Posted on 10/06/2022

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The Best Jungle Experiences in the World

Were you planning to go on a jungle trip this summer? This article is for you if the answer is yes. Jungle vacations are some of the best you will ever experience, especially if you are an adventure enthusiast. One has several opportunities to spot exotic species of flora and fauna, and also participate in numerous outdoor adventure activities. Jungle experiences are extremely varied and each destination will provide you a unique experience. The lush green landscapes of Brazil to spotting almost extinct species of tigers in India, these vacations deserve to be on your bucket list. Let us now look at some of the best jungle retreat experiences in the world.

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Lapa Rios Ecolodge - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Ecolodge is one of the most luxurious resorts in Costa Rica, which is set up inside of a private nature reserve. The nature reserve is Central America's last lowland tropical rainforest and spawns across a massive 1,000 acres of land on the wild Osa Peninsula. The resort boasts of several bungalows with thatched roofs. Those roofs have the ability to cancel off all noises like the ring of a telephone or even prevent the internet waves from intruding. This enables guests to enjoy the peaceful environment of the jungle and listen to the mesmerising sounds of crickets, kinkajous, and cicadas. 


The ecolodge also offers its visitors a stunning view of the ocean and a big private deck. One can access the beach anytime with just a 10-minute walk, or even relax by the pool to soak in the stunning ocean views. There are several water activities that the visitors can choose from, like surfing, kayaking, horseback riding along the beach, and much more. One can even go for a hike and try to spot three-toed sloths, pumas, monkeys, tree frogs, toucans, macaws, and other species exclusive to the area in the forest. 



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Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, Brazil

Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is a luxury property situated in the heart of Brazil. However, an interesting fact about it is that despite all the luxurious amenities and comforts, it was originally constructed to be in a perfect balance with its surroundings. This property in the world's largest tropical wetland offers its visitors an authentic experience of life in a jungle. Most tourists grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel through the rainforest which leads to spotting towers on treetops in order to spot the beautiful hyacinth macaws.


Other activities that one can enjoy here include canoeing and horseback riding. Tourists also come from far-off places to go on photo safaris. This part of the rainforest is known to be one of the best spots in the world to photograph birds. The luxurious rooms in this ecolodge offer vast verandas and a pool with stunning views. The property also boasts of a restaurant that specialises in dishes made with organic produce from the property itself. It also sells homemade cheeses fresh from the garden. 



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The Lodge at Chaa Creek - San Ignacio, Belize

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is believed to be one of the finest jungle experiences in all of Central America since decades. Belize's best jungle lodge property is located by the Macal River in Western Belize. It houses the best known spa in the entire country along with a gourmet restaurant. The exceptionally-well trained staff at the lodge is a treat to experience. The lodge is situated on a 365-acre nature reserve and also houses a butterfly farm inside.



The spacious rooms inside the whitewash-and-thatch duplex cottages along with an infinity pool are a luxury anyone would like to enjoy in the middle of the forest. There are also other room options available like the two luxury suites and the honeymoon suites. These rooms offer the guests top-quality furniture, local art, luxury bedding, and are somehow situated on top of the trees, defying gravity. Tourists have an array of activities to choose from, like taking  a tour of the Rainforest Medicine Trail, visiting the Maya-style cacao plantation, canoeing, horseback riding and much more. One can also indulge in bird watching as there are around 247 species that have exclusively been spotted here. 



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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is one of the topmost hotels in Peru. It is an eco-lodge which is located remotely in the Amazon Basin of the country. Several visitors here climb up the banks of the Madre de Dios River in order to enjoy the magnificent views of the other side. One can wake up every morning to the sounds of tropical birds chirping and hear the voices of animals late at night. The eco-lodge shares its border with a huge jungle canopy. 



The individual rooms are thatched-roof and offer all organic products. The interiors are made up of naturally sourced materials. The highlight of this property is the Canopy Tree House. It is a room situated approximately 90 feet above the jungle ground. All visitors need to take up the Anaconda trail and cross several flooded swampland to reach there. All the trouble to get up there is worth it when one can look at the entire forest while sitting on a treetop. You can also have a meal over there and indulge in freshly prepared meals using only locally sourced ingredients. There is also an Amazonian botanical spa. 


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Pacuare Lodge - Pacuare, Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge is situated right in the heart of the tropical Caribbean Jungle and inside of a stunning and protected rainforest. The scenic property along with the Pacuare River just north of the Talamanca Mountains, is home to a huge variety of colourful wildlife. Tourists can spot monkeys, sloths, jaguars and a whole range of birds.



The private accommodation consists of elevated thatched-roof independent houses with an attached pool. Visitors often indulge in activities such as canyoning, rafting, horseback riding, and scenic treks to close-by waterfalls. A lot of couples even enjoy the opportunity of a candlelight dinner high above in the rainforest canopy.


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