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
Just came back from 3 nights at the lodge. Our guide and boat driver Johnny and Alex did a great job: knowledgeable, attentive to our needs/wishes, customer oriented and friendly, highly recommend. Saw lots of wildlife, Scarlett as well as Blue and yellow macaws on the same day was one of the many highlights! Restaurant staff was great Elvis is doing a great job and Martín is all smiles and a very attentive. Food:excellent! Room #10 overlooks the river and has an outside sitting area, worth it. The people, guide, boat driver and restaurants staff, made our stay special.
This place is perfect. I assumed the treehouses would be a bit of a gimmick but they were beautifully crafted. Waking up to the sound of the jungle is heaven.
The beds were super comfortable and they do their best to keep the bugs out. We never saw one in our room at all.
The food is incredible, and the staff cannot do enough to accommodate requests and requirements.
The day tours are incredible. Our guide Pepe did a wonderful job tailoring the activities to suit our 4 year old and follow his interests. His knowledge, as well as the knowledge of our boat driver (and all around good bloke) Nelson, there wasn't a question they couldn't answer - And with a 4 year old there were a LOT of weird and wonderful questions.
I have 2 minor nitpicks -
1. there doesn't seem to be any Female employees? There certainly aren't any Female guides, kitchen or wait staff. The hotel talks a lot in the intro book about making sure there is even employment between the local tribes... But miss 50% of the population by locking out all the women.
2. The hotel sends an email saying tips are not expected, but they are certainly expected. I found this hard to navigate as someone from a country that doesn't tip. And my understanding is Peru isn't a country that tips either. Anyway it was a bit weird and awkward to navigate at the end for us. I wish it was just included in the price.
First of all, I would like to say Thank YOU, for building this lodge!!! I have a lot of phobias, bugs, new places, boats, etc etc But I also always wanted to visit the Amazon. With a lot of apprehension (due to my own anxiety), I went. If not for a lodge like this, I felt I would not have been able to enjoy the beauty of the Amazon!
This place is amazing for so many different things.
1. The lodge is clean and very well managed for being in the wilderness!! Yes a bug here and there but nothing I couldn't handle.
2. The entire place is so simple, and aesthetically pleasing, and fantastically organized. We stayed in tree house 4, family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) and had loads of fun staying at the tree house and in the main (restaurant) area, napping in the hammocks, playing on their games, and just chatting up and distracting the staff from the work they need to do, ha!
3. The best part were the staff, who were such an amazing crew! Leonard, the chefs, Alan, our guide, Dennis our boat driver and everyone else - Always did what we wanted, went out of their way to accommodate our needs. We are Indians, we like spicy vegetarian food :) The chef introduced us to charapita (Peruvian chilly) and remade a dish made with potatoes I really really liked on the last day just for me. Alan, answered every question, made sure we got everything we wanted out of every excursion with a smile on his face. He also tried to distract the kids when they were tired and cranky so we all enjoyed every bit.
4. The food was incredible. Being a vegetarian, I thought it would be hard but for the most part the meals were filling and tasty except for one meal. The fruit was abundant and delicious. My husband has gluten allergies and he had great meals too. And in between meals, our kids were hungry and Leonard gave us bowls of plantain chips which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
5. The amenities were all clean and worked. The only complaint I have is the shower head is too close to the wall and I had a hard time showering. The shower heads needs to be extended a little. Otherwise it was great, cold showers were fine :)
6. The excursions were all amazing. I wish I had the option to see a few more villages and wander a little. Maybe next time I visit (I definitely want to go back)
7. The story of the owner and how this lodge came about was touching. I think he takes good care of his staff which reflects in their service to the customers. They had good things to say about the owners. I like businesses that are conscious and 10 stars for this one. Happy to pay whatever they charge for doing this to bring the amazonians together to make such a wonderful experience for the tourists.
I hope to go back to this amazing place!!