The greatest river archipelago in the world, the Estação Ecológica de Anavilhanas contains about 400 islands which extend for over 90 km of untouched native forest. It is a veritable maze of lakes, rivers and riverbanks, which are the home to a very rich plant and animal life.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is a small and charming lodge that brings together nature and comfort in a subtle and harmonious way. The 16 simple, yet comfortable standard bungalows and 4 deluxe bungalows are adorned with beautiful regional arts and crafts and are equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, bathroom with hot shower and a private balcony with hammock. At night the lodge is tastefully lit and has a relaxing atmosphere. There is also a small swimming pool with a privileged view of the stunning surrounding landscape and river. The main area of the lodge has an intimate bar, a TV with a selection of DVDs, many books, pool table, and sundeck.
The lodge offers exciting activities such as canoeing in dug-out canoes, bird watching, jungle walks, piranha fishing, exploring the many islands and observing their unique ecosystems, visit to the Amazonian pink river dolphins in Novo Airão, nocturnal sightseeing at Anavilhanas Archipelago, hiking through the forest with local guides, alligator spotting and visiting isolated local communities.
The Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge has 16 suites and 4 deluxe bungalows decorated with regional arts and crafts and equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, safe, LCD TV, bathroom with hot shower and a balcony with hammock.
Children of all ages are welcome at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge although due to the length of the transfer to the lodge and the nature of the excursions we would not recommend it for very young children. Older children are sure to enjoy the adventurous nature of a stay in the Amazon and looking out for the local wildlife.
Anavilhanas has a small swimming pool with fantastic views, an intimate bar, pool table, TV with a selection of DVDs and a restaurant serving a mixture of mouthwatering Amazonian and international cuisine.
Given the privileged jungle location of Anavilhanas there is a long list of activities right at your feet (in small groups) including visiting the Amazonian pink river dolphins, canoeing, piranha fishing, nocturnal sightseeing at Anavilhanas Archipelago, bird watching, jungle walks, exploring the many islands and their ecosystems, hiking through the forest, alligator spotting and visiting isolated local communities to get a true feel for what living in the Brazilian rainforest is like.
When to travel
All year round destination. The climate is hot and humid throughout the whole year. Between June and November, it rains less (although it is a tropical rainforest and therefore can rain at any time) and it is hotter. From December to May the rainfall is more intense and the water levels increase and large marshlands form both in the archipelago and on the mainland. The flooded land reaches the highest levels between March and April and the lowest between August and October. When the land is flooded, more areas can be accessed by boat however during the 'drier' season beaches are formed along the archipelago and there is more chance to see wildlife such as caiman and capybaras on the river banks.
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Location and directions
110 km northwest of Manaus, in the county of Novo Airão, on the right margin of Rio Negro in the Amazon Rainforest.
How to get there
11.5hr international flight to Sao Paulo, 3hr 50min domestic flight to Manaus and 30min seaplane transfer or 3hr road transfer.