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Mirante do Gavião

A sustainably designed ecolodge offering exclusive accommodation deep in the Brazilian Amazon.

Overview

The Mirante do Gavião Amazon Lodge, or “the hawk’s lookout” is a new sustainably-designed ecolodge, offering exclusive accommodation and access to one of the most bio-diverse and ecologically important areas of the planet: the Anavilhanas National Park – the second largest river archipelago in the world with more than 400 islands.

Located in Novo Airão, the last city accessible by land, 180km northwest of Manaus, deep in a region of great beauty in the Brazilian Amazon, the design hotel stands out for its grandeur and unusual design, based on Amazonian shipbuilding techniques. Its privileged position, with panoramic views of the nearby Rio Negro with its dark waters and dense vegetation, marks the scene where traditional tourism is left behind and the remote and preserved regions of the Amazon are revealed to guests.

Initially, the lodge was conceived to handle the embarkation and disembarkation of the owner’s fleet of traditional riverboats which have been based in Novo Airão since 2004. With few upscale accommodations in the area, the Mirante do Gavião jungle lodge went from a support point to a protagonist when its architectural project, designed by Atelier O´Reilly, received several awards in 2014, the year of its opening, detracting much of the attention of its “older brothers”, the boats.

Thus, the comfortable facilities and the Camu-Camu Restaurant, with the signature of chef Debora Shornik of renowned Manaus restaurant Caxiri Amazônia fame, gained their own concept and audience. Guests can choose from 13 curved, wooden suites across 3 cabin types: Treehouse, Luxury & Premium, which increase in size and comfort level. The family tree houses sleep up to six people,  luxury suites with private balconies and hammocks are suitable for up to three people, and the premium suites with terraces and hot tubs cater to up to four people.

In addition to its restaurant, Mirante do Gavião has an outdoor swimming pool, a riverside pier, lounge and a number of elevated lookouts for spotting birds, sloths and iguanas in the time between activities. The lodge has a number of different activity programs ranging from one to five nights, which include visits to local Amazonian communities, the aforementioned Anavilhanas National Park, canoeing, forest trails and interaction with pink dolphins. A stay at Mirante do Gavião lodge can also be combined with programs aboard the owner’s riverboats for the ultimate in Brazilian Amazon exploration.

Itineraries & Prices

All itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal weather conditions (and resultant variations in river and tributary water levels) affecting accessibility to locations. Thus navigation routes, times and excursions may need to be modified at the cruise captain’s or your guide's discretion.

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6-Day

6 Day - Hawk into the Wild

itinerary map

Welcome to Anavilhanas

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Transfer from Manaus to Novo Airão in an air-conditioned vehicle. Lunch will be served at the Lodge.

PM: Afternoon excursion by speedboat to freshwater beaches (dry season) or, depending on the season, to the aquatic trails through the flooded forest (wet season). At dusk, contemplation of the sunset in the National Park of Anavilhanas.

Mirante do Gaviao - Hawk into the Wild
Location
Manaus - Anavilhanas National Park
Day
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Anavilhanas Beach, Giant Tree, Village & Jungle Hike

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations. This day is completely customizable.

AM: During the Wet Season, visit the Sobrado community. Interpretative trail in the equatorial forest, visiting the biggest tree species in the Amazon, the Samaúma.

PM: For lunch, Amazonian fish is barbequed in the traditional home of natives. Then shift to the largest tree from Anavilhanas islands, a giant macucu in Parana das Araras. In return to the hostel foray through the flooded forest for flora and fauna explanation of that ecosystem assessment. On the return to the lodge, visit to the Pink Dolphin Floating House. Dinner will be served at the Lodge.

Dry Season

AM: Right after breakfast, get on a speedboat and visit the St. Antonio community and Tiririca community. Interpretative Trail in the equatorial forest.

PM: For lunch, Amazonian fish is barbequed in the traditional home of natives. Then shift to leisure on Tiririca Beach, in the heart of the Anavilhanas National Park. After a refreshing bath, flora, and fauna appreciation of the islands, rapidly shifting to the largest tree from Anavilhanas islands, a giant “macucu”, in the raid on lowland forest and explanation of this peculiar ecosystem.

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Location
Anavilhanas National Park
Day
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Trail in Forest & Madadá Caves

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations. This day is completely customizable.

AM: After breakfast, a speedboat journey for the interpretive forest trail until the Madadá Caves and their halls of stone, this will be a long excursion (around 3 hours) of trekking in the primary forest. Lunch at Caboclo’s straw house. Relax and contemplate in the lookout hammocks, with bathroom and toilet services.

PM: In the afternoon return to the Lodge among the islands of Anavilhanas National Park. Dinner will be served at the Lodge.

Dry Season:

PM: After lunch, visit the Madadá stone formations. This would be a good opportunity to swim if you desire.

Mirante do Gaviao - Hawk into the Wild
Location
Anavilhanas National Park
Day
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Amazon Wild Waterfalls

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Right after breakfast, we head to the Apuaú river by speedboat. After entering the Içana narrow river, we follow up to its main waterfall, with baths, swim in the river, and other water activities, into the Amazonian wild waterfalls tour. For lunch, grilled fish and other dishes will be served in the Jaú National Park jungle bungalow, with a bathroom and kitchen facilities.

PM: After a nap in the hammock, enjoy one-hour trekking excursion in an untouched forest to the waterfall of Thunder Igarapé, another tributary of the Rio Apuaú. Arrive at the place for water activities in the local waterfalls and natural swimming pools. Return to the Jaú National Park jungle bungalow. Enjoy dinner, a campfire, and stories from native folklore.

Overnight in a hammock in the jungle bungalow.

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Location
Anavilhanas National Park
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Amazon Wild Waterfalls Tour

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Wake up with the sounds of the forest and enjoy breakfast! Time at leisure to rest and have fun in the waterfall, pools, and contemplation the nature of the surroundings. On the return by speedboat to the Mirante do Gavião Lodge, lunch will be served at a local Natives site.

PM: Free afternoon to rest and enjoy the recreational areas of the Lodge. Dinner will be served at the Lodge.

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Location
Anavilhanas National Park
Day
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Farewell

AM: After breakfast, City Tour in Novo Airão, with a tour guide. It can be done with the hotel's bikes or motor vehicles. Return to the lodge by 11:00 a.m. to check out. Transfer to Manaus in an air-conditioned vehicle, for approximately 3 hours.

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Location
Anavilhanas National Park - Manaus
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Front Desk
Lobby
Restaurant
Pool
Sun Deck
Viewpoint Stairs
Wood Walkways
River Deck

Suites & Cabins

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4 Cabins

Treehouse Suite

Guests
2 - 4
Size
20 m²/215 ft²
Beds
Queen / Twin

The Threehouse Suite features a queen-size bed, air conditioning, a minibar and a private gazebo. Especially suggested for families.

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6 Cabins

Luxury Suite

Guests
2 - 4
Size
39 m²/420 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

The Luxury suites are large and have a King-Size bed, air conditioning, minibar, open-concept shower, and balconies with hammocks. They can also accommodate an extra bed for triple occupancy.

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3 Cabins

Premium Suite

Guests
2 - 4
Size
47 m²/506 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

These are the largest suites in the lodge, they feature a King-Size bed, an open-concept shower with hot tub, air conditioning, a minibar, large balconies with hammocks, and two extra beds for quadruple occupancy.

Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Deck shower
  • Lecture room
  • Cinema
  • WIFI available
  • All inclusive
  • Charging areas for electronic equipment

Equipment

  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Fishing equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Water canteen/bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details
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