All things 5 senses can’t help but be awakened while in the middle of a Central American rainforest! Come along as we forage yucca roots and leaves, mushrooms, cocoa, edible ferns, Amazonian cinnamon, and precious vanilla. Also to be found are grapes, taro, various citruses, bananas, green plantains.
When being lead by a learned local; the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes have no choice but to come even more alive. One of the first things that many travelers notice about the rainforest is its incredible aroma. With over 4,000 recorded flowering plant species, the air of the rainforest is thick with wild, tropical scents.
These flowering plants are what attract over 500 species of birds from tiny sparrows, to the famous macaw parrots, keel-billed toucans, jabiru storks and yellow-headed parrots, to the enormous harpy eagles. Black howler monkeys can be seen ‘hanging’ around too!
A great deal of the area you’ll (we’ll) be trekking through is along the Moho River’s edge at the foot of the Maya Mountains. This is a spectacular region filled with incredible wildlife and beautiful scenery.
Even though the soil in the Amazon rainforest is the poorest and most infertile in the world, as all rainforests, it produces some of the most nutrient rich foods. Replenish.