The lodge

Our history

Max, the founder of the lodge, lived all his childhood in this region, grew up contemplating the beauties of the Amazon, listening to birds singing, learning from the beginning the importance of living in community and producing sustenance from daily activities common to the people that lives around the rivers such as: hunting, fishing, planting and harvesting.

It was the continuous observation of the customs of his family that helped him to create the sustainable projects, and activities that today are selected to compose the ecotourism packages of the lodge, inserting the knowledge of the communities around and the expertise of them in agreement to our projects, giving them and empowering them to do so, was rewarding. Revealed talents and brightened the services provided by the team.

Our team is formed by people from the communities and families that work in tourism. You can meet them as reception, cooks, waiters and room maid, all of them have an effective contract and are residents of nearby communities.

Our visitors leave the lodge, happy out and delighted with the simplicity and promptness with which they are served and received during the experience in our lodge.

All activities are conducted by our specialized guides, but our “mateiro” jungle guides from  the communities around the lodge, is always together, guiding, helping, collaborating with the experience and taking care that everything is presented naturally, because one of our mission is that our guests have the most authentic amazonian experience.

The structure

We offer three types of accommodation:
  • Rustic Bungalows with a ventilator, double and single beds overlooking the lake;
  • Masonry Bungalows with air-conditioner, double and single beds overlooking the forest
  • Superior Bungalows including one luxury bungalows are large and equipped with king-size bed, air-conditioner, plugs, and hot water. Great overview of the lake, nice and peaceful place to relax and enjoy your free time after lunch or dinner.

The localization

We are located in a privileged area of ​​primary jungle with a rich biodiversity and vast options for ecotourism, bird watching, adventure and leisure. The trip from Manaus to the lodge is the first part of the adventure, you will see different ecosystems, natural beauty and encounters with the routine of the local natives, cattle flocks and stilt houses that adorn the “sides” of the roads, families that move in small boats along of the rivers and the fisherman in his stillness and calm waiting for a good day of fishing.

The total journey time is 03h30min between land and river navigation, with a strategic stop at the famous meeting of the Negro and Solimões rivers. The journey continues to Careiro da Várzea port, where the route by land begins, via the famous highway BR-319 – until the dirt road km 14, a 17 km ride on unpaved road, total of 57 km. The trip ends on the shores of river Mamorí, where another boat awaits the visiting travellers to proceed to their final destination to the Lodge.


A região

O estado do Amazonas, abriga grande parte da floresta e seus rios mais importantes. Da junção dos mais famosos rios, Negro e Solimões, se forma o rio Amazonas. E, às margens do rio Negro, à poucos quilômetros do encontro dos rios, localiza-se a cidade de Manaus, capital do estado do Amazonas. Estamos localizados no Lago do Tracajá, alimentado pelo rio Mamori, na região sudeste de Manaus, em uma área de floresta primária.

Estação da cheia | Período: março à agosto – Devido ao período chuvoso, os níveis das águas aumentam variando de 10 a 15 metros. Este é o período ideal para os passeios nos igapós (floresta alagada), realizados em canoas motorizadas. Os passeios são deslumbrantes e ideais para a contemplação da Fauna e Flora amazônica evidentes nesse ambiente.

Estação da seca ( vazante) | Período: setembro à fevereiro – É o período no qual a região apresenta maior intensidade de calor, o nível dos rios atinge seu ponto mais baixo, geralmente os igapós secam e passamos a utilizar os caminhos terrestres (trilhas ecológicas) para realizar passeios em terra, assim como explorar os caminhos dos igarapés (pequenos braços de rios).

The Projects

Our activities involve visiting local communities and, due to the distance from the lodge to Manaus, our involvement with each  local family goes beyond working with tourism, we have contributed to the local economy, as this partnership allows us to purchase fresh produce, vegetables and fruits from of the plantations of neighboring communities, as well as fresh fish, which are mostly ordered direct from the fishermen of that region.
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