Bungalow Lodges Overlooking River in Amazon Rainforest near Manaus, Brazil

Baía Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil) view map
Elevated Cabins
12 units
36 guest capacity
1 night minimum stay

Description of Glamping Units

Located in a more secluded and exclusive area of the glamping site, these river view bungalow lodges are nestled in the canopy of the Amazon rainforest, reaching 15 meters (49 ft) above the ground during dry season. Ensuring the utmost level of privacy, the river view bungalows were designed to be fully integrated into the forest, and have been constructed out of local natural materials which can be found in abundance.

The bungalows can sleep up to three in one full-size bed and one twin bed. All of the beds are situated in the same room making this perfect for small families. The bungalows also feature a furnished wooden terrace with breathtaking views across the Amazon River and glampers can relax in the hammock and read, or simply take in the forest sounds. The interior of the bungalow is decorated with local artifacts and is entirely wooden.

The private bathrooms offer hot running water which is heated from solar panels, and there is a laundry service for a small additional fee. These bungalows are fully lit and there is access to electricity supply. All bedrooms contain ceiling fans ideal for the Amazonian night, which tends to be far cooler than Manaus. Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Dining table
  • Double bed
  • Running water
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
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Facilities

Help is always at hand with a front desk team dedicated to delivering the highest standard of customer service, located on a large deck area overlooking the lake. There is a small on-site bar with a range of games such as chess, backgammon, and books on the Amazon. For those who wish to paint, painting implements can be borrowed from the host, and there is even a professional telescope to take a closer look at the nights' sky. Chefs at the restaurant specialize in both local and international cuisine, and the restaurant boasts fantastic views across the lake with curved wooden tables and chairs. There are also popular hang-out hammock areas to relax after a long day of outdoor activities, and a floating platform out on the lake where guests can swim from, enjoy the sunset, and have a drink.

Shared facilities
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar/Pub
  • Dining room
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Deck or balcony
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting room
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Additional Information

The host is committed to a vision of sustainability and all accommodations have been designed in an eco-friendly way, and are constructed out of local and natural materials which can be found in abundance in the region. Over 90% of the staff are individuals who live in communities surrounding the lodge. This glamping site is a significant driver of economic activity in the region.

Children up to five years old can stay at the site for free. Children from six to ten years old staying with two adults in the same room are offered a discount of 50% from the triple fare. Guests are allowed to bring 10 kg (22 lbs) of luggage per person. Luggage exceeding this amount can be stored in the office for no additional charge. All bills accumulated at the lobby bar must be paid in cash. The bar does not accept credit cards. Read More

Location + Surroundings

This glamping site is located three hours away from Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, by boat. Alternatively, guests can take a 30 minute journey by hydroplane. The trip to the lodge is a spectacular tour in itself of this remote and relatively untouched region of Juma in Brazil. En route to the site, guests will pass the 'Meeting of the Waters' where the waters of the Solimões River meet the black waters of the Negro River before merging to form the Amazon river. All of the properties are remarkable tree house bungalow structures perched high above the waters of the Amazon river, with great entirely unspoiled views. The site is located in the 'black water region' so there are almost no mosquitoes. Read More

Services

Glampers at this site have the opprtunity to spend an entire night out in the jungle. After dinner, the guide can accompany guests to their hammocks where they can spend the night entirely at one with nature, sleeping among the trees and listening to the exotic sounds of the rainforest.

To optimize the Amazon experience, the host offers several tours which can be organized on a private basis or in small groups. These tours are organized through packages that are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen conditions. Please contact the host for further information about the array of tour packages available.

Rates include full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), as well as the scheduled tours and a bilingual guide speaking Portuguese and English. Also included in the rate is a round trip transfer from Manaus (MAO Int’l Airport and/or city hotel) and back.

For those guests celebrating their honeymoon, the host can offer private breakfast inside the bungalow, fruit baskets, champagne and a private sunset tour accompanied by wine and cheese.

At an additional fee, guests can be transported from Manus to the glamping site by hydroplane. Please conta Read More

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Safari
  • Walking

The Juma and Amazon Rivers provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities including canoeing, nature spotting, and boat trips. There is a docking platform nearby where guests can feed the Piraucu - known as the notorious 'giant' of freshwater fish. Glampers can also take canoe trips along the river, which is a fantastic means of getting up close to the diverse array of plants and animals who live in and around the Amazon River.

During canoe trips, guests are encouraged also to swim, and can encounter the majestic pink dolphins of the region. There are also guided night tours taken on boats, and guests can expect to see caymans which are often skillfully brought on board by the guides to get a close look at the beautiful animals before they are returned unharmed back into the lake.

Other activities include jungle hiking, catching the Amazon sunrise, and piranha fishing. In the evening time, there are often lectures taking place, and for those interested in the local culture, there are trips to native villages to understand another way of life.

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