Destino Brazil: The Amazon

August 8th, 2013

It was its raw, unbridled beauty that served as the inspiration for the 2014 collection but make no mistake about it—within the Amazon, incredible luxury can be found.  Here’s how to experience the wonders of its diverse flora and fauna without giving up relaxation and comfort:

 



Where To Stay


The Jungle Lodge Ana Vilhanas was named one of the best environmentally friendly hotels in South America according to the National Geographic.  It was also named one of the most elegant hotels in The New York Times.  Its amenities include spa massages and a pool nestled within jungle settings for the ultimate getaway experience.


Another option is the Ariaú Amazon Towers in the municipality of Iranduba, 22 km from Manaus. The Towers are set to accommodate the athletes of the World Cup.  Its top-notch structure is elevated on stilts, similar to the nearby riverside dwellings.  By far, the most popular unit is "Tarzan's house," a lofty unit right up in the trees.



What To Do


Get in touch with nature - diving with dolphins, hiking through the rainforest and even encounter alligators during a night tour!

Take everything in – watch the sunsets and observe the boats passing through the union of Rio Negro and Rio Solimões. Do not leave without spending time immersed in the wild.


Directions


Catch a plane to the city of Manaus and from there board a boat that sails the Rio Negro to where most of the hotels are located.


Extra Tips


Don’t forget your sunscreen and insect repellent!  Keep attire light and relaxed – have fun and be open to brand new experiences!