The Explorama Lodge was established in 1964, and is some 80 km down the river from Iquitos, deep in the heart of the primary rainforest.
Romantic kerosene torches and lamps illuminate palm-thatched houses containing 10-17 private sleeping rooms. Covered connecting 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.
Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Fifty mile journey 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! Night walk or open boat ride to enjoy the sounds of the rainforest and stars of the Southern sky.
Morning walk along the “Bushmaster Trail”, where scientific studies by the Missouri Botanical Gardens have found the world’s highest biodiversity of trees per square hectare. Your guide will point out many plants used in medicine today and many that we may use in the future. Afternoon open boat trip along the Amazon in search of either of the two species of freshwater dolphin found in the river and a chance for an afternoon swim.
Morning walk along a local river trail with stops along the way to visit the “ribereños” or river people, visit a river school, see the local sugar cane rum “factory” or visit our resident American medical doctor in her clinic sponsored by the Rotary Club. Transfer back to Iquitos for your departure flight to Lima.
- Accommodation at Explorama Lodge
- All meals excluding beverages
- Jungle excursions/activities with bilingual guides
- Return airport transfers