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Top luxury Amazon lodges in Peru

The imposing Amazon rainforest is a natural wonder without parallel or comparison in all the earth. Peru and Brazil share the basins and tributaries of the fantastic Amazon River. Even today, the Amazon still has unexplored places and others that are being discovered as you read this article. For those explored areas, Peru has developed tourist facilities of first class and exclusive luxury Amazon lodges to enjoy a vacation with a touch of adventure. Many of them even exceed their Brazilian counterparts in quality and service standards. These Peruvian luxury Amazon lodges offer different possibilities of tours and walks, in addition to high-end service in the middle of the Jungle.  For this reason, at Cusco Peru Travel, we have prepared a small article about the best luxury Amazon lodges that you can visit and enjoy, without no setbacks, in your connection with nature and the Amazon.

The top 7 luxury Amazon lodges for your vacations

1. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

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For those interested in enjoying unique exclusivity and luxury throughout Manu and Tambopata, this accommodation is for you. To get to this incredible lodge, you will have to travel by boat from Puerto Maldonado. It will not take long since it is a journey of approximately 45 minutes, and in the course, you will be able to enjoy the unique landscapes of Amazon banks and mangroves. Compared to other places, it is quite close to a modern city (Puerto Maldonado) and is very easy to access. Built with rustic touches similar to the wooden cabanas of the native Amazon tribe Ese’Eja and bathed in their traditions make this an exquisite place to enjoy on vacation in the middle of the Amazon. The place consists of 35 wooden thatched cabins and private pools each.

You’ll have the possibility of resting in hammocks seeing multicolored Amazonian birds fly over your cabin, some curious monkeys looking back at you, or listening to the singing of the birds. Also, The lodge offers several excursions available: from night hikes in the middle of the jungle to appreciating daring tarantulas and curious crocodiles on the banks of the river, to relaxing canoe trips exploring isolated parts of the jungle. The Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is one of the most eco-friendly resorts in the entire Peruvian Amazon due to its sustainability initiatives in the surrounding areas, working together with the close Amazon tribes, and its eco-friendly credentials in its products (Organic soaps, and shampoo among others), they make this luxury Amazon lodge a top-tier one and responsible for the environment.

2. Tambopata Research Center

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It is located about eight hours upriver from the incredible and well-known city of Puerto Maldonado, close to the largest macaw clay licks in the zone. The Tambopata Research Center (TRC) is one of the most remote and distant refuges that you can find in the South Amazon of Peru, and it is the principal lodge within the Tambopata National Reserve, just in front of Bahuaja Sonene National park, close to the Peruvian border with Bolivia and Brazil.

Its isolated location in the heart of the Peruvian jungle makes it an ideal place to observe wildlife in its natural state and enjoy the many things to do in the Amazon. Even, a quarter of its guests affirm to have seen the amazing jaguar during the excursions offered by the hotel. Also, the lodge offers 15 diverse Tambopata tours that include bird and macaw watching, monkey sighting, and activities like zip line, canopy, shipping, and fishing among others.

On the other hand, its 24 rooms offer all the comforts, such as private bathrooms, private terraces, or outdoor living rooms. Without mention, its suites are divided into two, the Suite and the Deluxe Suites; these last ones have a living room, dining room, and outdoor bathtub. The Tambopata Research Center (TRC) not only is considered one of the best luxury Amazon lodges, but it is also an ideal place to participate in research projects on the wildlife that surrounds you.

3. Refugio Amazonas

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If you are traveling with the whole family, this may be one of the best options to choose from. Due to its special activities destined for children. It is only four hours from Puerto Maldonado, in the middle of Tambopata National Reserve, and offers many activities and itineraries to spend with the family like the sighting Capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, parakeets, colorful birds, clay lick for macaws, as well as night walks around a nearby lake, aerial botany, and 12 more activities to choose from. For the children, you will find many scientific activities with the option to contribute to science and even discover new species. All these are thanks to the hotel’s citizen science program, “Wired Amazon”.

Otherwise, It is located in a private reserve of about 200 hectares in size. This 32-room hostel, with stunning views of the jungle, is a special place to keep kids busy while enjoying the peace that the Amazon has to offer. You are guaranteed to wake up to the sounds of the jungle. In addition to having the massage and spa area available all day. Also, the rooms are divided into 2 types, the regular rooms, and the Amazon suites, all prices include land and sea transportation to and from Puerto Maldonado, group activities, guides, food, and lodging.

4. Amazon Villa

Now, if you travel with your partner and are looking for a more intimate and exclusive option, this is one of the best accommodations to enjoy in the middle of the jungle. The Amazon Villa is located in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, 15 minutes from Refugio Amazonas. Being able to enjoy privacy in one of the best luxury destinations in Peru, the Amazon is entirely possible. Enjoy with your partner this unique suite with King Size bed, Wi-Fi service, electric service, a Laptop, a work zone, an attractive bathroom with a bathtub, access to patios with a grill, and even a 40-inch television!

Without mentioning the different private excursions to the jungle that the accommodation offers. Besides boat rides at sunset on the Tambopata River, stargazing and constellations from the canopy tower, night walks, projection of citizen science, and ornithology, among others. Best of all, you will be surrounded by virgin jungle and many other amenities. Definitely, Amazon Villa is exclusivity and comfortable, without being disconnected, in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon.

5. Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

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It offers a level very similar to its brother Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica and is much closer to Puerto Maldonado, the main jungle city in the south of Peru. In terms of comfort and eco-luxury, you can expect the same from Hacienda Concepción but with a great difference, the high quality of service and attention to detail. Just 20 minutes away from Puerto Maldonado and over 819 square meters of tropical jungle, you can find one of the best luxury lodges on Amazon. Not going that far into the jungle makes it a great option for those who are not so reckless. Among the different Amazon facts to know, it was built on land that was a cocoa and rubber plantation, in the middle of the 50s, called ranch Concepcion. Therefore, the spaciousness, surrounded by nature and wildlife, is another of its charms.

Hacienda Concepción offers an itinerary full of activities for the whole family because its facilities are apt for children and its activities, too, like jungle tours, boat cruises, and canopy walks through the treetops, among others. The construction seems to blend harmoniously into the jungle environment, making your experience much more real. Each one of its 25 private cottages has a queen or king-size bed, a complete bathroom with a bathtub, mosquito nets, and open porches with hammocks. Besides, Hacienda Concepcion has an exclusive big cottage with 5 rooms, with high ceilings and a rustic roof. The service is a full board style and offers a little spa, where you will receive relaxing massages with essences made with native plants of the jungle. Definitely, One of the best luxury Amazon lodges to enjoy.

6. Posada Amazonas

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It offers a service level very similar to its brother Refugio Amazonas. If you are not so interested in benefiting private companies from abroad, this accommodation may be ideal for you. Since Posada Amazonas belongs, in its entirety, to the adjoining native community Inferno, and it is only managed by a small Peruvian private group. In this sense, 70% of earnings go to Inferno’s native community. Even, 80% of the lodge’s personnel come from this community.  In addition to enjoying different luxury travel packages, you can relax to the fullest inside this luxury Amazon lodge. It is located about 2 hours from Puerto Maldonado and is a perfect opportunity to protect and benefit the local culture and tradition.

You can support and learn at the same time from the costumes of surrounding indigenous communities. Its different suites with wooden floors have open sides, so you can relax with an orchestra of jungle sounds at dusk and early mornings. The suite’s cost includes land and river transportation to and from Puerto Maldonado. If you are looking for a lodge with many interesting things to do in the Amazon, the Posadas Amazonas is for you. The activities there are many and thought of the Tourist who visits the Amazon for the first time.

You can opt to visit the community farm alongside the local shaman for a mystical session or enjoy a local wildlife tour, the visit of the local native community of Inferno, the sailing through the “3 Chimbadas” lagoon, where you will see exotics animals like families of giant river otters, black alligators, or climb at the 42 meters (137 ft) tall canopy tower, where you will have spectacle views of Peruvian Amazon.

7. Delfin Luxury Amazon Cruises

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But guests looking for five-star accommodation should know that lodges in the Southern Peruvian Amazon are not the only option. The north jungle has a great option in the city of Iquitos and its luxury cruises. Those looking for an unparalleled jungle experience should consider luxury Amazon cruises. Some of the best cruises are the Delfin I, Delfin II, Delfin III, and the Aria Amazon.

  • Delfin I: It was the first cruise in the operation of the company, built in 1978 and refurbished in 2010. The cruise has 8 elegant and spacious rooms. Among them, are 4 standard rooms, 2 luxury suites, and 2 master suites with amazing views of 180º of the entire Peruvian Amazon. The observation deck features full views of the northern Peruvian jungle, plus comfortable lounge chairs. The cruise service offers excursions of 4, 5, and 7 days.
  • Delfin II: The modern cruise of the company Delfin. This ship has 14 elegant suites with air conditioning among other facilities and supports around 30 passengers. Besides these, it has 4 master suites in the front part with awesome 180º views of the Amazon area of Iquitos. Onboard, you can enjoy of excursion for 3 to 4 days.
  • Delfin III: The most elegant and spacious of the entire fleet. It has 22 suites with a capacity of a maximum of 43 passengers. Each suite is finely decorated with wooden floors, designer furniture, and author paintings among others. It is a really spacious cruise. Onboard you can spend wonderful days of 3 to 4 days.
  • Aria Amazon: This luxury cruise is formed of 16 rooms with windows ranging from the floor to the roof, providing a complete view of the jungle riverside. The top cover is formed an indoor lounge, a bar, a Jacuzzi, and an observation area with a wide parasol. The dining room and its delicious menu were created by the recognized Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, famous by use Amazon and jungle ingredients in his creations.

Where do the cruises depart from?

All of these embark from the jungle city of Iquitos and navigate the Amazon River for a few days. Being able to travel the Amazon River on a 5-star cruise is considered one of the best Peru Amazon tours. You will be able to experience different activities within an all-inclusive cruise.


These are some of the most important accommodations that you will find in the entire Peruvian Amazon. Each one has its personal and traditional touch that makes them the most popular places among tourists. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Peru and one of the most magical and remote places on the entire planet, the Amazon. Cusco Peru Travel hopes to have been helpful to your future plans. If you have any kind of question, don’t hesitate to ask our team of qualified advisers. They will be happy to guide you on the trip of your dreams.

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