Thanks for your email. We have just returned from our trip to Brasil, and we are very sad to be home in the freezing cold! We had a great time in the Acajatuba Lodgeand we were very impressed with it. Our guide, Leonardo was really knowledgable on the flora and fauna and was lots of fun to be around. He even helped me arrange a cake for my boyfriend’s birthday. All the other staff were really friendly and efficient aswell.
One last thing – they need to stock up on more limes for the caipirinhas – they ran out on our last night. (I think we maybe drank more than they had expected!!!)
Thanks for all your help in arranging this trip. We really had a fantastic time and hope to keep in contact with all the friends that we met at the lodge. We would definitely recommend the lodge to other people.
Juma Lodge was great – very isolated, with beautiful rooms, friendly staff and animals at the lodge. The food was not great but acceptable and our guide was very knowledgeable. The only thing I would suggest is more free time. The visit to the local family was the one thing I would change – I would rather have had free time.
January was a good time to go because there were virtually no mosquitos and it was quite cool (though very humid).
Viverde´s service was great and saved us money as opposed to booking directly through Juma Lodge.
You can put this review on the blog if you wish.
Gostamos muito do apoio da Viverde. Todos os horarios e programas foram cumpridos e nao tivemos problemas com nada. Sua ajuda com o preço da hospedagem daquela familia amiga nossa no hotel Saint Paul foi muito apreciada. O pessoal do hotel inclusive melhorou o preço pois colocaram os 4 em um unico quarto. Eles gostaram muito. E tambem conseguiram um taxi de confiança para leva-los a passeio (eles eram dinamarqueses e nao falavam portugues, entao foi muito importante o hotel ter taxis pra indicar).
O hotel da selva (Acajatuba tambem foi otimo. Suas descricoes ao Victor sobre como era o alojamento e o hotel foram verdadeiras entao nao tivemos problema em enfrentar a falta de ar condicionado ou de energia a noite. É importante esclarecer tudo como vc fez pois deixa as expectativas coerentes com o que será a viagem. O pessoal do hotel foi muito simpatico e nao tivemos nenhum problema.
Choveu muito, é verdade, mas faz parte. A viagem foi otima, dá vontade de voltar em outra epoca pra ver como é (na seca) e tambem dá vontade de ir mais pra dentro da selva… enfim, dá vontade de conhecer mais!
Chantal e Victor