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Ceiba Tops & Canopy Walkway

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  • 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: Relaxed

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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.

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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



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  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Rubber boots are provided by your Amazon lodge. There are size limits for the following lodges in the Amazon.

    Hacienda Concepcion: Sizes 32-45
    Reserva Amazonica: Sizes 32-46
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Internal Flights: Lima - Iquitos - Lima
  • Gratuities - Recommended: 5% of total trip cost
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • If you are interested in purchasing a hiking pass for either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, please contact us asap. These are not included in the cost of the trip and must be arranged in advance. Hiking permits, especially for Huayna Picchu, often sell out months in advance. 


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