Rating: 4 Star
Location: Amazon Jungle (35 miles from Manaus, 2 Hour Boat Ride)
The eco-friendly hotel was built in 1987 by Dr. Francisco Ritta Bernardino under the inspiration of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Utilizing the techniques of native Amazonians, the hotel was built on stilts in the treetops. Originally an intimate jungle hotel with one tower and four suites, Ariau Towers has become the largest treetop hotel in world!
Located 35 miles northwest of the Manaus, Brazil – the capital of Amazonas, Ariau Amazon Towers, sits peacefully in the treetops of the Amazon Rainforest. Rising on the right bank of the Rio Negro at the origin of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, this spectacular Amazon resort is surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, wildlife and pristine landscapes in the Amazon rainforest. Ariau Towers is just 40 miles from Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes International Airport.
The hotel above the Rio Negro consists of 8 treetop wooden towers with 268 treetop rooms, suites and tree houses elevated at 10- 20 meters above the rainforest floor. Our rustic treetop accommodations are connected by over 5 miles (8.0 km) of wooden catwalks that meander through the Amazon’s thick canopy of native trees and forest at 30 feet high – making it the largest tree top hotel in the world!
Surrounded by the tropical landscape and playful macaws and monkeys, Ariau Towers houses a myriad of facilities, including observation towers, panoramic auditorium, amphitheaters, a cyber café, a gift shop, treetop swimming pools, restaurants, bars, activity/tour desk, heliport, airport transportation and a business center.