Weekend Canopy Walkway Special

3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1: Iquitos / Ceiba Tops / ExplorNapo Lodge

Reception at the airport or hotel and transfer to the Explorama dock. Twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops where your Amazon adventure begins. Transfer by boat on the Amazon and Napo Rivers to the Explorama Sucusari Rainforest Reserve and ExplorNapo Lodge. Afternoon hike through primary, terra firme, non-flooding rainforest including a visit to the ReNuPeRu Medicinal Plant Garden adjoining the lodge. Evening excursion by open boat along the Sucusari Stream to enjoy the night sounds and stars of the Southern sky. Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge. (L,D)

Day 2: ExplorNapo Lodge

Early morning birding excursion. Morning hike to the Canopy Walkway, a suspended bridge spanning over 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 there is time to observe a part of the rainforest rarely seen by man but accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment. Afternoon boating excursion along one of the Napo tributaries spotting for sloth, birding and having a try at fishing for piranha. Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 3: ExplorNapo Lodge / Iquitos

Early morning birding by boat or foot. Morning excursion to visit some of the local river people called "ribereños" whose houses and schools are seen along the river. They will be pleased to show you their simple way of life dominated by the movements of the mighty rivers that surround them. Early lunch and start on your return to civilization by boat on the Amazon and Napo Rivers back to Iquitos. Transfer to the airport or hotel. 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. Bring rain gear and sunscreen as for all Explorama Rainforest programs.

Departures: Daily

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.

2015 Rates per person in US$: $580 in double room, $580 in triple room. Single supplement: $50

CLIMATE AND SEASONS
A unique feature of the rainforest surrounding Iquitos is its lack of a specific rainy or dry season. There is a high water period from December through May which is caused by the melting of snow as the Andean summer begins and from the rainy season in the upper jungle. The low water period begins in June and ends with the rising waters in November. While the water level can fluctuate more then 45 feet, the warm and humid climate remains relatively constant throughout the year, giving this area its botanical category of "Everwet Tropical Forest". Normal daytime highs are 88° F and nighttime lows are 72°F.

WHAT TO PACK
Keep your baggage to a comfortable minimum Without fail, bring a valid passport. Pack light, drip-dry cotton or safari clothing, including one long-sleeved shirt and sweater. Hiking shoes or sneakers, (jungle trails are frequently muddy), plastic raincoat or poncho. Include insect repellent, toilet articles, sunglasses, sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat, binoculars and small flashlight. And finally, don't forget a camera with plenty of film to capture the memories of your Amazon Adventure.