Hotel at a Glance: Treehouse Lodge
Guests at Treehouse Lodge get a bird’s-eye view of the Amazon rainforest. Treetop bungalows sit 34–67 feet off the ground—the perfect height for spotting squirrel monkeys, macaws, and other native wildlife in the surrounding canopy. All structures at the lodge are enclosed in fine mosquito netting to keep bugs out without obstructing the view. Swinging bridges and walkways connect each bungalow to the main lodge, where guests will enjoy three Peruvian-style meals a day.
- Rugged luxury: All bungalows feature crisp linens and private bathrooms with sinks, toilets, and showers (but no hot water).
- Free excursions: Choose from nearly a dozen tours, including jungle walks and dolphin-watching cruises booked at the hotel.
- Fish for piranha in the local waterways.
- Eco-friendly features: solar panels and a four-tank water-purification system
- What to bring: A recommended packing list can be found here.
Nauta, Peru: Center of Ecotourism in the Amazon
A few years ago, getting to Nauta involved a rigorous jungle trek that could take upward of 12 hours. But all that changed in 2005, with the completion of a road linking the small town to the provincial capital of Iquitos. Now it takes just 1.5 hours to drive to Nauta; as a result, the town has blossomed into a hub of ecotourism.
Nauta sits on the banks of the Marañón River, a tributary of the mighty Amazon. You can book a scenic tour of the river through your resort or local vendors. You might even spot some local marine life, such as the pink-skinned Amazon river dolphin. Just across the river lies Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in the country. It’s home to a slew of threatened and endangered species, including black alligators, giant river otters, and manatees.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of Iquitos Airport (airport code: IQT) Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 2 ½ hours one-way and a free shuttle is available to the hotel. Customers must call hotel to book airport transfer at least 14 days in advance of flight.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The standard occupancy of the bungalow is 2 adults; however a 3rd guest can be added for an additional fee of $120 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; $79 per night for each additional guest 17 or younger.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No additional resort credits are offered with this deal.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here