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Take four-day jungle vacation in the secluded and relaxing Explorama and ExplorNapo lodges. Learning about medicinal plants at the ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden with a local shaman. Enjoy an incredible evening on the river tributaries, star gazing and searching for caiman. You will have several opportunities to sight wildlife on the jungle floor and from the tree tops on a Canopy Walk.

Includes:

  • Transport from airport and on river
  • One night Explorama Lodge
  • Two nights ExplorNapo Lodge
  • Afternoon “Lake Trail” hike or in open boat
  • ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden visit
  • Evening open boat star gazing, caiman spotting excursion
  • Canopy Walk
  • Napo wildlife spotting by boat
  • Oxbow lake excursion
  • English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees

Prices available upon request

Day 1: Iquitos – Explorama Lodge

Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Fifty-mile (80-kilometer) journey (approximately two hours) 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 the guides will be pleased to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon rainforest. Overnight in Explorama Lodge. (L/D)

Day 2: Explorama Lodge – ExplorNapo

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

Morning hike to the Canopy Walkway, a suspended bridge spanning 500 meters, connected by tree platforms and reaching a height of over 35 meters 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 boating excursion along one of the many Napo tributaries spotting along the way for birds and sloth. A stop is included for a try at river fishing with cane poles or a chance to swim. Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 4: ExplorNapo – Iquitos

Morning excursion to a black water oxbow lake formed when water from the Napo River became separated from the main flow of the river. These lakes are often covered with giant Victoria Regia water lilies and sometimes offer a glimpse of the elusive Hoatzin bird. Afternoon boat trip back to Iquitos 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. Transfer to the airport for departure. Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits). Day-by-day activities are subject to change due to weather, trail or river conditions. (B/L)

(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

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