Darcy Gaechter 15 lipca 11:40
Why did your friend decide to do the Apurimac instead of the Mantaro
I think it is probably not a good idea to travel through the Red Zone alone.
Cesar Pena from Iquitos came with us and was very helpful
You can find him on facebook under C-sar Pena
But then your friend will have to pay for a motorized canoe to carry him downriver
He met us at Puerto Ene and stayed with us to Iquitos
We also got permissions from Ruth Buendia and CARE which also proved very helpful.
We met many people who demanded to see our permission letters and then were very friendly once we presented them
We also got permissions for the Tambo River (this we got in Puerto Prado) and permission for the Ucayali river which we got in Atalaya
We also had a Peruvian Navy escort from Atalaya down to Iquitos
Your friend has heard the story of Davey Duplessis, right?
It might be scary to travel there alone
We had only GREAT interactions with people in the Red Zone but as you know, others have been less fortunate.