Fodor's Expert Review Ceiba Tops

Amazon River, 40 km (25 miles) east of Iquitos, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru Fodor's Choice

With the most comfortable accommodations of any Amazon eco-lodge, complete with a swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms, Ceiba Tops is a good option for people who want to see the Amazon without roughing it. Nevertheless, it can be combined with stays at Explorama's two rustic lodges, which offer more exposure to nature. Rooms have tile floors, tropical decor, and picture windows. The private reserve behind the hotel has a massive ceiba or kapok tree (hence the lodge's name). Buffet-style meals are served in a thatched, screened dining hall with a bar, gift shop, and Wi-Fi. You can save money by arriving on a Monday. Excursions include boat trips to a nearby river, where you may see dolphins, a lake with giant lily pads, and an indigenous village.

PROS

  • great river view
  • swimming pool
  • air-conditioning
  • easy to reach

CONS

  • less wildlife than some lodges

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Views
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-707–5275-in U.S. | 065-252–533

HOTEL DETAILS

78 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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