Discover the Most Unique Places to Stay in Peru: From Rainforest Retreats to Mountain Huts

Discover the Most Unique Places to Stay in Peru: From Rainforest Retreats to Mountain Huts

Peru is a country with a diverse and varied landscape, offering a range of unique accommodation options to travelers. These unique accommodation options provide travelers with the opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Peru in a more authentic and immersive way, making for a truly memorable and enriching travel experience.

From luxury travel experiences with cruises through the Amazon rainforest to treehouse lodges and mountain huts in the Andes, Peru has something to suit every taste and budget.

Without further ado, let’s learn more about the most unique places to stay in Peru.

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The Most Unique Places to Stay in Peru

Mountain View Lodge Cusco

couple sitting in whirlpool and are surrounded by alpacas, a-frame accommodation and andes landscape

Let’s start with one of Peru’s most unique accommodations, the Mountain View Lodge in Cusco’s Sacred Valley. This place is a must for anyone who wants to have a very special experience in the middle of the Peruvian Andes.

Fall in love with the Inca culture of the Andes, get in touch with yourself and forget about the rest. At Mountain View, you can stay in one of the 6 eco-friendly A-frame huts that will enchant you with beautiful views of the Andean landscape and snow-capped mountains.

You can also take a dip in your private hot tub on your balcony and feed alpacas. And if you get hungry, enjoy their on-site restaurant where you eat with the Sacred Valleys’ mountains in the background.

On-Site Activities:

  • Painting with wine and cheese
  • Horseback riding through the stunning Andes landscape
  • Quad biking to the Huaypo lagoon and the ancient terraces of Moray


Skylodge Adventure Suites Cusco

couple sitting in a glass capsule attached to a mountain wall

This place is only for people who are not afraid of heights. The Skylodge Adventure Suites is a transparent capsule attached to a mountain at over 365 m (1200 ft). From there, you’ll have a stunning 300 degree view of the Sacred Valley and a sky full of stars above you at night.

Getting to the Skylodge is already an adventure, as you must either climb up 400 m (1.300 ft) or hike a trail. However, the way back on the next day is a lot easier, as you can zipline your way down.

The Skylodge is equipped with first-class services and offers a high level of comfort. From interior lighting powered by solar panels to private bathrooms separate from the bedroom – from where you can still enjoy the breathtaking sceneries.

The unique view together with the experience of Peruvian gastronomy will make your time unforgettable. Enjoy the 4-course menu consisting of a soup, salad, main course and dessert.

On-Site Activities:

  • Climb the Via Ferrata for 400 m (1312 ft.)
  • Zip-line experience with 7 different lines that are 150-700 m (492-2,296 ft.) long


Delfin Amazon Cruise

luxurious cruise ship on amazon river

The Delfin Amazon Cruise is a luxury cruise company offering 3 or 4 day tours through the Amazon rainforest in Peru. The cruise only accommodates 4 to 12 travelers, therefore guaranteeing a personal and exclusive experience.

What’s great about this Amazon cruise is that it offers a variety of activities and excursions such as visiting local communities, experiencing the unique wildlife and just relaxing in the comfortable and luxurious surroundings of the ship.

The cabins are equipped with a private balcony, minibar, ceiling panoramic windows and a private plunge pool! In addition to that, you can also do yoga on the upper decks or make use of the exercise room.

white beds and half-panoramic windows with view on amazon river

The Delfin Amazon cruise is a special way to explore the beautiful Amazon rainforest and learn more about the region’s diverse flora, fauna and cultural heritage.

On-Site Activities:

  • Relax in the spa, work out in the gym and enjoy the lounge
  • Activities on land: piranha fishing, jungle walk, visit of an indigenous community and more


Iquitos Tree House Lodge

treehouse lodge high on the trees in the amazon jungle

In the heart of the Peruvian rainforest, far from any civilization, you can fall asleep in one of 12 treehouses at a height of 10-25 m (32-82 ft.) to a soothing concert of the animals of the jungle. When you sleep in one of these treehouses, you will feel like Tarzan or Jane.

The Iquitos TreeHouse Lodge offers an eco-friendly, sustainable experience for travelers. The houses are connected by suspension bridges, allowing guests to explore the jungle and take in the breathtaking views and sounds. Each bungalow comes with its own bathroom, shower, sink, toilet, and mosquito nets to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.

white beds with net against mosquitos

Besides that, get ready for the delicious Peruvian jungle food that is made from fresh local ingredients by the lodge’s chef.

On-Site Activities:

  • Bird watching, piranha fishing, amazon river cruises, jungle walks, visiting a nearby local community, discovering the different flora and fauna of the rainforest and more


Salkantay Domes

accommodation with a glass capsule on top

Salkantay is a majestic mountain peak over 6200 m (20,000 ft.) high in the Peruvian Andes. The Salkantay Trek is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in Peru that includes glacial lakes, jungle and Machu Picchu. In fact, it is the most popular alternative to the famous Inca trail.

With the Salkantay Domes, you’ll have a unique overnight experience on the first night of your trek. From the incredible domes, which have glass ceilings, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape and fall asleep with a sky full of the stars above you.

On-Site Activities:

  • 5-day Salkantay Trek and visit of the beautiful Humantay Lake.


Titicaca Lodge

accommodation with half panoramic windows and view on lake titicaca

The Titicaca Lodge boasts an unparalleled location on the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, at an elevation of 3,812 m (12,506 ft.). This unique man-made accommodation offers the perfect blend of adventure, delicious cuisine, local culture and history, and breathtaking views.

The four rooms feature modern and stylish interiors, each with stunning views of the lake. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful night skies, as well as the stunning sunset and sunrise, where the sky turns into a vibrant orange hue.

cabana surrounded by lake titicaca

With a host of activities on offer, including boat trips to the nearby islands, and a chance to learn about the history and culture of the region, a stay at the Titicaca Lodge is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

On-Site Activities:

  • Stand-up Paddle
  • Reed boat ride
  • Titicaca Canoeing
  • Visit one of the 200 floating Uros islands or the beautiful Taquile island


Combine Unique Accommodations With Amazing Activities

Peru offers a wide range of unique accommodation options to suit the diverse needs for every traveler. You can choose from luxury boat cruises, traditional lodges in the Andes, unique domes with glass ceilings, a man made island on Lake Titicaca, sleeping in the heart of the jungle or staying at an adventurous glass capsule attached to a mountain.

All of these unique accommodation options in Peru also provide outstanding experiences, such as zip lining over the Sacred Valley or enjoying a boat tour on the Amazon river. The mix of unique accommodations and amazing tours in Peru is all that is needed for a truly memorable and authentic travel experience. With our customized Peru tours, you can include any of the above mentioned accommodations in your itinerary.

If you have any additional questions or if you’d like to learn more about your favorite accommodation, feel free to send us an email to

  • 20 February, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Please send me a quote for 2 people for 4 days in Cusco and 3 days Delfin Amazon jungle tour to my email, looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks

    • 20 February, 2023 at 7:07 pm

      Hey Chris, thanks for your message! Please check your inbox, our sales team just sent you an Email.


  • 18 January, 2023 at 1:00 am

    i am in love with the sites and i would like to know if i can book them on top to my itineraries with you? thanks for your answer

    • 21 January, 2023 at 9:23 am

      Hi Claudia,
      thanks so much for your comment. Yes, sure you can book the sites on top to your itinerary.
      Our sales agent has created an example itinerary and he send it to your email address.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions.


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