PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Ceiba Tops With Canopy Walkway & Explorama Lodge Excursion 5 days
CEIBA TOPS WITH CANOPY
WALKWAY & EXPLORAMA LODGE EXCURSION SPECIAL 5 DAYS TOUR
Please contact us
for more information and for pricing.
Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If
single traveler ask for the supplement.
The Canopy Walkway is an experience that is without parallel in the rainforest!
One third of a mile long, reaching 120 feet above the ground and extending
through 12 of the area's largest trees, the canopy walkway is accessible to
everyone, requiring no special skills or equipment. The Canopy Walkway was built
and is maintained by the Peruvian Foundation CONAPAC and the ACEER. Foundation,
and is the longest Walkway in the world reaching the rainforest canopy. The
Walkway has opened up research in an area where little is known and much is left
to be learned.
The Explorama Lodge Reserve, located 80 kilometers down the Amazon from Iquitos,
has been protected by Explorama since 1964.
The rainfall here may be at highest in any month of the year, depending upon the
year studied. This lack of a defined dry or wet season, through which many
species of plants and animals would be unable to survive, is believed to be the
major reason for the extremely high diversity in both flora and fauna, which has
given this part of the Amazon Basin the title of "The Biodiversity Capital of
||5 Days & 4 Nights
||Not included, available upon request
||YES, feel free to ask for extra
DAY 1 IQUITOS - CEIBA TOPS
Reception at the airport or hotel, 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 provide Amazon
adventure in luxury. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest
reserve surrounding Ceiba Tops that includes many huge trees festooned
with epiphytes. After dinner enjoy local flute or guitar music at the
"El Tucan" Bar or the guides are always ready to relate some of the many
legends of the Amazon forest. Overnight at Ceiba tops Lodge (L, D)
DAY 2 CEIBA TOPS / EXPLORAMA LODGE / CEIBA TOPS
Early morning birding excursion. After breakfast board boats to continue
down the Amazon River to the rustic Explorama Lodge and hike 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 visit 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 trade for or purchase some of
their local crafts and for a demonstration of the use of the blowgun
which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. After lunch walk
along a local Amazon River trail stopping at a "ribereņos" house, corner
store and sugar cane rum factory. Return by boat to Ceiba Tops.
Overnight at Ceiba tops Lodge (B, L, D)
DAY 3 CEIBA TOPS
Early morning birding. Morning boat excursion to “Monkey Island”, a
private reserve where more than five species of tropical primates
including small tamarins, saki, titi and large woolly monkeys are
protected. 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. Weather
permitting, enjoy a beautiful Amazonian sunset on the river. Overnight
at Ceiba tops Lodge (B, L, D)
DAY 4 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 at Ceiba tops Lodge (B, L, D)
DAY 5 CEIBA TOPS - IQUITOS
Boating or walking excursion to further enjoy the rainforest surrounding
Ceiba Tops, or if you prefer, time to relax at the hammock house or
enjoy the pool and lodge gardens. Afternoon journey back to Iquitos and
on to the airport or to a local hotel. (B, Lunch if departure flight
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the rainforest,
day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions
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Ceiba Tops lodge
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double occupancy.
All scheduled land, lake and river transportation. All transfers. All scheduled
excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as
specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or Domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess
baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations,
alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any
kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of
International or Domestic flights and items of personal nature.