1. Customs Dock: Official goverment Port of Entry since 1864 for all vessels entering
the lower Amazon from the Atlantic Ocean, and upriver ports such as Pucallpa
Lumber Mills: Small local plants processing Mahogany and Spanish cedar for
domestic use and export, mainly to the U.S. and Canada, are scattered along the river
near Iquitos. Also you may observe plywood plants producing core plywood from Lupuna
(Ceiba sp.), a huge canopy tree with long fibers, not appropriate for other uses.
Mouth of the Nany River: On your upriver return, if the water is unruffled,
you'll note the "meeting of the waters" a blending of the Amazon's brown and Nanay's
black waters, often giving the appearance of marble.
Upriver from Explorama Inn: The Timicuro / Mazan Road, a rustic 3 Km. narrow
concrete lane, shortens travel between Iquitos and the upper Napo River by at least one day.
2. Indiana: A mission town with schools and a small hospital. Near here several forest
trails connect the Amazon and Napo Rivers.
iYanamono Channels: Here for the first time you leave the Amazon's main channel
to reach Explorama Lodge at Yanamono, opposite the large island of the same name. Ocean-going
vessels travel on the far side of the island.
3. Sapo Playa: A small village often visited by guests interested in seeing the typical
daily life of those dwelling along the Amazon.
4. Francisco De Orellana: A small village with a monument to the first European to
discover the Amazon River in 1542 during Orellana's historic trip from Ecuador to Spain.
5. Sucsari Creek: At this point you leave the Napo River to enter this beautiful
stream where the Explornapo is located.
Distances from Iquitos to (m):
Ceiba Tops - 40km
Explorama Lodge - 80km
ExplorNapo Lodge - 157km