Dolphins jumping, frogs chirring, parrots skittering through the early-morning sunlight. These are just some of the marvels that await you at the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, a paradisiacal retreat perched on the shores of the Rio Negro in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon—and one of the most luxurious lodges in South America.
The Anavilhanas is located in Anavilhanas National Park, an ecological reserve made up of some 400 islands just three hours from the city of Manaus. When you arrive, you’ll be able to rest in a private bungalow with full amenities, including hot showers and private balconies, before heading out on excursions into one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet. Afterwards, relax with a drink on the hotel’s floating deck, or climb the 150 feet to the observation area and look out over the surrounding islands. A tiny spot of heaven in South America’s most famous natural wonder.