CEIBA TOPS JUNGLE RESORT & CANOPY WALKWAY This educational, Amazon travel extension includes overnights in the comfortable Ceiba Tops jungle lodge, located in a private rainforest reserve, where great wildlife viewing just comes naturally! You will also experience the rainforest from over 115 feet up on the world's longest Treetop Canopy Walkway!
Below is a suggested 4-Day tour that may be taken as a trip extension or separately.
(Itineraries may be shortened or extended if desired.)
CEIBA TOPS is located on the banks of the Amazon River just 40 km (25 mi) from Iquitos. Ceiba Tops offers the comforts of home, air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, in the most luxurious of Amazonian Rainforest settings. At Ceiba Tops, elaborate gardens, a swimming pool, water slide, hammock house and the Esmeralda lounge all complement the surrounding exotic environment. Ceiba Tops is perfect for stays of one or more nights. For families, connecting rooms are available or you can upgrade your Amazonian Adventure by choosing the Presidential, Ministerial or Junior Suite. This comfortable lodge now has courtesy Wi-Fi Internet service in all public areas, so you can send your e-mail while swinging in a hammock or in a lounge chair by the pool on your own laptop.
The Ceiba Tops Reserve consists of 100 hectares (250 acres) in total. Of this area, 34 hectares (85 acres) is primary or virgin rainforest, while 66 hectares is secondary rainforest, gradually returning from farm land to forested secondary growth. A strongwire and a cut boundary area several meters wide, as well as caretakers, gives protection to this area. This is the closest stand of primary rainforest trees which can be found along the river from Iquitos to Ceiba Tops. As all of the area around the reserve has been cut down for farming and harvesting wood, this reserve is an excellent "island" which is being used by scientists to study the effects of a small area of rainforest cut off from a large block of undisturbed forest.
Ceiba Tops with Canopy Walkway
4 Days / 3 Nights Itinerary
DAY 1: (It is usually possible to start any day of the week.)
Upon morning arrival in Iquitos, Peru, you are met at the airport and the local staff personnel will assist with your luggage and then transfer you into town. After a brief city orientation you transfer to the dock, to begin a 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 your guide will take you on a short walk to a small lake where caiman 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.
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. The ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Medicinal Plant Garden is located between the ExplorNapo and Sucusari reserves. In total, the three reserves cover 2,000 hectares, or about 5,000 acres. Adjacent to these reserves and acting as buffers are the CONAPAC Biological Reserve and a large 4,770 hectare reserve (11,925 acres) belonging to the Orejone Native American Community. Late afternoon return to Ceiba Tops in time to enjoy the pool or hammocks before dinner.
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. (Lunch is included if departure flight permits.)
*Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions.*
Rates (contact us for shorter or longer itineraries)
2023 PRICE for 4 Days & 3 Nights (minimum of 2 persons)
$880 per person in double occupancy
• Single Room Supplement for 4D/3N is $100.00
• Additional nights at Ceiba Tops: $150.00 per person per additional night. Single Room Supplement $40.00 per additional night.
• Costs are reduced for 5 or more persons in a group
• Pickup / Drop-off at Iquitos Airport or Hotel
• Round trip transportation via Amazon River to and from the lodge
• 3 meals a day
• Bottled water and juice
• All excursions of your choice
• English / Spanish speaking guide
• Flights to Iquitos
• Personal expenses
• Drinks other than bottled water and juice
• Tips to guides
• Hotel stay in Iquitos if required
THE CANOPY WALKWAY
The canopy of the rainforest is truly one of the great biological frontiers of the world! More than half the species of life on earth are found in the tropical rainforests, and of those, more than half are found in the forest's canopy. As an example, twice as many species of insects are found in the canopy as are found on the ground. Some estimates of the number of insect species found in the rainforest canopy range as high as 20 million, with as many as 80% of these species still unknown to science. With this incredible diversity of life and 90% of the forest's photosynthesis taking place there, the canopy is clearly the place to be in order to understand how rainforests work.
You will have the opportunity to experience the world's longest canopy walkway! Walk amongst the tree-tops and get a birds-eye view of the forest! Situated on a ridgetop amidst a nature reserve, the walkway offers spectacular views over the top of the rainforest!
Over 1,500 feet long and with a maximum height of 115 feet, the walkway is an engineering marvel. Without the need for specialized climbing equipment and skills, the canopy walkway introduces you to a seldom seen part of this world. From its conception the walkway was designed and built not only with safe access in mind, but also to be unobtrusive and not destructive to the surrounding forest. The suspended walkway is bordered by cable handrails and strong safety netting, which provide the security to enjoy the refreshing tropical breezes and a myriad of beautiful plants and wildlife.
The safe design and gradual, "go at your own pace" has allowed many, who thought it impossible due to fear of heights, to experience the upper reaches of the rainforest and share in the thrill of discovery! By virtue of overnighting near the canopy walkway, you even have the options of witnessing a jungle sunset, the nighttime sky and/or sunrise over the expansive rainforest!
NOTE: You are welcome to add overnights in Iquitos before or after the Amazon rainforest tour. In Iquitos, we normally use the Hotel Victoria Regia or an upgrade to the Hotel Dorado Plaza. We also arrange day tours to such places as: Manatee Rescue Center, Quistococha Zoo, Pillpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Animal Orphanage, Fundo Pedrito in Barrio Florido village, Belen Market, Boras Indian village, the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve and more. All our Amazon tours may be combined with other explorations in Peru.
You are welcome to call us anytime at 1-239-992-9660, or toll free at 800-446-9660, or email us at travel@GoExploring.com for more details and pricing.
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