After an exciting day full with new adventures and experiences, including jungle hikes and diving chaperoned by an experienced native guide, you treat yourself to the best in Amazonian and international cuisine before retiring to your cottage, where you lazily relax in the porch for the remainder of the evening. This is how you will spend your days at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge. You will have the best of two worlds – the beauty and richness of a tropical rainforest with all the comfort you would expect from an international class Lodge.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is a small and exclusive Hotel situated in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil. Resting in front of Anavilhanas, the world’s largest fresh water archipelago, the Lodge is touched by the black waters of the Rio Negro and is blessed with the sounds, smells and mysteries of the Amazon Jungle. Free of mosquitoes and nested within a vast stretch of untouched rainforest, you will experience the perfect balance between Nature and comfort, adventure and peace.
There are 16 suites in our Lodge, all of them equipped with split air conditioning, box beds, hot and cold water, fridge and an inviting balcony. In the luxury category the Hotel offers 4 bungalows completed integrated with the forest. In a hill 10 meters above the others, overlooking the Rio Negro and the islands of the National Park, they are fitted with split AC, king size bed, LCD TV 32 ", mini-bar and hairdryer.
The architecture is in line with the regional tradition: lots of hay and suspended wooden structures, holding cozy rooms where our guests will find peace and quiet for an invigorating night’s sleep. Throughout the hotel, the homespun atmosphere comes from modern forms and contours which enhance the grace of natural materials and their functions in the structure.
The restaurant is hidden amidst the trees, but through them it is possible to behold the dark water river, so dark that it has been called Rio Negro (Black River). In the menu, you will find a blend of classic traditional dishes with international cuisine, prepared and served with diligence for an impeccable presentation.
The deck and pool overlook the river and are nested among the trees that provide shade, peacefulness and a perfect spot for contemplation. In the Reception and Bar you will find a rich library, comfortable chairs and gaming tables which invite the guests to relax and take their time in good company. There is also a small floating deck which allows our guests to take a river dive, or to simply contemplate the quietness of the dark waters.
The tours through riverbanks, river margins, islands and woods are an adventure in their own right. How to describe the sensation of taking a journey in wooden canoes and regional watercraft through oceans of fresh water that flow through the maze of islands in the world’s largest river archipelago? The natural beauty of Anavilhanas, of its macaws, parrots and Amazonian dolphins will surprise the visitor at all times. During drought season, we offer tours to white sand beaches, lost amidst the waters of the woods. During the flood season, it is thrilling to sail in small canoes through the submersed forest and find some of the lakes that are formed within the islands.
1) Visit to Amazonian Dolphins (2hs)
Amazing Experience! You will have the opportunity in swimming with the Amazonian Dolphins in the Negro’s River
2) Hike through the woods (approximately 2hs)
Led by experienced local guides, the tourist will explore the mainland forest, where it is possible to observe some of the greatest Amazonian mysteries. The visitor will also receive instructions on trees, wild fruit, herbs and jungle survival. The trail can be done entirely on foot, but you can also return to the Lodge in a delightful canoe ride.
3) Bow and Arrow Pratice with real Waimiri-Atroari Indian’s Weapons (approximately 2hs)
Local Instructors reveal to the visitors all skill and materials used to make bow and arrow, and explain about their manufacture and sue, teach handling techniques and invite the tourist to a fun practice.
4) Caiman spotting (approximately 2hs)
The unique sensation of living and feeling the forest at night is experienced in canoes during the exploration of riverbanks in search of caimans.
5) Piranha fishing (approximately 2hs)
A fun fishing expedition in wooden canoes through regional riverbanks, where the tourist will be able to catch some piranhas as well as other fish while admiring the sights, sounds and smells of the forest.
6) Visit to the local community (approximately 3 to 4hs)
Visit to an isolated community in the Rio Negro (Black River) to get in touch with its lifestyle, social structure and customs, such as flour production. Residents are always receptive. During the trip, we will cross Anavilhanas and Rio Negro, in a trip that is a spectacle in its own right.
7) Handcraft studios in Novo Airão (approximately 3hs)
The tourists will visit two regional craft centers, where they can get in touch with the work of local craftsmen in their workplace, and later visit a shipyard of regional wooden watercraft.
8) Canoeing in rivers and riverbanks of Monteiro and Pato (approximately 2 hs)
The tourist will explore the most beautiful riverbanks around the lodge in wooden canoes that hold up to three people, enjoying the sounds and landscape that arise after every curve and in every waterway in the woods.
9) Visit to river beaches (Available from September to March, approximately 3hs)
The tourist will have the unique opportunity to bathe in a white sand beach in Rio Negro and enjoy the sights and beauty of the place.
10) Sunrise and sunset contemplation (approximately 2hs)
Leaving before dusk or right before dawn, the tourist will be led to a lake in Anavilhanas where it will be possible to observe birds and other animals in transit and contemplate the colors and nuances of Amazonian skies.