Explorama Lodges began their operations in 1964 and since this time the company has always felt an obligation to purchase and maintain primary virgin rainforest reserves near each of its Lodges. All original managers and stockholders of Explorama had been high school or university teachers prior to starting the company and this has always given the enterprise a strong emphasis on education about the rainforest, for employees, our guests, and the local ribereños or river people. It has also accentuated our belief that as a company operating in the rainforest, we are responsible for maintaining the flora and fauna for future generations. At first the reserves were relatively small, with the idea of only maintaining trails and sites for our guests. Gradually, as the population increased dramatically along the main rivers, it became apparent that larger reserves were necessary if it was going to be possible to maintain habitats large enough to sustain the animal species many of our visitors expected and wished to see while in the Amazon area.
Ceiba Tops, the newest of Explorama's lodges, is located on the banks of the Amazon River just 40 km (25 mi) from Iquitos. Ceiba Tops offers the comforts of home, air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, in the most luxurious of Amazonian Rainforest settings.
Facilities and Rooms
At Ceiba Tops, elaborate gardens, a swimming Ceiba Tops Lodge, water slide, hammock house and the Esmeralda lounge all complement the surrounding exotic environment. Ceiba Tops is perfect for stays of one or more nights. For families, connecting rooms are available or you can upgrade your Amazonian Adventure by choosing the Presidential, Ministerial or Junior Suite. This comfortable lodge now has courtesy Wi-Fi Internet service in all public areas, so you can send your e-mail while swinging in a hammock or in a lounge chair by the Ceiba Tops Lodge on your own laptop.