Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
At a Glance
The most comfortable of the Brazilian Amazon lodges with spacious guest bungalows with air-conditioning and hot water
Has its very own swimming pool - great for cooling off after a day exploring
Offers fascinating in-depth tours of the natural and cultural heritage of the region with superb local guides
The rustic cottages are built on stilts in a traditional style and in harmony with the surrounding jungle
Rio Negro’s acidic waters actually repel the kind of little biting insects other waterways in the region attract
Spot pink river dolphins
Best time to Visit
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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.
To start planning your holiday to Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is one of the most comfortable lodges in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, nestled within a vast stretch of untouched jungle, adjacent to the Anavilhanas Archipelago on Brazil's Rio Negro. Offers wonderfully varied excursions.
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 four 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 four 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.
This lodge opened in February 2007 and is perhaps the most elegant lodging in the Amazon. Operated by a couple from São Paulo, it is on a bluff above the Rio Negro, within sight of the Anavilhanas Ecological Station, a government nature reserve that encompasses the world’s largest riverine archipelago, with more than 400 islands and hundreds of lakes and igapós, an indigenous word that means flood forest. The lodge has 16 air-conditioned, wood-paneled rooms decorated with regional art, and an open-air common area stocked with DVDs and books. The lodge has its own strict rules when it comes to the guides it employs. Most lodges rely on freelancers who come in from Manaus. The Anavilhanas lodge hires only residents, which quickly pays off for the visitor.
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Rainforest exploration at Anavilhanas
A wide variety of tours are on offer during your stay at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge to bring you closer to life in the rainforest. Enjoy a combination of cultural excursions and wildlife watching tours for the ultimate Amazon experience.
Rio, Amazon & Trancoso
inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Plunge deep into the vast wonder of Brazil, from epic Rio, the ultimate Amazon and paradise coast, you will embrace a kaleidoscope of culture, nature and luxury
- Visit the neighbourhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro with its colourful restaurants, bars and vibrant street markets
- Marvel at the astonishing diversity of wildlife in the Amazon all the while staying at the most exclusive lodge in the rainforest
Location & 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-hour 30-minute international flight to Sao Paulo, 3-hour 50-minute domestic flight to Manaus and 30min seaplane transfer or 3-hour road transfer.
- 100% financial protection
- 24/7 emergency assistance
- Firsthand knowledge
- Renowned service
- Award-winning tour operator