We traveled into the Amazon rainforest about 2 hours from Iquitos, Peru and spent three nights at a lodge there. While we were there, we hired a naturalist who took us into the jungle via boat to see the wildlife including birds.
We stayed at the Maniti Expeditions Eco-Lodge while we were in the rainforest. They paired us up with a naturalist who brought us to the lodge. Our naturalist was “Anselmo” and we really liked him. He was gruff, but he really knew what he was talking about and he kept us safe. Not so much could be said for all the naturalists on staff through Maniti. Some of them allowed people to swim with the pink dolphins in the river even though there was a danger of being attacked by orifice fish (don’t pee in the water or be anywhere near anyone else who pees in the water) or of catching whatever might be flowing downstream from the city of Belen.