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Ceiba Tops & Canopy Walkway

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Experience the exciting world of the Peruvian Amazon on this 4-night stay at the Ceiba Tops Lodge. Enjoy the comfort of air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms and hot water in a luxurious rainforest setting. Naturalist Guides lead you to a variety of habitats to observe wildlife such as caimans, pink and gray river dolphins, monkeys, and over 500 species of birds. Visit an indigenous Yagua community and learn about their traditions, culture, and history. Observe Amazon wildlife and vegetation from a 115-foot Canopy Walkway, an unequaled experience! Fish for pirahnas in the Amazon River and learn how to throw a cast net. Learn from a shaman about the local uses and spiritual healing of rainforest plants. A visit to the mighty Amazon River and rainforest is an experience of a lifetime!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Iquitos | Ceiba Tops
Day 2 : Explorama Lodge
Day 3 : Ceiba Tops
Day 4 : Canopy Walkway
Day 5 : Return to Iquitos

Highlights

  • Hike primary rainforest among huge trees, epiphytes, & immense biodiversity
  • Visit a Yagua village and see a demonstration of the traditional blowgun
  • Spot freshwater dolphins and fish for piranhas in the Amazon River
  • Observe a rarely seen part of the rainforest from a suspended bridge
  • Browse Mazan's early morning market for a variety of products & produce

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Activity Level

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Trip Snapshots

River in the Amazon Rainforest Pink dolphin The bridge, can you believe we are above the canopy?! Wildlife watching in the Amazon in traditional dugout canoes Two squirrel monkeys in the Amazon Black Caiman in the Amazon Our fearless leaders!  Thomas and Wilson got us everywhere Giant otter sighting

Day 1 Arrive Iquitos | Ceiba Tops

Arrive at the Iquitos airport and meet the friendly staff from Ceiba Tops Lodge. After a brief city orientation transfer to the dock for a twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River by motorized boat. Arrive at Ceiba Tops and settle into your private room, complete with air conditioning and hot water. This afternoon hike in the primary rainforest reserve around the lodge, observing wildlife and enormous trees covered with epiphytes. After dinner join your guide for a short walk to a lake where you can spot caimans, frogs, and buzzing insects.

Day 2 Explorama Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on an early morning birding excursion. After breakfast cruise downriver to the Explorama Lodge and hike on the Bushmaster Trail. According to the Missouri Botanical Gardens, this trail has the world's highest biodiversity of trees per square hectare. Also visit a local indigenous cocamera or communal building and learn about the Yagua culture and how it has been affected by the passing of time. Browse the local handicrafts and enjoy a demonstration of the Yagua blowgun, which some in the village still use for hunting.

In the afternoon, visit a clinic run by an American physician. On weekdays you may visit a library for rural schools. Before returning to the lodge stop at a river home with a corner store as well as a sugar cane rum and molasses factory utlilizing horses to turn the sugar cane press.

Day 3 Ceiba Tops

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning birding followed by a boating exusion to Neiser's Reserve, a wildlife sanctuary. Observe coatis, sloths, monkeys, parrots, toucans, anaconda, and other rainforest dwellers in an open air setting. This afternoon take a boat ride in search of pink and gray freshwater dolphins. Try your hand at fishing for pirahnas using a simple pole and line and learn how to throw a cast net. More species of fish exist in the Amazon River than in the entire Atlantic Ocean! Your fresh catch of the day can be enjoyed at dinner.

Day 4 Canopy Walkway

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning depart from Ceiba Tops by speedboat to the ExplorNapo Lodge for breakfast. Take a 45-minute hike through pristine forest to the Canopy Walkway, spanning over 500 meters (one-third of a mile). The walkway is connected by tree platforms and reaches a height of over 115 feet. It is accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment. After lunch, visit the "ReNuPeRu" Ethnobotanical Garden where over 240 species of medicinal plants are cultivated by a local shaman who explains Amazonian holistic healing and the uses of the native plants. Return to Ceiba Tops with time for relaxing by the pool or in hammocks before dinner.

Day 5 Return to Iquitos

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
This morning a boat takes you to the town of Indiana, a former Franciscan mission and political capital of this Amazon region. From here motorized moto-rickshaws take you to the market and trading town of Mazan, where you can browse a variety of products and produce from neighboring forest villages. Return to Indiana and then travel by boat back to Ceiba Tops. Return to Iquitos this afternoon for your flight.

Ceiba Tops Lodge

Per person starting at
$989

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Single supplement applies for solo travelers.

Included

  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Lodge
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Park Entrance Fee

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Gratuities
    • Recommended: 5% of total trip cost
  • Internal Flights
    • Lima-Iquitos-Lima

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  • $43 Airport Departure Tax
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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