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One good option for the January holidays is to take the family on a wonderful trip into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. At the CRISTALINO LODGE, in the southern Amazon, one can learn about the mysteries of the world’s largest rainforest in a comfortable and safe environment. South America’s most famous lodge is easily accessible and offers visitors an unforgettable experience, watching birds, monkeys and other mammals, reptiles, butterflies and other colorful insects while walking the fascinating forest trails or taking a refreshing dip in the tranquil waters of the River Cristalino. An irresistible summer adventure in this region guarantees you sunny days, punctuated by short showers, and very pleasant morning and evening temperatures.
The CRISTALINO LODGE is one of the most honored hotels in the Amazon region, having been named one of the world’s best eco lodges by National Geographic Traveler magazine, in 2013. In 2008, the lodge was presented with the World Savers Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of international sustainable tourism, by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
Access to the lodge is through the town of Alta Floresta (in Mato Grosso state), which is connected to all the main Brazilian cities by regular flights. From there to the lodge is a 1 hour drive, followed by a 30 minute boat trip on the River Cristalino that begins your tour of the natural beauty of this region, showing you an enormous variety of birds, butterflies, primates and other mammals that will be further enjoyed from the system of trails that take you through various different types of vegetation. And when it comes to relaxation, there are canoe trips and bathing in the river, as well as enjoying the tasty and exotic regional cuisine.
The accommodation is fully integrated with the environment, giving the guests an authentic feel for the exuberance of the Amazon. The sophisticated bungalows offer comfort and privacy and are equipped with two comfortable beds, antechamber with two sofa-beds, spacious bathroom, ceiling fan, large windows with extensive views of the jungle, natural ventilation system, veranda with hammock and an outdoor shower in a private garden. The special bungalows offer extra comfort, with a bath in the private garden allowing a view of the treetops and the stars.
The lodge’s premier rooms are another excellent option, offering two comfortable beds, spacious bathroom, writing desk with lamp, private outdoor shower, ceiling fan, large windows with extensive views of the jungle, natural ventilation system and small veranda with hammock.
The lodge’s floating deck on the River Cristalino is a wonderful place for visitors to enjoy nature. It is equipped with tables protected by parasols, reclining chairs with colorful cushions and a fire pit in the middle. During the day, the deck is a base for swimming in the river, sunbathing or canoeing. During the night, an open fire sets the mood for chatting with friends under a star-filled sky.
The lodge has two 50-meter observation towers that enable guests to observe tree-dwelling animals and enjoy the lush landscapes of the southern Amazon’s terra firma forest, famous for the rich diversity of its huge and ancient trees. A total of 586 bird species has been registered in the area - one of the highest levels of bird biodiversity in the entire Amazon region.