Explorama Lodge is located 50 miles down the Amazon River from
Iquitos on a small tributary located in
the Yanamono Reserve. This palm-thatched Lodge has served visitors for 40 years,
with romantic kerosene lamps and torches for light, mosquito-netted beds, and
covered palm-thatch walkways leading to the "Tahuampa Bar" and Hammock Houses,
as well as to the shared showers and latrine-style toilets.
Programs here include extensive hikes in the large Primary Rainforest Reserve
adjoining the Lodge with local guides who are experts in the natural history of
All of Explorama Lodges’ programs begin in Iquitos with the reception of guests at the airport by their naturalist, multilingual guide and travel by bus from the airport through the Rubber Boom City of Iquitos. Many of the buildings of Iquitos were constructed during the Rubber Boom in the late 1800's, and the Portuguese tile and Spanish metal work from that time are still in place. At Explorama's Office and Amazon River Dock, guests board rapid river launches or the new three-decked Amazon Queen to start their river expedition into the Amazon Rainforest.
At the lodges activities include day and night walks in the rainforest reserves, visits to black water lakes to see giant Victoria Regia
(Amazonas) water lilies and sloths in their natural habitat, boat excursions in search of Pink Dolphins as well as piranha fishing, night canoe rides, visits to a Yagua Native American Community with a chance to try their famous blowguns tipped with poison when used for hunting, visits to local “Ribereño” or River Villages to see their school and learn how Amazonian daily life is synchronized with the movements of the mighty rivers, and a visit to a local Rum Factory where sugar cane rum is prepared into a local drink called
Meals at all Explorama Lodges are served buffet style, and contain a large
number of dishes to satisfy vegetarians as well as a variety of dishes made with
fresh fish from the Amazon. Meals at all Explorama Lodges are served buffet
style, and contain a large number of dishes to satisfy vegetarians as well as a
variety of dishes made with fresh fish from the Amazon.
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