For those seeking a touch of luxury in one of the most unique environments in the world, Mirante do Gaviao Lodge is a beautiful property situated in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Just 2.5 hours from Manaus, guests can find the lodge along the banks of the Rio Negro. As the newest lodge in the Brazilian Amazon, it has been built in a sustainable manner with the surrounding habitat in mind, and offers serene views of the Anavilhanas Archipelago.
The building itself has been signed by Patricia O’Reilly, a Spanish architect, and has a distinctly contemporary look. Wide arches of richly coloured wood blend with the surrounding forest and create a truly boutique option for staying in the Amazon. The 7 suites and bungalows are separated into 3 categories which are suitable for large families, groups of friends or couples. Each features air conditioning, a large terrace, mini bar and king size bed. For those wishing to upgrade, the top suites also have a hot tub on the balcony.
Mirante do Gaviao Lodge has a fantastic on site restaurant and menu specially prepared by chef Deborah Shornik. It boasts a selection of dishes featuring local ingredient, plus international favourites. Aside from excellent cuisine, the lodge also has a selection of full-board packages which allow guests the chance to get to know this stunning region. Activities include canoeing, jungle trekking, piranha fishing, pink river dolphin spotting, boat based safaris and bird watching. Professional guides who speak English, German and French will enhance the experience with their knowledge of the wildlife that lives nearby.
At the end of a busy day, the lodge has a swimming pool which provides the perfect place to relax. For an unforgettable trip into this Amazon rainforest, consider staying at Mirante do Gaviao.