Peru Project – Day 2

Young Explorers Blog – Day 2

The day started with a quick shower, a nice family breakfast, and a van waiting for us at the front door.  We, the Young Explorers, headed to the airport to meet Franco and a student from UC Sur to catch our plane to Tumbes, where our amazing journey through the northern region of this fantastic country begun.

On our late arrival Michael and Roberto were waiting for us with the Jeeps and all the camping equipment ready.  We had a quick briefing about teamwork and what is required to succeed as a group during the expedition.

After a quick traditional Peruvian lunch, “Lomosaltado”, we headed straight to the Algarrobo’s control station at the National Sanctuary, Los Manglares de Tumbes, where our campsite was located. There, the park ranger in the SERNANP (National Service of Natural Protected Areas) gave us a brief introduction of the mangroves region. Everybody played a vital role setting up the tents.  Armed with our headlamps and covered with insect repellent, we were ready for a great evening hike into the sunset.

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