From first light until after dark, immerse yourself in the sensations of our Amazon rainforest tour while enjoying comfortable lodges artfully constructed to exist in harmony with the surrounding environment. Explore a different side of Amazon rainforest travel as you head high into the canopy at day break, encountering birds and other wildlife in the treetops.
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Pricing based on a minimum of two guests.
U.S. / Lima, Peru
Fly independently to Lima, Peru, and overnight at the Swissôtel. (D Aloft)
Tour historic Lima, visiting Casa Aliaga, a private home dating back to the Conquistadors. See the Cathedral, where Francisco Pizarro is entombed, and Plaza de Armas. Before lunch, tour the monastery and vast catacombs of the Iglesia de San Francisco. Overnight at the Swissôtel. (B,L)
Lima / Iquitos / Explornapo Lodge
Fly across the Andes to the lively frontier city of Iquitos. Board a speed boat and head out onto the Amazon River toward our lodge on the Napo River. This evening, visit Monkey Island, enjoy a rainforest tour or enjoy another excursion of your choice. (B,L,D)
Canopy Walkway / ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden / Ceiba Tops
Walk the trail to the Canopy Walkway. In conjunction with Explorama Lodge, IE conceived and funded the building of this walkway in 1992. Wooden steps take us from the forest floor to suspended pathways and platforms. Ascend the walkway to a height of more than ten stories, emerging above the seemingly endless canopy. Enjoy a close-up view of life in the canopy: plants and bright flowers attracting gorgeous birds and other creatures. After lunch at the lodge, visit the ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden, where plants are grown for use in local medicine and healing ceremonies. Set out for the comfortable Ceiba Tops Lodge, our home for the night. (B,L,D)
Ceiba Tops / Iquitos / Embark
Awake to the sounds of the forest, joining your naturalist for an early morning bird walk. After a hearty breakfast, travel to a Yagua village. The Yagua people live scattered throughout the Amazon Basin, supporting their communities with small-scale agriculture, fishing and light hunting. Additionally, the Yagua are known for their craft-making skills, and you have ample opportunity to purchase wooden animal carvings, decorative blowguns, and a variety of necklaces, bracelets and jewelry fashioned from natural materials such as seeds and fibers. Transfer by boat to Iquitos, where you meet your fellow Amazon travelers and board your boat for the seven-night expedition. (B,L,D)