Life in The Trees in PeruWords by Laura Grier
Photos courtesy of Beautiful Day Photography
Life in the canopy of the forest while escaping the rising waters of the Amazon River is the only other way to truly experience the wonders of this vast rainforest. With 90 percent of all life in the rainforest found in the treetops, you are living in the richest plant and animal habitat on Earth when you stay in a private bungalow at The Treehouse Lodge.
Every morning you wake up to a symphony of exotic birds and monkeys while in the comfort of a canopy bed in your gravity-defying tree house home. Each of their eight bungalows are connected by suspension bridges, sometimes as high as 70 feet up in the trees, and are equipped with bathrooms, showers, comfortable beds and electricity.
The Treehouse Lodge offers a completely different side to the Amazon, offering a more rustic feel. Fall asleep to the sound of insects and wake up to the sounds of birds. You found yourself living more with the rhythm of the sunrise and sunset and because we were so deep in the jungle, you could explore deeper into the narrow, shallow tributaries by kayak than any boat ever could. The lodge even cooked up our fish we caught for dinner and served it with beautiful presentation at night before we would go out looking for nocturnal animals.
We went on an outing to find the nearest medicine man at the next village over. He promised to come over that night at dinner to prepare us some local herbal remedies and give us a blessing. It was so magical to have tea and dinner and then be blessed by a shaman. We learned a lot about their local plants and how no one needs a pharmacy when you live in the abundant jungle.
It was fascinating, but so was life in the trees. We realized that when we had far less distractions around us, we paid better attention to our surroundings and saw life where it didn’t appear before. It was like someone turned on a switch and the jungle came to life.
If you are looking for the perfect blend of romance, mystery, isolation, freedom, adventure, and luxury for your trip or honeymoon, then uncover the magic of the Amazon and you can have it all.
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