Set amongst 345 acres of pristine jungle reserve, up to 67 ft off the ground, the Treehouse Lodge in Peru offers guests an unrivalled rainforest canopy experience.
Travelers often ask, "What is better, an Amazon cruise or a jungle lodge stay?" Rainforest Cruises now gives you the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, taking you into the rainforest's tree-tops with a stay at the gravity-defying Treehouse Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon.
Begin or end you Amazon cruise on a high with this two-night stay in the canopy itself. Scientists estimate that up to 90% of life in the rainforest is found in the tree tops, making this the richest habitat for plant and animal life, so expect to wake up to a call of nature, quite literally.
Built with sustainability in mind, the lodge is very eco-friendly, having been built by hand, with no heavy equipment, by onsite tree experts. Every effort was made to preserve every tree and plant on the property, leaving the most minimal footprint possible. They have also recently added a solar power system that operates all of the electrical needs of the lodge including lighting, fans, kitchen, refrigeration, freezing and communication, meaning that only on very overcast days is the generator required.
The lodge has 10 en-suite bungalows that sleep between 2 and 5 guests, with comforts you just wouldn’t expect to find high in the trees in the middle of the jungle, with showers, sinks, toilets, fresh white linens, chairs and comfortable beds with mosquito-netting as standard. The bathrooms may not come with hot water but, believe us, a cool shower in the heat of the Amazon is more than welcome.
The bungalows range from 36 ft to a staggering 67 ft in the air, all joined by secure walkways and platforms for excellent wildlife spotting opportunities. You may be fortunate enough to see up to 5 different species of monkeys, pink and grey dolphins, sloths, toucans, macaws, parrots, parakeets, and with some luck, even a jaguar.
Your daily activities can be tailored to your tastes. Choose from a wide range of activities, each lasting 2-3 hours, that include daytime and nocturnal jungle walks, piranha fishing in traditional dugout canoes, dolphin-watching and visits to the local Jibaro and Kukama communities, to name but a few. Guests who will be staying in January also get to release a newly hatched Taricaya Turtle into it's natural environment as part of an initiative to help the turtles safely reach the Amazon river waters.
For more information on what a stay at the Treehouse Lodge Peru is like, why not check out our expert review.