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May 9, 2007 - Peru - Nauta

Jhonny, Juan and I left Iquitos this morning and took a two hour cab (for about $20) further into the jungle to a small town called Nauta. It is right on a very fast flowing river called the Rio MaraƱon and very near where it joins another river, the Rio Varapa and those two officially become the actual beginning of the Amazon River. We rented a speed boat for about $33 and they took us personally down river to the confluence of the two where the Amazon starts and there is a tall tower there that you can go up and take fairly good pictures...

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