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.
Includes: all meals, accommodation, selection of guided tours, transfers from and to Puerto Maldonado airport. | 4, 5, 6 days+
The Sacha Lodge
The Sacha Lodge sits in a reserve next to Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park and offers you an adventure in an incredible section of Amazon Rainforest.
After recent upgrades, the lodge offers brand new luxury suites. And all of the suites provide air-conditioning in the jungle. You will also enjoy the newly designed al-fresco gourmet restaurant overlooking the beautiful Pilchicocha Lake.
As you arrive at the Sacha Lodge, you’re entering a world where nature’s architecture reigns supreme. The centerpiece of this emerald kingdom? An awe-inspiring canopy walkway, stretching a magnificent 940 feet through the verdant rainforest and soaring 94 feet above the forest floor. It’s not just a walk; it’s a journey through the heart of the Amazon.
The lodge itself seamlessly blends into the surrounding jungle. Each of the 26 rooms, be it single, double, or triple, is a cocoon of comfort nestled among the trees. Imagine waking up to the sounds of the rainforest, with toucans, agoutis, and monkeys as your neighbors.
And with modern amenities like private bathrooms, hot showers, and air-conditioning, your stay is as comfortable as it is captivating.
But the Sacha Lodge is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a gateway to the wonders of the Amazon. The main bar and lounge area, overlooking the serene Pilchicocha Lake, is a perfect spot to witness exotic birds.
And when it comes to dining, prepare to be delighted. Savor three buffet meals daily, with a special barbecue night under the stars. And of course, the bar is always ready to serve up a selection of cocktails, wines, and beers to toast your jungle adventures.
Speaking of adventures, the lodge is your base for exploring the Amazon’s rich biodiversity. With 587 bird species recorded – that’s 37% of Ecuador’s avian diversity – bird enthusiasts are in for a treat.
But there’s more: monkeys, reptiles, caiman crocodiles, and a plethora of plants and amphibians await your discovery. Whether it’s day tours to witness the vibrant life of the jungle or night tours to uncover its mysterious nocturnal creatures, every moment at Sacha Lodge is a chapter in your story of your time in Amazonia.
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.
Includes: all meals, accommodation, selection of guided tours, transfers from and to Puerto Maldonado airport. | 3, 4, 5 days+
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.