The hotel can be reached by land or by water, and all transport is based on the city of Novo Airￃﾣo. From Manaus, after crossing the majestic Rio Negro in one of the regular ferry boats, you will take a comfortable van across a road that stretches 180km into the woods and leads to the small town of Novo Airￃﾣo. The hotel is about 15 minutes from the town sailing down the Rio Negro, and the access is not affected by the yearly droughts in the region. Transport takes an average of 3:15hs and is coordinated by the hotel.
As with the majority of Amazonian counties, there is an extremely low population density in Novo Airￃﾣo due to the low number of residents and to its vast area (37.500 km2: almost as large as Switzerland). 85% of its total area is ruled by regimes of environmental protection, so the county invests in cultural and tourism activities, taking advantage of its privileged position and ecological orientation.
At Anavilhanas, hosting by itself is not enough. All of our guests are presented with guided tours by natives and bi-lingual guides in English and Spanish at no additional cost. Each package was designed to bring out the essence of the Amazon in accordance to the number of days a guest spends at the Lodge. Spending more time with us, the guest has more tours available, and can live more experiences and reach new horizons.
Anavilhanas Jungle lodge tours
- A whole day of activities to visit the northern part of the archipelago, hike through the rocks and through Madadￃﾡ Forest
- Nocturnal sightseeing at Anavilhanas Archipelago
- The unique sensation of living the Amazon Forest during the night in motorized canoes is experienced in search of night birds, sloths, snakes, caimans and sounds.
- Reconnaissance tour on Anavilhanas Archipelago
- The many channels (paranￃﾡs), lakes, and islands of the world￢ﾀﾙs greatest freshwater archipelago are explored in regional boats.
- Hiking on the Mainland Woods
- Trekking through the unstirred forest, toured by local guides who will reveal some of the mysteries of the Amazon Jungle. Knowledge about trees, herbs and fruits, jungle survival orientation and natural medicine notions are transferred to the tourist.
- Visit to Amazonian Dolphins and Art Parlors in Novo Airￃﾣo
- We take the guests to a floating deck where wild river dolphins come everyday. Then, the tourist will go to 2 craft shops, where local workers offer original natural products.
- Recreational Piranha Fishing
- Canoeing through riverbanks in Rio Negro
- In small wooden canoes, the tourist can explore the Igapￃﾳs and Igarapￃﾩs next to the lodge, enjoying the sounds, smells and surprising views of the flooded woods.
- Visit the Cabocla Community in Tiririca
- We will visit an isolated community in the middle of Rio Negro where the tourist can understand their way of life and their social organization.
- Theory and Practice of genuine Bow and Arrow from the Waimiri-Atroari Indians
- A fun and safe practice on appropriate targets using original Waimiri-Atroari Indian weapons.
- Sunrise contemplation
- Denaturing very soon in the morning in canoes, the tourist will watch the colorful sky changing with the sun rays, see the birds flying to their places and hear the noise of the waken forest.