Discover the Juma lodge and immerse yourself in the largest tropical forest in the world!
Get a close-up of the amazing life that fills the jungle from a wooden bridge perched up in the trees. Listen to the choir of birds fill the air with their sweet melodies, and watch out for other interesting jungle creatures. Welcome to the Juma Lodge, suspended in the trees in the heart of the Amazon forest!
A stay in this lodge right in the Amazon jungle is a particularly appealing option if you want to be really close to nature. Its isolated location in the rainforest, far from any roads and only accessible by river, makes it a true hideaway in this untouched landscape. It is a unique place on the river Juma, which is an ideal starting point for guided trips in canoes, boats or on foot, all of which are carried out daily by this true jungle hotel.
The Juma Lodge is no ordinary lodge: It goes further than most in its integration into the surroundings with a wooden structure perched on stilts to give you the unique experience of being part of the jungle. You will sleep in picturesque huts made of traditional materials perched up in the trees, linked by a network of suspended walkways and observation points.
Although the general image may seem a little basic, for example with the traditional roofs, the public facilities as well as the bedrooms were built by local craftsmen and are remarkably comfortable. Decorated with ethnic taste, offering an ideal mixture of modern needs and ecological awareness, this place is a chance to live your jungle dream without giving up your modern comforts.
Thanks to the many suspended walkways, you can wander through the foliage at more than 15 m above the ground, just like many local animals, who spend most of their lives at this level. A privileged chance to observe at close range what others will only ever see through binoculars! Add to that an ideal location on the Juma river bank from where you can watch the water animals and also see the fabulous sunsets over the water.
The Juma Lodge, is a privileged and unique way to discover and live the Amazon experience, in a magical atmosphere where you getting to know the jungle in total comfort is our priority.
During your stay at Juma Lodge
A unique lodge in the jungle canopy
A fascinating walk to access the lodge
Original and authentic excursions
from the lodge
Juma lodge package – Itinerary at a glance
- Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Manaus
- Night in a double room at the hotel in Manaus
- The transfers between Manaus and the Juma Lodge
- A full board and stay in a bungalow with a forest view (drinks not incl.)
- The excursions mentioned in the program
- 1 private and guided visit of Manaus
- Private transfer to the airport
Juma lodge, in the heart of the Amazon jungle
Juma Lodge sits on a shore in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, some 100 kms south of Manaus, in a completely preserved and protected area of 7000 hectares of tropical jungle.
Reaching it is an excursion in itself that allows you to begin to get to know the region and your surroundings.
Starting out from the Amazonian capital, you will first have to reach the other side of the gigantic confluence between the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões that is about 6 kms wide. You will cross this one from side to the other and so admire the spectacular phenomenon of the “meeting of the waters” between the two rivers.
When the two rivers meet, one black and translucent and the other beige and opaque, they flow side by side, without mixing, for tens of kilometers and ultimately form the bed of the largest river in the world.
Then it’s through the forest on a second boat that you will continue the journey to join the Juma Lodge. During this journey, you will get your first impressions of this unusual environment. You will also realize how isolated this ecological establishment is. Interestingly, it has been built to operate in total autonomy, recycling all its waste and transporting it to Manaus.
Live your true Amazon adventure and sleep in a hut perched 15 meters off the ground!
The Juma Lodge has 20 bungalows linked together and to the common areas by suspended walkways over 10m high in the trees on the edge of the Juma lake.
It is a small establishment far away from the mass tourism that can be found elsewhere. Here, all the staff, from the receptionists to the professional guides who organize the daily excursions, are dedicated to making your stay as smooth and as convivial as possible.
All the bungalows are made from local materials, combined with just the right amount of modern components. The perfect combination of state-of-the-art technology with local craftsmanship such as solar hot water with traditional techniques for braiding the roof adds a touch of authenticity to the hotel’s cachet while preserving the comfort of visitors. Each bungalow has a private bathroom and a terrace with a hammock that overlooks the forest in the standard category (4 units) or the lake in the superior category (16 units). We prefer the latter for travelers using our services.
Due to the isolation of the lodge, the stay is of course with full board (except drinks). It is the perfect opportunity to discover tasty local cuisine and specialties from the river and forest with indigenous and exotic names such as tucumã, tambaqui or pirarucu.
The Juma Lodge offers a full program of activities such as guided walks in the forest both by night and day so you can enjoy every moment spent in this exceptional place. Also you will better understand your surroundings and perhaps be inspired to do more to protect this wonderful ecosystem in the future.
Among the activities, you can learn to fish for piranas the way the locals do with a simple fish hook, a line and a little bait. A fun activity to catch your lunch; some little known rainforest knowledge is that the meat of these ferocious little fish is very tasty!
Also, canoe trips along the river are available and depending on the season, along the “Igarapés”, small water ways through the forest or through the “Igapó” (flooded forest). There are also trips day and night to see the magnificent local flora and fauna. Don’t miss the night trip along the river to visit the jacaré (caimans) that come out at dusk. Thrills guaranteed!
There is also a workshop on life in the forest and many more activities to enjoy! The guides adapt the trips and activities to the circumstances such as the time of year, what is possible at a given time and of course your wishes, this way they can offer you the best of this amazing place.
Complete your discovery of the Amazon with a guided tour to uncover all the secrets of Manaus
It would be a shame to just pass through Manaus and not take the time to visit this town so rich in history and shrouded in an interesting air of mystery.
We suggest a 3hr visit to the historic town centre with a guide.
This is an ideal way for people to discover a town that was once known as the ‘Paris of America’ when the trade in “Boracha” (rubber) from the jungle was in full swing and the town prospered. During this full sight seeing tour, you will be amazed by the exceptional historical heritage of this region, going back to the times of the “seringueiros”, the rubber harvesters that became rich at the end of the 19th century. Visit the incredible Amazonas theatre with its decorations and works of art imported from Europe, the town’s main attraction. Also, experience the massive port markets and the rich palaces and bourgeois mansions that have been renovated in the town centre.
Finally, if you are interested, you can also visit the zoo or the research centre for the protection of the Amazon Rainforest.
Juma Lodge stay – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Manaus
After landing at the Eduardo Gomes international airport, a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
On the way you can begin to discover the town of Manaus and its many paradoxes. For example, for a town lost in the middle of the jungle, it is still one of the big manufacturing centres in Brazil. Indeed since the establishment of a “free zone” to incite businesses to invest, the local economy has started developing again.
Arrival and night at the hotel.
Jour 2 : Manaus – Juma lodge
Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
From 07h30 on (the time varies depending on where your hotel is situated) the lodge shuttle (non private) will pick you up and take you to the port.
Here, you will board a boat to cross the Amazon river passing by the “Encounter of the waters”(about 1hr). If you put your hand in the water on both sides of the boat you will feel the difference in temperature between the milky waters of the Rio Solimoes and the dark waters of the Rio Negro. You arrive on the other side and take a vehicle to the banks of the river Juma. Here you climb aboard another boat and follow the river Juma that snakes up into the forest towards the lodge.
11h00 – Arrival at the Juma Lodge, a welcoming regional fruit juice is offered, before you are shown round the lodge.
At midday, lunch is served and it’s time to taste the regional and international buffet in the hotel restaurant with a fantastic view of the majestic Amazon river.
Around 15h00, after a little time to digest and enjoy the facilities with hammocks swinging in the gentle breeze, you will set of for a ride in a rowing boat to row down the river under the jungle canopy.
An ideal time to soak up the serene atmosphere of the place where you can see and hear a few animals going about their daily lives.
From 19h00, dinner based on delicious local specialties is served as a buffet at the lodge. A good occasion to exchange first impressions of this green sanctuary with family, friends or other visitors and the professionals that live here, always pleased to share their knowledge!
At 20h00, the guides will propose a night excursion in canoes to observe the small caimans that come out to hunt at dusk. The guide shines his lamp on an alligator so its eyes light up red and so reveals where it is. They will gently capture the alligator and bring it onboard so you can see it close up and listen to his/her explanations. The guide then lets the animal go.
During this trip by the light of the moon, you will discover a new dimension to the Brazilian jungle. Around dusk, hundreds of curious little creatures are dwelling in the shadows. You will be amazed at the quantity of nightlife in this forest that never sleeps.
Transfer service in the afternoon, leaves the airport at 13h30 at the latest (pick-up times vary according to the place) and arrival at the Juma Lodge end of afternoon. Important: this option doesn’t include the first breakfast and canot ride. Deprture at 13h30 at the latest; if your flight is delayed, you must spend the night in Manaus and be transferred the next day.
Day 3 : Juma Lodge
Rise before dawn to leave for a sunrise walk in the forest, a mesmerising spectacle that you will never forget.
After seeing the forest and river by day and by night you will discover a third dimension to the Amazon forest. The light at this time of day when the sun rises and covers everything in a golden aura, is fascinating.
Around 7h00, you are back at the lodge for breakfast.
8h30 – For those who wish, an excursion into the jungle.
During the excursion, the guide will show how to survive in the jungle and point out the edible and medicinal plants. Also, learn how to find shelter, and protect yourself from wild animals .… a true lesson in indigenous life in the forest and an excellent overview of this unique ecosystem.
Back at the lodge, buffet lunch based on both local and international cuisine.
At 14h30, after a little rest, the guides organize a short walk around the hotel surroundings.
For those who wish, at 15h00, it’s time to go piranha fishing.
Just like the Riberinhos, the Amazonians living on the banks of the local rivers, you will fish with a simple line, mounted on a steel wire and equipped with a strong hook to resist the teeth of these ferocious fish.
Once the fish bites, the fun begins! You will enjoy the battle that ensues for you to bank your very tasty catch!
Around 19h00, dinner is served in the restaurant. A last chance to enjoy eating the delights found in the heart of the jungle.
At 20h00, one of the native guides will conduct a workshop during which he will go over his life’s path and it’s close relation with the Amazon rainforest and it’s inhabitants.
Day 4 : Juma Lodge – Manaus/ out
From 07h00 a buffet breakfast is served at the Juma lodge. For the last time you will enjoy the delicious forest fruits and local morning produce. Then it’s time to pack your bags, leave your room and go to the jetty where your return boat awaits you.
At 8h30, it’s time to head off back to Manaus.
Along the river and then by road, amid the dense vegetation you will have a last chance to admire the majestic beauty of the forest. All the highlights that you have experienced at the Juma Lodge will settle as memories in your mind, unforgettable traces of an exceptional stay.
You will arrive in Manaus before 12:00
After lunch a guide will show you around the town centre on a private tour of about 3hrs.
During this visit, you will learn the secrets of the main monuments in the town, such as the Amazonas Theatre, but also other amazing buildings such as the cultural centre – Palacio Rio Negro, a beautiful mansion of the 20th century, once owned by one of the “rubber barons”. You will also see some of the elegant squares created at the same prosperous time. Finally, you will visit the huge indoor market and its famous fish stalls where you will find some giants of the Amazon such as the pirarucu (the largest fish in the Amazon), the tucunaré, and the tambaqui with human like teeth.
Transfer to airport or hotel.
End of our services.
Juma lodge Tour – Accommodation
Hotel Saint Paul (standard)
Located in a new building right in the centre of Manaus, Hotel Saint Paul is the ideal place for travelers looking for a simple and functional room with no frills but still modern and comfortable. Its privileged location only 500m from the city’s biggest monument is another asset.
Some rooms even have a view of the famous Theatre, adding a glamorous touch to your stay as soon as night falls. The suites are equipped with kitchenettes (sink, fridge and micro-wave) which can be very useful.
If you wish to enjoy the town centre with its restaurants and other services, this is the best option. The hotel Saint Paul is also our best price in Manaus.
Hotel Tropical Manaus Ecoresort (superior)
Located out of town, on the banks of the river Taruma, and about 10km from the airport, the Tropical Eco resort is a large hotel with all the necessary services to satisfy even the most exigent tourists. Surrounded by a park full of trees, its spacious rooms that are nicely decorated are a pleasure to relax in and get a good nights sleep. From single rooms to duplex appartments, you will surely find something to suit you. The hotel features lots of entertainment, a large pool with a wet bar and activity clubs for adults and children, this means plenty to do while discovering this amazing city. An interesting option for people with children and for those looking for top quality, but also for longer stays to relax and sunbathe under the Amazonian sun !