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 the World”.

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Duration 5 Days & 4 Nights
Departures Daily departures
Airfares Not included, available upon request
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services

Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If single traveler ask for the supplement.

 

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 boat! Night walk or boat to enjoy the sounds of the forest and stars of the Southern sky.
Overnight at 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 at Explorama Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 3 EXPLORAMA LODGE – CANOPY WALKWAY – EXPLORAMA LODGE

Early 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 at Explorama Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 4 EXPLORAMA LODGE – CEIBA TOPS – EXPLORAMA LODGE

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. Lunch will be served at Ceiba Tops lodge. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding Ceiba Tops that includes many huge trees festooned with epiphytes or, if you prefer, time to enjoy the pool, water slide, Jacuzzi and lovely gardens around Ceiba Tops. Return to Explorama Lodge in time to once again enjoy the hammock house or Tahuampa Bar.

Overnight at Explorama Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 5 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.
(B, Lunch if departure flight permits)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditionsClick to Enlarge

 

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Explorama Lodge

 

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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.

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