In recent years there has been a move away from camping in general in Peru. Treks have been combined with hotels or lodges along the trekking routes adding that little extra comfort on your trekking trip. However, there are now some excellent luxury camping options emerging throughout the country offering the bonus of being closer to nature, trekking with an element of luxury and an excellent post-covid option for travel, far away from the tourist crowds. Here are some of the best Peru glamping picks.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is a graceful rainforest lodge, in the lush Tambopata National Reserve. Remote and pristine, yet easily accessible, this region is only a 35-minute flight from Cusco. A welcoming haven of 17000 hectares, Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica with 540 bird species, offers a range of land and river excursions including visits to oxbow lakes, clay licks and incredible interaction with the flora and fauna of the Amazon basin.
Peru EcoCamp is the first sustainable, eco-friendly luxury camping experience in Peru. The campsites use solar energy and have organic gardens, as well as natural water sources, providing guests with a luxurious experience close to nature with minimal environmental impact. On this luxury glamping and trekking experience, along the Salkantay trekking route, guests will stay in one of 5 eco-dome campsites located on the route to Machu Picchu in the iconic Vilcabamba mountain range. Peru Eco Camp operates reducing the environmental impact to an absolute minimum.
The Treehouse Lodge is the only lodge of its kind in the Amazon Rainforest. It is an all-inclusive, luxury lodge located at the confluence of the serene and protected Yarapa and Camaca Rivers near the Papaya Samiria Reserve. Visit and you’ll see the rainforest from an entirely new perspective that most visitors never experience, from the tree canopy. The unforgettable experience of watching monkeys and birds every morning, waking up to a safari of animal life before you even get out of bed. Every bungalow is equipped with showers, sinks, toilets and clean, white linens. Your personal treehouse bungalow gets you up off the jungle floor and helps you enjoy the airy relief from the heat and humidity.
With lake views, QHAPAQ Lago Titicaca, Perú is situated in Puno and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden and terrace. Both WIFI and private parking are accessible at the tented camp free of charge. The accommodation includes a fully equipped private bathroom with bath and free toiletries. Breakfast is also included. Hiking, cycling and fishing are available and a water park is at guests' disposal on site.
Just 1.8 km from the Urubamba bus station, Glamping Chaska Ocupi offers accommodation in Urubamba with access to a restaurant, a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Located 2.2 km from the Trochaic Church, the property provides a garden and free private parking. The property also has 1 bathroom featuring a shower and a hairdryer, and towels and bed linen are at guests' disposal. Buffet and American breakfast options are available every morning at this Peru glamping option. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is available in the surroundings. The Main Square is 2.8 km from Glamping Chaska Ocupi, while Saint Peter Church is 2.8 km from the glamping site.
With views over a swimming pool, Eco camp Huacachina is situated in Ica and has a restaurant, a shared kitchen, bar, garden, year-round outdoor pool and terrace. Both Wi-Fi and private parking are available free of charge. There is a fully equipped kitchenette and a shared bathroom. This is the perfect spot to explore Paracas, Huacachina sand dunes and oasis and the Nazca lines.
Valencia Travel Peru is one of the top operators of hikes and tours in and around Cusco, as well as all of Peru. On any of their treks, you can request luxury camping or "glamping" along the Inca Trail, Salkantay trek, Choquequirao Trek, or Ausangate trek, in fact on any of the treks that they operate! Combine an element of adventure with top class hiking and all al the creature comforts, including a massage, comfortable beds and exquisite food, all waiting for you on every day of the specific trek you choose.