The Cristalino Jungle Lodge is located on the right bank of the Cristalino river inside the Cristalino State Park, 165.310 acre of pristine jungle, 39 km from Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso. The geographical location of the Cristalino State Park is strategic for the sustained preservation of an enormous area of Amazon forest. The Park represents an effective barrier between the devastation caused by the traditional economic misuses to the south, such as wholesale timber extraction, cattle ranching, and unsustainable agriculture, and the huge virgin areas to the north.
Cristalino Jungle Lodge is the work of a family who is leading conservation and sustained projects in the Alta Floresta region, which includes support for scientific and applied research through the Cristalino Ecological Foundation - CEF Field Station. Besides this the Cristalino Jungle Lodge, an internationally recognized prime area for bird watching is also famous for unforgettable adventure: hiking jungle trails, overnight in the jungle, swimming in the pristine Cristalino river, canoeing, jungle trekking and wildlife viewing.
The town of Alta Floresta is reachable by plane from Cuiabá. There is one TRIP Airline flight per day to and from Alta Floresta from monday till friday. From Alta Floresta the access to the lodge is by a well maintained dirt road and 30 min. by boat.
Drop off to sleep to the soothing sound of the river! Wake up with the sunrise and the howler monkeys calling from the forest! The 18 guest quarters are located within our 11,399 hectare Amazon reserve. Built of wood, with cool ceramic tile flooring, the bungalows and premier rooms blend into the vegetation and are naturally ventilated, using ceiling air ducts. Screens in the windows allow guests to enjoy not only views of the jungle, but its sounds and smells too. All accommodations have solar water heating and biological waste treatment, emphasizing our concern over responsible tourism.
SPECIAL BUNGALOW (01)
This accommodation is similar to the bungalow, but it has an additional outside bathtub, with hot and cold water, in a private garden setting – ideal for relaxing at the end of the day. An additional set of amenities from L’Occitane complement this room to ensure an exceptional stay. Area: 79 sq-m (854 sq-ft)
The bungalows have two comfortable beds or one king size bed, an ante-room with two sofa beds, spacious bathroom, ceiling fan,
wide windows with an extensive view of the outdoors, natural ventilation system, veranda with chairs & hammock and an outside shower
in a private garden. The suite occupies an entire bungalow, allowing for greater privacy, and can comfortably accommodate from one to
four persons (2 adults and 2 teenagers). Basic amenities from L’Occitane complement this room to ensure an exceptional stay. Area: 75
sq-m (812 sq-ft)
JUNIOR BUNGALOW (2)
The bungalow junior have three comfortable beds or one king size bed, spacious bathroom, well lit writing desk, ceiling fan, wide windows with an extensive view of the outdoors, natural ventilation system, veranda with chairs and an outside shower in a private garden. The suite occupies an entire bungalow, allowing for greater privacy, and can comfortably accommodate from one to three persons. Basic amenities
from L’Occitane complement this room toensure an exceptional stay. Area: 60 sq-m (645 sq-ft)
SUPERIOR ROOM (4)
These rooms provide two comfortable beds or one king size bed, spacious bathroom, well lit writing desk, small private outside shower, ceiling fan, wide windows with an extensive view of the outdoors, natural ventilation system and a small veranda with a hammock. These apartments were conceived with two apartments per structure and can comfortably accommodate one or two persons. Basic amenities from L’Occitane complement this room to ensure an exceptional stay. Area: 53 sq-m (570 sq-ft)
STANDARD ROOM (8)
These rooms provide a simple regional décor with two or three beds, ceiling fan, private bathroom and natural ventilation system. They were conceived with the intent of having four apartments per structure and can each accommodate up to three persons. Area: 22 sq-m (235 sq-ft) King-size Beds: In the case of the special bungalow, bungalow, bungalow junior and superior rooms, king beds can be provided, as long as they are requested at the time the reservation is made.
The Cristalino Jungle Lodge offers typical Brazilian cuisine prepared in wood stove as well as some indigenous specialties. Three plentiful buffet meals are served each day at the thatch roof patio for outside dining or in the inside dining room.
Furthermore facilities of the lodge are a floating deck for swimming, wildlife viewing, fishing and relaxing, a common living room with sofas, chairs, a small natural history library: useful for slide shows, meetings and relaxing, and a bar which offers appetizers, well stocked with various cold drinks and juices.
Cristalino Lodge offers a wide variety of programs:
Eco-tourism: Nature tourism and activities which demonstrate the beauty of the Amazon ecosystem, the sustainable use possibilities of the forest and its interaction with the local community, always accompanied by a naturalist guide.
Bird Watching: Alta Floresta is considered by ornithologists as one of the main destinations for bird watching in the whole of Amazonia.
Amazon School: the immersion Workshop on Ecology and Conservation of the Amazon Rainforest offers participants the unique opportunity to study first-hand the natural history of important plant and animal taxa in the Amazon rainforest, within the context of basic ecological and evolutionary principles