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Last updated: 06 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Alex Robinson

Reachable from Iquitos in less than an hour, and with a swimming pool, water slide and Jacuzzi. Ceiba Tops is a popular choice for visitors looking for a brush with the rainforest rather than wilderness immersion. It’s very popular with families from Iquitos – who flock here at weekends.

Rooms – simple air-conditioned cubes housed in bungalows – feel more hotel than jungle lodge. Tours are family-friendly and include light rainforest walks, boat trips on smaller creeks and a full-day excursion to the Explorama Canopy walkway, owned by the hotel and one of the longest in the Amazon.

Surrounding area

This is not the heart of the wild. Ceiba Tops sits on a bluff above the Amazon in patchy secondary rainforest. With Iquitos an hour away, Indiana village on the doorstep and city hotel facilities, it’s one of the few lodges suitable for families with young children. But for a sense of pristine Amazonian wild, or the chance to see rare rainforest animals and birds, head elsewhere.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Intimate village tours offering a unique insight into how indigenous Amazon communities live in harmony with the forest.

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Best for ages: 10+ | £60 | 4-7 hours

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