Iquitos, on the banks of the headwaters of the Amazon River, is the most important city in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. It is advisable to spend some days in one of the different lodges, built in the style of the area, that are found on the banks of tributaries in the jungle. There you may visit indigenous tribes, take walks in the jungle and appreciate the varied flora and fauna. One of Iquitos’ main attractions is the Canopy Walkway (Hanging Bridges) found in areas surrounding some of the lodges. These are small walks constructed in the tops of the trees, about 100 feet high, from where you can see the flora and fauna close at hand. Furthermore, cruise lines sailing various Peruvian jungle rivers as well as cities in Colombia and Brazil, anchor in Iquitos. These vessels all have air-conditioned rooms, private baths, restaurant, open decks, etc. We offer the below exciting tours, please make a choice. The Canopy Walkway is an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment.
Jungle trip available only in private service: Daily departures.
The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rain forest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. Maintained by the Peruvian Foundation, the Canopy Walkway has extended research into an area where little is known and so much is left. Explorama lodge “Jungle Bound” Adventure. Established in 1964, 80 km (50 mi) down the Amazon River, EXPLORAMA LODGE is deep in primary rainforest. Romantic kerosene torches and lamps illuminate palm-thatched houses with 10-17 private sleeping rooms, connec ting walkways lead to the Tahuampa Bar, the Dining Room, the Sun Porch and two Hammock Houses. Showers & toilet facilities adjoin each house. A variety of treks are offered, including the seven bridges trail walk. A special Full Day excursion to the Canopy Walkway is available for Explorama Lodge guests staying 2 or more nights.
Day 01: Iquitos – explorama Lodge: Our iquitos amazon tours, begins with the reception at the airport or hotel, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama lodge. Fifty miles journey down the amazonas river to ayanmono 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! Night walk or open boad ride to enjoy the sounds of the rain-forest and stars of the southern sky. (lunch , dinner).
Day 02: Explorama Lodge: Early morning birding excursion. Morning walk along the ” bushmaster trail”, where scientific studies by the Missouri botanical gardens have found the worl’s higuest biodiversity of trees per square hectare. Continue on to visit a small village of Yagua Native where your guide will explain their culture, and how it has been affected by the passing of time. There will be an opportunity to trade for or purchase some of their local crafts and for a domostration of theuse of the blowgun chich some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. Afternoon boating excursion in search of sloth, found in Cecropia trees at the wate’s edge, and the two species of freshwater river dolphin, pink, and grey, found in Amazonas waters. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 03.- Explorama Lodge – Canopy Walkway – Explorama Lodge Early morning departure from the lodge by boat to the mouth of the Napo River, where in 1542, the intrepid explorer Francisco de Orellano, because the first European to discover the Amazon river. Continue on the Napo River to explore Napo 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 ft) but accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment. After lunch visit the “ReNuPeRu” Ethno botanical garden ehere over 240medicinal 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 Explorama Lodge in time to relax in the hammock house or at the Tahuampa Bar bedore dinner. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. (If overnight flight permits).
Day 04: Explorama Lodge – Iquitos: Morning walk along a local Amazon River trail stopping at a “ribereños” house, corner stone and sugar cane run factory. Afternoon return to iquitos and on to the airport or hotel. Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits).