3 hours journey--and what a journey!--from Manaus is the small collection of bungalows that make up Juma Lodge. We went when the rivers were high--so the boat journey felt like we were flying over water. The lodge is rustic--you are in the middle of the jungle--but comfortable enough. There are showers in the bungalow but the water is from the river outside! Because Juma is small, you feel like you become part of the family. And that family includes the terrific guides, 3 monkeys, a tapir named Isabelly, and a parrot named Laura.
The excursions are the typical range of Amazon excursions. People are right--you really don't see animals but at night you certainly hear them--and that is magical. I think staying longer than 3 days would get a bit boring since you can't exactly wander around by yourself. But for 3 days--the amazing feeling of being in the jungle, surrounded by so much water and learning about amazonian life is well worth the journey--and again the journey from Manaus is worth it all in itself. By the way--mosquitos were not bad at allMore