If you want to get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Amazon, but don't like the idea of sweltering heat, pit toilets, and cold showers, you can stay at one of these luxury Amazon lodges for a hassle-free and comfortable jungle experience. As long as you aren't expecting the Four Seasons, these Amazon lodges will keep you nice and cool while you explore this lush and exciting region of the world.
Iquitos is an isolated river city in northeastern Peru and one of the best entryways to the Amazon. With direct flights to Cusco for easy access to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and with some of the best jungle lodges in Peru, Iquitos is a great option for an Amazon adventure without compromising essential comforts.
Ceiba Tops has a reputation for being the most luxurious lodge in the area. While it's not a five star hotel, it boasts the best accommodations in the Amazon. You won't sweat the heat here as all the bungalow style rooms in Ceiba Tops are air conditioned to a refreshingly cool temperature. After a day's trek through the jungle, guests can enjoy a rejuvenating hot shower or a refreshing dip in the pool located in the center of the lovely grounds. There is a full service bar with excellent pisco sours and the workaholics and social butterflies among you will be thrilled to find that there is Wi-Fi throughout the lodge.
If you admire responsible tourism and ecological conservation efforts, there is no better place to stay than Yarapa River Lodge. This eco-friendly lodge uses solar power, composts, and supports local artisans by furnishing the lodge solely with locally made products. All common areas and guest houses have thatched roofs and are connected via elevated walkways. Rooms with shared and private bathrooms are available and guests rave about the delicious cuisine served in the large dining hall. This lodge also has a partnership with Iquitos University and Cornell University and allows the students and professors to use their active field laboratory.