7 Guidelines to Prevent COVID-19 at Treehouse Lodge

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The Treehouse Lodge team has been working on guidelines to prevent Covid-19 and maintain all safety precautions, both for guests and their workers, to be able to adapt to the new normal, receive guests again at the lodge and offer you an unforgettable and safe experience in the middle of the Peruvian jungle.

Below we detail the 7 proposed guidelines to face the global Covid-19 pandemic at Treehouse Lodge.

1. Cleaning and disinfection of work centers

During the months that we did not receive guests, the lodge’s areas were kept clean. But, before operating again in August, a deep cleaning was also carried out, followed by disinfection guided by the official MINSA recommendations to prevent Covid-19.

These are the areas of the hotel that will be subjected to constant cleaning and disinfection, at least twice a day:

  • Office, kitchen, dining room, gazebo, access, bridges, walkways, transport units, community toilets, and rooms (will also be cleaned after each reservation).

2. Evaluation of the health condition of workers

The health of each Treehouse Lodge worker is very important to us, that is why we have a person in charge of the Occupational Health Service who will manage all the processes of reincorporation of the workers and the constant processes such as taking the temperature before entering the hotel.

3. Mandatory hand washing and disinfection

Proper handwashing is very important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, at Treehouse Lodge we have set up hand washing and disinfection points in different areas to comply with the recommended prevention measures.

The following spots will be conditioned with liquid soap, hand sanitizer with 70 to 95% alcohol, paper towels, and toilet paper:

  • Office, entrance to the lodge, kitchen, dining room, gazebo, transport units, community toilets, and rooms.

Also, posters will be posted at each hand washing and disinfection point on the correct way to wash hands.

4. Raising awareness of the prevention of contagion

After the period of isolation, each Treehouse Lodge worker will receive training about the prevention and protection of the coronavirus. Likewise, hand washing reminders will be posted and the use of masks will be mandatory.

5. Preventive measures of collective application

Another of the preventive measures that have been taken in the lodge is the adequate ventilation of rooms, the cyclical renewal of air volume, social distancing (minimum of 1.5 m) and, always using a mask.

The capacity of all common areas has also been defined, in the dining room the respective social distancing must be maintained (minimum 2 meters) and the previously established shifts must be respected. In the case of excursions, the required distance will also be maintained. Also, physical barriers will be implemented in shared modules. When registering guests, we will try to avoid contact or exchanging materials.

The transport used for transfers from the airport will be conditioned to isolate the driver; he and the passengers will be provided with: liquid soap or disinfectant, alcohol gel or 70% alcohol, masks and face shield, cleaning cloths, as well as safe and effective surface disinfectants.

6. Personal protection measures

Respirators and /or masks (Epp) must be worn at all times at Treehouse Lodge.

7. Surveillance of worker’s health in the context of COVID-19

As a surveillance activity against Covid-19, the body temperature of all workers will be controlled at the time of entering and ending the working day.

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Contact us if you have any questions, or if you are ready to plan a visit to Treehouse Lodge.

5 Ways To “Travel” While You Are In Quarantine

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If you are anything like us after day 7 of quarantine the fun has worn off and you are ready for adventure! Although you might not be able to actually go outside and fly to your favorite destinations, we have come up with 5 fun ways to “travel” from the comfort of your own home!

 5 fun ways to “travel” from the comfort of your own home

1. Live Video Feeds! 

Whether you are looking to explore the amazon rainforest in Peru, or surf the white sandy beaches of Kauai, almost any destination now provides live video feeds. Want to view current weather conditions in St. George, Utah? Itching to watch the swells of the ocean? Perhaps you are hoping to get a glimpse of a rare animal in Africa? Thanks to live video feeds you can experience real time views of many locations from the safety of your home. The constant changes of unique environments will keep you coming back to check live feeds of your favorite destinations daily!

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2. Become A History Buff! 

One of the many benefits to traveling is learning about the history and culture of your destination. Being quarantined is the perfect time to brush up on your historical facts and learn something new about our amazing world! From the Incan’s who built Machu Picchu to the pineapple plantations on Hawaii, our world is full rich histories to be learned and remembered. Thanks to Google we can quickly search these world wonders and view pictures, personal stories and historical facts that will keep us in awe for hours!

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3. Food! 

Perhaps you are a foodie and love to enjoy what the world has to offer through your taste buds! Just because you can’t leave your house doesn’t mean you can’t experience authentic foods at home! Be brave and order takeout from a local restaurant offering authentic Peruvian dishes, Indian, Thai Foods or any other world famous cuisines. If you are feeling extra adventurous find a new recipe online and try cooking on your own. As a safe bet start with something sweet, like Suspiro Limeno, a Peruvian classic.  

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4. Virtual Excursions! 

Are you an adventure seeker who loves to hike new trails or run along unbeaten paths? Thanks to many workout platforms, such as Icon’s iFit or Peleton bike, you can search almost any destination and exercise unique terrains from the comfort of your own home. Hiking trails along the Napali Coast, done! Walking around the Amazon Rainforest, no problem! Your virtual fieldtrip options are limitless thanks to modern technology!

5. Travel Guides and Magazines! 

Maybe technology isn’t your friend and you prefer to travel quarantine style with information and photos in your hands. The endless supply of travel guides, tour magazines and photography books are sure to appease the travel bug in all of us. If international travel isn’t your thing books and guides to all the beautiful National and State Parks can be found at almost any local gas station or supermarket store. If international travel is what you desire order your travel guide for curbside pickup and away you go!

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Flight travel might be cancelled and museum’s maybe closed but that doesn’t mean we can’t create our own adventures and experiences from home. Travel quarantine style now, so you will be ready for real life adventures soon!

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.

Read more 3 Reasons Why You’ll Love The Main Lodge at Treehouse

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.