Day 1: Iquitos / Explorama Lodge
Reception at the airport or hotel, 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! Night walk or open boat ride to enjoy the sounds of the rainforest and stars of the Southern sky. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (L,D)
Day 2: Explorama Lodge
Early morning birding excursion. Morning walk along 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 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 see their local crafts and for a demonstration of the use of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use. 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. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Explorama Lodge / Canopy Walkway / Explorama Lodge
arly morning departure from the Lodge by boat to the mouth of the Napo River where in 1542, the intrepid explorer Francisco de Orellana, became the first European to discover the Amazon River. Continue on the Napo River 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 Explorama Lodge in time to relax in the hammock house or at the Tahuampa Bar before dinner. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Explorama Lodge / Iquitos
Morning walk along a local Amazon River trail stopping at a “ribereños” house, corner store and sugar cane rum factory. Afternoon return to Iquitos and on to the airport or 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.
- 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$: $700 in double. (Minimum 2 people) Single Supplement: $75