Explorama or Ceiba jungle lodge 4 days, Iquitos, canopy walk, north Peru jungle, amazone river
Iquitos Explorama Lodge or luxery Ceiba Tops lodge.
4 days 3 nights.
Ask us for shorter or longer programs!
The Canopy Walkway is an experience unbeatable in the rainforest! At a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world.
Maintained by the Peruvian Foundation CONAPAC, the Canopy Walkway has extended research into an area where little is known and so much is left to be discovered.
Explorama Lodge “Jungle bound” adventure.
Established in 1964, 80 km (50 mi) down the Amazon River. Explorama Lodge is deep in primary rainforest. Romantic kerosene torches and lamps illuminate palm-thatched houses with 10-17 private sleeping rooms. Covered connecting walkways lead to the Tahuampa Bar, the Dining Room, the Sun Porch and two Hammock Houses. Showers & toilet facilities adjoin each house. A variety of treks are offered, including the Seven Bridges Trail walk. A special Full Day excursion to the Canopy Walkway is available for Explorama Lodge guests staying 2 or more nights.
This program is also possible in the luxery Ceibo lodge with Airco and swimming pool.
Day 1: Iquitos – Explorama Lodge
We will pick you up from airport or your hotel. We will give you a brief city orientation and transfer you to the Explorama dock. The lodge is located fifty miles down the Amazon River at Yanamono Stream. In the afternoon we will take a hike along the “Lake trail” through lowland rainforest which is seasonally flooded. During the high water season, this excursion is done by open boat! We will then take a night walk or open boat ride to enjoy the sounds of the rainforest and stars of the Southern sky.
Overnight in Explorama Lodge
Day 2 – Explorama Lodge
We will take an early morning bird watching excursion. After we will take a 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. We will 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. We will take an 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.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Explorama Lodge
Day 3: Explorama Lodge – Canopy Walkway – Explorama Lodge
Early in the morning we will depart from the Lodge by boat to the mouth of the Napo River where in 1542, the intrepid explorer Francisco de Orellano, became the first European to discover the Amazon River. We will continue on the Napo River to explore Napo Lodge for breakfast. After we will 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 we will visit the “ReNuPeRu” Ethno botanical 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. We will then return to Explorama Lodge in time to relax in the hammock house or at the Tahuampa Bar before dinner.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight Explorama Lodge
Day 4: Explorama Lodge – Iquitos
We will take a morning walk along a local Amazon River trail stopping at a “ribereños” house, corner store and sugar cane rum factory. In the afternoon we will return to Iquitos and on to the airport or to your hotel. Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)
The Ceibo tops, the newest of Explorama’s lodges, opened in 2000, are located on the banks of the Amazon River just 40 km (25 mi) from Iquitos. Ceiba Tops offers the comforts of home, air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, in the most luxurious of Amazonian Rainforest settings. At Ceiba Tops, elaborate gardens, a swimming pool, water slide, hammock house and the Esmeralda lounge all complement the surrounding exotic environment and you can even stay in touch with your home via free Wi-Fi Internet. Ceiba Tops is perfect for stays of one or more nights. For families, connecting rooms are available or you can upgrade your Amazonian Adventure by choosing the Presidential, Ministerial or Junior Suite.
A special Full Day excursion to the Canopy Walkway is available for Ceiba Tops guests staying 2 or more nights. Explore the myths, mysteries and magic of the world’s most exotic jungle, and then step from the tropics into the air-conditioned comforts of Ceiba Tops. This luxury lodge now has courtesy Wi-Fi Internet service in all public areas, so you can send your e-mail while swinging in a hammock or in a lounge chair by the pool on your own laptop. Public telephone and internet service are also available in our public booth at normal hotel rates.
Explorama lodge Jungle bound adventure.
Originally built in 1964 and located in an extensive Primary Rainforest Reserve 80 km/50 mi down the Amazon River from Iquitos, Explorama Lodge has undergone a facelift for its 45th anniversary.
The 55 typical palm-thatched jungle lodge rooms now have private bathroom facilities! But don’t worry, the Lodge has maintained its romantic atmosphere with kerosene lamps and torches for lighting, mosquito-netted beds, including accommodations for couples, and covered walkways to the Tahuampa Bar and Hammock House where you can relax surrounded by a myriad of rainforest sounds. Explorama Lodge offers a variety of adventures including the Seven Bridges Trail walk and a special Full Day excursion to the Canopy Walkway.
Includes the following:
* All accommodations and meals in Explorama’s rainforest lodges.
* Self-service potable water at all lodges.
* Privately owned transport over land and water.
* Airport arrival and departure transfers. Arrival after 4pm requires the first night in Iquitos with transfer to Explorama’s lodges the following morning. (We can take care of Iquitos hotel reservations.)
* Local bilingual naturalist guides who accompany each guest throughout their program.
* Entrance fee to the Canopy Walkway.
Not included in the tariff.
* Bar service, laundry, airport tax and airline tickets.