Day 1: Lima (500 ft). At your arrival at Lima airport (at any time), you will be met by one of our representatives and driven to your hotel in Miraflores, the safest and nice area of the city.
Day 2: Flight Lima Iquitos. Morning: Transfer from your Hotel to Lima airport for flight to Iquitos. Arrival at Iquitos Airport and transfer to El Dorado Hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Iquitos – Ceiba Tops. Morning: brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops 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 huge trees festooned with epiphytes. After dinner there may be local flute or guitar music at the El Toucan Bar or the guides are always ready to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon forest. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Ceiba Tops Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua. Indians where your guide will explain the Yagua Indian culture and how it was affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time. 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. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Ceiba Tops - Canopy Walkway - Ceiba Tops. 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) 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. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Ceiba Tops - Iquitos. Flight Iquitos Lima. 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 airport to take your flight back to Lima. Arrival at Lima Airport and private transfer to your hotel in Miraflores. Includes: (B, L).
Day 7: Lima Tour - International Departure. After breakfast, we will drive you downtown into the city of the Kings; our English speaking guide will help you to get to know the Plaza de Armas, with the baroque cathedral, the Palacio de Gobierno (Governors Palace), the Archbishop's Palace with its big carved wooden balconies, and the convent of San Francisco, whose bright yellow facade covers a grisly secret. Underneath the convent lie extensive catacombs that served as the cemetery for the whole of Lima during the colonial period! Transfer at any time from your Hotel to the airport for your flight back home. Includes: (B).
Prices: 1,750 US $ per person in double occupancy.
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