Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, which opened in 2007, is an intimate lodge offering modern comforts and amenties deep in the heart of the unspoilt Amazon rainforest. Anavilhanas Biological Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers some 90 kilometres of native forest, 400 islands, numerous lakes and rivers. Plant life is rich and abundant and animals include monkeys, caiman, dolphins, parrots, macaws and butterflies. This is a nature lover's paradise and is just 125 miles from Manaus.
The lodge has 16 individual cottages linked to the communal areas by a series of walkways. The cottages are constructed of wood and straw and contain comfortable beds and modern tiled bathrooms with hot and cold running water. They have attractive tropical wood panelling and are air conditioned. Each cottage has a porch where you can relax in private.
The restaurant serves both traditional and international dishes. Meals are complemented by fresh fruit juices and a selection of fine wines. You dine surrounded by lush forest views. There is a spacious bar and reception area, ideal for a pre or post dinner drink and a chat over the day's events with fellow guests. This is a relaxing place, where you can browse through a book or play a game of pool. There is also a small floating deck, with closer views of the river. The swimming pool is surrounded by a wooden deck with sun loungers and looks out over the Rio Negro, perfect for relaxing between activities.
The rainforest is the highlight of your stay and Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge organises a variety of activities to enable guests to explore this unique region. Take a canoe ride into the maze of islands and lakes in sturdy wooden canoes, the best way to explore in the wet season when vast forest areas are flooded. Enjoy a guided nature walk through the forest and learn about the flora and fauna from your experienced local guide. Other activities include local village visits, piranha fishing and night searches for caiman. In the dry season it is also possible to visit river beaches and sandbanks.
Open: Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is open all year.
Location: Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge adjoins Anavilhanas National Park near the Rio Negro in the Amazon. It is 180kms from the city of Manaus. The journey from Manaus to the lodge takes about 3 and a half hours.
Rooms: The en-suite accommodation is in shared 2 suite cottages or individual bungalows, 20 in total. They are equipped with air conditioning, hot shower, minibar, safe and private balcony with a hammock. The 4 bungalows have additional amenities including TV, desk and ceiling fan. Electricity is available 24 hours a day.
Activities: The lodge offers a range of jungle activities including hikes, boat trips, feeding pink river dolphins, piranha fishing, canoeing, sunrise trips and night bird and animal spotting in motorised canoes. Guests can visit a local community, or try their hands at using a bow and arrow villages. Some activities are available only to guests staying at the lodge for a certain length of time. Time can also be spent relaxing at the lodge.
Facilities: There are several areas where guests can relax including a TV lounge and bar with a selection of DVDs and a pool table, hammock kiosk and the floating deck. There is a small library with books and board games plus a gift shop. The swimming pool is an attractive option on a hot day and has a pleasant sundeck with loungers and sunshades. The lodge offers a massage service. Meals are served buffet-style in the open-sided dining room and include Amazonian, Brazilian and international dishes, while sandwiches and snacks are available in the bar.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Malaria prophylactics are recommended for the Amazon.
Communication: There is internet access.
Anavilhanas is designed to blend into its natural setting and has a high level of environmental awareness. It complies with the principles of sustainability in its daily operation and has been designed so as to have minimal impact on the environment.
"Analvinas Lodge was excellent, staff and environment and bungalows of highest standard very attractive area of Rio Negro Archipelago, nice pool."