My husband Richard’s wish list is to take me on an Amazon cruise. He made the voyage on a press trip a few years ago and was so impressed he vowed to do it again but only if I accompanied him. Well, after reading a release from Rainforest Cruises about the company’s first time offering to experience the wonders of the Peruvian Amazon and branch out with a special cruise and Treehouse Lodge package tour, I am ready and willing to go
Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in traditional and authentic Amazon Riverboat tours. The experiential package includes a ride on the luxurious Cattleya riverboat on the Amazon River with overnight accommodation high into the rainforest’s treetops with a stay at the gravity-defying Amazon Treehouse Lodge.
The tour starts with a three-day/two-night stay in the Treehouse Lodge set in 345 acres of lush jungle space at the confluence of the Yarapa and Cumaceba Rivers. With over 90% of life in the rainforest found in the treetops, a stay in the Treehouse Lodge makes for an experience where plant and animal life abounds and guests can expect to rise to a call of nature. Waking up to a birdsong in the rainforest canopy is a life moment unique to the Treehouse Lodge – the only one of its kind in the Peruvian Amazon.
Accommodations are offered in eight en suite bungalows ranging from 25 feet off the ground to a staggering 65 feet. Amenities include unexpected creature comforts such as showers, sinks, toilets, fresh white linens, comfortable beds, and chairs. If you’re concerned, and you should be, the bungalows are sealed and well-protected from mosquito invasions.
I like that activities are personalized to participants tastes with offerings of two to three hour activities that include daytime and nocturnal jungle walks to learn about medicinal plants, or to spot insects and night monkeys, piranha fishing in traditional dugout canoes, early bird watching, dolphin-watching, and visits to the local Jibaro and Kukama communities as well as the butterfly farm.
A six-day cruise and lodge package is $2,499 for double occupancy and $3,139 single occupancy per person. Included in the tour is a three-day/two-night stay in the Treehouse Lodge with full board, choice of excursions at Lodge, four-day Amazon cruise aboard luxury riverboat Cattleya, all necessary transfers, entrance to National Reserve, and bilingual naturalist Amazon guides.
For additional data go to www.rainforestcruises.com or call (+1)727-498-0234 to book.