(3 days / 2 nights)
Day 1: Iquitos – Ceiba Tops
Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the dock for a twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding the lodge which includes many huge trees festooned with epiphytes.
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Ceiba Tops
Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua Indians where we have the opportunity to see some of the local crafts and a demonstration of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting.
In the afternoon we walk to the neighboring town of Indiana. Originally a Franciscan mission, Indiana has grown into a large river community with its own market, high school and small hospital.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Ceiba Tops – Iquitos
Your choice of morning walking or boating excursion to further enjoy the rainforest and Amazon River or time at leisure. In the afternoon we transfer to the airport in Iquitos.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Excursion to Canopy Walkway
Early morning departure from Ceiba Tops by boat to the narrow motorcar crossing connecting the Amazon and Napo Rivers to continue by boat 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). After lunch, visit the “ReNuPeRu” Ethno botanical 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 Ceiba Tops in time to enjoy the pool or hammocks before dinner. The tour is available for passengers who stay 2 or more nights at Ceiba Tops.