Mirante do Gavião Amazon Lodge

Water safari eco-lodge

Novo Airão, Brazil, South America


Mirante do Gaviao Amazon Lodge rests on the banks of the Rio Negro - a mirror-like Amazon tributary that traces through the rainforest of western Brazil. Anavilhanas National Park, the greatest river archipelago on the planet, with more than 400 unexplored islands – is accessible to guests. If travellers seek unusual experience or culture exchanges with locals then they can choose one of the tours provided by naturalist guides: spotting caimans and other nocturnal animals, interacting with pink dolphins, diving in the Rio Negro, visiting native communities, and exploring interpretative trails in the forest.

Rooms: 13

Opening year: 2014

Last renovation: undergo constant maintenance


  • The curved design of the roof helps reduce temperatures and promote natural airflow inside each cabin, while the elevated walkways and wooden decks allow for ventilation underneath the building.
  • Many of the decor pieces at the lodge were created by craftsmen from the Fundação Almerinda Malaquias, an NGO with headquarters in the same city, Novo Airão, whose projects are supported by the hotel. Together with the association they also work against predatory fishing and coordinate turtle protection project.
  • For the gardens used native vegetation (over 70 native plants and fruit trees) in an effort to preserve the local biome.

Community interactions:

  • 100% of employees are from local communities.
  • Funding local social projects which focus on environmental education for children and the development of branded design products by local craftsmen.

Certifications: none

Management: local owner, local management