Explortambos Camp
5 Days / 4 Nights

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Iquitos / Explorama Lodge

Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Fifty mile journey down the Amazon River to Yanamono Stream where Explorama Lodge is located. Afternoon hike along the "Lake Trail" through lowland rainforest which is seasonally flooded. During the high water season, this excursion is done by open boat! After dinner, there is a chance to visit the Lodge's "Bar Tahuampa" where local musicians often play guitar and flute music or guides will also be pleased to have you invite them to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon forest. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (L,D)

 

Day 2: Explorama Lodge / Explornapo

After breakfast, a boat ride down the Amazon and up the Napo River to the ExplorNapo Reserve and ExplorNapo Lodge. Afternoon visit to the ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden located next to ExplorNapo and tended by a local shaman. This garden is used to show visitors rainforest plants used in modern medicine as well as examples of native plant remedies which science may utilize in the future. Evening excursion by open boat along the Sucusari Stream in search of caiman and to enjoy the night sounds and stars of the Southern sky. Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Explornapo / Explortambos

Morning hike to the Canopy Walkway, a suspended bridge spanning 500 meters (one-third of a mile), connected by tree platforms and reaching a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) above the ground. Here you observe a "bird's eye view" of part of the rainforest rarely seen by man but accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment. Afternoon hike to the secluded Tambo clearing where small sleeping shelters offer an intense overnight camping experience in the rainforest. A night walk provides the possibility of seeing animals rarely seen during the day. Overnight ExplorTambos. (B,L,D)

 

Day 4: Explortambos / Explornapo / Explorama Lodge

Morning return to ExplorNapo for a boating excursion along one of the Napo tributaries spotting for sloth, birding and fishing for piranha. Also a chance to visit some of the local river people called "ribereños" whose houses are seen along the river. Afternoon boat trip back to Explorama Lodge passing the town of Francisco de Orellana, where a statue is erected to the intrepid explorer who became the first European to see the Amazon River in 1542. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (B,L,D)

 

Day 5: Explorama Lodge / Iquitos

Morning hike along the "Bushmaster Trail" where scientific studies by the Missouri Botanical Gardens found one of the world's highest biodiversity of trees per square hectare. Your guide will point out many examples of native plants used as remedies by local people. Afternoon return to Iquitos and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)

 
Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities are subject to change due to weather, trail or river conditions.
 
Departures: Daily, all year

Tour includes: - All city and river transfers.
- Experienced multilingual, local naturalist guides.
- All meals in rainforest Lodges.
- 24 hour self-service coffee, tea and potable water at all lodges.
- All fully guided rainforest and river excursions.
- Entrance fee to the Canopy Walkway on Explornapo, Explortambos & ACTS programs.

2011 Rates per person: $955 in double room, $955 in triple room. Single supplement $100
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Pre-departure Information for Explorama Lodges
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