Location: Mirante do Gavião is a luxury rainforest lodge located in Novo Airão, 180km northwest of Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. Facing Anavilhanas National Park, the second largest river archipelago in the world, with more than 400 islands, the lodge is set in a region of great beauty, with panoramic views of the Rio Negro. Imagine those sunsets.
How to get here: It takes around 3 hours to get to the lodge from Manaus. The transfer is done by land. You can also fly (45 min) with unforgettable views over the Anavilhanas Archipelago and the Meeting of the Waters. Truly magnificent and totally worth it.
Structure: Mirante do Gavião lodge has 12 suites and spacious social areas with a living room, hammocks and games, a wellness space, viewpoints to the Rio Negro, a swimming pool and the restaurant lounge. The entire structure was conceived, planned, designed as a ship upside down. The suites are large and have a shower with hot tub, air conditioning, minibar and large balconies with hammocks. The gastronomic restaurant is top notch, with mouth-watering recipes.
Why staying here: Mirante do Gavião is one of the most luxurious jungle lodges in Brazil. There are daily excursions and activities one can do from here, from canoeing, discovering the forest and the caves, meeting the local communities and learning about their traditions and observing the abundant life of the Amazon. For those more adventurous one can try staying 1 night stay in the jungle, sleeping in hammocks. As the water is acidic there are no mosquitoes, so the stay is very pleasant and relaxing.
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This tour will take you to different parts of the gigantic and the powerful Amazon. Hot, steamy and super rich in flora and fauna to a scale that many species have not even been classified, the Amazon is the last great natural wilderness and a truly awesome location that needs to be experienced to be fully understood. With one fifth of the world’s fresh water, the sheer scale of the Amazon River is breathtaking. Suitable for families and for nature lovers.View full itinerary