Earth’s largest and most spectacular tropical wilderness is a landscape of huge waterfalls tumbling off table-top mountains, vast, coloured rivers, and fragrant cloud forests. All filled with astonishing, endemic wildlife.
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Ceiba Tops Lodge
Iquitos, Loreto Region, Brazil|www.explorama.com|
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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.
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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