Day 1 – Iquitos / Ceiba Tops
Fly Lima to Iquitos. Reception at the airport or hotel, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops where private rooms with air conditioning provide Amazon adventure in luxury. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding Ceiba Tops that includes many huge trees festooned with epiphytes. After dinner your guide will take you on a short walk to a small lake where caiman can be spotted at night and where you can find some of the insects and frogs that produce the cacophony of sounds that begin after dark. Overnight Ceiba Tops. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2 – Ceiba Tops / Explorama Lodge / Ceiba Tops
Early morning birding excursion. After breakfast board boats to continue down the Amazon River to the rustic Explorama Lodge and hike the "Bushmaster Trail" where scientific studies by the Missouri Botanical Gardens have found the world's highest biodiversity of trees per square hectare. Continue on to visit a small village of Yagua Indians where your guide will explain their culture and how it has been affected by the passing of time. There will be an opportunity to trade for or purchase some of their local crafts and for a demonstration of the use of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. After lunch walk along a local Amazon River trail stopping at a "ribereños" house, corner store and sugar cane rum factory. Return by boat to Ceiba Tops. Overnight Ceiba Tops. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 – Ceiba Tops
Early morning birding. Morning boat excursion to “Monkey Island”, a private reserve where more than five species of tropical primates including small tamarins, saki, titi and large woolly monkeys are protected. Afternoon boating excursion in search of sloth, found in Cecropia trees at the water’s edge, and the two species of freshwater river dolphin, pink and grey, found in Amazonian waters. Weather permitting, enjoy a beautiful Amazonian sunset on the river. Overnight Ceiba Tops. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 – Ceiba Tops / Canopy Walkway / Ceiba Tops
Early morning departure from Ceiba Tops by boat to the narrow motorcar crossing connecting the Amazon and Napo Rivers to continue by boat to ExplorNapo Lodge for breakfast. Hike to the spectacular Canopy Walkway spanning over 500 meters (one-third of a mile), connected by tree platforms, and reaching a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) but accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment. After lunch, visit the "ReNuPeRu" Ethnobotanical Garden where over 240 medicinal plants are cultivated by a local shaman who will explain the nature of Amazonian natural healing and the uses of some of the plants. Return to Ceiba Tops in time to enjoy the pool or hammocks before dinner. Overnight Ceiba Tops. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 – Ceiba Tops / Iquitos
Boating or walking excursion to further enjoy the rainforest surrounding Ceiba Tops, or if you prefer, time to relax at the hammock house or enjoy the pool and lodge gardens. Afternoon journey back to Iquitos and on to the airport or to a local hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch...if departure flight permits.)
Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions.
|Ceiba Tops & Canopy Walkway
with Explorama Lodge Excursion Special
|5 days / 4 nights
|Price per person||$989||$120|
|Children under 2 years & under: free of charge.
Children age 3 - 11 are discounted 30%.
The “Ceiba Tops, Explorama Lodge & Canopy Walkway” Special
starts any day of the week.
Additional nights at Ceiba Tops: $140.00 per person per additional night. Single room supplement $30.00 per additional night.