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Juma Lodge

A comfortable jungle retreat in the heart of the Amazon
Amazon HolidaysBrazil Holidays· 20 Rooms · £££

Small, comfortable, remote lodge in the Amazon jungle

Nestled in the heart of the Amazon region, Juma Lodge sits upon a peninsula, surrounded by lush landscapes.

Location: Juma Lodge, is approximately 100km south of Manaus on a Juma River peninsula. The transfer is approximately 3½-hours from either your hotel in Manaus or airport. Departing from Manaus Port, its a 45-minute boat trip over the Amazon River to Porto Careiro, passing the iconic 'Meeting of the Waters,' followed by a 1-hour overland transfer and a final 1-hour scenic motorboat trip to the lodge.

Lodge: The lodge’s 20 spacious bungalows feature palm-thatched roofs, forest and river views, and essential amenities like ceiling fans, large panoramic windows with insect screens and is elevated on sturdy wooden stilts to withstand the periodic rises of over 12 metres in water levels. Each accommodation is a comfortable retreat after a day of jungle exploration.

Step onto your private veranda adorned with a hammock, offering a perfect spot to unwind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Juma Lodge boasts a panoramic restaurant, providing a culinary journey amid breathtaking views. Numerous observation decks invite you to witness captivating sunsets, creating unforgettable moments for every guest.

Indulge in leisure at the river pool area, providing a refreshing escape, as a unique touch, the lodge features its very own mini museum, offering insights into the rich history and diverse ecosystem of the region.

Overview: Juma Lodge, is one of the more remote lodges in the region, offering a unique "in-the-middle-of-nowhere" allure. The longer 5-night packages allow guests to experience an optional night in the forest, under the stars in hammocks after dinner. Wildlife enthusiasts need not venture far, as various monkey species frequently visit the lodge, reminding guests to keep doors closed for an up-close encounter with nature.

Sustainability: Juma Lodge’s primary conservation initiative revolves around providing financial support for the restoration of the forest along the shores of Juma Lake, where our lodge is situated. In collaboration with the local non-profit organization, Eco Amazonas, they are dedicated to preserving and rejuvenating the vital ecosystems surrounding our pristine location. Practical implementations include photovoltaic solar energy, solar water heating, sewage treatment centre and a recycling and waste centre.

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January

January is a fantastic month to visit Brazil as it marks the peak of the summer season. The weather is hot and sunny, perfect for enjoying the stunning beaches and vibrant coastal cities like Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. It is also a great time to experience the famous Carnival, with its colourful parades, lively music, and exuberant street parties.

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February

February is still a popular month to visit Brazil due to the continuation of the summer season. The weather remains warm, and you can indulge in various outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and exploring the Amazon rainforest. Additionally, February offers the opportunity to witness smaller-scale Carnival celebrations in different regions of the country, showcasing unique local traditions and customs.

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

October in Brazil brings pleasant temperatures and a decrease in tourist crowds, making it an ideal month for outdoor activities. One must-visit destination during this time is the iconic Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The water levels are typically high, allowing visitors to witness the falls in their full splendour, with the thundering cascades creating a breathtaking spectacle.

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November

As November arrives in Brazil, it brings the beginning of summer, with rising temperatures and ample sunshine. This makes it an excellent time to visit the renowned beaches of Brazil. Whether you're looking to indulge in exciting water sports, sunbathe on golden sands, or simply unwind amidst the coastal beauty, these beach destinations offer an idyllic retreat.

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December

Moreover, December presents excellent opportunities for diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago renowned for its stunning marine life and pristine beaches. Alternatively, nature lovers can explore the landscapes of the Pantanal, a vast wetland ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife, before the onset of the rainy season.

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