Manaus - Gateway City to the Amazon Rainforest
The city of Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, is the main gateway to the largest equatorial rainforest on the planet. The city has an excellent infra-structure for receiving visitors, with many hotel options and restaurants of international standards. But Manaus’ main asset is its baroque architectural gems such as the Teatro Amazonas, an Italian-style neoclassical opera house built at the height of the rubber boom in 1896 and the Palacio Rio Negro dating back to the colonial Era.
Anavilhanas Lodge’s chef utilizes the abundant fresh ingredients that the Amazon supplies to create delicious meals that earn rave reviews from guests. Daily excursions include rainforest hikes, reconnaissance tours of the archipelago, cave explorations, visits to the local caboclo villages, dolphin sightings, sunrise excursions, and canoeing in the backwaters and byways of the Rio Negro River system.
Cristalino Lodge - An Amazon Sanctuary
The principal access point to the Cristalino Lodge is the airport of Alta Floresta, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The Ecolodge is set within the first Private National Heritage Reserve in northern Mato Grosso, which enables visitors to immerse themselves in the wealth of flora and fauna of the region. Situated beside the clean, calm waters of the majestic River Cristalino, which provides the only access to the hotel. The property contains several nature trails, where one can be sure to sight some of the special creatures that inhabit the Amazon region. It is a region that is recognized as one of the world’s most important, in terms of biodiversity.
The Cristalino Lodge offers many outdoor activities within the stunning scenery of the tropical rainforest. The combination of great diversity of fauna and trails that take you through different types of landscape, together with the beauty of the fully preserved River Cristalino, makes this a unique destination for those who appreciate nature. Serious bird watchers prefer the Cristalino Lodge. The lodge itself has a Zen simplicity which blends into the natural beauty of the surroundings.