The area was considerably more tropical than Baños, and nearly 1000 meters lower.
Pulling on high rubber boots, we set off for a hike to a waterfall.
Paulo our guide showed us how to weave with palm fronds.
These same pliable palms are used to make "Panama" hats, which are really from Ecuador.
The flowers were glorious.
The trees and air plants even more extraordinary.
Jan from Ottowa proclaimed me an honorary Canadian.
Our penultimate stop was a Kitchua community on the river where we learned to blow darts and got our faces painted.
The very last was a zoo for rescued animals, in the near darkness.