Village of the Amazon Rainforest, Explore and Discover, Peru

By January 12, 2017March 8th, 2019Amazon Rainforest

img_2448This is the village of San Regis, near the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, in Peru.  San Regis is the largest village we visit in the Amazon Rainforest.  To get there, one must travel by boat because there are no roads between towns in this remote location of the rainforest.  Our tour group arrives by skiff, in the early morning, when the village is quiet.  Here, we see small stores, a park, a police station, street dogs, free-ranging chickens and an office for western medicine.  Later, we will visit a shaman, who renders potients and herbs.  Today, we visit with a nurse and a policeman before we explore the village on our own.   The indigenous people can travel to San Regis by boat–often a dugout canoe–from smaller rainforest communities to trade goods or receive services.  With this global photo story, I salute the services of the village of San Regis.