Travel to Brazil and Experience the Amazon Jungle at the Uacari Jungle Lodge.
Uacari Jungle Lodge is situated off a tributary of the Solimões River,
around one hour by speedboat from Tefé, a little town one hour flight
It is a Sustainable Tourism Ecolodge, which provides
educational and economical support to several small communities in the
surrounding area. Most employees are Caboclos or local natives who are
learning a specific trade.
Services offered at the Uacari Jungle
Lodge are designed to allow the Caboclos to improve their lives while
offering visitors a more natural environment. Therefore, some services
offered may not be at international hotel standards. However, character
makes up for it.
The Uacari Jungle Lodge counts 5 floating
bungalows that can accommodate maximum twenty persons. A central
floating area, a natural swimming pool, a kitchen, a restaurant, a bar, a
video room and a library complete this incredible structure. As a
sustainable project, the lodge enjoys solar power.
stay you will see the flooded forest, an abundance of birds, monkeys,
black caiman, and other wildlife. The lodge also offers trips to a local
river village in order to interact and get to know the Amazonian
population and their way of life.
We recommend you do not miss
the tour to Lake Mamiraua where you will see the pink dolphins jumping,
silver fish literally jumping into your boat, and the hundreds of
caimans, up to 5 ft long.
The lodge has a system of fourteen
trails in the forest. Developed in a flat terrain and with 3km in
average, the trails are designed not to be physically straining and most
of them can be walked in three hours at the longest. All of them were
developed in strategic areas so as to maximize the chances of wildlife
viewing, and some of them were used by researchers in their studies
about the ecosystem. Visitors will go into the forest in small groups of
up to six people.
Duration:Half day (2-4 hours)
Paddle Canoe Trails
the flood season (May to July), all the Reserve area gets flooded. In
this period, tourists will glide through the trails in small paddle
canoes. On these trails, visitors may view different species of monkeys
and other arboreal mammals, such as the red howler monkeys, uakaris,
squirrel monkeys and tree toed sloths.
Duration: Half day (3-4 hours)
Meeting the Researchers
Institute is a Reasearch Unit linked to the Ministry of Science,
Technology and Innovation of Brazil, Its researchers study mainly the
biodiversity of the Mamirauá Reserve. In the area where Uacari Lodge is
located there are two research stations where groups of researchers stay
during their field trips. Since visitors have great interest in knowing
the research carried out in Mamirauá, the lodge promotes the
interaction between researchers and visitors. These researchers meet
tourists at night, when they make a presentation os the study fields –
usually about one of the typical animals of the Amazon.
Duration: Half day (1-2hours)
community visits, guests will be able to know the history, way of life
and customs of this riverine population. They will be hosted by a
community guide – a local person especially chosen by the community to
be the host. The community guide will show the main attractions in their
village, and will share with visitors the history of the place.
Visitors will ask questions and will also be specially encouraged to
talk about their own way of life.
Duration: Half day (3-4 hours)
Sunset at Mamirauá Lake
Lake is located at the heart of a total preservation zone and works as a
nursery to some aquatic species. During the excursion to the lake,
visitors possibly have encounters with the pink river dolphins, hoatzins
and maybe the pirarucu fish. In the end of the afternoon at sunset,
visitors will watch one of the most beautiful sceneries in the Reserve.
On the way back to the lodge, evening animals like the black caiman –
the largest predator in South America - can be seen.
Duration: Half day (4-5 hours)
Night in the Jungle
the sensation of sleeping in the middle of the forest in a house that
is in the same height as the crown of the trees? And this house is made
of a material that allows you to have a 360 degree view of everything
that happens around you? That is how you will feel in a Jungle House.
Together with a guide, you will spend the night with the forest, the
animals and its sounds.
Duration: Full night (8 hours)
Food and drinks:
The lodge offers three meals a
day, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The menu was created from Brazilian
cuisine, focusing on local products and dishes that are typical from the
Amazon Region gastronomy. It is composed by a lot of fresh fish and
regional vegetables, fruits and juices. Red meat is not served.
The bar offers national and foreign wines, cachaças, beer and soda (not included).
Uacari lodge is equipped with transport infrastructure including
speedboats, motorized and local typical canoes. The 40 hp engine
speedboats are used in the transfer from Tefé to the lodge. Up to six
guests at a time can stay on board. Please beware that you should only
bring a maximum of a 15 kg baggage item.
is mainly composed by interpretation and observation trails, but the
lodge also has an animal watching natural structure, built inside the
forest and destined to get as close as possible from wild animals
As the Lodge uses solar power, electricity is
not always available. Batteries can be charged only a few hours a day,
depending on the weather conditions. It is recommended to bring extra
There is also a VHF radio communication system (there is no telephone network).