It takes us about one hour boat trip from a village called Tefé to get to this floating lodge settled in a huge conservation unit located between three rivers in the Amazon basin named Solimões, Japurá and Auati-Paraná. With over a million hectares extension, the so-called Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá is the largest protected wetland forest in the world.
Mamirauá belongs to the Central Corridor of the Amazon Rainforest as a part of the Amazon Biosphere Reserve. Every year the reserve experiments high and low tide flows. Its regime of flooding, geological history and geographical formation give rise to high levels of endemism and peculiar species.
Established in 1998, the Uakari Lodge is run together by the Instituto Mamirauá and by the local communities within the Mamirauá’s reserve, in what is known as a shared management model. The project aims to generate income for local residents and contribute to the conservation of natural resources. The vast majority of employees come from the riverside communities: managers, local guides, maids, cookers, assistants, caretakers…
The guesthouse consists of five bungalows that literally float on water. All bungalows have two bedrooms that feature a toilet and a balcony facing the river, with a great view over the forest. The main floating area offers a small deck with lounging area, a kitchen, a restaurant, a pub, a video room and a library. Uakari Lodge was designed to generate minimal environmental impact, all thanks to appropriate technology facilities such as rainwater collection, solar energy for water heating and electricity and waste filtration system.
Tours can be elaborated according to the number of nights you intend to stay and taking into account the time of the year in which you are travelling. During the dry season, the activities are able to cover all kinds of Amazon floodplain environment, allowing us to appreciate its beauty and observe its wildlife on trails as well as in the Mamirauá Lake. On the wet season, it is not possible to hike, but there are canoe trips in which we explore the flooded forest with the same intensity. All tours enable travelers to experience the daily life of locals, visit communities, learn about local customs, and attend naturalist guides and researchers’ lectures while getting along with the hostel staff to complement the immersion activities.
There are also special tours: The Jaguar Expedition, a scientific expedition in search of Amazon jaguars; Birdwatching Tours, total immersion for bird fans; and Photography Journeys through the lowland full of endemic animals. All activities offer exclusive speedboats and expert guides.
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3 NIGHT: FRIDAY TO MONDAY
4 NIGHT: MONDAY TO FRIDAY
7 NIGHT: MONDAY TO MONDAY OR FRIDAY TO FRIDAY