Hotels, guesthouses and cottages offer options of staying overnight in the largest rainforest in the world
Coming from Manaus or Belém, countless routes will let you sleep in the brazilian forest, in a hotel, a cottage or even on board a regional boat. The lodgings mix comfort with adventure, combined with the experience of sleeping in one of the biggest preserved areas in all the planet. The jungle hotels charm foreigners that love the pleasure of spending the night in the middle of the Amazon.
In Manaus, going towards the suburban cities you can get to know uncountable riverside communities and small towns on the river banks. To see some of these villages, the routes can be done by boat or land. Other than the thousands of species of animals and plants, many people also live and survive in the heart of the Amazon. There are several towns, villages, indigenous reservations and small communities around the rivers spread in the entire jungle., There are no large buildings in the most isolated areas and the families share the scenery with only the vastness of the forest.
The Amazon Rainforest sceneries vary depending on the time of year, but they are always charming for those who visit the region to observe animals or enjoy the experience of staying in one of these communities. Despite having some roads, most of the access is done by boat. Overall, more than 80% of the transportation in the Amazon is done by boat, so you inevitably need to use these vehicles to go to the villages that are far from the capitals. Most lodges and jungle hotels also offer transfer options by picking up the tourist at the airport or in the city and leading them in. So a good tip is to always check if your hotel offers this option.
As well as in the capital of Amazonas, for trips to Pará, going out from Belém or Santarém, there are also options for sleeping on boats at the Rota dos Rios, a route that crosses the two largest capitals of the forest, a very popular transportation in the northern region. This can also be an alternative for those who have more days in the place and want to explore the Amazon in a remarkable way.
If your idea is to stay in a lodge or a jungle hotel to gaze at the stars, listen to the sound of the forest, observe animals or make small expeditions, several hotels and lodges offer structures for different traveler profiles. In some of them, there is also a “survival in the forest” option, with wild camping. The options range from more affordable lodging to more luxurious categories. Check some of them out and book a reservation with all safety in Booking.com.
Lodging in a Riverside Community
Leaving Santarém, in Pará, the Community of Aña is a small town located on the edge of the Arapiuns River. The community is one of the attractions for those who visit Alter do Chão and its surroundings. In this region, a tourism project that is changing the local scenery was also adopted.
The project was done in partnership with the NGO Saúde e Alegria, which offers tourism of living in one of the most remote regions of the planet. The community of Aña has a hostel open to visitors that works as a base for tourists at the village, where the person can stay and learn more about the quiet routine of the community. There is also the option of staying in residents’ houses, providing an even more intense experience. If you want more information about the Anã village, we went to meet the community and talked a little about it in the article how tourism can transform the Amazon.
Grand Amazon – Hotel boat
And if the idea of the boat encourages you, but you also don’t want to give up comfort, the Grand Amazon of the European group Iberostar is the only hotel boat with weekly departures from Manaus. Other less luxurious boats also offer overnight options, known as “Amazonian cruises” – Book here.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
On the edges of Rio Negro, 180 km from Manaus, Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is one of the most luxurious jungle hotels, serving charm in total comfort. The Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is located in front of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, in the municipality of Novo Airão, in Amazon. The hotel also offers the service of transfering the tourists from the city or airport and taking them inside the forest.
The hotel is also part of the select group Roteiros de Charme and has a complete structure to receive couples, families and small groups of friends. For guests, there are also different activities with ecological trails, canoeing, night watching animals, observation of Amazon river dolphins, recreational fishing, among others – Book here.
The Juma Lodge is located on a small peninsula covered by native forest, typical of the Amazon, in one of the most preserved areas of the forest. The hotel also offers jungle tours and maximum exclusivity in its 21 bungalows, all suspended between treetops, built to mix with nature.
The accommodations have optional views of the forest, the Juma River or a panoramic view of both in the largest bungalow of the hotel. All offer fully equipped structure to ensure extreme comfort even in one of the most remote regions of the world – Book here.
Awarded as one of the 25 best eco lodges in the world by National Geographic, Cristalino Lodge is a jungle hotel that is located in a private reserve in the southern region of Amazonia, in the city of Alta Floresta in Mato Grosso.
The eco lodge also offers different activities to contemplate local biome with hikes, canoeing, ecological walks, bird watching and other animals, workshops and photo curses with renowned professionals, as well as a unique immersion in the forest for those who want to fall in love once and for all with the Amazon – Book here.