Day 1: Iquitos – Ceiba Tops
Reception at the airport, 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 and hot water provide all of the comforts of home. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding Ceiba Tops which includes many huge trees festooned with epiphytes. After dinner there may be local flute or guitar music at the El Toucan Bar or the guides are always ready to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon forest. Overnight Ceiba Tops. (L,D)
Day 2: Ceiba Tops
Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua Indians where your guide will explain the Yagua Indian culture and how it was affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time. There will also be an opportunity to see some of the local crafts and for a demonstration of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. Afternoon walking excursion to the neighboring town of Indiana. Originally a Franciscan mission, Indiana has grown into a large river community with its own market, high school and small hospital. Overnight Ceiba Tops. (B,L,D)
Day 3: 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. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Ceiba Tops – Iquitos
our choice of a morning walking or boating excursion to further enjoy the rainforest and Amazon River or time to relax by the pool until departure time. Afternoon transfer to Iquitos and to the airport. Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)
Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions.
- Tour includes: All city and river transfers.
- Experienced multilingual, local naturalist guides.
- All meals in rainforest Lodges.
- 24 hour self-service coffee, tea and potable water at all lodges.
- All fully guided rainforest and river excursions.
- Entrance fee to the Canopy Walkway on Explornapo, Explortambos & ACTS programs.
2015 Rates per person in US$: $725 in double. (Minimum 2 people) Single Supplement: $90