Brazillian Amazon: The Cristalino Lodge is a luxury lodge in the Brazilian Amazon, the perfect choice for nature lovers offering unique outdoor experiences to some of the most beautiful areas in the region. The lodge has been designed to blend in with the native jungle, made with beautiful wood, creating the perfect balance between design and comfort all the while ensuring that it meets the needs of all guests. Choose from a range of exciting activities including canoeing, nature tours, bird watching and climbing canopy towers
Choose from a large selection of outdoor activities to participate in during your stay
well-trained guides will accompany you on all activities and provide
you with essential, informative facts about the native wildlife in the
Observe the magnificent Amazon from a height in the towering Observation Deck
Explore the stunning Brazilian Amazon, home to some of the most beautiful, rare animal and plant species in the world
Itinerary in Brief - 4 Days
Day 1: Arrive to Cristalino Amazon Lodge
Day 2: Kayaking in the morning and visit to the Canopy Towers
Day 3: Boat trip along the river
Day 4: Depart lodge for your transfer to the airport
Cristalino Lodge can only be accessed through the town of Alta Floresta, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. If you are looking to fly into Alta Floresta, there are daily flights operating from Cuiaba. No matter how you arrive into Alta Floresa, it is recommended that you arrive between 1pm and 2pm. Once arriving into Alta Floresta, you will be transferred for 1 1/2 hours by car then another 1/2 hour by boat. Cristalino Lodge can only be accessed by boat.
A wide range of activities are on offer at Cristalino to help you to discover the enchantment and beauty of the southern Brazilian Amazon. This vast region possesses a mixture of diverse habitats that can be explored with the assistance of experienced guides. Visitors can enjoy a unique natural experience, supplemented with educational elements. Outdoor activities on offer include:
The calm waters of the Cristalino River are perfect for canoeing, with safe and comfortable equipment provided.
Nature tours along the 30km trail system offer an in depth understanding of the tropical ecosystem are conducted in small groups to minimise disturbances to the forest.
For a truly unique experience of the Amazon rainforest, a visit to the Canopy Towers cannot be missed. Soaring to 50m, with way stations at various heights, climbers can look out to panoramic views of the reserve, with the vast forest canopy a blanket of green at one's feet.
Flora and Fauna Observation
Several flagship species of Brazilian fauna and flora can be found in this region, including; harpy eagle, Brazilian tapir, giant otter, white-whiskered-spider monkey, otter, white collared peccary, white-nosed-saki monkey, red handed howler monkey, dusky-titi monkey, snethlage's nnarmoset, cryptic falcon, crimson-bellied parakeet, black girdled barbet, paradise tanager, crested owl, spangled continga, pavonin quetzal, purple honeycreeper, curl-crested aracari, great potoo, attalea maripa, brazil-nut tree and mahogany. This area has been highlighted by the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment as vital for conservation.
Accompanied by guides, the boat trips are ideal for observing wildlife on the banks of the rivers.
Departs - Daily
These rooms provide a simple regional decor with two or three beds, ceiling fan, private bathroom and natural ventilation system. They were conceived with the intent of having four apartments per structure and can each accommodate up to three persons. Area: 22 sq-m (235 sq-ft).
These rooms provide 2 comfortable beds, spacious bathroom, well lit writing desk, small private outside shower, ceiling fan, wide windows with an extensive view of the outdoors, natural ventilation system and a small veranda with a hammock. These apartments were conceived with the intent of having two apartments per structure and can comfortably accommodate one or two persons. Area: 53 sq-m (570 sq-ft).
The bungalows have two comfortable beds, an ante-room with two sofa beds, spacious bathroom, ceiling fan, wide windows with an extensive view of the outdoors, natural ventilation system, veranda with chairs and hammock and an outside shower in a private garden. The suite occupies an entire bungalow, allowing for greater privacy, and can comfortably accommodate from one to four persons. Basic amenities from L'occitane compliment this room to ensure an exceptional stay. Area: 75 sq-m (812 sq-ft).
*Cabin rates are available upon request
This accommodation is similar to the bungalow, but it has an additional outside bathtub, with hot and cold water, in a private garden setting - ideal for relaxing at the end of the day. An additional set of amenities from L'Occitane compliments this room to ensure an exceptional stay. Area: 79 sq-m (854 sq-ft).
Electricity is available from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Candles are provided in each room as additional lighting. Electrical plug/outlet and voltage: 110 volts
Restaurant with indoor and outdoor areas serving Brazilian and regional cuisine
Bar with spectacular views to the surrounding environment
Wi-fi internet access
Mini-store with Cristalino Lodge clothes, books, local handicrafts and outdoor clothing
Open deck area with chairs and open fire, providing an exceptional view of the rainforest
Platform access to the lodge offering a wonderful view of the Cristalino River
Radio contact along all trails and in all activities
Floating deck on the Cristalino River - at night, an open fire in the middle of the deck area creates a cheerful spot to relax and admire the lush nature and star-filled sky
Accommodation with private facilities
All meals during your stay
Visit to the Cristalino Natural Heritage Forest Reserve
What's not included?
International and internal airfares
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable