Day 1 – Iquitos / Explorama Lodge
Fly from Lima to Iquitos. Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Fifty mile journey down the Amazon River to Yanamono Stream where Explorama Lodge is located. Afternoon hike along the "Lake Trail" through lowland rainforest which is seasonally flooded. During the high water season, this excursion is done by open boat! After dinner, there is a chance to visit the Lodge's "Bar Tahuampa" where local musicians often play guitar and flute music or the guides will also be pleased to have you invite them to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon forest. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2 – Explorama Lodge / ExplorNapo
After breakfast, a boat ride down the Amazon and up the Napo River to the ExplorNapo Reserve and ExplorNapo Lodge. Afternoon visit to the ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden located next to ExplorNapo and tended by a local shaman. This garden is used to show visitors rainforest plants used in modern medicine as well as examples of native plant remedies which science may utilize in the future. Evening excursion by open boat along the Sucusari Stream in search of caiman and to enjoy the night sounds and stars of the Southern sky. Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 – ExplorNapo Lodge / Canopy Walkway / ExplorNapo Lodge
Morning hike to the Canopy Walkway, a suspended bridge spanning 500 meters (one-third of a mile) connected by tree platforms and reaching a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) above the ground. Here you encounter a "bird's eye view" of part of the rainforest rarely seen by man but accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment. Afternoon boating excursion along one of the many Napo tributaries spotting along the way for birds and sloth. A stop is included for a try at river fishing with cane poles or a chance to swim. Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 – ExplorNapo Lodge – Explorama Lodge
Morning excursion to a black water oxbow lake formed when water from the Napo River became separated from the main flow of the river. These lakes are often covered with giant Victoria Regia water lilies and sometimes offer a glimpse of the elusive Hoatzin bird. Afternoon boat trip back to Explorama Lodge passing the town of Francisco de Orellana, where a statue is erected to the intrepid explorer who became the first European to see the Amazon River in 1542. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 - Explorama Lodge / Iquitos
Morning walk along a local river trail with stops along the way to visit the "ribereños" or river people, visit a river school, see the local sugar cane rum "factory" or visit our resident American medical doctor in her clinic sponsored by the Rotary Club. Transfer back to Iquitos for your departure flight to Lima. (Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)
Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions.
|Explorama & ExplorNapo Lodges
with Canopy Walkway
|5 days / 4 nights 2019|
|# people||1 - 4||5 - 9||10 - 14||15 +||Single
|Price per person||$1289||$1212||$1159||$1081||$100|
|Prices in USA Dollars.
Children under 2 years & under: free of charge.
Children age 3 - 11 are discounted 30%.
Additional nights at Explorama Lodge: $120.00 per person per night.
Single Room supplement $25.00 per additional night.
Additional nights at ExplorNapo Lodge & ACTS Field Station:
$130.00 per person per night.
Single Room supplement $25.00 per night.
Additional nights at Ceiba Tops: $140.00 per person per night.
Single room supplement US$30.00 per additional night.