The treehouse hidden deep in the AmazonIquitos, Peru
Ever imagined what it must be like way up high in the treetops of the Amazon? This one-of-a-kind retreat is your ticket to the rainforest canopy. Treehouse Lodge is only accessible by boat, so wave goodbye to civilisation and cruise into the heart of the wilderness. Built around ohi, wimba and machimango trees, each of the ten treehouses is furnished with the comforts of home – think cosy king beds, showers and loos. Everything you’d expect, in fact, except walls.
Instead, the sheerest of nets keeps the mozzies away, giving you unparalleled views of the Amazon. Imagine watching chattering monkeys and vibrantly coloured birds without having to get out of bed. Some treehouses come with trapdoors, some offer river views and some are 20 metres off the ground. Whichever one you pick you're bound to feel just like the Swiss Family Robinson – just with the added bonus of some more modern creature comforts.
- Bragging rights – how many people do you know that have slept in an Amazonian treehouse?
- The serenity: no wi-fi, no worries
- It’s cold showers here only folks
- Sure, there are mosquito nets, but these cabins are pretty open to the elements, so those not at one with nature (and bugs) probably need not apply
- King beds
- A common area
- Private bathrooms with (cold) showers
- Cots available
From US$695 per guest for two nights, all-inclusive.