Did you know that 90% of life in the rainforest is found in the treetops? Getting off the ground is the only real way to explore the Amazon. But, how is that possible? Meet Treehouse Lodge, a gravity-defying set of 12 treehouses soaring between 25 and 75 feet above the jungle floor. The lodge is tucked into a 345-acre jungle preserve, where wildlife will be your neighbors.
Life At Treehouse Lodge Peru
The magic begins the moment you arrive, by boat, at Treehouse Lodge. After disembarking, take your time walking up the winding entrance path since you will want to soak in your first moments of this rare experience. Depending on the season, the meandering path will carry you over a lagoon or the jungle floor.
Your first stop is the main lodge, created from 36 massive beams of ironwood. The mosquito-netted main building is home to the dining area and bar, where you will enjoy Peruvian-style meals, on the bottom floor and a lounge on the upper level. From the main lodge, raised wooded pathways and steel cable bridges radiate out, leading to the treehouses.
Throughout your stay, wildlife will be on your doorstep since every inch of Treehouse Lodge was designed to give you an up-close experience with the rainforest plants and animals. Without ever leaving the lodge, you will be able to see sloths, macaws, parrots, and pink river dolphins. You’ll even share the bridges and walkways with five different species of monkeys.
Excursions From Treehouse Lodge Amazon Peru
Though Treehouse Lodge puts you at the heart of rainforest life, it gets even better when you venture out on the included activities. Try your hand at hunting the same way the locals do by crafting a blowgun, which can hit targets up to 90 feet away. Take a jungle walk to Oxbow Lagoon to see giant water lilies.
Take a slow paddle river in a dugout canoe while keeping a lookout for river otters. Early risers are rewarded with a sunrise boat picnic followed by a swim with the world-famous pink river dolphins. Top it all off with a local village visit to see how local indigenous tribes coexist with their environment.
Protecting People & The Ecosystem
Treehouse Lodge was built with sustainability in mind. The lodge was carefully constructed, by hand, with no heavy equipment, to avoid damaging the trees and other plants in the area. Electricity at the lodge is provided by solar panels, which means there are no noisy generators to distract from the jungle sounds.
Plus, the bulk of the water used is pulled from the river and purified through a four-step process. Treehouse Lodge also puts care into supporting local villages. In addition to providing clothing and medical supplies, Treehouse Lodge works to provide safe drinking water to a nearby village whose inhabitants are forced to retreat to higher ground during the annual floods of the wet season.
Tacking a few days at Treehouse Lodge to the start or end of an Amazon cruise is a must for a complete Amazon experience. Or combine an all-inclusive stay at the lodge with a trip to Machu Picchu to see all the highlights of Peru.
Suites & Cabins
Dos Ramas (1)
Dos Ramas has a beautiful view of both the jungle and the towering Comedor. It sits 36 feet off the ground and spans approximately 17 feet in diameter. During high water, the treehouse stands high over a flooded lagoon, providing tranquil views of the shimmering expanse - it’s an experience you won’t forget. During low water, the vegetation revives and a view of the surrounding jungle beauty is something you will enjoy daily. This bungalow has two large branches within the interior which add to the feeling that you are home in nature.
Directions: Stairs to the second floor, cross 1 steel cable bridge. Entry is through a trap door on the floor.
Laguna Vista (2)
Laguna Vista, built in a beautiful Oje tree surrounded by jungle vegetation, is located above the seasonally flooded zone of the Yarapa River. It sits 38 feet off the ground and spans approximately 16 feet in diameter. The views from it can change dynamically depending on the water season. Either way, you will be pleased with your morning vista. Take a short walk across the steel cable bridge and a nice view of the river opens up where you can often see river dolphins and local fishermen.
Directions: Stairs to the second floor, cross 2 consecutive steel cable bridges. Entry is through a trap door on the floor.
Rio Vista (3)
Rio Vista, as the name suggests, is the only treehouse with a view of the Yarapa River at Treehouse Lodge. It sits 39 feet off the ground and spans approximately 19 feet in diameter. Like bungalows 1 and 2, Rio Vista offers distinct views you can enjoy right from your bedroom whether it be high or low water season. In addition, from this treehouse, you may see some local villagers fishing or even a river dolphin if you’re lucky.
Directions: Stairs to the second floor, cross 3 consecutive steel cable bridges.
Casa Grande (4)
Casa Grande is the largest treehouse at Treehouse Lodge. It looks and feels like the charming home fit for the Swiss Family Robinson. It sits 34 feet off the ground and spans approximately 22 feet in diameter. A few large branches within your treehouse make you feel like you’re truly living in a treehouse! And the views will have you mesmerized.
Directions: Walk 80 feet from the main lodge along a raised wooden pathway, walk 20 feet up the arching stairs.
Bamboo House (5)
Bamboo House is 39 feet off the ground and spans approximately 17 feet in diameter. It has an exterior staircase that takes you outside the platforms and enters through the side of the treehouse. On top of the stairs is a unique balcony with beautiful views of the surrounding jungle foliage that include bamboo and palm trees.
Directions: Walk 80 feet from the main lodge along the raised wooden pathway, walk 15 feet up arching stairs, cross steel cable bridge.
Casa Alta (6)
Casa Alta is the highest bungalow at Treehouse Lodge. It towers over the jungle providing magnificent views of the surrounding rainforest. It’s a great place to watch Parakeets, Parrots, and Macaws in the early morning without even leaving your bedroom. Birds have built several hanging nests in clear view. The bungalow sits 67 feet off the ground and spans approximately 15 feet in diameter.
Directions: Walk 200 feet from the main lodge along the raised wooden pathway, walk up the beautiful 55-foot spiral staircase, walk across the steel cable bridge.
Solitude is the second-highest treehouse at Treehouse Lodge. It stands tall and provides a beautiful secluded home nestled amongst the trees. On one side, you will be greeted by spacious views spanning the rainforest, on the other the rainforest will be right next to you. As this bungalow sits further into the jungle, it brings the sights and sounds of the wild close to home. The bungalow sits 65 feet off the ground and spans approximately 18 feet in diameter.
Directions: Walk 200 feet from the main lodge along the raised wooden pathway, walk up a beautiful 55-foot spiral staircase, walk across 2 steel cable bridges. Entry is through a trap door on the floor.
The Cradle (8)
Uniquely positioned inside numerous branches that cradle the hut comfortably in the jungle’s embrace, The Cradle makes a wonderfully natural home with welcoming branches organically integrated into space. Standing alone, it is ideal for those who like a little distance from their neighbors. Beautiful views of the rainforest can be seen in every direction. Further, into the jungle, this bungalow brings the sights and sounds of the wild close to home. The journey into the treehouse is as enjoyable as the stay with its amazing private staircase that winds around the tree trunk. It sits 60 feet off the ground and spans approximately 18 feet in diameter.
Directions: Walk 250 feet from the main lodge along the raised wooden pathway, walk 25 feet upstairs.
One of the largest and newest treehouses on the property. While it is not exactly on the riverbank of the Yarapa, it is very close and you have a good view of it including the occasional fisherman or villager. Treehouse 9 is beautifully high with great views but not as high as Treehouses 6, 7, and 8. It’s ideal for someone who enjoys getting up into the trees and walking on hanging bridges without so many stairs. Treehouses 9 and 10 are together to the south of the main lodge but separated from the rest of the treehouses. Treehouse 9 is 40ft high, about 10 ft lower than Treehouse 10. It is approximately 20 feet in diameter.
Directions: Walk south about 200 yards on a raised wooden and covered pathway to a tree on the river bank where you climb up about 20 ft on stairs circling the tree trunk. At the top, stop to enjoy a nice view of the river before walking across one long steel cable bridge.
Costa Bella (10)
Treehouse 10 is right on the river bank and has the best river view. Enjoy seeing the occasional fisherman or villager and sometimes pink dolphins. It is the only treehouse with a private balcony just outside and overlooking the river. Read a book or sip a drink and enjoy the view. Treehouse 10 is also the only treehouse that enters directly from the bridge through a door. All of the others enter from a common platform below. Treehouse 10 is also very large and comfortable, though not quite as large as Treehouse 9 or Treehouse 4. It is also a great choice for someone who wants to enjoy solitude and altitude without so many stairs. Treehouse 10 is also our newest treehouse. It sits 53 feet off the ground and spans approximately 18 feet in diameter.
Directions: Walk south about 200 yards on a raised wooden and covered pathway to a tree on the river bank where you climb up about 20 ft on stairs circling the tree trunk. At the top, stop to enjoy a nice view of the river before walking across one long steel cable bridge and then one more short steel cable bridge.
Swiss Robinson (11)
Treehouse 11 is the largest Treehouse consisting of three separate treehouses. It was built inside a huge Renaco tree with many beautiful meandering trunks and roots. It can sleep 6 guests; 2 guests on each level. Level 1 has one Queen Bed. Level 2 has one Queen bed. And level 3 has one Queen bed. The treehouse is located near treehouses 6 and 7.
Treehouse Twelve is our newest treehouse, and perfect for animal viewing. This treehouse can sleep up to 2 people. You have your private bathroom with a cold shower, all structured 58 feet above the ground. This is the most secluded Treehouse available from all properties.
Directions: Walk 200 feet from the main lodge, along the raised wooden pathway, walk up a beautiful 55-foot spiral staircase, and continue along three consecutive steel bridges.