Hard to get to and impossible to forget: experience the best of the Amazon by staying at the Cristalino Lodge, in the heart of the jungle.
Flying over the Amazon on a private jet makes travellers’ heart skip a beat. The world’s largest river, named after the female warriors of Greek mythology, touches eight countries and the volume of water flowing through its channel is greater than that of the next eight largest rivers combined.
The region’s flora and fauna are rich and diverse, part of a fascinating tropical ecosystem. The Cristalino Lodge’s gigantic private reserve offers hikes along 30 km of trails where visitors can enjoy the sight of astonishing vegetation and iconic species of Brazilian animals with an incredibly abundant bird life. While exploring the rainforest or silently canoeing along the river, you could spot giant otters, eagles and falcons, monkeys and sometimes even majestic jaguars. With 50-meter tall observation towers the lodge offers spectacular views of the sunset from above the canopy as its remote position, away from civilization, allows for an authentic experience without a shred of light or sound pollution.
We recommend visiting this Amazonian hideaway in May or June, as the wet and the dry seasons overlap. This is when the river’s water level is highest, allowing visitors to canoe through the flooded forest: a sublime adventure worth your while.
How to get there?
This Lodge is exceptional thanks to its pristine and remote setting, which also means that it is much harder to get to than other spots. The most convenient option is to hire a private jet to Alta Floresta Airport with LunaJets, where the Cristalino staff will await you and bring you to the lodge with a one-hour drive followed by a 30-minute boat journey on the splendid Cristalino River.