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Helen and Lydia’s Amazon Adventure at Juma Lodge

November 30, 2018
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After more than 14 hours of flying to Manaus, we had finally reached the heart of the Amazon! However, our journey had just begun, as Lydia and I were met at the airport for our 30-minute transfer to the port, then we swapped to travel by boat to cross the famous ‘Meeting of the Waters’; the stunning natural phenomenon where the waters which make up the Amazon river meet. After another road transfer, we boarded our final mode of transport to reach Juma Lodge – an incredible hour-long boat journey which sped through flooded canopies, then wide expanses of the Amazon where we could hardly make out the other bank of the river! We arrived at Juma, a remote and idyllic lodge set on stilts and made up of walkways and individual bungalows. Friendly monkeys roam along the walkways, while caimans sunbathe in the river beneath your feet and iguanas…

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Southeast Brazil: Where to Stay

July 4, 2014
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Southeast Brazil is known for its affinity with nature. Greenery, the deep blue sea and golden, sandy beaches combine to give you the ultimate experience in relaxation. The city of Florianopolis is also available to explore along with the beautiful surrounding area. However, some of the hotels e have on offer might make you think twice about leaving at all… Ponta Dos Ganchos, Santa Catarina  Located on a private peninsula in Santa Catarina, 40kms from Florianopolis, this tropical hideaway is certainly a luxury retreat. As exclusive as it is beautiful, it is located amongst secluded beaches and stunning rainforest. The highlight, however, is the view from your window – under unbroken blue skies lies an incredible vista out over the sea, with the mountains framing the horizon. The hotel itself features 25 cabana-style bungalows (some of which have plunge pools for you to relax in) and a range of facilities…

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The Amazon Rainforest: Where to Stay

June 27, 2014
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With such a rich and diverse stock of things to do and see, a comfortable and secure base is essential for getting the most out of your holiday to Argentina. With a wide variety of lodges available – from simple and rustic to luxurious and lavish, we have your every need covered. Here are just a few that we think might interest you… Anavilhanas  Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is a luxurious and boutique lodge deep in the Anavilhanas National Park in the heart of the Amazon. Located on the banks of the Rio Negro, the nearest city of Manaus is just 180km away. The lodge aims to bring you as close to the adventures of the amazon as possible but still combined with distinguished service and comfort. Featuring 20 exclusive suites arrange in cottages or individual bungalows, throughout the rainforest. Each room has air conditioning, luxurious beds, private bathrooms and a private balcony or terrace…

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The Amazon Rainforest

June 25, 2014
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Spanning over 2 million square miles, entering nine different countries and holding over half of the world’s remaining rainforest, the Amazon is the largest and most biodiverse rainforest on the planet. Stretching from its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Peruvian, Colombian and Bolivian borders, the area is best explored via a cruise along the length of the Amazon River. This is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience, and will surely be the highlight of your holiday to Brazil. The Area  The main gateway to the Amazon is the bustling city ofManaus. This is an ideal base for your exploration of the surrounding area, and a number of tour operators start their trips and cruises here. While this city is an experience in and of itself, the real treat lies deeper into the rainforest – either join one of the many Amazon River Cruises available or stay in…

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The Pantanal: Where to Stay

June 20, 2014
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One of the most fascinating and beautiful areas of Brazil, the Pantanal is not just a wildlife-spotter’s paradise, it is also home to some of the most peaceful and elegant eco lodges available for you to stay at. With the bustle and excitement of the World Cup in full swing, the Pantanal offers a brief sojourn from the trials and tribulations of populous city life. Refugio Ecologico Caiman  Considered one of the best ecotourism resorts in the Pantanal, the Refugio Ecologico Caiman is locaed in the town of Miranda on the edge of the Southern Pantanal in Mato Grosso do Sul. 236kms from Campo Grande, this resort combines a working cattle ranch with both conservation and tourism. With a strong ecological focus, amazing scenery and some unparalleled opportunities to spot rare wildlife, there’s no downside to this incredible location. Refugio Ecologico Caiman has accommodation in two small lodges – Cordiheira and Baizinha – which are sprawled across the vast…

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The Pantanal, Brazil

June 17, 2014
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All the excitement of the World Cup has only served to remind us of what fantastic things Brazil has to offer! This week, we’ll be examining one of the more peaceful and relaxing regions of Brazil, the Pantanal. Rolling hills, gentle sunshine and secluded hotels to unwind in, the Pantanal affords you the perfect place to escape the city. The Area  The world’s largest freshwater wetland straddles the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. Widely regarded as one of the best places to spot wild animals in all of South America, there is a vast array of wildlife that inhabit the area. From Caiman, Howler Monkeys and Giant Otters to Anacondas, Ocelots, Marmosets and even the elusive Jaguar, there is almost no end to the range of animals on offer. Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, amateur photographers or just those looking for a unique experience, the Pantanal has it all. Featuring a number of…

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Best Places to Stay in Brazil: The World Cup

June 12, 2014
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With the first World Cup match scheduled for later this evening, football fans around the world are gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting tournament in recent years. The question is, however, does England have any chance whatsoever? We’ll have to wait and see. This week we’ll be looking at some of the better hotels available to stay at if you’re planning a holiday to Brazil. Ucari Lodge  The Ucari Lodge is a totally unique hotel located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Dedicate to Eco Tourism, this hotel’s management is shared between the Mamiraua Institute and the communities from the Mamiraua Reserve. Started in 1998, the aim of the enterprise is to generate income for the local people and to contribute positively to the preservation of the Amazon’s natural resources. Eight communities from the reserve run the Lodge, from the staff on the front line, the contractors that work…

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Brazil: World Cup 2014 Hosts

June 10, 2014
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With the excitement of the World Cup approaching, and fans all over the world crossing their fingers, all eyes are on the host nation Brazil to provide something spectacular – we’re sure they won’t disappoint! With this in mind, let’s have a look at some of the most exciting and beautiful places that Brazil has to offer, as well as some things to look out for during the World Cup itself. Manaus  England’s first match will be played in the incredible Arena Amazonia in the bustling city of Manaus, known widely as the gateway to the Amazon Rainforest. Due to its location within the rainforest itself, it is most accessible by boat or by plane. Preserving the indigenous culture of the original settlers is of great importance to the people of Manaus, and when visiting you can see why – the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding area is undoubtedly something worth…

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Eco Week

December 2, 2013
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Although it might not seem like it right now, with icy temperatures, numb fingers and your breath fogging in front of you, but global warming is a serious issue. So, this week Latin Routes is investigating some of the more eco-friendly destinations available to you. You might not think a trip to the rainforests of the Amazon would be the most ecologically conscientious trip to take, but there are now a number of ‘eco-lodges’ that are both self-sufficient and have almost no carbon footprint. However, this doesn’t constitute a reduction in luxury – in fact, some of the lodges we sell are the most luxurious available. In a spectacular Jungle setting, the Cristalino Jungle Lodge is a secluded haven almost entirely isolated from the rest of society. A bird watching paradise (with over 600 species in the area), the hotel has a private reserve stretching almost 29,000 acres which has a myriad of interesting and rare…

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Luxury Travel Experiences – Brazil

November 15, 2013
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Brazil is one of our newest destinations, and we expanded into this area of South America for good reason. As one of the most culturally diverse and exciting countries in the world, it isn’t hard to see why Brazil is a fantastic choice for a luxury holiday. One of the first places that springs to mind, however, is the Amazon Rainforest. Comprising more than 20% of the total rainforest area on the planet, this massive region is home to 10% of all species in existence. A haven of unexplored natural beauty, it is a real privilege to be able to experience the astonishing multitude of wildlife whilst one of the most peaceful environments in the world. Since this is such a special experience, it certainly deserves the highest quality of accommodation. If you’re looking for ultimate luxury, have a look at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge. In a spectacular Jungle setting,…

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