amazon – Canopy Walks

Submitted by on July 23, 2011 – 1:32 pm3 Comments

the 1st canopy

After a nice short lunch we commenced on our most awaited and exciting trip of this holiday – the Canopy walk.

The walk between two towers through 6 wobbly suspension bridges placed about 90 feet high, as most trees were of that height.

Tower Construction

The bridges are very well camouflaged, and you will really not be able to see any, till you reach the spot. that too you will see one only partially. There were 6 of them, of which one really long and wobbly, making it the most exciting one to cross.

The Tower 1

To walk the canopies, we had to climb up a wooden tower. It sure was a bit tiring. After climbing the steps up to the 1st tower, we spent some time watching the birds and getting some perspective on the plants and the animals of the Amazon.


The guide used this rest period to explain some of the trees that grew here as well as we sighted some birds including vultures. We were glad that we had hired some Binoculars, as that sure came in handy, as we took a closer look at the birds, plants and the flowers.

On the top of the 1st Tower

After being rested, began our rope walks between trees and with various lengths. It was simply fascinating, unforgettable for all of us. We had to cross them one by one. Since these were essentially ropewalks, if more then one walked, one could topple the other, if they were a sufficient distance apart.

Another view of the Canopy and Tower

It was not just the adventure of walking across these tight rope bridges, but the fascinating views of the rain forest is simply indescribable.The lanscapes we saw were impossible to imagine and get from below. Even the birds we spotted were seen sometimes from the top looking down.

Everyone loved this and obviously we took lots of pictures and videos of each of us crossing the various bridges. The wobbly walks added to the adventure, we all wished it never ended.

We Made It

Wow! What a day this has been, what a rare treat this turned out to be. We finally got back to our rooms at 5.30pm to rest, as my son and I had decided to take a repeat trip of the twilight river tour to catch more glimpses of the nocturnal animals.

This trip at night was even better then last night. We saw many more Caimans, all in very close quarters. One could be almost touched ….. in the eerie darkness, with just the spot light focuses on the Caiman, it was a strange different feeling, as if each of us and the Caiman judging what’s the next move… still waters…. quiet moments …. we waited to keep getting a close look at it…. waited…shhhhh …..and then it happened …. the Caiman decided we were not worth any more attention, and went back into the waters…. ohhhh what a sight.

We spent the last few hours of the night sipping a drink, I had the traditional Pisco Sour, and after dinner we all sat across a bonfire. Nights were chilly, so this was very welcome indeed.


  • Manab says:

    WOW!! Amazing place, and amazing pics. The wobbly bridge video would have been fun to watch. I wonder whether it rained during your stay in the amazons! Waiting for more…

  • Dileep says:

    We were lucky Manab. It did not rain at the Amazon the days we were there. It rained a day before, and was cloudy the day we arrived.
    But it did rain at Machu Picchu though. Even if it had rained at the Amazon, it would not have mattered, as they were prepared with Gumboots, raincoats etc.

  • Marguerite says:

    This is absolutely incredible, Dileep! What a wonderful trip it must have been. Will one day have to experience an amazing adventure such as this one 🙂

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