No words can describe the feeling I had when I first took step on board the Aqua expeditions boat in Iquitos, knowing I was about to be part of a 7 day trip down the Peruvian Amazon. The impeccable quality of service and professionalism of the staff made for the most luxurious trip I have ever had and probably will ever have the chance of experiencing. The wall of humidity that hits you as you set out on daily river excursions is just one of many things that remind you of the exclusive comfort that the boat offers its guests.
When I reflect back on my impressions, some of my favourite moments were spent capturing the sounds of the wildlife, cutting the motorboat engines, silencing voices and just floating down the tributaries, listening.
There was also a particular moment when I remember eating my breakfast and looking out across the Amazon to see four pink dolphins swimming alongside us. Not something you see everyday.