Planning your arrival and departure for Iquitos and Explorama's 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 in speedboats we cannot navigate the Amazon in hours of darkness/dusk/pre-dawn due to submerged or floating plants or logs that our boat operators cannot see, so it's necessary to travel in daylight hours.
|Arrive Iquitos||Can Begin Explorama Itinerary to|
|6 AM - 1 PM||All lodges - ExplorNapo, Explorama Lodge, Ceiba Tops, ACTS.|
|1 PM - 4 PM||Ceiba Tops|
|After 4 PM||Requires overnight in Iquitos|
|Depart Iquitos||Can leave these Lodges to make outbound flights|
|Before 8 AM||No lodges - Requires overnight in Iquitos|
|8 AM - 11 AM||Ceiba Tops|
|11 AM - 3 PM||Ceiba Tops, Explorama Lodge|
|3 PM - 9 PM||All Lodges|
Note - Some transfer hours require a fuel surcharge, see below.
Timing your dock-to-lodge and lodge-to-dock boat transfers:
Boat transfers to our lodges depart Explorama's dock daily at 1:30pm, connecting from mid-day flight arrivals to Iquitos on flights such as Lan Peru, La 2380. Please plan your arrival to Iquitos at least 1 hour earlier to meet this departure. Earlier or later boat transfers to Ceiba Tops can be arranged for a fuel surcharge of US$50.00 per confirmed reservation (not US$50 per person). Boat transfers to other Explorama Lodges cannot be made after 1:30pm.
Boat transfers from our lodges to Explorama's dock in Iquitos arrive daily at 3:00pm. Please plan your departure flight no earlier than 5pm. Earlier or later boat transfers from Ceiba Tops can be arranged at a fuel surcharge of US$50.00 per confirmed reservation (not per person).
If you stay in a hotel prior to departing to Explorama's lodges, plan on departing Iquitos at 1:30pm. If you would like to plan an earlier departure from Iquitos, let us know. A US$50.00 surcharge will apply (per reservation, not per person).