Monday, October 31, 2016

Educator Academy Part 3 - Canopy Walkway, Explorama, and Ceiba Tops Lodges

ACTS Canopy Walkway
I never got around to a post of these lodges, so here are some photos.  The ACTS field station lodge is the smallest and most rustic of the ExplorNapo Lodges, but they fed us well and had showers.  It mainly serves education and science groups doing work from the ACTS Canopy Walkway.  After that we stayed at the Explorama lodge which had indoor plumbing, electricity, a bar, and small gift shop.  There, people from the local village demonstrate traditional crafts and ways of living, and we bartered for handicrafts (bring t-shirts, all they wanted was t-shirts! The fishing lures did not go over as well as I had hoped).  Our final lodge, Ceiba Tops, is for those who want to experience the Amazon but still have A/C, indoor plumbing, and a pool.  It gave us a chance to clean up before flying out of Iquitos.

Yagua trading booths at Explorama.
Explorama bar and gift shop
Yagua trading booths at Explorama.

ACTS lodge

Ceiba Tops dining hall and restaurant.

Amazed to have electricity and hot showers!