Explorama Lodge - Basic Program

3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1: Iquitos / Explorama Lodge

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. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (L,D)

Day 2: Explorama Lodge

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. Overnight Explorama Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Explorama Lodge / Iquitos

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. Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)

Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities are subject to change due to weather, trail or river conditions. Bring rain gear and sunscreen as for all Explorama Rainforest programs.

Departures: Daily

Tour includes: All city and river transfers.

  • Experienced multilingual, local naturalist guides.
  • All meals in rainforest Lodges.
  • 24 hour self-service coffee, tea and potable water at all lodges.
  • All fully guided rainforest and river excursions.
  • Entrance fee to the Canopy Walkway on Explornapo, Explortambos & ACTS programs.

2017 Rates per person in US$: $514 in double room, $514 in triple room. Single supplement: $50

CLIMATE AND SEASONS
A unique feature of the rainforest surrounding Iquitos is its lack of a specific rainy or dry season. There is a high water period from December through May which is caused by the melting of snow as the Andean summer begins and from the rainy season in the upper jungle. The low water period begins in June and ends with the rising waters in November. While the water level can fluctuate more then 45 feet, the warm and humid climate remains relatively constant throughout the year, giving this area its botanical category of "Everwet Tropical Forest". Normal daytime highs are 88° F and nighttime lows are 72°F.

WHAT TO PACK
Keep your baggage to a comfortable minimum Without fail, bring a valid passport. Pack light, drip-dry cotton or safari clothing, including one long-sleeved shirt and sweater. Hiking shoes or sneakers, (jungle trails are frequently muddy), plastic raincoat or poncho. Include insect repellent, toilet articles, sunglasses, sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat, binoculars and small flashlight. And finally, don't forget a camera with plenty of film to capture the memories of your Amazon Adventure.