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Last updated: 13 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Alex Robinson

This is one of the best lodges for wildlife, guiding and ecotourism practice in the Amazon, with rooms floating on a river in the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve – part of the 52 million-hectare Central Amazon Ecological Corridor, one of the largest protected areas on the planet.

This is the heart of the wild. Rooms sit on the water (you can hear river dolphins and caiman-crocodiles in the water as you lie in bed), with the suites linked by floating bridges. Pristine rainforest lies all around. Boat trips, hikes and other activities provided at the lodge are first class.

Surrounding area

The lodge floats on a placid river linked to a series of creeks, swamps, oxbow lakes and the Amazon itself. Wildlife-filled rainforest stretches for hundreds of kilometres in every direction, dotted only with a few small river villages. The nearest town, Tefé (connected to Manaus with regular 80 min flights) is a 90-minute boat ride away.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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