This tour to Cristalino Amazon Lodge takes you to an area of the world's largest jungle with rich biodiversity, even by Amazon standards. The lodge also has tailored packages for bird-watching, ecotourism, photography and butterfly observation, all with expert naturalist guides. All packages can be tailored to the perfect length for your ideal stay.
Amazon Jungle Lodges
Immerse yourself in the Amazon Jungle at one of our Amazon Lodges. Arrive boat and stay at the very edge of the largest river system in the world. Wake up every morning to the staggering sound of the Amazon Dawn Chorus. Witness wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, macaws and even the Amazon River dolphins at such close quarters that they may even become your friends. Trek into the jungle to learn the secrets of the rainforest and how to survive in it. Paddle canoes day and night along the quiet creeks for close-up encounters with caimans. Swing in a hammock at the end of another amazing day in the Amazon Jungle while staying at an Amazon Lodge with Brazil Adventure Tours.
Cristalino Lodge is located on the banks of the Rio Cristalino close to Alta Floresta in Mato Grosso State, the southern edge of the Amazon Jungle. Around the lodge is a nature reserve area rich in biodiversity even by Amazon standards. The lodge adapts its programmes to the needs of its guests, with packages focussing on bird-watching, ecotourism, butterfly observation and photography. At the lodge you immerse yourself in the jungle with canoe trips and jungle hikes, observation and photography of the mammals and butterflies, and top-class bird-watching. The lodge has tree houses and a canopy tower to ascend and observe the Amazon and its birds with clear sight lines. Group sizes are always small and each has an Amazon wildlife expert to enhance the chances of wildlife encounters. Cristalino Lodge is a nature-lovers paradise.
- Destinations: Alta Floresta
- Duration: 3-6 Night Lodge Package
- Trip Style: Traditional
- Activities: Kayaking & Canoeing - Wildlife Observation - Ecotourism
Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!
|Day 1 : Over the Amazon Jungle to Cristalino
Alta Floresta to Cristalino Amazon Lodge
|Your flight takes you over the southern reaches of the Amazon Jungle to Alta Floresta. On arrival in the town, you will be picked up for the short road and boat journey along the Rio Cristalino. This river is named for the clarity of its waters, and from the lodge boat you can see this and perhaps even some riverine wildlife along the way. Caiman alligators and tapir are possible sightings along the banks, with kingfisher and egrets in the branches above them. On arrival at Cristalino Jungle Lodge you can enjoy the Amazon ambience as you settle in to your accommodation. An introduction to the lodge, its activities and the surrounding area follows.|
|Day 2 : Amazon Views & Hikes
Cristalino Amazon Lodge
|Stays at Cristalino Lodge can be tailored to your specific wishes, with available activities depending on the season, weather and recent wildlife sightings. A morning hike to the 50m high Canopy Tower gives you a view of the Amazon from tree-top level, with monkeys, macaws and other colourful Amazon avians often observed. The Ficus Trail takes you on a jungle hike to a giant fig tree, while the Taboca Trail in the afternoon takes you to observe the seasonally flooded forest (January to July or so) where tree trunks on lower ground remain half-submerged and very photogenic. Possible wildlife sightings include monkeys, the sloth and the tayra.|
|Day 3 : Amazon Flora & Fauna
Cristalino Amazon Lodge
|A morning hike takes you to the Saleiro Tree-House in the middle of a forest reserve that boasts mineral-rich soil. This attracts many mammals - tapir, collared and white-lipped pecary and the wonderful anteaters, both giant and collared can all be observed in the area. An afternoon boat trip upriver and a hike along the Brazil Nut Trail takes you through an area of these Amazon giants, with many creatures that like to feed on their produce. The return journey downriver can be done by boat and also by canoe if you prefer. Paddling for yourselves gives you the chance to observe the animals and birds that use the riverbanks and trees for shelter.|
|Day 4 : Amazon Lowlands
Cristalino Amazon Lodge
|Being woken up by the Amazon Jungle Dawn Chorus is a special beginning to any day. Parrots,parakeets, macaws, toucans and hundreds of other species compete to make the most noise. Your morning activities begin with a boat trip and a hike along the Sierra Trail, which passes through drier ground in a deciduous forest. The trail is set above the lowlands, with various wonderful viewpoints across the hilly landscape. Colourful Amazon Orchids can often be found in this area. An afternoon trip to Teles Pires Island takes you to a haven for colourful tropical birds, with nesting wood storks. The island is especially photogenic at sunset.|
|Day 5 : Leaving the Amazon
Cristalino Amazon Lodge to Alta Floresta & Away
|Your final morning at Cristalino Lodge (packages can be arranged for any length of stay). A light hike takes you along the Tapiri Trail, where white-whiskered spider-monkey can be observed. This simian is the symbol of the Cristalino State Park, which you will have to leave behind in the morning to return to Alta Floresta. Your flight away from the Amazon Jungle takes you to either Brasilia or Cuiaba. Brasilia has some international connections and both have domestic connections to Sao Paulo, Rio or Manaus for flights home. You can also combine your stay at Cristalino Amazon Lodge with visits to the Pantanal, Rio and Iguazu Falls.|
|PRICES||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Per Adult *||US$ 1,975||US$ 2,175||US$ 2,550||US$ 3,575|
|Domestic Flights **||US$ 250|
|Suggested Hotels||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Alta Floresta||Cristalino Amazon Lodge - Standard||Cristalino Amazon Lodge - Superior||Cristalino Amazon Lodge - Bungalow||Cristalino Amazon Lodge - Special Bungalow|
* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.
- Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
- Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
- What is the best time of year for this tour?
Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.
Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.
What is the best time of year for this tour?
All Year Round