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Cristalino Lodge

Contemporary eco-sanctuary on the banks of the Rio Cristalino in Brazil's biodiverse southern Amazon.

Overview

The mission of Cristalino Lodge is two-fold; protect the rainforest while also providing engaging ecotourism activities within the southern Amazon. The way the lodge carries out that mission is nothing short of astonishing. From the exotic comfort of its contemporary accommodations to the highly trained guides, Cristalino Lodge pays meticulous attention to every detail, ensuring your time in the Brazilian Amazon is all you could hope for.

Life At The Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the River Cristalino within a large nature reserve, Rio Cristalino Lodge seamlessly blends into its surroundings so that you will always feel connected to the rainforest. At night, screened windows allow you to drift off to the babble of the river and nocturnal wildlife sounds, while ceiling air vents provide ample ventilation. Much more than a collection of buildings, every aspect of the lodge is an experience to savor.

Gaze up at the starry sky while sipping a drink at the riverside bar. Enjoy a candlelit dinner at the lodge’s restaurant, take a nap in a swaying hammock and wash your cares away in an outdoor bathtub. Satisfy your curiosity about the region in the reading room stocked with education materials on biodiversity and ornithology, and log onto the Wi-Fi to share your stories with friends back home.

To experience ultimate peace, stroll over the suspended bridge to the floating dock. Take a book, settle into a lounge chair or a rocker under a parasol and take in the sights and sounds of this remarkable part of the world. Both professional and amateur shutterbugs will love the early-morning photography programs, which provide a chance to snap shots of monkeys, butterflies, and reptiles.

Exciting Excursions

There is no single way to experience the Amazon, so Cristalino Lodge has developed a range of programs that are relevant to guests of all ages, which are sure to speak to your interests and spark your passion. Grab your binoculars and join one of the birdwatching activities to observe and learn about the habitats of the 586 species found in the area.

Canoe trips, often combined with hiking activities, are perfect for spotting capped herons, white-whiskered spider monkeys, and kingfishers. You’ll also be able to take nature walks on 18.5 miles of trails, glide down the river on boat trips and climb two 165-foot observation towers for sweeping views of the landscape and the chance to see the wildlife that lives high in the treetops.

Biodiversity Conservation

Cristalino Lodge is nestled within a private nature reserve measuring 44 square miles. By establishing this protected area, which borders the massive Cristalino State Park, the lodge protects the habitats of a wide variety of species. The nature reserve is divided into four areas dedicated to conservation, environmental education, responsible tourism, and ongoing research.

This luxurious lodge has something for everyone, including honeymooning couples, families and groups of friends. For certain, anyone who has a passion for exploration and conservancy is destined to fall for Cristalino Lodge.

Itineraries & Prices

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5-Day
6-Day

5 Day - Lodge Stay

itinerary map

Arrival at Cristalino Lodge

AM-PM: You’ll be met on arrival at 2pm in Alta Floresta and taken by road and boat the 1.5 hour journey to Cristalino Jungle Lodge arriving around 3.30pm. Introduction to the lodge and facilities.

Should you wish, an earlier transfer at 9.30am can be arranged for a surcharge which would get you to the lodge by 11am.

Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Alta Floresta - Cristalino Lodge
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Hiking in the Cristalino Reserve

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Early morning hike along the Taboca trail, observing wildlife and flora along the way.

PM: Afternoon boat trip up river to Dr Haffer’s trail and Kawali trail where parrots and many other species can be observed.


Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Cristalino Lodge
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Sunrise at the canopy tower & Sunset on the river

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Very early start for a pre-dawn hike to the canopy tower. Watch sunrise from the canopy tower. At this time of day many species of birds can be seen including toucans. Return to the lodge to rest.

PM: Afternoon boat trip and hike along the Brazil Nut trail where there are some particularly enormous trees. Travel back to the lodge by boat via a location where Painted Parakeets can often be found. Observe wildlife at sunset along the river.

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Cristalino Lodge
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Serra do Cacau Trail & Canoeing

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM-PM: This trail runs through a beautiful transitional forest growing on the slopes of this range of hills. When you reach the top, you have a lovely view of the forest in the valley below. The activity requires that visitors are familiar with the demands of sloping terrain. Returning to the hotel in a canoe.

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Cristalino Lodge
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Early morning hike to Figuera Trail before leaving Cristalino at 10am. Along tthis short trail, which connects with other longer ones, you can see the spectacular roots of a fig tree, in a terra firma forest.

Should you wish, a later transfer at 4.30pm can be arranged for a surcharge.

Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Cristalino Lodge - Alta Floresta
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6 Day - Lodge Stay

itinerary map

Arrival at Cristalino Lodge

AM-PM: You’ll be met on arrival at 2pm in Alta Floresta and taken by road and boat the 1.5 hour journey to Cristalino Jungle Lodge arriving around 3.30pm. Introduction to the lodge and facilities.

Should you wish, an earlier transfer at 9.30am can be arranged for a surcharge which would get you to the lodge by 11am.

Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
Location
Alta Floresta - Cristalino Lodge
Day
1 / 6

Hiking in the Cristalino Reserve

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM: In the morning hike along the Figueira Trail, on this short trail, which connects with other longer ones, you can see the spectacular roots of a fig tree, in a terra firma forest.

PM: In the afternoon, Rochas Trail awaits you, this trail passes through a beautiful rock formation covered with ornamental plants and heads for a stream bordered by palm trees. There is also a kind of salt lick along this trail, which is naturally rich in mineral salts. The Chip Haven Observation Tower is located on this trail and access to it may be included as part of the tour.

Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Cristalino Lodge
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Speciality Trails

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Early morning hike along the Manakin Trail, a short trail that is accessed by boat, passing close to a natural lake. Due to the specific species that can be found in the area, such as White-crowned Manakin (Dixiphia pipra), Bronzy Jacamar(Galbula leucogastra) and Brown-banded Puffbird(Notharchus ordii), this trail is recommended for birdwatching.

PM: Afternoon boat trip up river to Dr Haffer’s trail and Kawali trail where parrots and many other species can be observed. This trail that is accessed by boat, passing close to a natural lake. Due to the specific species that can be found in the area, such as White-crowned Manakin (Dixiphia pipra), Bronzy Jacamar(Galbula leucogastra) and Brown-banded Puffbird(Notharchus ordii), this trail is recommended for birdwatching.

Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Cristalino Lodge
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Canopy Tower & Canoeing

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Very early start for a pre-dawn hike to the canopy tower. Watch the sunrise from the canopy tower. At this time of day, many species of birds can be seen including toucans. Return to the lodge to rest. 

PM: Afternoon boat trip, since canoeing is a quiet, peaceful activity, it frequently provides excellent opportunities to observe birds and monkeys along the river banks. It is always a good idea to head downriver, in the direction the current is flowing, passing through different types of scenery.


Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Cristalino Lodge
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Serra do Cacau Trail & Canoeing

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM-PM: After a quick boat ride, this trail begins with a short walk within a forest containing tall trees, then moves on to sloping land that takes visitors to the top of the highlands. On the way up, you can see a significant change in the types of trees, as you leave the terra firma forest and enter the deciduous forest. The activity requires that visitors are familiar with the demands of sloping terrain. Return to the hotel in a canoe.

Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Cristalino Lodge
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Cristalino Lodge. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Early morning hike to Taboca Trail, before leaving Cristalino at 10am. This trail goes through a variety of different habitats, including bamboo groves and areas that are partially flooded during certain months of the year.

Should you wish, a later transfer at 4.30pm can be arranged for a surcharge.

Cristalino Lodge - Lodge Stay
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Cristalino Lodge - Alta Floresta
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Restaurant
Floating Deck
Lodge Entrance
Deck At Night
Conference Room
Bar
Breakfast

Suites & Cabins

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8 Cabins

Standard Room

Guests
2 - 3
Size
22 m² / 237 ft²
Beds
Twin / Triple

This accommodation contains two or three comfortable beds, a private bathroom and a ceiling fan. The decor is not as sophisticated as that of the premier rooms or bungalows, but the rooms are decorated with local handicrafts.

There are four of these rooms per building and each can accommodate up to three people in single beds.

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4 Cabins

Superior Room

Guests
2
Size
53 m² / 570 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

This accommodation contains two comfortable beds, a spacious bathroom with a shower, a writing desk, ceiling fan, WiFi internet, armchairs, 110V electricity sockets, an additional outside shower in a private garden, and a veranda with a hammock.

There are two superior rooms per building and each can comfortably accommodate one or two people. Guests can opt for a double bed or two single beds.

Special amenities from Granado complement this room to ensure an exceptional stay.

Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Double. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Triple. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Double. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Double. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Exterior. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Triple. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Exterior. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Shower. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Junior Bungalow - Double.
2 Cabins

Junior Bungalow

Guests
2 - 3
Size
60 m² / 645 ft²
Beds
King / Twin + Single

This accommodation has its own private veranda with wooden benches and a large pivoting door that provides harmonious integration between the external and internal areas. There is the option of three comfortable single beds or one king size bed (according to preference) and there are modern style armchairs and chairs and a reading desk looking out into the forest. The Junior Bungalow has a ceiling fan, large windows with stainless steel screens and a natural ventilation system, allowing the refreshing breeze of the forest to enter and enhance the sensation of serene contact with nature. The spacious bathroom has three sections, with two showers, one of which is external, within its own lovely private garden.

Separately constructed within the natural forest, to ensure the privacy of our guests, the Junior Bungalow accommodates 1-3 people. Guests have the option of a king size double bed or three single beds.

Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow - Triple. Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow - Bathroom Amenities. Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow - Exterior. Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow - Amenities. Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow - Bathroom. Cristalino Lodge's Bungalow - Exterior.
3 Cabins

Bungalow

Guests
2 - 4
Size
75 m² / 807 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin + Sofa Beds (x2)

This accommodation contains two comfortable beds, an ante-room with two sofa beds, a spacious bathroom with a shower, ceiling fan, WiFi internet, armchairs with footrests, 110V electricity sockets, an additional outside shower in a private garden, and a veranda with a hammock.

The suite occupies an entire bungalow, which is inserted separately within the native forest of the hotel’s grounds, ensuring the privacy of guests. The bungalow can accommodate up to four people. For the master bedroom, guests can opt for a double bed or two single beds. The sofa beds can each accommodate a person with a height of up to 1.75 meters (5’7” ft).

Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow - Double. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow - Outdoor Bathtub. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow - Exterior. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow - Double. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow - Exterior. Cristalino Lodge's Special Bungalow - Exterior.
1 Cabin

Special Bungalow

Guests
2 - 4
Size
79 m² / 850 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin + Sofa Beds (x2)

This accommodation contains two comfortable beds, an ante-room with two sofa beds, a spacious bathroom with hot water shower, ceiling fan, armchairs with footrests, 110V electrical sockets, an ample outside bathtub in a private garden, outside shower and a veranda with a hammock.

The suite occupies an entire bungalow, which is inserted separately within the native forest of the hotel’s grounds, ensuring privacy of the guests. The Special Bungalow can accommodate up to four people. For the master bedroom, guests can opt for a double bed or two single beds. The sofa beds can each accommodate a person with a height of up to 1.75 meters. (5’7” ft).

Special amenities from Granado complement this room to ensure an exceptional stay.

Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Cabins with balconies
  • Deck shower
  • Lecture room
  • WIFI available

Equipment

  • Wetsuits
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Yoga mats
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details