SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator

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Leaving Frequency

Daily Departures when space available We can check date availability on request.
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Price Information

US$ 990.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

Single Room Supplement US$ 75.00

Overview

The Canopy Walkway is an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area's largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world.

Regularly maintained by Explorama Lodges for the exclusive use of its guests and scientists, the Canopy Walkway has extended research into an area where little is known and so much is left to be discovered.
Excursions to the Canopy Walkway are included for guests staying at ExplorNapo Lodge and the ACTS Field Station. A Full Day expedition is also available to the Canopy Walkway for guests staying at Ceiba Tops or Explorama Lodge for two or more nights.

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Single Room Supplement US$ 75.00

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Explorama Lodge 4 Day / 3 Night tour. -IQUITOS.

Iquitos is the starting point of all Explorama's Peruvian Amazon Adventures to this Biodiversity Capital of the World.


Although no roads or railways connect Iquitos to the rest of Peru, it is easily accessible by air, with daily flights from Lima on LAN Peru, Star Perú & Peruvian Airlines.
Planning Your Flights To/From Iquitos/Explorama Lodges: Here is a guide to assist you in planning your Iquitos inbound/outbound flights and getting you to and from our lodges. Remember, we access our lodges only by boat and we cannot navigate the Amazon in hours of darkness/dusk/pre-dawn due to submerged or floating objects that our boat operators cannot see, so it's necessary to travel in daylight hours.
Also, the distance you need to travel from some of lodges necessitates coordinating later-in-the-day departure flights so it's best to know this information when planning your flights.

Program Itinerary

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! After dinner, there is a chance to visit the Lodge's "Bar Tahuampa" where local musicians often play guitar and flute music or the guides will also be pleased to have you invite them to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon forest.
----------------- Overnight Explorama Lodge

Lunch, Dinner

Explorama Lodge

Day 2: Explorama Lodge - ExplorNapo Lodge

After 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ExplorNapo Lodge

Day 3: ExplorNapo Lodge

Morning hike to the Canopy Walkway, a suspended bridge spanning 500 meters (one-third of a mile) connected by tree platforms and reaching a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) above the ground. Here you encounter 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ExplorNapo Lodge

Day 4: ExplorNapo Lodge - 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)

What is Included:

  • The programs at Explorama's Lodges include the following:
  • • All lodging and meals
  • • Privately owned transport over land and water.
  • • Airport arrival and departure transfers. Arrival after 4pm requires the first night in the Iquitos with transfer to Explorama's lodges the following morning. We'll be happy to help you with hotel arrangements.
  • • Local bilingual naturalist guides who accompany each guest throughout their program.
  • • Personalized variations in length of stay and itinerary to suit individual interests.
  • Choice of any combination of programs at Ceiba Tops, Explorama Lodge, ExplorNapo or ACTS Field Station.
  • • Self-service potable water at all lodges.
  • • All fully guided rainforest and river excursions
  • • Entrance fee to the Canopy Walkway on ExplorNapo & ACTS programs
  • • Free Wi-Fi in public spaces at Explorama Lodge and ExplorNapo Lodge
  • Food
  • Explorama's lodges offer a wide variety of foods, both local and international, cooked in a simple and appetizing style and served in our tropical palm-thatched dining rooms. Guests may return to the buffet as many times as they like!
  • Breakfast
  • Our breakfast buffet includes one entree, a pastry selection, fruit and local fruit juice.
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Our lunch and dinner buffet includes:
  • • One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
  • • A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter.
  • • A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or
  • prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan.
  • • Complementary coffee and tea with every meal.
  • Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense.

What is not Included:

  • • Bar service, laundry, airport tax and airline tickets are NOT included in the rates.

We recommend that you bring

  • 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 or head lamp for reading, flip flops, extra socks.
  • And finally, don't forget a camera to capture the memories of your Amazon Adventure. For those who want to stay in touch with home, we have "Free WiFi Internet access" for your laptop in the public areas of the three main lodges (Ceiba Tops, Explorama Lodge and ExplorNapo Lodge).
  • Each guest may take 15Kg or 33lbs of luggage with them on the boats to the lodges. If your luggage weighs more than this amount, plan on storing the extra in Iquitos in the Explorama office in our secure storage area until your return.

Additional options

  • The ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden, located adjacent to ExplorNapo, is a teaching garden for the medicinal and useful rainforest plants of the area. The garden is tended by a local shaman and his apprentices who are always interested in explaining to visitors the uses of some of the over 240 species of plants now preserved in the garden.
  • Many of these organic remedies are used in modern medicine and many more may be utilized in the future. Neighboring primary rainforest trails make it possible to view additional valuable plants in their original habitats.

Please note

  • The Canopy Walkway is an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area's largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world.
  • Regularly maintained by Explorama Lodges for the exclusive use of its guests and scientists, the Canopy Walkway has extended research into an area where little is known and so much is left to be discovered.
  • Excursions to the Canopy Walkway are included for guests staying at ExplorNapo Lodge and the ACTS Field Station. A Full Day expedition is also available to the Canopy Walkway for guests staying at Ceiba Tops or Explorama Lodge for two or more nights.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 than 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
  • Geographic and Climatic Data for Iquitos Peru:
  • This data for Iquitos Peru is from the NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Research Center.
  • Latitude: Minus 3.75 degrees south of the equator.
  • The elevation above sea level is approximately 106 meters or 351 feet.
  • The Coordinated Universal Time of Peru is UTC-5, the same as Florida and New York, Eastern Standard Time. Remember that Peru doesn't observe daylight savings time, so Iquitos will be the same time as Central Standard Time for about half of the year.
  • The time difference between the longest day and the shortest day is only 18 minutes.
  • The temperature measured by ° F averaged from 22 years of data per month:
  • (Jan. 82.09) (Feb. 81.86) (Mar. 82.60) (Apr. 82.06) (May 82.42) (June 82.20)
  • (July 82.04) (Aug 83.55) (Sept. 85.78) (Oct. 86.59) (Nov. 84.88) (Dec. 82.87)
  • The average rainfall at the Iquitos Port is 103 inches per year. March and April have slightly more rain on a 10 year average, and July and August have slightly less than average, but contrary to popular belief there is very little difference in month to month precipitation in Iquitos. The water level of the river fluctuates by as much as 40 feet per year, triggered by rainfall and snow melt on the eastern slopes of the Andes.