22 de março de 2017

Pousada dos Guanavenas

Pousada dos Guanavenas, at the island of Silves, the main lodge conceived in 1980 by Severiano Mário Porto, has won an architecture prize. Built like an indian “oca” the central communal building of several Brazilian indian tribes. Using one central wood pilar that works as an axis to all the structure, this ingenious solution uses the local superb Amazonian hardwood.

Location: in a straight line, Pousada dos Guanavenas is 200 km / 124 mi. from Manaus by road, 250 km / 155 mi. by boat. Built on the island of Silves. The island is 3.747,2 km² / 347,700 hectares and located where the Urubu river meets the Canaçari lake. An area of flat fields and flooded forest, here in 1660 was built a Jesuit Reduction named Saracá. Guanavenas, Caboquenas and Bararurus indians that lived here fought the Portuguese colonizers until 1759 when the Portuguese took hold of the small Saracá groupment naming it Village of Silves. In 1956 Silves became a borough. Transfer by air conditioned vehicle from Manaus takes an average of 4 hrs and is divided in 2 stages: a 3 hr ride on the AM 010, a paved road and 1 hr by speedboat upriver Urubu, one of the many tributaries of the Amazon. There is an interesting option (on request and charged in separate): transfer on a small aircraft (4 seats) takes 1 hr

The Lodge: 54 rooms in 3 buildings and 22 bungalows, each unit air conditioning, mini bar, 3 single beds, private bathroom with electric shower and balcony. Restaurant serving buffet meals, volleyball and tennis court, fitness room, 2 swimming pools, games room, video and TV room, recreational court, 30 m / 98.4 ft. high observation tower, telephone cabin for local and long distance calls, function room for 200 persons. Facilities for disabled guests. Team of expert and bilingual guides.

Packages:
– include all meals, tours and round trip transfer from Manaus airport or hotel
– full board: all buffet meals including Amazonian dishes. Beverages served during meals: mineral water and fresh fruit juices.
– Beverages, medical expenses and insurance are not included in package cost

Package name Pick-up and drop-off in Manaus
Jassanan – 2 Days / 1 Night 6h30 pick-up / 11h30 back in Manaus
Tucano – 3 Days / 2 Nights 10h30 pick-up / 11h30 back in Manaus
Araras – 4 Days / 3 Nights 10h30 pick-up / 11h30 back in Manaus
Garssa – 5 Days / 4 Nights 10h30 pick-up / 11h30 back in Manaus

Jassanan Package – 2 Days / 1 Night

Day 1
6h00 – Departure froom hotel in Manaus
10h30 – Arrival and accommodation. Welcome cocktail and lunch
Afternoon – Fishing and canoe ride by the igapós (flooded forest)
Evening – Alligator flashlight spotting tour on canoes. Dinner

Day 2
6h00 – Breakfast
6h30 – Departure to Manaus
11h30 – Arrival in Manaus hotel or airport
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Tucano Package – 3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1
6h00 – Departure from hotel in Manaus
10h30 – Arrival and accommodation. Welcome cocktail and lunch
Afternoon – Visit to neighbors – the “caboclos” to see how they live
Evening – Alligator flashlight spotting tour on canoes. Dinner

Day 2
Morning – Breakfast, forest hike and lunch
Afternoon – Piranha fishing and canoe ride by the igapós (flooded forest). Dinner

Day 3
6h00 – Breakfast
6h30 – Departure to Manaus
11h30 – Arrival in Manaus hotel or airport
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Araras Package – 4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1
6h00 – Departure from hotel in Manaus
10h30 – Arrival and accommodation. Welcome cocktail and lunch
Afternoon – Visit to neighbors – the “caboclos” to see how they live
Evening – Alligator flashlight spotting tour on canoes. Dinner

Day 2
Morning – Breakfast, forest hike and lunch
Afternoon – Piranha fishing and canoe ride by the igapós (flooded forest) and igarapés (creeks). Dinner

Day 3
Morning – Breakfast and Piranha fishing tour. Lunch
Afternoon – Excursion to Birds’ island (nesting grounds). Best months for birdwatching April to August
Evening – Dinner

Day 4
6h00 – Breakfast
6h30 – Departure to Manaus
11h30 – Arrival in Manaus hotel or airport

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Garssa Package – 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1
6h00 – Departure from hotel in Manaus
10h30 – Arrival and accommodation. Welcome cocktail and lunch
Afternoon – Visit to neighbors – the “caboclos” to see how they live
Evening – Alligator flashlight spotting tour on canoes. Dinner

Day 2
Morning – Breakfast, forest hike and lunch
Afternoon – Canoe ride by the igapós (flooded forest) and igarapés (creeks). Dinner

Day 3
Morning – Breakfast and Piranha fishing tour. Lunch
Afternoon – at leisure
Dinner

Day 4
Morning – at leisure and lunch
Afternoon – Boat expedition to visit the Victoria Regias – giant water lilies
Dinner

Day 5
6h00 – Breakfast
6h30 – Departure to Manaus
11h30 – Arrival in Manaus hotel or airport

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