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Amazon - Cristalino Jungle Lodge - The Southern Amazon Rainforest

    The Cristalino Jungle Lodge is nested in the middle of a Private Rainforest Reserve in the Southern Amazon, alowing visitors to have a great immersion in this ecosystem. The pristine Cristalino River, with clean and beautiful water, lies just in front of the lodge.

    This region is recognized as an important area of the Amazon in terms of biodiversity. The exceptional number of species, even for the Amazonian standards, makes this one of the richiest places in the Amazon for observing birds, mammals, butterlies and orchids in a Primary Forest environment. There is a great variety of endemic species (i.e. that only inhabit this particular region).

     The lodge forest reserve is located just beyond the borders of the Cristalino State Park, an extremely important conservation area with 456,800 acres. The park is connected to other protected areas forming a huge conservation corridor in the Southern Amazon.

      Avifauna: Red-throated Piping-Guan, Razor-billed Curassow, Zigzag Heron, Cryptic Forest-Falcon, Scarlet Macaw, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, White-bellied Parrot, Kawall Parrot, Madeira Parakeet, Crested Owl, Blackish Nightjar, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Black-eared Fairy, Green-backed Trogon, Collared Trogon, Paradise Jacamar, Brown-banded Puffbird, Striolated Puffbird, White-throated Toucan, Curl-crested Aracari, Red-necked Aracari, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Chestnut Woodpecker, Chestnut-winged Hookbill, Rufous-rumped Foliage-Gleaner, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Cinammon-throated Woodcreeper, Fasciated Antshrike, Glossy Antshrike, Pygmy Antwren, Manu Antbird, White-browed Antbird, Black-spotted Bare-Eye, Amazonian Tyrannulet, Spotted Tody-Flycatcher, White-crested Spadebill, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Spangled Cotinga, Pompaudor Cotinga, Snow-capped Manakin, Flame-crowned Manakin, Red-headed Manakin, White-browed Purpletuft, White-banded Swallow, Musician Wren, Red-billed Pied-Tanager, Turquoise Tanager, Blue-necked Tanager, Paradise Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, Black-faced Dacnis, Rose-breasted Chat, Olive Oropendola just to mention a few and many, many other bird species.

    Cristalino Jungle Lodge is also a great place for mammals. The ones we see more frequently during our tours are Pantanal Marmoset, White-whiskered Spider-Monkey, White-nosed Saki-Monkey, Red Howler-Monkey, Brown Capuchin Monkey, Brazilian Tapir, Long-nosed Bat, Greater Fishing Bat, Southern Amazon Red-Squirrel and Giant Otter. Besides those several other mammal species can be seen in the area. Even Jaguar and Giant Anteater has been seen in some of our previous tours.

     Other Wild Life in the area is Green Anaconda, Cristalino area is probably one of the best areas in Brazil to look for this massive snake. The area is also fantastic for butterflies and many other insects.