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US$ 800 Price per person. Double occupancy. All meals, excursions and transfers are included. Airfares not included.
Duration: 4 Days
Destination: Iquitos, Loreto (CEIBA TOPS LODGE)
If you’d like to add  other destinations in Peru to your trip, or if you’d like us to book your domestic flights, please let us know in the Comments section of the Get Free Quote form.  You can also Contact Us to let us know if you have special needs.

THE AMAZON RIVER

The Amazon River, originating in Peru, is a world of mystery and grandeur. Its towering forests and rushing waters harbor such an incomparable diversity of life that scientists are still working to classify it all:

Amazon River Tour - contemplate the rich biodiversity

The Amazon River gives life to a rich biodiversity

  • 2,000 species of fish, more than in the Atlantic Ocean
  • 4,000 species of birds, including 120 hummingbirds
  • 60 species of reptiles such as the caiman and anaconda, the world´s largest non-poisonous snake
  • Mammals like the marmoset, anteater, tapir, capybara and pink dolphin

In this Amazon River Tour you will explore the flora & fauna of the area, as well as visit some of the communities that have sprung in the Amazon River’s banks.   You will also have the opportunity to climb and walk through a canopy bridge that is 35m (115ft) high and nearly 500m (1/3 of a mile) long for a view of the rainforest very few have experienced.

AMAZON RIVER TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1

Amazon Tree

Exploring the reserve surrounding the lodge

Flight Lima – Iquitos (LanPeru LA2380 departing at 10:05 and arriving at 12:05, booked on your own).

Ceiba Tops with Canopy Walkway Special Program
Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to the Ceiba Tops lodge where private rooms with air conditioning and hot water provide all of the comforts of home.
Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding Ceiba Tops which includes many large trees festooned with epiphytes.

After dinner your guide will take you on a short walk to a small lake where caimans can be spotted at night and where you can find some of the insects and frogs that produce the cacophony of sounds that begin after dark.

Overnight at Ceiba Tops Lodge

(L, D)

Day 2

Yagua Indians demonstrate the use of their blowguns

Yagua Indians demonstrate the use of their blowguns

Morning boat ride, spotting gray and pink river dolphins, on the way to a small village of Yagua Indians where your guide will explain their culture. There will also be an opportunity to see some of the local crafts and for a demonstration of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting.

Afternoon walking excursion 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.

Overnight at Ceiba Tops Lodge

(B, L, D)

Day 3

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 the spectacular Canopy Walkway spanning over 500 meters (one-

Amazing Birds-eye view of the rainforest from the canopy bridge

Birds-eye view of the rainforest from the canopy

third of a mile), connected by tree platforms, and reaching a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) but accessible without any type of climbing skill or equipment.

After lunch, visit the “ReNuPeRu” Ethnobotanical 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.

Overnight at Ceiba Tops Lodge

(B, L, D)

Day 4

Your choice of a morning walking or boating excursion to further enjoy the rainforest and Amazon River or time to relax by the pool until departure time.

Afternoon transfer to Iquitos and to the airport to take your flight back to Lima (LanPeru LA2377 departing at 19:50 and arriving at 21:40, booked on your own).

(B, L)

LEGEND
B Breakfast
S Snack
L Lunch
D Dinner
BL Boxed Lunch

NOTES:

  • Due to the ever-changing nature of the rainforest, day-to-day activities may vary due to local conditions.
  • We recommend you get a Yellow Fever shot at least 10 days before your trip.
  • You can leave all unnecessary luggage in the Lodge’s office in Iquitos.
  • Pack breathable long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and avoid using bright colors.
  • Wear waterproof shoes or boots with a rubber heel.
  • Pack a raincoat and waterproof clothes.
  • Pack binoculars, bug repellant, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses and a small day backpack or pouch to carry your camera or videocamera.

AMAZON RIVER TOUR PRICES

Ceiba Tops Lodge* Price per person 
Double Room Standard Lodge (minimum 2 people) US$ 800
Single Room Supplement US$ 120
Additional Nights (price per night per person)* US$ 140
Single Room Supplement per additional night US$ 30

*This Ceiba Tops with Canopy Walkway Special program begins any day of the week.

NOTE: Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon are exempt from Peruvian sales tax (18.00%).

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR?

Included in Price Not included in Price
Lodging accomodation according to itinerary. Domestic flights (LIM – IQT – LIM).
Meals according to itinerary. Airport taxes in Lima and Iquitos.
All guided excursions in English. Alcoholic beverages and bottled beverages.
Tips.
Lodging, tours and transfers to/from airport in Lima.
Laundry.
Travel Insurance.

 

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