|The Amazon Village takes you into the heart of the forest, where the scents, the sounds, and the sights are all at hand. Amazonia of the great travelers has always been like this. This is how we wish your Amazonia to be.
In order to get a real feeling of the rainforest, one must leave the big city. The Amazon Village Jungle Lodge in the middle of the forest offers a unique opportunity for an unforgettable experience.
|THE AMAZON VILLAGE is located 30km (18.75 miles) from Manaus, on the banks of Puraquequara Lake, upstream Puraquequara River. Because of the acid water pH, mosquitoes and viruses which cause dengue, cholera, malaria, yellow fever, etc. do not proliferate in the area. |
Starting in Manaus, only a boat will take you to the Amazon Village.
Guests are being picked up either from the Airport or Hotel and transferred by car to the CEASA port for embarkation.
The trip on board a local river boat takes about 2 1/2 hours and passes by the " Meeting of the Waters" and continues through a side arm of the Rio Negro to the Lodge. The transfer is in itself already a rather enjoyable experience.
THE TRANSFER from Manaus to the Amazon Village or vice-versa takes about 3 hours divided in the following parts:
PART 1: MANAUS/CEASA PORT
by van, microbus or bus (Duration: around ½ hr)
PART 2: CEASA PORT/AMAZON VILLAGE
by regional boat, via the Meeting of the Waters phenomenon. (Duration: around 2 ½ hrs)
|There are 45 apartments, all with mosquito screens, two single beds, private bathroom with shower and veranda with a hammock, discreetly integrated into the natural surroundings. The maximum capacity is of 90 guests in double rooms. |
|Great atmosphere for experimenting our delicious cuisine, three meals are served daily, as well as snacks in between the different programs. The food consists mainly of local products, prepared by the Chef on location. Meats, fish and vegetables nicely decorated offer something for every taste. Plenty of tasty tropical fruits are always served to everybodys delight.|
|Recreation Area: Large terrace where you can sunbathe, read and relax with nature.|
|Reception and bar: With comfortable sofas and chairs, perfect for relaxing before and after excursions, or a chat with new friends accompanied by a local drink.|
|The Amazon Village staff consists of bilingual jungle specialists, who guide our guests on the following excursions: |
A.) - RECONNAISSANCE TOUR (Duration: 03 hours):
Departure around 09:00 hrs or 15:00 hrs in motorized canoe with guide to visit the river area inlets and floaded forest.
B.) - SUNRISE TOUR (Duration: 02 hours):
Departure around 05:30 hrs in motorized canoe with guide to admire the sunrise in the Amazon. Return in time for breakfast.
C.) - SUNSET TOUR (Duration: 02 hours):
Departure around 17:00 hrs in motorized canoe with guide to enjoy the sunset in the Amazon. Return in time for dinner.
D.) - JUNGLE TREK (Duration: 03 hours):
Departure around 09:00 hrs or 15:00 hrs walking or in motorized canoe with guide until appropriate area to enter the jungle. The guide will lead the hikers on a trek through the rainforest, educating them about the local flora and fauna.
E.) - FISHING TOUR AND VISIT TO A NATIVE "CABOCLO" DWELLING (Duration: 03 hours):
Departure around 09:00 hrs or 15:00 hrs in motorized canoe with guide to try to catch local fish, such as, tucunaré, tambaqui and piranha. Afterwards, travelers will learn about the customs and way of life of these native inhabitants, descendants of the indians.
F.) - ALLIGATOR SPOTTING TOUR: (Duration: 02 hours):
Departure around 20:00 hrs in motorized canoe with guide, in search for alligators called "caimans". Once they are paralized by the light of the flashlight, their eyes go red, enabling the guide to easily locate them. The guide will try to catch one of them with his bare hands and, depending on its size, bring it aboard the canoe for observation. Afterwards, the “caiman” is safely returned to the waters.