Amazon Rainforest

Anavilhanas Lodge


Small and exclusive

Buried deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazonian Rainforest, one of the world’s greatest exotic wildernesses, Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, overlooks the world’s largest freshwater archipelago and is touched by the black waters of the Rio Negro.

Choose between 16 cottages and four bungalows to sleep in for the duration of your Amazonian adventure, each one with unbridled views out onto the rainforest. The rooms are decorated in a gorgeous combination of authentic wooden furniture and huge glass windowpanes so you can make the most of your scenic surroundings. Enjoy a private deck with a hammock, perfect for those afternoons where you just need to kick back and enjoy a sunset Caipirinha.

The lodge boasts a swimming pool with a view of the surrounding landscape and a comfortable living room area for relaxing. The local ladies cook up a treat in the restaurant with a delectable blend of Amazonian flavours and international cuisine based on a menu designed by a European chef.


At a glance

  • 20 rooms

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Floating Deck over Rio Negro

  • Swimming pool

Anavilhanas Lodge Brazil river


  • Anavilhanas Lodge Brazil canoe sunset

    Sunrise contemplation

    Leaving at dawn, the guest will be taken to the islands to watch the birds flying and the beauty of all the colors when the sun rises in the Amazon sky.

  • Anavilhanas Lodge Brazil fishing

    Recreational piranhas fishing

    Enjoy the amazing scenery and catch some fish during this fun activity done in wooden canoes along the igarapés.

  • Anavilhanas Lodge Brazil dolphines

    Tour in Anavilhanas Archipelago looking for pink dolphins

    The countless canals, lakes and islands of one of the world’s largest river archipelagos are explored in seeking of Pink and Gray Dolphins.

Community & Culture

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge carries out the Project of cultural appreciation and support to the D.Pedro II school located in the riverside community of Santo Antônio through contributing to produce for children's meals, improving teacher's living conditions, installation of solar power and a variety of other activities. The Lodge is also a partner of the New School and Community Bathroom in the rural area of the municipality of Novo Airão.


Lodge Guides and Staff are trained to never intervene in wildlife during the tours and explanations. The tours offered to Anavilhanas guests strictly respect the environmental rules of Conscious Tourism, generating minimal impact on the places visited and genuine experiences. The hotel has expanded the area of preserved native forest in the surroundings, initially from 45 to 220 hectares. Aiming to extend preservation into advanced spots, Anavilhanas has built a new structure on a 200-hectare area, 50km away from the Lodge.


Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge has its own photovoltaic power plant generating 100% of the electricity used in their operation. The regional boats (used in the tours on the Rio Negro) have also solar energy system, providing a reduction in noise and burning fossil fuels. The hotel prioritises electrical appliances that have type A energy efficiency and certification for low energy consumption. Their water heating system is made by solar panels and stored in thermal boilers, avoiding the consumption of gas and reduction the need of electricity. The sewage from Anavilhanas is collected and treated in biological cesspools, with the sludge removed by certified companies and disposed of in sanitary landfills. There is an internal waste separation and differentiated destination process: organic waste for composting; paper, plastic and glass for recycling. Committed to reducing the generation of waste, packaging and plastic items, the hotel has been replacing and adapting supplies and facilities in its operation.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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