With Majestic Peru’s innovative “Design your tour” option, you can build your dream Peru holiday. At the heart of most Peru holidays are Machu Picchu tours. However, another lifelong dream for many is a journey to the deep Amazon. Our Amazon tours incorporate the great diversity and variation of the Amazon jungle. Options for our Amazon tours include:
I love the jungle. Along with the Inca Trail, it was what first brought me to Peru and I could easily spend 6 or 7 days there but that length of time is not for everyone and so you have to be careful with this decision. Also, depending on the weather, it can be very hot and very buggy and this is something that although many people know in advance, they do not always like for such a long time.
Location: Iquitos/ Northern Peru
As though going to the Amazon Rainforest is not spectacular enough, how about doing it while staying in an eco-friendly treehouse? The Treehouse Lodge in Iquitos offers 8 fully-appointed, individual tree houses linked by walkways, a communal dining area for all guests and all of the amazing activities that you would expect. Look for pink dolphins, learn about medicinal plants during a nature walk, go for a dug-out canoe ride, visit a local community or just chill and take in the whole scene. It’s up to you with the a la carte activity system.
We recommend at least 3 nights so that you can really appreciate where you are. The lodge is 2.5 hours from the city of Iquitos and you arrive by boat. Once you arrive all of your meals and activities are included. There are local, naturalist guides who will help you spot some of the species that live here including monkeys, macaws, anacondas, pink dolphins and sloths. They will also accompany you to local communities if this is your desire and will explain about life in the Amazon. Your meals will be prepared by professional chefs, reflecting typical Peruvian cuisine but using familiar ingredients.
This is a well-rounded jungle experience, perfect for everyone whether you are travelling with your partner, your family or a group of friends.
Location: Tambopata/Puerto Maldonado
The most luxurious of lodges in the Tambopata area, Reserva Amazonica has thought of everything. From a boutique selection of activities, to a canopy walk high above the forest floor, spa services and gourmet cuisine there is nothing that you will not be able to experience here.
Upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport, you will take a short car-ride to the port followed by a 45 minute boat ride to the lodge. The property is adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, a low-lying, tropical rainforest ecosystem known for having one of the highest biodiversity indexes in the world.
The lodge itself consists of rustically, beautiful bungalows with full mosquito netting, hammocks and terraces and some even have private plunge pools to help you beat the heat. Dinner is served in a shared dining area with comfortable schedules that allow you to get up early to catch the wildlife at dawn or if you feel like sleeping in, to know that breakfast will still be waiting. There is a bar serving delicious tropical cocktails as well as more traditional drinks and a spa where you will be even more relaxed than the tranquilizing sounds of the jungle have already made you. There is even the chance to sleep in a tree house for one night of your stay, if you want to be even more emerged in the environment.
There are activities for every interest. There are shorter 2 hour excursions such as a nature walk or a twilight boat ride that are perfect for families with younger children, as well as a visit to an oxbow lake, the canopy walk, the opportunity to learn about medicinal plants, to go fishing and so much more. And the best part is that you get to choose exactly the right combination for you.
Location: Tambopata/Puerto Maldonado
Inkaterra is one of Peru’s most recognized luxury hoteliers and Hacienda Concepcion is their latest high class jungle offering. Located walking distance to the stunning, palm tree lined Sandoval Lake in the Tambopata National Reserve Buffer Zone, the setting could not be better. A real highlight is that the Hacienda Concepcion rooms are located in the original building of a former rubber and cacao plantation or bungalows along a lush, jungle stream.
The lodge is located a short car-ride from the Puerto Maldonado airport to the port and a 45 minute boat-ride from there. Upon arrival you will be shown to your traditional room or your own private cabana with a screened-in porch out back where you can sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest. Your professional, naturalist guide will go over your itinerary for your time there, offering a wide variety of excursions that will give you a well-balance jungle experience. But remember that you can also just sit at the lodge, relax and take it all in if this is what you want. There is also special treasure hunt program available for families with children between 5 and 12 years-old that can be arranged if booked in advance.
Meals are served in the main Hacienda building, with a flexible schedule and can be followed by a drink at the lodge’s rustic lounge or if you just want to relax, we suggest that you sit on the terrace outside your room and enjoy the symphony of sounds that the rainforest provides for you every night. Either option is the perfect end to the perfect days that you will enjoy at Hacienda Concepcion.
The wonderfully diverse Amazon basin still holds great fascination for us. Please contact us for more information about these Amazon tours.