The beautiful Peruvian Amazon covers almost half of the country and boasts spectacular biodiversity, with its lush vegetation, abundant birdlife, and bountiful wildlife. Spending a few nights in one of the Luxury Amazon Jungle Lodges in Peru allows you to experience nature & wildlife – local animals, unique plants, and sweeping landscapes.
There are three main stops in the Amazon rainforest of Peru: Iquitos, Manu and Puerto Maldonado. They are scattered around the country which means it can be included in your personal travel itinerary, and there are some great options of some of the best luxury Amazon lodges in Peru.
Taking into account the guiding expertise, comfort, service and of course sustainable efforts – we at Kuoda have summarized the best luxury Amazon lodges in Peru. Keep reading to learn more about our handpicked favorites, or contact us to start planning your tailor-made trip to Peru today.
Tambopata Research Center is located in the primary forest of the Tambopata Reserve in front of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park in Madre de Dios. The wildlife here is outstanding, and here you have the best opportunity to see some of the world’s rarest animals. It takes about five hours to reach the lodge via boat which travels upstream from the Refugio Amazonas.
The lodging is on a full board basis, and the common areas are spacious and mostly open. The rooms have open views of the surrounding forest, and bedrooms are separated from one another by light cane fencing, and drapes instead of doors. Every room has an on-suite bathroom, mosquito nets and basic furniture for your clothes.
The lodge offers various excursions like jungle trails, visits to the nearby macaw project, jungle tower and pond platform. The location of the lodge makes it one of the most remote lodges in South America, which means that it’s surrounded by the best wildlife the Peruvian Amazon jungle has to offer.
Inkaterra was built on a former cacao and rubber plantation, which were the ground of what was back in the 50’s known as “Fundo Concepcion”, an Amazon Catholic medical mission center. Surrounded by an enchanting and serene lush setting with 819 hectares of natural rainforest, and even though it is remote – it is only a 25-minute boat ride down river from Puerto Maldonado.
This beautiful lodge is well-known for its excellent service and attention to detail. The lodging is on a full board basis, and there is also a small spa which offers treatments and massages made from indigenous plants of the jungle. The upper floor of the lodge has a mezzanine overlooking the rainforest. Rooms are cabana-style, and all of them come with an on-suite bathroom, mosquito nets, screened porch and hammocks.
They offer a well-planned menu of different jungle excursions when you arrive at the lodge. They include rainforest trails, boat cruises, and canopy walks. Do not worry if you don’t speak Spanish, all tours are provided by an experienced English speaking guide.
Refugio Amazonas is a luxurious oasis in the wilderness. Located deep within the rainforest, located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, the lodge is secluded and private. It takes about two hours to travel from Puerto Maldonado by car, and a short 1-hour boat drive to arrive at the lodge.
The rooms have stunning open views of the surrounding jungle, which allows guests to awake with jungle sounds in the morning. Room rates include all land and river transportation to and from Puerto Maldonado, guided group activities, all meals and accommodation.
Refugio Amazonas should be your top-pick if you are traveling with children as it offers a variety of kid-friendly, adventure-focused, and science activities. There is even an opportunity to contribute to science or discover new species at the headquarters of their Citizen Science program, Wired Amazon. Refugio Amazonas is a great lodge for nature-loving families.
This stunning lodge is owned by a local company and the native community of Infierno, which means it is well connected with the locals. It is conveniently located only about 2-hours from Puerto Maldonado, and it is the perfect place to learn more about the jungle communities, while supporting them at the same time.
The open wall rooms face straight into the Amazon rainforest and give visitors a feel of truly embodying the jungle lifestyle. Imagine waking up to jungle sounds and the fresh smells of the jungle plants, Posada Amazonas provide an authentic experience for sure. All rooms include all land and river transportation to and from Puerto Maldonado, exciting jungle excursions and all meals.
The expeditions offer immersion in nature as well as a cultural exchange in the Peruvian Amazon aimed at providing a comprehensive experience of the rainforest. Tambopata Research Center, Refugio Amazonas and Posada Amazonas all belong to Rainforest Expeditions which make a meaningful contribution to the sustainable efforts preserving and protecting the precious land and wildlife populations, as well as caring for the native people.
5. An Alternative to a Lodge: Amazon Cruises
If you are seeking five-star luxury accommodation for your trip to the Peruvian Amazon, you may want to consider a luxury Amazon cruise. You are in luck, as there are a few options to choose from, depending on your preferences. Most of them embark from Iquitos, which is a short flight from Lima.
Delfin I was built in 1978 and refurbished in 2010. It is a comfortable four cabin cruise ship with a personalized feel and impeccable service to guests. There are two deluxe suites and two master suites which offer 180-degree panoramic views. The observation deck has an elegant setting with large sofas where guests can soak up the breathtaking sights of the Amazon and gaze at the stars at night. They offer 4, 5 or 7-day cruises.
Delfin II offers a luxurious river cruise experience with first-class standards of accommodation, on a 3 or 4 night program. There are 14 elegant, air-conditioned suites which can accommodate up to 30 passengers. The four master suites at the front of the vessel have 180-degree panoramic windows which offer an incredible view of the Amazon.
The Delfin III is a more spacious and stylish vessel for discovering the incredible biodiversity of the Pacaya Samilira National Reserve in the Amazon. They offer 3-4 night programs and you can stay in one of the 22 suites which can accommodate up to 43 passengers. It is the largest vessel in the Delfin Amazon Cruise’s fleet. It has an elegant, contemporary design with beautiful detail in its hardwood floors, designer furniture and handmade Peruvian artifacts.
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Peru is one of the top traveling destinations in Latin America, for good reason. It is home to the Amazon and Machu Picchu, it has delicious local cuisines and it has rich culture formed by a mixture of ancient civilizations and more recent Andean traditions.
With its bountiful wildlife and natural beauty – the Amazon rainforest is a “must” for any curious nature-loving traveler passing through South America. You are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime!
We at Kuoda are passionate about creating hassle-free, all-planned-out trips, and there is a good reason that we have many happy clients that brag about their memorable experiences after trusting us to create a customized luxury travel itinerary for them.
Contact us today to discuss your personal needs and requirements and we can start planning your trip as soon as possible!