Full Week Combination Program
7 Days / 6 Nights
Day 1 - Iquitos
/ Explorama Lodge
Reception at your hotel or airport 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. This trail is traversed
by open boat during high water months!. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 2 - Explorama Lodge
Morning hike along the "Bushmaster Trail" where scientific studies
by the Missouri Botanical Gardens have found one of the world's highest
biodiversity of trees per square hectare. Your guide will point out many
examples of native plants used as remedies by local people. Afternoon
canoe trip along the Amazon in search of either of the two species of
freshwater dolphin found in the river. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Explorama Lodge / ExplorNapo Lodge
After breakfast, a boat ride down the Amazon and up the Napo River to
the ExplorNapo Reserve and ExplorNapo Lodge. Afternoon hike through primary,
terra firme rainforest. 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. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - 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 forest floor. Here there is time
to observe a part of the rainforest rarely seen by man but accessible
without any type of climbing skill or equipment. Afternoon 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 can offer a view of the elusive
Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - ExplorNapo Lodge / Ceiba Tops
Morning boating excursion along one of the Napo tributaries spotting for
sloth, birding and fishing for piranha. Also a chance to visit some of
the local river people called "ribereños" whose houses
are seen along the river. Afternoon boat trip back to Ceiba Tops where
private rooms with electricity and air conditioning begin your return
to "civilization". On the return trip you will pass the town
of Francisco de Orellana, where a statue is erected to the intrepid explorer
who in 1542 at the mouth of the Napo River became the first European to
see the Amazon River.Overnight Ceiba Tops. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Ceiba Tops
Morning visit to the neighboring Yagua Indian Community, an explanation
of their native culture, blow gun demonstration and a chance to purchase
or trade for their crafts. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest
reserve surrounding Ceiba Tops where many huge trees are festooned in
epiphytes. Overnight Ceiba Tops. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Ceiba Tops / Iquitos
Your choice of open boat ride or hike for the morning or a chance to relax
in a hammock and enjoy the sounds of the surrounding rainforest. Transfer
to Iquitos by boat and bus to the airport for your departure to Lima.
Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)
End Of Our Services ***
the ever-changing nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities are
subject to change due to weather, trail or river conditions.
Daily, all year
- 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 &
Rates per person: $995 in double room. Single supplement: $160
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