4 Days / 3 Nights
The beautiful Ceiba Tops Lodge is located on the banks of the Amazon River, just 40 km (25 mi) from Iquitos. The comfortable suites are all air conditioned and each has a private bathroom, and the Amazonian rainforest setting is truly wonderful. With elaborate gardens, a swimming pool, a hammock house and lounge, the lodge is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding jungle, with many different excursions available, both by the foot and on the river
We’ll pick you up from the airport or your hotel, and after a quick tour of the city we’ll head to the Explorama dock to board our boat to Ceiba Tops Lodge. We’ll then head off on a 40 km boat ride down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops. After settling in and seeing the grounds and facilities, we’ll go on an afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve that surrounds the lodge, seeing many huge trees bedecked with epiphytes, “air plants” ...
In the morning we’ll take a boat ride to the small indigenous community of the Yagua. Here, your guide will tell you all about the culture of the Yagua people, and how they were affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time. You’ll also see the local crafts, and have a demonstration of the blowgun that some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting – you can have a go yourself, too!
In the afternoon we’ll head out onto the Ama...
Leaving Ceiba Tops at sunrise, we’ll travel by speedboat along the Amazon and Napo Rivers to the Amazon Rainforest Reserve and the ExplorNapo Lodge, where you will arrive just in time for breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll have a 45-minute hike in pristine forest until we reach the wonderful Canopy Walkway. The walkway is a suspended bridge spanning over 500 meters (one-third of a mile), connected by platforms in the trees and reaching a height of more than 35 meters (115 f...
On the morning of our final day we’ll take the boats to a rural village where all of the houses are built on stilts. This traditional practice allows homes built by the river to cope with the seasonal rising of the waters. Here, we’ll meet farmers and fisherman who live day-to-day on the resources they harvest from the surrounding rivers and rainforest. This will be a great cultural experience, as families in river communities love to invite visitors into their homes. And ...