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Alta Sanctuary, Peruvian Amazon | Plan South America

Amazon | Luxury | Peru | Property

Nestled within the vast expanse of Peru’s Amazon Rainforest, Alta Sanctuary rises high above the jungle canopy. This treehouse hideaway is unlike any other property, becoming your private viewing gallery into the world’s most diverse ecosystem.  

 

What we love about Alta Sanctuary

  • Wake up to 360º views of the rainforest canopy, surrounded by its vibrant flora and fauna. Blending five-star comforts with ultimate seclusion, Alta Sanctuary prides itself on being the only luxury treehouse in the Amazon. 
  • Alta Sanctuary partners with Junglekeepers to safeguard the rainforest’s ecosystems. The property runs off renewable energy and implements waste reduction and water-saving technologies. 
  • In addition to the treehouse, which sleeps two, there are five new rainforest cabins, each accommodating 1 to 3 people. All rooms offer comfortable beds and modern facilities, equipped with electricity, hot and cold water, mosquito nets, a mini-fridge, and air conditioning.
  • The majority of staff are hired from nearby indigenous communities, providing employment and fair wages while contributing to local economic stability.
  • The treehouse is equipped with a two-way radio for communication with staff, and despite being far from cell reception, there is internet access and a satellite phone for emergencies.
  • A variety of low-impact exploration activities are on offer for guests to enjoy and learn about the rainforest without causing any harm to the surrounding environment.

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What to do at Alta Sanctuary?

Your days at Alta Sanctuary will involve experiences seldom encountered anywhere else on Earth. Wake up to the sounds of the jungle and 360º views of the Amazon. As sunlight filters through the treetop canopy, the rainforest awakens to a vivid display of colour. 

Start your day exploring the rainforest with the Alta Sanctuary expedition team. On guided treks, receive in-depth knowledge about the Amazon and the complex interplay of life in and below the canopy.

Bird enthusiasts will be particularly delighted. Scarlet macaws, toucans, tanagers, and trogons, add splashes of color to the green canvas. The Alta Sanctuary team will help you in identifying each species and guide you to prime wildlife viewing locations. 

As night falls, enjoy private culinary experiences in the treehouse or your cabin. The staff are on call 24/7 to cater to your every need. Clear skies also offer superb stargazing opportunities.

 

Map & location

To reach Alta Sanctuary, you’ll need to fly into Puerto Maldonado, Peru, arriving early in the morning or with plans for an overnight stay. The Alta team will then escort you on a 4-hour journey, including 1.5 of dirt track and concluding with a power boat ride down the Las Piedras river, leading directly to the treehouse.

When to Travel

The best time to visit Alta Sanctuary is between May and September, when the dry weather makes for easier jungle trekking and abundant wildlife meet on shrinking riverbanks. The clearer skies are also better for stargazing and you can expect fewer mosquitos.

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