12 Unique Treehouses to Discover in the Peruvian Amazon

When you book at Treehouse Lodge you can choose between 12 unique treehouses and all at the same price per person. This all-inclusive experience includes 3 meals per day, personal guide, Mosquito mesh netting for the beds and treehouse, multiple private daily excursions, and transportation to and from the Iquitos airport.

1. Treehouse One – Dos Ramas

TH 1 has a beautiful view of both the jungle and the beautifully designed Comedor. Entry is through a unique trap door in the floor. During high water, it stands high over a flooded lagoon, providing tranquil views of the shimmering expanse. During low water, the vegetation revives and a view of the surrounding jungle beauty is something you will enjoy daily.

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2. Treehouse Two – Laguna Vista

TH 2 is located above the seasonally flooded zone of the Yarapa River. The views from this room change dynamically depending on the water season. Either way, you will be pleased with your morning vista. This is built in a beautiful Oje tree surrounded by jungle vegetation. 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. 

3. Treehouse Three – Rio Vista

TH 3 is the only one with a view of the Yarapa River at the Lodge. It sits 39 feet off the ground and spans approximately 19 feet in diameter. Like TH 1 and 2, this room offers distinct views you can enjoy right from your bedroom whether it be high or low water season. 

4. Treehouse Four – Casa Grande

TH 4 looks and feels like the charming home fit for the Swiss Family Robinson. A few large branches within your room make you really feel like you’re truly living in a treehouse!

5. Treehouse Five – Bamboo House

TH 5 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

6. Treehouse Six – Casa Alta

TH 6 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 the house. Birds have built several hanging nests in a clear view.

7. Treehouse Seven – Solitude

TH 7 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 room sits further into the jungle, it brings the sights and sounds of the wild close to home. 

8. Treehouse Eight – The Cradle

TH 8 is uniquely positioned inside numerous branches that cradle the hut comfortably in the jungle’s embrace. It makes a wonderfully natural home with welcoming branches organically integrated into the space. Standing alone, this room is ideal for those who like a little distance from their neighbors. The journey into the treehouse is as enjoyable as the stay with its own amazing private staircase that winds around the tree trunk.

9. Treehouse Nine – Serena

TH 9 is one of the largest and newest on the property and while it is not exactly on the riverbank of the Yarapa, it’s very close and you have a good view of it including the occasional fisherman or villager. It’s 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. Treehouse 9 and 10 are together to the south of the main lodge but separated from the rest of the treehouses.

10. Treehouse Ten – Costa Bella

TH 10 is right on the river bank and has the best river view. This one is the only jungle treehouse with a private balcony just outside and overlooking the river. Read a book or sip a drink and enjoy the view. TH10 is also the only treehouse that enters directly from the bridge through a door. All of the others enter from a common platform below. TH10 is also very large and comfortable, though not quite as large as TH9 or TH4. It is also a great choice for someone who wants to enjoy solitude and altitude without so many stairs.

11. Treehouse Eleven – Swiss Family Robinson

TH 11 is our largest Treehouse consisting of three separate rooms. It was built inside a huge Renaco tree with many beautiful meandering trunks and roots. It is able to sleep 6 guests; 2 guests on each level. 

12. Treehouse Twelve

TH 12 is the newest of the treehouses, and it’s perfect for animal viewing. It’s 70 feet off the ground and it’s the most secluded Treehouse on our property. Past Treehouse #7.

7 Facts That Make Treehouse an Eco-Friendly Lodge

We’re proud to be an almost 100%+ energy self-sufficient Amazon Lodge. Our mission is to provide a Once-In-A-Lifetime experience for each guest that stays at Treehouse. We want to ensure that you’re able to live among the Amazon animals and witness the rainforest, without adding any contamination. 

Always aware of the environmental situation—including the recent fire in the Brazilian Amazon—each aspect of the Treehouse resort in Iquitos has been designed to significantly reduce environmental impact and to be considered an Eco-Friendly Lodge that you’ll love to visit.

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A self-sustaining Amazon Eco-Friendly Lodge 

  1. Electricity. All electricity used at the jungle lodge comes from the sun. The solar power system operates all of the electrical needs of the amazon lodge including lights, fans, kitchen, refrigeration, and communication. These solar panels collect energy throughout the day that is stored in batteries and then used in the evening.

  2. Water. The water that you will drink is from an intricate rain catchment system that captures the fresh rainfall from off the top of the treehouses and then goes through a 4-step purification process. We’ve eliminated single-use plastic from the Lodge and provide each guest with a stainless steel water bottle for the duration of their stay. The water that is used for showers, toilets, sinks and cleaning is all pulled directly from the river and put through a separate 4-step purification process.

  3. Waste. Disposal of waste is done in eco-friendly septic systems.

  4. Sound. The sound of the jungle is one of its most mesmerizing features. At Treehouse you are absorbed in jungle sounds instead of the constant rumbling of a generator.

  5. Experience. The simple experience of actually just being in the Amazon rainforest can be a life changer. We want every single one of our guests to know what it’s like to spot a sloth in the wild or to see the pink river dolphins for the first time in their natural habitat. We want each guest to depart with a renewed sense of responsibility for the livelihood of the planet wherever they are from.

  6. Hand Built: Treehouse Lodge was built by hand, with no heavy equipment, careful to leave the most minimal footprint possible. Every effort was made to preserve every tree and plant on the property. Construction of the Iquitos Treehouses was accomplished using onsite arborists. Methods and techniques were learned from consultants with decades of experience who have worked building in trees and maintaining platforms and cable bridges.

  7. Excursions: During your stay at the amazon eco-friendly lodge we will offer you 19 excursions that you’ll get to choose depending on your preferences. All of our excursions are built to minimize any impact on the environment and to give you a front-row seat to the flora and fauna of the Amazon.

Our hope is that every guest will return home with an increased appreciation for and commitment to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and we hope you’ll help us in our efforts to productively enjoy the beautiful rainforest habitat. Contact us for more information about traveling while helping to reduce the environmental impact.

Peruvian Food: What is Peru’s National Dish?

If you are planning a trip to Peru, you must know that Peruvian Food is one of the top reasons for which Peru is most well known. With over 400 original dishes it can be difficult to decide which one is Peru’s national dish. Through Peruvian food you will sample some of the amazing culture that you’ll find in this country. Flavors from the coast, the Amazon and the Andes will leave you wanting to come back. 

5 Peruvian dishes you must try:

1. Ceviche

It’s essentially spicy, raw fish with salt, garlic, onions, and hot Peruvian peppers, all mixed and marinated in lime. The lime denatures the protein, giving the fish a slightly cooked texture. There are many variations on the recipe; depending on the chef, your peruvian ceviche could include a touch of milk, citric juice, and many other ingredients. It is usually garnished with a slice of lettuce leaf and accompanied by canchita–kernels of corn–and sweet potato.

Most people consider peruvian ceviche as the national dish because it’s very popular and you’ll find it all over Lima and throughout the rest of Peru. From top-tier restaurants all the way to little corners in the market, you will find this classic meal. 



2. Pollo a la Brasa: Peruvian Roasted Chicken

This is one of the Peruvian favorites, there is even a designated national day in July! This is a chicken seasoned with salt and cooked in charcoal, each restaurant in Peru use a “secret” mixture, mainly consisting of vinegar, soy sauce, pepper, chili, and other spices, then grilled in specially fabricated Pollo a la Brasa ovens. It’s commonly served with thick French fries and a small salad.





3. Lomo Saltado

This dish has a unique Peruvian twist. Lomo Saltado dials up the Chinese influence on Peruvian food, known as “chifa”. This plate mix cuts of tender steak, onion, tomatoes, and aji amarillo, a flavorsome Peruvian yellow pepper, all flash-fried in soy sauce. It’s served with Peruvian rice, fries and a fried egg on top. You can try this plate in many famous restaurants including Maido and Central, two of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.





4. Anticuchos

At first, it may seem odd to try these pieces of beef heart, marinated in a blend of spices and grilled on an open fire, but once you try them, you will understand why they sell them in so many places in Lima. From the moment you smell it until you eat them, you will enjoy a unique experience and taste. 





5. Papa a la Huancaina

This is commonly served as an appetizer. Papa a la Huancai­na are boiled yellow potatoes covered with a yellow spicy and creamy cheese sauce and accompanied by hard-boiled eggs and black olives. It is so popular that you can find this sauce as a dip for everything: fried yucca, as a sauce for spaghetti or risotto, over Causa Limeña and more. 



These are just a few options for the variety of Peruvian dishes and tastes you’ll find. Try as many as you can, and don’t forget to ask for an Inca Kola, the most popular soda in this country!



Recipe: Peruvian-Style White Rice

Peruvian Rice Recipe

It may come as no surprise that the best white rice I’ve ever tasted was in Peru as Peruvians eat rice with almost everything making them the most experienced of critics. So, how do you cook peruvian rice that would impress even the most refined Peruvian palette?

Rice: the simplest of foods. Yet, you’ll find it served in countless different ways throughout the world yielding distinct flavors enticing to any tourist.
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