Tree House Lodge i Peru
Lima - Iquitos 5 days / 4 nights
Come stay with us and you’ll see the rainforest from an entirely new perspective that most visitors never
experience... You’ll never forget the experience of watching monkeys and birds at eye level as every morning
you’ll wake up to a safari of animal life before you even get out of bed.
Tree House Lodge - the only lodge of it’s kind in the Amazon rainforest - is an all-inclusive, luxury lodge located
at the confluence of the serne and protected Yarapa and Cumaceba rivers near the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
As there are no roads connecting Iquitos to the outside world, the only way to get there is by boat or airplane.
From Iquitos, the journey to the lodge - first by car, then by boat - takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. The boat ride
begins on the Marañón River, crosses the Amazon River, and continues up the Ucayali River before connecting to
the Yarapa River. The lodge sits right on the Yarapa where the Cumaceba connects, making a beautiful view of the
black and brown water confluence.
Treehouse Lodge sits on 350 acres of preserved, primary Amazon Rainforest surrounded by thousands of acres of
additional protected land. Nearby is the famous Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve - one of the largest protected
areas in Peru, boasting of the greatest biodiversity in the world.
All bungalows at Treehouse Lodge come with comforts you wouldn’t expect to find high in the trees in the middle of
the jungle. Showers, sinks, toilets, fresh white linens, comfortable beds, and chairs are our standard. So they don’t
come with hot water, but a cool shower after spending the day in the heat is very refreshing. The entire structure of
the bungalow is sealed by mosquito mesh woven so fine that it will not obstruct your view in any way. Additionally,
each bed is equipped with another layer of mosquito mesh drapings which tuck in under the mattress.
The friendly staff at Treehouse will take your luggage to and from your bungalow and clean your bungalow daily. After
enjoying a nice dinner at the main lodge, the path to your bungalow will be lit ensuring you a peaceful and safe walk
home for the night.
Bungalow 1 – Dos Ramas
It is the most accessible bungalow at Treehouse. It sits 36 feet off the ground and spans approximately 17 feet in
diameter. It has two large branches within the interior which add to the feeling that you are home in nature. The
space can be arranged with either one king bed or two twins. Also, a portable cot can be provided if requested for
an additional person. Directions to Bungalow 1: stairs to second floor, cross 1 steel cable bridge.
Bungalow 2 – Laguna Vista
This is another easily accessible bungalow at Treehouse Lodge. It sits 38 feet off the ground and spans
approximately 16 feet in diameter. Bungalow 2 is built in a beautiful Oje tree surrounded by jungle vegetation.
It can be arranged with either one king bed or two twins. A portable cot can be provided if requested for an
additional person. Directions to Bungalow 2: stairs to second floor, cross 2 consecutive steel cable bridges.
Bungalow 3 – Rio Vista
It is the only bungalow with a view of the Yarapa River at Treehouse. It sits 39 feet off the ground and spans
approximately 19 feet in diameter. Like Bungalows 1 and 2, Bungalow 3 offers distinct views you can enjoy
right from your bedroom whether it be high or low water season. In addition, from this bungalow you may see
some local villagers fishing or even a river dolphin if you’re lucky. Monkeys regularly pass through this tree
foraging for food. Directions to Bungalow 3: stairs to second floor, cross 3 consecutive steel cable bridges.
Bungalow 4 - Casa Grande
It is the largest bungalow at Treehouse. It looks and feels like the charming home fit for the Swiss Family
Robinson. It sits 34 feet off the ground and spans approximately 22 feet in diameter. A few large branches
within your bungalow make you really feel like you’re truly living in a treehouse! And the views will have
you mesmerized. It can be arranged with either one king bed and one twin or three twins.
Directions to Bungalow 4: walk 80 feet from the main lodge along raise wooden pathway, walk 20 feet up
the arching stairs into Bungalow 4.
Bungalow 5 - Bamboo House
Bungalow 5 is 39 feet off the ground and spans approximately 17 feet in diameter. Bungalow 5 has beautiful
views of the surrounding jungle that include bamboo and palm trees. It can be arranged with either one king
bed or two twins. Also, a portable cot can be provided if requested for an additional person.
Directions to Bungalow 5: walk 80 feet from main lodge along raise, wooden pathway, walk 15 feet up arching
stairs, cross steel cable bridge.
Bungalow 6 – Casa Alta
It is the highest bungalow at Treehouse. It towers over the jungle providing magnificent views of the surrounding
rainforest. Monkeys are regularly seen and heard traveling through the trees around this bungalow. It’s also a
great place to watch Parakeets, Parrots, and Macaws in the early morning without even leaving the house.
Bungalow 6 sits 67 feet off the ground and spans approximately 15 feet in diameter.
Directions to Bungalow 6: walk 200 feet from main lodge along raised wooden pathway, walk up beautiful 55 foot
spiral staircase, walk across steel cable bridge.
Bungalow 7 – Solitude
This is the second highest bungalow at Treehouse. It 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. Monkeys are regularly seen and heard traveling through the trees around
Bungalow 6 and the bridge leading to it. As this bungalow sits further into the jungle, it brings the sights and
sounds of the wild close to home. Bungalow 7 sits 65 feet off the ground and spans approximately 18 feet in
diameter. Directions to Bungalow 7: walk 200 feet from the main lodge raised, wooden pathway, walk up
beautiful 55 foot spiral staircase, walk across 2 steel cable bridges.
Bungalow 8 – The Cradle
It is uniquely positioned inside numerous branches that cradle the hut comfortably in the jungle’s embrace.
It makes a wonderfully natural home. Standing alone, Bungalow 8 is ideal for those who like a little distance
from their neighbors. Beautiful views of rainforest can be seen in every direction. Further into the jungle, this
bungalow brings the sights and sounds of the wild close to home. It sits 60 feet off the ground and spans
approximately 18 feet in diameter.
Directions to Bungalow 8: walk 250 feet from main lodge along raised wooden pathway, walk 25 feet up stairs.
Day 1 Arrival to Lima
Welcome to Peru!
Arrival to Lima’s international airport. Reception by a representative of Domiruth Travel Service and transfer to
the selected hotel. Overnight at La Hacienda Hotel or similar (-)
Day 2 Lima - Iquitos - Tree House Lodge
Breakfast at hotel.
At the opportune time, you will board your flight to Iquitos (Not Included).
Once in Iquitos, your journey to the lodge will consists of a car ride for about 1:15 hours. After which, we will
make a quick pit stop and transfer to the Treehouse river boat. You’ll ride about 1:15 hours, first down the
Marañón River, across the Amazon River, and then up the Ucayali River before connecting to the Yarapa River
where Treehouse Lodge sits. Arriving, you will truly feel “away from it all.”
Dinner and overnight at lodge. (B,D)
Day 3 Tree House Lodge
Breakfast at lodge.
Free day in order to choose the activities that you want to do. All meals included.
Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Tree House Lodge
Breakfast at lodge.
Free day in order to choose the activities that you want to do. All meals incuded.
Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Tree House Lodge
Breakfast at lodge.
According time, return to Iquitos to board your flight to home. (B)
All the excursions last from 2 to 3 hours depending on the water level and the weather conditions.
1) Dolphin Watching
Dolphins are considered magical among the native Peruvians. According to local legend, dolphins would
transform into humans and kidnap beautiful women from the communities and take them to their kingdom
under the Amazon river. No need to fear, the dolphins we meet will do no such thing. Though dolphins are
spotted all year round on the Amazon, there are specific feeding areas that our guides have designated along
the Ucayali where visitors can swim and interact with the dolphins.
2) Jungle Walk to Learn About Medicinal Plants
The rainforest is like a green pharmacy where you can find many plants used to treat different diseases. You
can find forest medicines for headaches, stomachaches, broken bones, hernias, and rheumatism - even for diabetes.
Before cutting a plant in preparation for extracting medicine, many medicine men ask permission of the protector of
the forest; if they don't ask permission the medicine doesn't work.
3) Dugout Canoe Trip
For centuries, River people have moved along the Amazonian rivers on dugout canoes. Even today, this mode of
transportation is the best way to explore the creeks: navigating slow, listening to the sounds of the jungle, and
observing nature, attempting to imitate the exact way ribereño people see the forest. At some point we will stop
and fish for piranha!
We will carry aboard wooden poles, with string and meat. When the piranha bites, you lift up the pole and voila.
Not to worry, we will retrieve the fish for you.
4) Jungle Walk to Oxbow Lagoon to See the Giant Water Lilies and the Hoatzins
Participate on a fascinating jungle walk to this isolated lagoon that was once part of the river many years ago.
The Oxbow Lagoon hosts many species of aquatic plants such as the giant water lilies that can grow to 6 ft. in
diameter with flowers the size of cabbage. Lastly, though perhaps most fascinating, you will be able to spot the
wattled jacana, nick-named Jesus Christ because it can walk on water.
4) Jungle Walk to observe the Night Monkey
Join this jungle walk to witness the only nocturnal monkey that can be spotted during the daytime. These
primates make their homes in tree holes and, once located, can be seen sticking their heads out to take a peek.
You will walk along a trail that runs close to an old tree where these night monkeys can be seen. They have a
good sense of hearing, are very curious, and apparently evolved into nocturnal animals in order to avoid
competition over food.
6) Visit the Jibaro Community
You will take a boat from Treehouse Lodge downstream on the Yarapa River for 30 minutes to reach a community
called Jaldar. From this village, you will walk 40 minutes on a jungle trail to arrive at the Jerusalem Jibaro
community on the Tahuayo River. You will have a chance to learn the art of fishing in the Jibaro style as well as
explore the Tahuayo river on dugout canoes to search Amazonian animals such as monkeys, macaws, toucans
and sloths. You will also find out how they make their dugout canoes, how they prepare masato (a jungle beer
made out of manioc), and how they make real blow darts, bows, and arrows still used in fishing and hunting today.
While there, you will see original hand crafts made by girls of the community. These crafts will be available for
purchase to take home as souvenirs. Before leaving, you will enjoy a picnic lunch at the chief’s house - our way of
thanking him for his hospitality.
7) Night Excursion by Boat
If you enjoy the river by day, just imagine the life that awakens at night. On our night excursion, you will travel
along the river, looking for wildlife with flashlights. The chances of spotting wildlife are good. You will see creatures
like beautifully colored frogs resting on the floating plants on the edges of the creeks. You will see fishing bats that
catch their prey using their talons like hawks, detected by sophisticated sonar. By the light of your flashlight, you
will see potoos, owls, and caimans (located through their red eyes) that venture through the dark to catch their
prey. At night you will also find creatures such as kinkajoos, they are easy to see while jumping from branch to
branch on trees along the river.
8) Night walk to se insects
Once the sun sets, many creatures come out, some are the predators and others the prey. On this night excursion,
you will see exotic beetles (rhinoceros and elephant species) and moths (sphinx and roschildia species). On our walk,
you can see diverse species of frogs like the famous owl frog that makes holes in the ground and weighs over ½ pound.
Amazonian people use the skin of this interesting anuran to make drums, but the owl frog protects itself from its
predator by releasing a milky liquid from its skin. There is also a frog called gladiator tree frog that makes its nest close
to the water to keep it from potential rivals and attract females for mating. At some point on the walk we will ask you to
turn off your flashlight and stay quiet to let your senses adapt to the darkness, listening to the sounds of the rainforest
in order to identify what they are and where they come from.
9) Early Bird Watching from the Platforms
The best way to witness wildlife is by waking up early to the sound of hundreds of birds and monkeys. The suspension
bridges are built to bring you closer to all the wildlife that exists around Treehouse Lodge. You will see many species of
tanagers, toucans, parrots, parakeets, antbirds, antwrens, woodpeckers, and monkeys that come to feed on the fruit
and insects found on the trees. There are species of birds that never venture closer to the ground because the fruit they
eat is found on the tree tops. Being closer to the canopy, it’s easy to see the beauty of these species. In only one early
morning, you will observe at least 50 species of birds, 20 of which are uncommon.
10) Visit to Puerto Miguel, a Kukama Community
If you’re looking for a way to truly experience the Peruvian natives, this is it. Visit Puerto Miguel and interact with the
river people who still preserve their traditions, ancient knowledge, and even language. We will get to explore their homes
made out of wood and palm trees to see how they live, what they cook, and the way they survive using the natural
resources of the rainforest. You’ll find it fascinating to see how they have adapted to coexist with their environment,
sharing their space with countless insects, dangerous animals and poisonous plants that can be used to kill or cure
depending on preparation. The river people are skillful craft makers and have a communal house where you have the
chance to purchase their beautifully hand-crafted items made using materials found in the Amazon jungle.
11) Visit the Butterfly Farm
Peru hosts close to 4,000 species of butterfly, more than any other place in the world. Many of the species are
endemic and, therefore, restricted to Peru. The community of Vista Alegre, together with a Peruvian NGO, took
measures to reproduce and protect some species of butterfly by creating a butterfly farm where farm villagers learn
about the entire process of metamorphosis of these beautiful creatures. School children are especially interested in
participating along with their parents in this educational project. As many butterflies are born every day on this farm,
you will have the opportunity to release them into nature, contributing to the repopulation of butterfly species and the
maintaining of environmental equilibrium.
Pris: ca 8.400:- per person vid del i dubbelrum
- Pickup / Drop-off in Lima and Iquitos Airport
- 1 Lodgement nights including buffet breakfast
- 3 Lodgementnight including fullboard
- Round trip transportation via land and river to and from the lodge
- Bottled water and juice
- All excursions of your choice
- English / Spanish speaking guide
- Air tickets national and international
- Travel insurance.
- Airport taxes (National US$ 7.40 per pax, International $31.00 per person)
- Overweight in Luggage.
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
- Not specified meal
- Personal charges
- Other not specified