Ariaú Towers

Ricardo boa tarde!
Gostamos muito da viagem, consideramos corretíssimos os procedimentos contratados via internet, tudo transcorreu conforme o combinado. A falha do Ariaú Amazon Towers na chegada (não havia ninguém lá nos esperando para o translado), foi ressarcida no chek out, mediante o recibo do taxi que usamos e nos foi dada uma justificativa quanto ao problema. Fora isso tudo transcorreu da melhor forma possível. Um dia voltaremos no período das águas para rever tudo aquilo. Um abraço Maria Candida

Hotel do Largo / Juma Lodge

Hola Ricardo:
Le cuento un poco de mi experiencia reciente ( no puedo creer que ya pasó!)
La ciudad de Manaus realmente me sorprendió. El centro de la ciudad tiene un movimiento impresionante, la cantidad de gente y de autos no lo esperaba. Ruidosa y caótica como una ciudad grande, que resultó ser. El Teatro y sus alrededores, las casas y edificios cercanos son bellísimos, es admirable la recuperación que están haciendo de ellos y se disfruta tanto el contenido como la construcción de los mismos.
Imperdible la posibilidad de asistir a alguna de las funciones que ofrece el teatro gratuitas. Fui a un concierto de coro que resultó maravilloso.
El Palacete Municipal es tambien imperdible tanto por el edificio recuperado junto con la plaza, como el museo son para disfrutarlos. También el Museo del Indio es muy recomendable.
El Hotel do Largo resultó adecuado. La habitación muy agradable y el servicio en general es bueno. Como consejo: el personal es muy atento y amable pero me impresiona que no tiene mucha experiencia con turistas extranjeros y es poca la información que uno puede resolver allí ( temas simples como cambio de divisas, horarios de visitas a lugares, etc). Pero son bien predispuestos.
El servicio del Juma Lodgeme resultó impecable.
Puntualidad, coordinación, amabilidad y cuidado en todos los traslados, que no son pocos para llegar desde la ciudad hasta el Lodge.
El Lodge es otro mundo. LLegar allí fue maravilloso.
Las instalaciones impecables en limpieza y adecuación al ambiente. El personal ayuda a poner en perspectiva el disfrute y el descanso.
Los paseos fueron tal lo programado (excepto la salida del sol que no ayudó el clima), y muy lindos. La comida de muy buena calidad y sabor, disfruté especialmente el pescado y los jugos!!!
Lo único que lamento son los costos, ya que el cambio nos desfavorece mucho, de lo contrario ya estaría programando otro viaje.
Gracias por el apoyo recibido que me permitió disfrutar tanto de este viaje.
Atte
Claudia Oliver
van unas fotos aquí y mando otro con mas

Amazon Tupana

Prezado Ricardo.

Tudo bem?

Como foi prometido, lhe escrevo minha opinião da nossa visita ao Amazon Tupana Lodge (em inglês)

Our experience was deceiving. There were a number of things that didn’t work out.
* Food was scarce! It didn’t matter how many travelers were staying at the lodge, the amount of food was always the same, and really scarce. You had to be the first one in the line to manage to get some good portion. This was ridiculous, and nothing changed despite many visitors complained about it.
* It was allowed to smoke anywhere in the lodge. You come from thousand of kilometers away to enjoy nature, and it’s really annoying to find this situation. We were even fishing “piranhas” on a small boat, and the Austrian couple that smoked everywhere also smoked 5 cigarrettes there. I complained many times, and only when I really became angry, that the situation changed a bit.
* The vehicle they use to take you to the lodge is really bad. We were not expecting air condition or full comfort, but not that shitty van they used (and the trip takes 4 hours to reach the lodge). Very dirty and not really safe.
* The guides were lazy and only looking to do the minimum possible (there was only one exception). They never offered us for options: they decided for us what “we wanted” to do. Everytime we had to ask several times to know about the possible activities so that we could chose those that we were interested in.
* In the advertisement of the lodge, they said that there was electricity running at night between 20:00 and 6:00 am. One of the reasons to choose this lodge was because my father needs a device to sleep, because he has apnea problems. The first night, there was no electricity and they told us that was because one of the engines was damaged. We told them about the health problem, but they didn’t react properly. A disaster. Moreover, the extrem heat made it very difficult to sleep without the fans working.
* The lodge was needing some urgent maintenance. Some of the stairs were in really bad conditions.

Almost everything was a disaster, and what they charge is not precisely cheap.
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O que sim que posso falar é que o seu serviço foi ótimo. Lhe agradeço sua atenção, e já recomendei outros amigos de contatar você caso de eles ir para Manaus.

Bom final de ano,
Zé Sanches.