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“Not a jungle experience at all, very dissapointed after spending lots of time and money to get there.”

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Tiwa Amazonas Ecoresort
Reviewed May 22, 2011

Very dissapointed! We were hoping for a jungle experience. Instead we flew all day from Rio, were picked up promply and driven a 10 minute boat ride directly across the river from Manaus. We had views of high rise hotels and condos right across the river. Didn't feel at all like we were in the jungle. The web site is very misleading as to how far away from Manaus the lodge is. Tours were average and didn't follow the itinerary that was emailed to us at all. Once we arrived at lodge, no one told us what the plans were and we had no tours or plans the entire first day. Second day filled with ok tours, 3rd day, quick 1 hour tour of a reproduction of a rubber plantation then straight to airport 4 hours prior to our flight. We asked if we could go back to lodge as it was only a 10 min boat ride across the river to the pier for airport transfer and we were told no. Not fun sitting in small airport for 4 hours with no one speaking english and only magazines in Portugese. If you go, bring lots of reading material and be prepared for lots of sitting around.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2010

I'm just back from the lodge with a incentive travel group from Poland. Everybody was enjoy it. Good standard bungalows, cleanses, really good service.
From my point of view that is good alternative for people who wants to silence, nature and close to the Manaus from the other site.
We also had jungle adventure which was really great.
Thank you again Terry :)

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank nowakadventuretravel
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

Quick stay in Manaus and luckily our boat pick up for Tiwa was at the pier at Tropical. 30mins odd across the river & we were at Tiwa. Wondrful resort. Lovely air-conditioned well equiped cottages around a lake with a swimming pool made the stay comfortable. Decent food and me being vegeteran they had lots of options. Guides were very nice & s also the tours. A great option for the Amazon experience.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ALLIGATOR9
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

We spent 3 days with 2 kids 7 & 9 years old.
We paid the price of a 5 star hotel but received the service of a backpacker category.
Nobody was waiting for us at the airport so we had to call and wait. The transfer to the boat and finally to the hotel was difficult as we had to go through the stairs and walk on the beach, not so nice with « normal » luggages.
The food was very average and definitely the juices had more water (from where?) than fruits.
The tours were well organized.
The overall give an impression of getting old and lacking some basic maintenance.
The electricity is cut several hours during the day. The service is really poor.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank Caluany
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Reviewed March 2, 2009

We (a couple in their sixties) spend 5 nights in the Tiwa. The resort is well designed, practical and well kept (in the room as well as the surrounding grounds). The buffets are good. We had to eat a la carte a few days because there were only 3 couples in the hotel: in those cases the choice was between "fish, meat or poultry" - but it tasted good.
We were fortunate to have a guide who knows the jungle inside out from his own experience and - miracle! - speaks excellent English (his name is Washington). True, the jungle tracks are easy (but muddy sometimes) but that is what we prefer: sleeping in our own sweat, outside in an uncomfortable hammock, bitten by mosquitos, is not what we were after. So we were happy with the programme; it is always possible to book the more adventurous tours with the hotel, at a very reasonable price.
We were picked up at the airport as agreed (taxi and boat waiting for us) and transferred back without any problem, on time.
Take care of your invoice for drinks: the prices are not mentioned on the taps you sign to your room - and we were in for a bit of a surprise at the end of our stay (the wine is pretty expensive...). The restaurant staff also needs more training (very friendly, but not efficient).
If we go back to the rea, we would not hesitate staying at the Tiwa again.
Maurice and Christine

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MauriceS
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Reviewed January 3, 2009

My husband and I joined our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren in Manaus to enjoy 3 days and 2 nights at Tiwa. We had checked out the website but were a little apprehensive about the quality of the accomodations. We spent the previous night at the Tropical Manaus and were met by our guide in the lobby. This being Brazil the boat was a little late in arriving but it was worth the wait. Our guide from Tiwa was personable and very knowlegeable. On arrival we were offered some juice (from local sources) and we gave it a try. The temperature was in the high 90s at least and the humidity must have been 100. We were given keys to our rooms, cabins in a semicircle around a small lake, that were rustic but comfortable. The so called air conditioning was on (room sized) but since there were only louvered doors it didn't do much to keep the room cool. There was a fan that made the climate bearable. This being the jungle, it was more comfortable than expected.

The food was served buffet style and was excellent. I ate many things that I had never heard of but we all felt well fed and enjoyed the new tastes (even the 8 and 11 year old grandchildren). There were many excursions; a jungle walk, a boat trip to the meeting of the waters (don't miss this), hunting for caiman and fishing for piranha.

All in all I would heartily recommend the Tiwa Jungle Lodge to all except those looking for rustic, physically challenging adventures, very young children and anyone who has difficulty climbing in and out of boats and tolerating very hot weather. IIs a soft adverture with most of the trappings of civilization.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank pokey123
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Reviewed December 4, 2008

Had a great stay at TIWA. The cuisine was delicious and interesting. It was a lovely spread which included choices of beef, chicken and fish dishes; wonderful soups (including the famous Piranha soup), traditional desserts (flans, cakes, homemade ice cream). And I loved their purified water fountain; ice cold water available 24/7 for your bottle refills. A lovely idea!
The twice-daily tours were led by trained, knowledgeable, Tour Guides and kept to small groups. They included a visit to a rubber plantation, Piranha fishing, catching Cayman, etc. Very informative and lots of fun! I’m planning a trip back to TIWA next year to see it in the rainy season! Go-you’ll love it!

CLAIRE-USA

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Claire333
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Address: Margem Direita Do Rio Negro S/N, Iranduba, State of Amazonas, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Amazonas > Iranduba
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Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Iranduba
Number of rooms: 12
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