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Amazon Tupana Lodge Manaus Reviews
Amazon jungle lodge with few attractions Jul 22, 2012
I went to Amazon Tupana Lodge, a jungle lodge about 4 hours from Manaus, in July 2012.
Transportation to/from hotel:
The lodge uses a commercial van or car to a Manaus port, then a boat (with a brief stop at "Encontro das Aguas") to the other side of the river, then a minibus or van to another river (about 3 hours away), and finally a small canoe to the lodge.
The minibus/van don't have air conditioning and the canoe has no covering. If it rains (very common), your luggage get wet and dirty. So, protect it against bad weather.
Sometimes there is no place to your luggage and you will need to transport it with you, as well as to carry it during transport transfers.
Clean and rustic.
A little monkey and a macaw circulate within the lodge. Amazing.
Electric energy only during the night and 3 hours in the afternoon. No hot shower.
The food is very simple and sometimes there are no options of meat (just chicken).
During my stay, 4 persons became ill due to the food served. You need to take your first aids, as there is no medical help there.
There is not a great variety of wild life and the forest is poor in vegetation at lodge surroundings. It is very difficult to fish piranhas, spotting of the caimans and some typical trees don't exist there.
You can meet the dolphins if you have luck, but you will see them quickly while they come to the surface to breath.
The guides are not specialized. They are recruited among the native families.
The guide who took us to/from Manaus to the lodge was rude, without patience with the tourists.
The lodge's canoes don't have life jackets.
There is no first aids available.
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