5 Must-Visit Places In Peru

When you hear Peru, you probably think Machu Picchu. Or Peruvian Food. Or maybe even the Amazon? Regardless… there’s a lot of other interesting things that you’ll find. Peru has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a trip to observe the most famous Inca ruins, to complete a challenging hike, visit a unique colonial city or even go to the beach, Peru is the perfect place.

What should I see when visiting Peru?

1. Machu Picchu, Cusco

Even if this is the most popular place in Peru, it’s definitely a required bucket list trip. Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and is considered an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

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To get to Machu Picchu you’ll have to go to Cusco first and take a train to Aguas Calientes, the city at the base of Machu Picchu. Then you’ll have to choose between taking the bus or trekking to the top of the mountain, once there just enjoy the view and all of that Incan energy.

2. Treehouse Lodge, Iquitos

Iquitos is the capital of Loreto, the biggest state in Peru, and is the birthplace of the mighty Amazon River. In Iquitos you’ll find many excursions and tours where you’ll experience the magic of the jungle. Also, you’ll learn about the Peruvian native culture and may visit traditional places like Belen or the Monkey Island.

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If you are looking for a unique place in Iquitos, you must consider one of our 12 unique treehouses in the middle of the jungle, as your next hotel room. Treehouse Lodge offers you a once in a lifetime experience including all the amazon river excursions, 3 meals per day, private guide and transportation from the airport to our ecolodge.

3. Lago Titicaca, Puno

The Titicaca lake (Lago Titicaca) is the largest lake in South America, it’s located in Puno, the capital of Juliaca, in the Peruvian Andes. Above the blue waters of Lake Titicaca you’ll see the Uros Islands. These man-made reed islands are the home of over 100 families and keep the most of their traditions and ancient knowledge.

Your travel through this beautiful lake can be complemented with a visit to Taquile Island, where you can spend a night in a local’s home and learn everything about the island’s long tradition of weaving.

4. Mancora, Piura

If you are looking for a beach destination in South America, Mancora is an ideal choice. This beach is in Piura, in the north of Peru. Mancora has one of the most popular beaches, and is well-known as a great place for surfing.

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At this beach, you must try some traditional Peruvian dishes. Northern Peru has some of the best to offer! Also, you should note that Mancora has acquired a reputation as an incredible place to party and meet people from all over the world.

5. Rainbow Mountain, Cusco

A few years ago the Rainbow Mountain in Cusco was discovered and has since blown-up in popularity and now it’s becoming the second most visited site in Peru after Machu Picchu. This place is also known as Vinicunca, Winikunka, Montaña de Siete Colores, and Montaña de Colores.

To get there you need to take a tour from the main city of Cusco, a car will take you to Qesoyuno and there you’ll start the trek. It takes between 2 and 4 hours to get to the top, on the way to the top you’ll enjoy amazing views of snow-capped high-altitude Andes Mountains, wild llamas and alpacas, and of course the world-famous red rock scenery.

 

 

5 Reasons You Should Have Your Honeymoon in The Amazon

What better way to start your life together than with a once in a lifetime experience in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon? Make your honeymoon unforgettable at Treehouse Lodge by choosing one of our 12 treehouses  for you and your loved one to discover the magic of the amazon jungle.

Why you should choose the Amazon as your honeymoon destination:

1. Unique destination

Did you know that the Amazon has been named as one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature because it’s the world’s largest tropical rainforest and the most biodiverse as well?

At Treehouse Lodge you’ll experience sleeping in an actual treehouse equipped with showers, sinks, toilets, and clean white linens. The bungalows range from 36 ft to 67 ft, all joined by secure walkways and platforms for excellent wildlife spotting opportunities with your partner. Also, this treehouse resort has been considered one of the 10 most unusual hotels in the world by National Geographic.

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2. Flexible Itineraries

One of the best things about choosing the Amazon rainforest as your honeymoon destination it’s you’ll never get bored because of the variety of activities and tours you’ll find there. At Treehouse lodge you can choose more than 15 excursions. From swimming in the Amazon river with your partner, to stargazing on a nighttime river cruise, or just relaxing with an unforgettable view from the treetop canopy, Treehouse Lodge is the perfect venue to start your adventure together.

 

3. Amazing photos

The Peruvian Amazon is full of unique picture-perfect romantic moments and incredible spots to keep your experience as a memory in a photo, or to share it on social media.

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4. All-Inclusive

The last thing you want to have to do on your honeymoon is worry about the logistics of a trip in the Amazonian rainforest. At Treehouse Lodge you will have an all-inclusive experience. From the excursions, private guides, private boat drivers, transportation, and of course to all of your meals. Speaking of food, your meals at Treehouse Lodge feature the world-famous Peruvian cuisine which will surely be a memorable part of your Honeymoon stay.

 

5. Romance Package

The ultimate Treehouse Lodge romance package is the best option if  you are looking for the perfect romantic getaway, whether you’re planning your honeymoon, celebrating your anniversary, renewing vows or even your wedding. Now, we can offer you a special romance package that includes a decorated area of the lodge, 1 Bottle of Wine, Pablo the Sloth as a witness (when available, not guaranteed), a professional photo package and more. Visit our site for more details!

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2020: Celebrating a New Generation of Taricaya Turtles

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Join us to the 3rd Annual Taricaya Turtles release at Treehouse Lodge

The new year will begin with a special event: the release of a new generation of baby Taricaya Turtles into their habitat in Iquitos, Peru!

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As an Eco-Friendly hotel, Treehouse Lodge proudly supports the Turtle Preservation Project in Peru. Taricaya turtles were in abundance along the Amazon but due to development and logging their population has declined. 2020 it’s going to be the 3rd year that we are supporting this great project, as a combined effort to help preserve the Taricaya and their place in the Amazonian ecosystem.

These Taricaya turtles are found in tributaries and large lakes of South America’s Amazon Basin. Their average life span is 60 to 70 years. They can grow up to 45 cm long and weigh up to 8 kg. Taricaya can be recognized by a black or brown oval carapace with low keels on the second and third scutes.

 

Due to illegal egg poaching, these tiny turtles have become an endangered species. The involvement in wildlife conservation is an important part of our vision and allows us to safeguard the environment. With guidance from the Treehouse Lodge team, all of our guests in the two first weeks of January will have the opportunity to participate directly in this important wildlife conservation project.

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(From January 1st to 15th)

 Don’t lose the chance to enjoy all of our Amazon river excursions included in the experience of staying at Treehouse Lodge.

Join us in January to release a baby turtle. We look forward to helping to nurture the next generation of Taricaya babies!

When is the best time to visit Treehouse Lodge?

If you are planning your next vacation to Treehouse Lodge, you are probably wondering when is the best time to visit the amazon ecolodge. Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter – Treehouse Lodge remains an ideal vacation retreat year-round. 

December trough May brings high-water followed by the low-water season that spans June – November. In planning your trip, you will want to take into consideration the type of Amazon experience you prefer for your treehouse vacations.

High Water vs. Low Water at Treehouse Lodge

High Water: Typically December through May

  • Rivers are about 20 – 25 feet higher.
  • More waterways are navigable by canoe for animal and forest viewing in lakes and streams.
  • More rain but generally not bad at all. Rain occurs frequently in low season too.
  • A few degrees cooler.
  • There tends to be a few more mosquitos, but that’s not an absolute and they can be found year around.
  • 3 of the treehouses are in the flooded area between the river and the main lodge which makes a beautiful scene. The cable bridges easily carry you above the water.
  • The amazon rainforest is usually its lushest and some would say most beautiful.
  • More pink dolphins can be found directly in the front of the treehouse hotel, but they can easily be seen year around not far from the lodge.

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Low Water: Typically June through November

  • Rivers are about 20 – 25 feet lower.
  • More jungle paths are exposed for walking excursions
  • Travel to some areas requires a little walking instead of only canoe.
  • Less rain.
  • A few degrees warmer.
  • There tends to be fewer mosquitos, but that’s not an absolute.
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3 Reasons Why You’ll Love The Main Lodge at Treehouse

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My favorite part of Treehouse Lodge is hearing the sounds of the jungle. Whether I am relaxing in my treehouse at the end of an incredible day, walking through the jungle on an excursion, or navigating the calm waters at night, under the star-filled sky, with my private guide, the sounds of the amazon rainforest provide the perfect accompaniment during this lifetime adventure.

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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 Reasons To Stay At Treehouse Lodge Peru

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Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a Treehouse?

At the Treehouse Lodge in Iquitos, Peru you can make that dream come true and have a once in a lifetime experience in the middle of the Amazon. In addition to watching unforgettable sunrises from your room high in the jungle canopy, you will experience true serenity in these treehouse vacations, disconnected from everything in the hectic screen world. Here are some more reasons to include this trip on your travel bucket list.

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1. Have your own Treehouse

Treehouse Lodge features 12 different treehouses to choose from and all at the same price per person. Whether you are planning a family trip or a romantic getaway you can find your ideal treehouse.

2. Experience Living in the Jungle

Just imagine how incredible it is to wake up surrounded by the sounds of the Amazon which is known as the lungs of the planet. In Iquitos Peru, you will visit the actual Amazon River, as opposed to a tributary, as found in other areas such as Puerto Maldonado. Our location is known as one of the most biologically diverse sections of the world, brimming with wildlife. Also, from our treehouse resort, you can enjoy experiences such as visiting a local Amazonian village and caiman spotting.

3.  Discover Incredible Wildlife

You will see the world famous pink river dolphins, but that’s just one of many species that you will spot. You can visit Monkey Island where you can see Wooly Monkeys, Coatis and more. The suspension bridges not only provide a pathway throughout the resort, they also provide a close look at all of the flora and fauna in the area. You’ll see many species of birds such as toucans, parrots, antbirds, and much more.

4. Private Guides and Tours

One of the greatest benefits of our treehouse resort is the fact that we offer  private excursions. Unlike other amazon lodges, each group in this rainforest treehouse has a dedicated guide for each group and the possibility to choose between 19 different excursion such as Piranha fishing, Breakfast with the Dolphins, Yoga retreats, Nighttime Jungle Cruises and more.

5. Disconnect

Once you arrive at the Treehouse Lodge in Iquitos get a connection with the jungle while you disconnect from your devices and forget about everything else. Take all the photos you want but do not get distracted from the wonderful moments that you’ll live in the middle of the rainforest.

6. All-Inclusive

Another benefit of this treehouse hotel is that it’s all-inclusive. A booking with us includes all of your meals, unlimited water/juice, private guide, all ground/water transportation, and all of our excursions.

7. Peruvian Food

You’ve probably heard about Peruvian dishes. Take advantage of this trip to enjoy some of the local, typical dishes of the Peruvian jungle, as well as the country at large. You will even have the option to eat some of the piranhas that you caught yourself!

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