Luxury lodges can offer a perfect Amazon Rainforest experience.
The following lodges have been carefully selected. And they offer you a fantastic Amazon tour. When you first arrive at your chosen lodge, you will be greeted by friendly and attentive staff.
Even on your journey you will enjoy the sounds of Amazonia. You will see tropical birds flying over the river. And you will find the lodge nestled in wildlife-rich rainforest offering you a comfortable base to explore the Amazon.
On guided tours from the lodge, you will see many different monkeys, colorful birds and giant rainforest trees.
Between these tours, you will return to the comfort of the lodge. And while here, you can enjoy delicious cuisine and your comfortable suite. Even the suites provide beautiful views of the rainforest and oxbow lakes.
The following lodges are located in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.
These have been selected to offer you a fantastic rainforest experience. They offer wildlife-rich rainforest, comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and professionally guided tours. You will explore the Amazon led by knowledgeable, well trained and friendly guides.
So let’s get started with the top Luxury Amazon Lodges.
La Selva Lodge
Located in the Yasuni region, La Selva Lodge offers a luxury experience of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest.
Enjoy a very comfortable lodge with spacious suites and relaxation areas. From the lodge, you will head out with your professional guide to explore the region. Find some incredible animals of Ecuador’s Amazon, including different monkeys and tropical birds.
You will be exploring the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. This ranks as one of the most wildlife-rich areas worldwide. See many different monkeys, such as capuchins, howler monkeys, sakis, tamarins and marmosets.
In addition to monkeys, you will be looking for other rainforest life. See sloths, reptiles, delicate tree frogs and an incredible diversity of bird life. The birds to see include macaws, toucans, cotingas, tanagers, parrots and parakeets.
The lodge sits at the edge of Lake Garzacocha. In addition to rainforest walks, you will explore the lake to find different wildlife. See cormorants, hoatzins, caiman and chance sightings of resident giant otters.
For an short introduction, click the video below.
La Selva Lodge offers nineteen very spacious and comfortable suites. These include Family Suites, which accommodate parents with children. There are then the Scenic Suites and the Superior Suites. These offer rainforest showers, private balconies and fantastic views. The Family Suites then include a private tub, porch and extra spacious rooms.
Facilities include the tall canopy tower for beautiful rainforest views. And the lodge restaurant and bar is where you will enjoy delicious meals. You can then relax with a cocktail, beer, tea or coffee with fantastic views of the lagoon.
The lodge is Rainforest Alliance Verified. And this offers an environmentally responsible yet luxurious experience of Ecuador’s Amazon.
To check availability for your travel dates, send a request to La Selva Lodge using the button below.
The Tambopata Research Center
If you want to maximize the wildlife you will see, the Tambopata Research Center is one of the best options. This incredible lodge even offers guests a 20% chance of spotting wild jaguar by the river.
The lodge is nestled in the middle of the wildlife-rich Tambopata National Reserve. And you will reach the lodge from Puerto Maldonado in southern Peru.
For a quick introduction to the Tambopata Research Center, click the video below.
The lodge is located next to one of the largest macaw clay licks in Amazonia. These are areas where parrots and other animals visit to obtain salts and medicines to detoxify fruits they have eaten in the forest.
Explore the forest with skilled naturalist guides. Find many different monkeys, a variety of other mammals and large rainforest trees.
Offering a very comfortable lodge, for a luxurious experience you can choose the premium suite options. These are the Suites and Deluxe Suites. The Deluxe Suites offer your own outdoor living area with dining table, outdoor bathtub and seating area. Even from your accommodation, you can see monkeys in the trees and parrots flying over the lodge.
To check availability, you can send your travel dates to the Tambopata Research Center using the button below.
The Amazon Villa
The Amazon Villa provides a private and exclusive experience of southern Peru’s Amazon. The lodge offers your own jungle bungalow deep in the rainforest.
The Amazon Villa is nestled in the buffer zone of the wildlife-rich Tambopata National Reserve. You will be surrounded by incredible rainforest.
Enjoy different walking trails, lake tours, a small mammal clay lick, a small parrot clay lick and a tall canopy tower.
This is an exclusive experience. On tours from the Amazon Villa you will have private transportation to the lodge and a private guide to explore the Tambopata rainforest. Your guide will help you spot many different animals. See howler monkeys, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, titi monkeys and tamarins.
This is also a great place to find many colorful birds, such as cotingas, toucans, macaws and other parrots. From the Amazon Villa, you can access a tall canopy tower to see out over the green rainforest.
The Amazon Villa is a preferred option for romantic getaways or for those wanting a little more privacy. You can add an extra bed, which also makes it a great choice for small families looking for a private family trip.
Enjoy a fascinating tour of Peru’s Amazon Rainforest. In addition to the canopy tower, rainforest walks, and smaller clay licks, from the Amazon Villa you can also visit a large macaw clay lick. This is one of the largest macaw clay licks in the Amazon Rainforest. And you can sometimes see hundreds of brightly colored macaw parrots at one time.
The Amazon Villa itself features a very comfortable king-sized bed. There is WiFi, electricity and a place to use your laptop. The villa also has a 40 inch flat-screen television to watch nature videos and documentaries.
You will enjoy delicious private meals at the lodge. However, the Amazon Villa is located near the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, which we will mention below. If you feel like socializing or visiting the lodge, you’re more than welcome to enjoy your meals here as well.
For relaxing after your rainforest expeditions, the Amazon Villa also has a hot water bath. Relax with a book or drink at the end of a fascinating day.
You can also choose from some different activities. These include:
- Citizen science projects
- Night walks
- Private stargazing from the canopy tower
- Sunset boat ride on the Tambopata River
The Refugio Amazonas Lodge
The Refugio Amazonas offers a fantastic rainforest tour.
The lodge offers different suite options. You have the regular rooms at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. And you can choose the luxurious Amazon Suites. Enjoy very comfortable suites in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve.
Not only offering incredible wildlife experiences, the Refugio Amazonas Lodge also has a massage and spa area. You can choose from a range of treatments. And this is a great way to relax after your expeditions in the Amazon Rainforest.
From the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, you will enjoy incredible guided tours in surrounding rainforest. See a range of different animals. Spot capuchins, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, peccary and many colorful birds.
There are some different clay licks from the Refugio Amazonas. And you visit these to see small mammals and different parakeets. You can also visit the large Chuncho clay lick to see hundreds of brightly colored macaw parrots. Activities also include night walks, lake tours, aerobotany and other citizen science projects.
Near the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, you will visit a tall canopy tower. You can see over the beautiful green rainforest. This provides a fantastic place to spot different birds and even monkeys moving through the trees.
The Cristalino Lodge
The Cristalino Lodge is located in Brazil’s southern Amazon Rainforest. And it’s surrounded by wildlife-rich forest. The area is protected to defend against intensive deforestation in this area of Amazonia.
The region has the most birdlife of anywhere in Brazil’s Amazonia. There are also several different monkeys, many reptiles and amphibians. You can find giant river otters and over 200 different butterflies and moths.
This is the favored rainforest lodge for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Enjoy guided expeditions led by professional nature and birding guides. And find some incredible Amazon Rainforest animals and plants.
The area north of the Cristalino Lodge is protected within a mosaic of national parks and reserves. These areas are connected. And they form a conservation area covering 2 million hectares of Amazon Rainforest. One of these sections is the 11,400 hectare privately protected Cristalino Reserve. This stands in continuous rainforest with this incredible area. You will explore this section of rainforest to find abundant and diverse wildlife.
There are many walking trails around the Cristalino Lodge. Pass some of the best areas of the surrounding forest to see giant emergent trees and the best areas for wildlife viewing. In addition to forest walks, you will also experience the reserve on canoe tours to explore the diverse waterways.
The Cristalino Lodge also offers two of the tallest canopy towers in the Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and excellent bird spotting. Enjoy looking over the canopy to see the various shades of green and birds flying high over the rainforest.
Committed to conservation, the Cristalino Foundation involve the surrounding communities in forest protection. Since the beginning, an objective of the Cristalino Foundation was to foster a connection between young people with the rainforest. Students from surrounding areas are invited to the lodge’s education area. And they learn about the ecosystem, conservation and research in the reserve.
The Cristalino Lodge itself is composed of a small number of very comfortable rooms, a restaurant for delicious cuisine, and the lodge bar. As a novelty for rainforest lodges, the Cristalino Lodge has a floating deck. You can relax with rocking chairs, hammocks and parasols.
The Cristalino LodgeAlta Floresta, Brazil
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Luxury Amazon Cruises
Luxury Amazon River cruises are another option to luxury Amazon lodges.
You can choose from some of the top luxury Amazon cruises. For a short introduction, click the video below.
Recommended options in Peru’s Amazon include:
You won’t be confined to the vessel. And you will head out into Amazonia on guided skiff expeditions and forest walks. Enjoy scouting for a range of rainforest wildlife before heading back to your luxury cruise. Here, you can enjoy delicious cuisine and very comfortable suites. You can browse a mix of lodges and cruises in our guide to Luxury Amazon Tours.About the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Amazon and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical destinations. Ash has interests including tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the Amazon. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.