Tariri Amazon Lodge
Around 180 km (112 miles) northwest of Manaus, Lago de Acajatuba, Municipio de Iranduba, Manaus, 69450-000, Brazil
On the shores of Lake Acajatuba, this family-owned resort consists of charming wooden rooms built on stilts above the jungle floor. Owners Germano Alvarado and Fabiola Carrazzone do everything from greeting the guests with fruit juice to taking them on the various tours. Germano, who hails from Peru, personally takes guests on boat trips to see baby alligators and riverside communities, while Fabiola is in charge of the tasty meals served thrice daily. All rooms have screened windows, an electric fan, and their own bathrooms. Packages include a boat trip to see caimans at night, a visit to local riverside communities, and guided jungle hikes. Avoid booking trips during the dry season from September through January when the waterways dry up and temperatures soar.
- personal attention from the owners
- delicious food
- good value
- no air-conditioning, hot water, Internet, or television
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