Gold Mines and Boat Rides

SEP 22, 2015 – After breakfast and a visit to the Amatok falls, we had to refill our water supply by filtering rainwater from a house nearby. We then went for a walk through some of the small-scale mining sites in the area. They mine mostly gold there, and even though the surface is much smaller than in industrial mining, the affected pieces of rainforest are destroyed completely.
We then took a boat further up the river, pulling it up a slope along the way to avoid some rapids. Our next camp was a pretty fancy guesthouse with rainwater-powered toilets and showers.

Amatok Falls
Amatok Falls
Small-scale mining facility


  • Luciano

    September 30, 2015 at 05:54 Reply

    hahahahhah keep out….
    very hospitable

    • admin

      October 3, 2015 at 18:51 Reply

      He did allow us to use his water supply. But I wouldn’t have dared to ask – apparently our guides knew him 🙂

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