lunes, 20 de junio de 2011

Watching caimans

Watching caimans, especially in the night, have become a unique and exciting experience for those tourists that spend their Amazon vacation in Heliconia nature reserve; we have a native guide who helps the tourists during this activity.
There are two caiman species living on the Amazon River, the black lizard, gigantic specie that reaches 6 meters of length. And the white caiman, that reaches a maximum length of 3 meters and is more abundant on Amazonian waters.
The black caiman lives on the lakes and marshes of the flooded plain, most of all, in protected or isolated zones. The white lizard uses different types of habitats.
Generally, caimans prefer warm water and spend the day warming themselves on the shores.

lunes, 13 de junio de 2011

Pink dolphin

One of the most attractive choices to our guests is the pink dolphins watching, an Amazon ecotourism typical activity, you can watch the dolphins in the wild without interrupting or affecting their ecosystem.

The pink dolphin from Amazon jungle, is one of the top five bigger sweet water dolphins, the male weight reaches 185 kg and 2.5 m large.

The pink dolphin lives on Amazon River and Orinoco River, underneath 400msnm. On the rain season, the dolphins go to the flooded areas from the rainforest, where they can find a bigger amount of food.

Is an active animal 24 hours at day, taking short periods of rest, as a unique quality from the pink dolphin, they have more mobility in its head than the other kinds of dolphins, and this quality gives them enough flexibility to swim among the obstacles from the flooded jungle.

The pink color in their skin only shows up when they are adults, while they are young have a grey color.

The pink dolphin possesses a very wide diet, eats mostly fishes like tetras and piranhas and completes the diet with river tortoises and crabs.

martes, 7 de junio de 2011

Amazon ecotourism

Amazon ecotourism is basically traveling in the jungle without disturbing the nature, so you can watch, enjoy and study the landscape, fauna, flora and the typical cultural manifestations from the Amazon rainforest.

To be considered as Amazon ecotourism, this has to involve minimal impact for the environment, active participation from the native communities and guides for the preservation.

The Amazon ecotourism activity that you practice in Heliconia nature reserve determines priorities such as respect for the culture from the native communities in the jungle, the flora and the fauna, none of the activities represents danger for the Amazon rainforest.