The Amazon Rainforest is a fantastic place to visit for nature, adventure, and even relaxation. If you visit some of the top luxury Amazon lodges, you can combine all these with a very comfortable experience and high quality service.
As a perfect accompaniment to some of the most beautiful areas of the South American rainforest, luxury amazon tours offer incredible guided excursions to find a high diversity of iconic wildlife, delicious food, comfortable suites and living areas, and personal service.
The Amazon’s top luxury lodges are placed in areas of outstanding wildlife and beautiful scenery to help you make the most of your time in Amazonia. The following lodges are located in Ecuador, Brazil, and Peru.
La Selva Lodge
Located in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, La Selva Lodge offers a luxury experience of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest.
Enjoy a very comfortable lodge with different luxurious suite options and comfortable relaxation areas. From the lodge, head out with your highly trained guide to find some incredible animals of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest.
You will be exploring the Yasuni National Park, which is ranked as one of the most wildlife-rich areas worldwide. From La Selva Lodge, head out on excursions to find many different monkeys, such as capuchins, howler monkeys, sakis, tamarins, and marmosets.
In addition to monkeys, you will be looking for different sloths, reptiles, delicate tree frogs, and the incredible diversity of bird life. You can see some some fantastic examples of colorful birds, including macaws, toucans, cotingas, tanagers, parrots, and parakeets.
La Selva Lodge sits at the edge of Lake Garzacocha, which you will explore to find some lake-living wildlife, such as cormorants, hoatzins, and caiman.
The lodge itself contains nineteen very spacious and comfortable suites. These include family suites that can accommodate parents with children, scenic suites, and the superior suites. The suites offer rainforest showers, private balconies and fantastic views. The family suites then include a private tub, porch, and extra spacious rooms.
La Selva Lodge is Rainforest Alliance Verified and offers an environmentally responsible yet luxurious experience of Ecuador’s incredible Amazon Rainforest.
In addition to the very comfortable suites, La Selva Lodge offers a restaurant for delicious food with beautiful views of the lagoon and a bar for cocktails, juices, cold beer, and soft drinks.
The Cristalino Lodge
The Cristalino Lodge is located in Brazil’s southern Amazon Rainforest in an incredible wildlife-rich forest, which was established to protect against intensive deforestation in this area of Amazonia.
Research suggests that the area surrounding the Cristalino Lodge has the most birdlife of anywhere in eastern Amazonia. Not only that, but there are several different monkeys, many reptiles and amphibians, giant river otters, and over 200 different butterflies and moths.
The Cristalino Lodge is the favored rainforest lodge for nature lovers and birdwatchers visiting the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy guided expeditions led by professional nature and birding guides to 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 that come together to form a conservation area covering over 2 million hectares of Amazon Rainforest. One of these sections is the 11,400 hectare privately protected Cristalino Reserve, which stands in continuous rainforest with this incredible area. You will then explore this section of rainforest to find abundant and diverse wildlife.
There are many walking trails around the Cristalino Lodge that take you past 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 for 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 sustainability and conservation, the Cristalino Lodge and Foundation involve the surrounding communities in protection of the reserve. Since the beginning, an objective of the Cristalino Foundation was to foster a connection between young people in the surrounding areas and the rainforest. Students from surrounding areas are invited to the lodge’s education area to 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 enjoy with rocking chairs, hammocks, parasols, and tables.
The Napo Wildlife Center
The Napo Wildlife Center is a much-loved rainforest lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. The lodge is owned and operated by members of the Kichwa Añangu indigenous community and provides fantastic tours in the surrounding rainforest to see beautiful scenery, incredible animals, and fascinating plants.
Napo Wildlife Center is positioned in the highly diverse Yasuni National Park and is accessible from the port town of Coca in western Ecuador.
The Napo Wildlife Center contains 12 standard cabins and 4 luxury suites. Each of the accommodation options is styled with native furnishings and offers a private bathroom with hot water. The suites and rooms then offers ventilation, electricity, and each offers a balcony for observing and appreciating the surrounding rainforest and Añangu Lagoon.
You can enjoy the main large hall where you can find seating areas and wildlife books in the small library, the fully-stocked bar, and the Napo Wildlife Center restaurant where you will be served served delicious meals.
Enjoy being guided through the surrounding rainforest by members of Kichwa Añangu community themselves. Your guide will help you spot many different monkeys, such as squirrel monkeys, capuchins, tamarins, marmosets, and howler monkeys.
You will also spot many different birds, including the iconic species of toucans, macaws, and other parrots. In addition to spotting birds flying over the rainforest, you will also visit the Yasuni clay lick to see flocks of brightly colored parrots gathered at the clay.
Another great facility of the lodge is the canopy tower, which is built into the main building to make it very easy for you to have incredible views of the rainforest and wildlife high over the rainforest.
From the Napo Wildlife Center, explore the forest on jungle walks, canoe tours, and motorized boats.
The lodge approaches tourism in a sustainable manners with the use of solar panels for electricity, silent generators for minimal disturbance to the rainforest, and responsible waste management.
The Amazon Villa
Providing a private and exclusive experience of southern Peru’s Amazon Rainforest, the Amazon Villa 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. 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.
As 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 several rainforest monkeys, including the howler monkeys, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, titi monkeys, and tamarins.
This is also a great place to find many colorful birds, such as macaws and other parrots, cotingas, and toucans. From the Amazon Villa, you can access a tall canopy tower to see out over the green rainforest canopy.
The Amazon Villa itself 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 large bed, a place to use your laptop, WiFi, electricity in the rainforest, and a 40 inch flat screen television to watch nature videos and documentaries. You will also enjoy delicious meals in private. However, the Amazon Villa is located near the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, which we will mention below. If you feel like socialising 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 to relax with a book or drink at the end of a fascinating day.
You can also choose from some different activities, such as mountain biking through the Amazon, kayaking, canopy climbing, private stargazing from the canopy tower, paddle boarding, and a sunset boat ride on the Tambopata.
The Refugio Amazonas Lodge
In addition to the regular rooms at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, you can also choose the more luxurious Amazon Suites, which offer very comfortable accommodation 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 where you can choose from a range of treatments. This is a great way to relax after your expeditions in the Amazon Rainforest.
From the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, you will then enjoy incredible guided tours in ths surrounding rainforest. See a range of different animals, such as capuchins, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, peccary, and many colorful birds.
There are some different clay licks from the Refugio Amazonas, which you can visit to see small mammals and also different parakeets. On the ‘a la carte’ program, you can also see the large Chuncho clay lick where visitors can see hundreds of brightly colored macaw parrots. On this program, you can also choose different adventurous activities, such as paddle boarding, kayaking, jungle mountain biking, and canopy climbing.
Near the Refugio Amazonas Lodge, you can also visit a tall canopy tower where you can see out over the beautifully green rainforest canopy to see different birds and even monkeys moving through the trees.
Luxury Amazon Cruises
As an additional option to luxury Amazon lodges, you can also choose from some of the top luxury Amazon cruises, such as the Delfin I pictured above. You won’t be confined to the vessel, but will head out into Amazonia on guided skiff expeditions and even forest walks. Enjoy scouting for a range of rainforest wildlife before heading back to your luxury cruise for delicious cuisine and very comfortable suites.