What We Love
- An eco-friendly stay high in the Amazon rainforest canopy, with breakfast, lunch and dinnerSleeping in the tops of the same trees that house monkeys and tropical birds
- Savoring the hearty, nourishing Peruvian fare served up at the main lodge
- Opting to take an excursion to see Amazonian plant life and wildlife, like macaws or pink dolphins
What To Know
- Treehouse One (Dos Ramas) is closest to the main lodge while Treehouse Eight (The Cradle) is the most secluded
- Five different monkey species have been seen around the retreat; you'll likely catch sight of squirrel or howler monkeys on your treehouse bridge
- Treehouses are enclosed in mosquito mesh and indoors you'll find a safe, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and walkie talkie should you need to contact the main lodge
On the black waters of the Yarapa River in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon sits Treehouse Lodge, a 345-acre rainforest preserve. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning jungle habitat boasts unparalleled access to the wonders of nature, with its unique lodgings set high in the canopy. Between the primary-growth rainforest and the hotel’s eco-friendly measures, such as using solar power to self-generate electricity, this stretch of tropical land is essentially untouched.
During your stay, you’ll benefit from unforgettable excursions to appreciate the local plant life and wildlife, although there’s more than enough nature to go around on the property itself. On the premises, you’re likely to see five species of monkeys, colorful macaws and parakeets and, if you venture to where the Yarapa meets the Ucayali River, even a pink dolphin. If it sounds extraordinary, it is – here in this beautiful stretch of the rainforest, extraordinary is perfectly normal.
Good to know
The hotel is committed to making its setting comfortable for all its guests. Staff will transport your luggage to and from your Treehouse, and paths are lit at night to ensure a safe walk to and from the lodge. Mosquito netting protects every bed.
Consistent with the property’s eco-friendliness, showers feature only cool water.
Treehouses are breathtaking structures, set high in the trees in the middle of the jungle. You’ll find them equipped with fresh, white linens, a sink, a toilet and a shower, plus comfortable and tropical-inspired furniture, including one king or two twin beds. The showers only supply cool water, but after a day of adventure you’re sure to enjoy the refreshment. A fine layer of mosquito mesh around the Treehouse and every bed allows you to appreciate nature without distraction.
Enjoy three Peruvian meals a day at the Main Lodge, which provides shelter from the insects and the elements. Inventive dishes of protein and vegetables will nourish and satisfy you during your stay.
Set on the Yarapa River, a tributary to the Amazon River, Treehouse Lodge is an Amazonian sanctuary. It has 345 acres of preserved Amazon rainforest to its name, plus protected land surrounding it, so you’ll feel completely immersed in an untouched portion of primary rainforest. Treehouse Lodge is also located near Iquitos, Peru, considered the capital of the Peruvian Amazon. Here, you’ll find the largest traditional market in the region, plus incredible biodiversity at every turn.
How to Get There
Our favorite part about Treehouse Lodge was the fact that you can partake in unlimited excursions with a private guide. Even on our first afternoon after arrival, our guide, Dustin, encouraged us to take a boat trip to go bird watching. Dustin even put our SD card into his professional camera and took amazing close up shots of the wildlife we spotted. He also brought us to the local village where we held sloths, came within inches of a toucan, and saw a gigantic anaconda in someone’s backyard! That’s not to mention feeding the monkeys that live in a tree by the lodge, which was an incredible experience on its own. The staff were beyond friendly and accommodating, and the manager on site, Orlando, checked in with us multiple times throughout our 3 night stay to make sure we were happy with everything. The room was clean, and the food was delicious and plentiful. Overall an amazing experience that we would highly recommend.
Johnny was my guide and he was truly a sweetheart. Thank you for showing me the sights and sounds of the Amazon. I had a great time. Pretty cool place to stay in, just found the rooms needed a little cleaning and some refurbishment. Besides that be prepared to face lots of insects. If you are afraid of bugs, have lots of insect repellants!
Treehouse lodge has unique rooms that sit high in the treetops. It is necessary to be able to climb narrow stairs and to face a cold shower - which is not a problem as the weather is pretty warm. The guides and staff were tremendously welcoming and the food was truly delicious. No menus - just great, imaginative, better than home cooked food served with a smile. The piscos were made to perfection. The guides knowledge and willingness to share their paradise made for a wonderful holiday experience!
Stayed three nights here and booked before reading Lonely Planets review and went with some trepidation.
As soon as we stepped off the boat you could not fault the friendliness of all the staff.
We had treehouse 3 with 65 steps up to it by the river and what views. The rooms need a little bit of mosquito proofing again and you have to navigate around the tree trunk but that is the fun of it.
No hot water for showers which us ok when warm weather but not that great when the nights and mornings get cooler.
The fan is not directly over the bed which seems strange as you do need it at night in the warm weather and also stop mosquitos flying around you.
Safe us at reception,wifi is good around restaurant,all excursions are inclusive and very good can do up to 3 per day.
Expected to tip the guide at the end if your stay but they were very good.
The food is excellent and with every course the dish is explained and they use lot of local products.
Laundry service available and not badly priced.
Would not like to be there in the rainy season.
We had a 3 day, 2 night stay in Room 10. Room 10 is one of the furthest rooms from the center, so it was a five minute + walk to the Dining Hall. The walkways and stairs are all well-maintained, and the cable bridges were sturdy and secure. If you are afraid of heights, the trip to your room may be a test of courage! The rooms are well-appointed, with modern flush toilets (50 ft up in a tree, even!) and walk-in showers. It's best to shower during the day, as there is no hot water available. The beds are fairly nice. Our sheets seemed damp, but there is only so much you can ask of an open-air room in a jungle! Fresh towels, bug-repellent incense, and clean drinking water were provided daily.
The Dining Hall itself is beautifully built and maintained. The kitchen is clean, the bar is respectably stocked, and the chefs are excellent. The portions were perfect. Although I always cleaned my plate, I never left hungry. If you plan on drinking alcohol, be sure to bring cash - there is no ATM, and alcohol is not included. There is wifi available in the Dining Hall and the common area directly above, but not in the rooms.
Our guide, Edgar, met us at the Iquitos airport when we landed. He was available to make sure we were having a good time. He did an EXCELLENT job. He travelled with us to the Treehouse, and we set up a schedule of all the various activities they offer there that we wanted to do. He was (and is) extremely knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, and about the jungle in general. He and most of the staff are very fluent in English, which was helpful because my Spanish is very limited! Edgar was very helpful and fun to talk with. When we went fishing for piranha, I only caught one and neither my wife nor I are very good fishermen. Edgar and our boat captain Dennis generously donated enough of their catch to make sure our bellies were full.
Overall, our stay was an outstanding experience and the standard to which our next vacation will be compared. It's a big world, and there are a lot of places I want to go, but I could do with a repeat of this one!