Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge

Adventure beckons from the treetops, the jungle floor, the water, and even from the sky.
Imagine walking across a bridge suspended over the rainforest canopy, paddling through creeks in search of monkeys and river otters, climbing to the very top of a giant kapok tree or swimming in a black-water lake, threading your way through trees in search of the world’s tiniest monkey… You’ll find these exclusive experiences, plus many more, only at Sacha Lodge, within our pristine 5,000-acre (2,000-hectare) ecological reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Sacha Experiences

Rivers so wide you can barely see the other side; supersized kapok trees and electric blue morph butterflies; tiny insects that roar and gentle giants who only venture out at night. Each acre of these forests along the banks of the Napo River has more biodiversity than almost the whole of North America, yet the thrill of spotting tamarind monkeys, giant otters, toucans, boa constrictors, caimans or owls never diminishes. Here, dark water creeks are the canals that lead you further away from civilization and deeper into the wild.

The astounding biodiversity of Sacha Lodge provides the opportunity to encounter those strange and exotic creatures prowling through your dreams. An incredible 600 species of birds and 50 of bats, tiny pigmy marmosets and giant otters call the reserve home, a space six times the size of New York’s Central Park. 

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Sacha lodge
PROGRAM
4 Days & 3 Nights
from 1690 USD
Sacha lodge
PROGRAM
5 Days & 4 Nights
from 2050 USD
Sacha lodge

Itinerary 4D/3N

Once you have arrived at Sacha Lodge, you are free to create your own itinerary with your guide, choosing from our list of activities. Please note that some activities are weather dependent.

After making your reservation, Sacha Lodge will book your flight from Quito to Coca. The moment you set foot at the Quito airport you will be in the safe hands of one of our bilingual team members, and you will be guided to the Lodge.

After arriving at Sacha Lodge around lunch time and meeting your guide – who will stay with you for the entirety of your trip. You will take your first excursion in the forest. Once you have had dinner, you will leave in search of your first adventure of the night: watching snakes in the jungle, or canoeing among alligators in the lagoon.

A typical day in Sacha begins at dawn or before, in order to take advantage of the cool morning hours as this is when the jungle animals are most active.

Each group agrees on a wake-up time and that is when the guide will knock on your door for a wake-up call! Breakfast will start half an hour after that. Wherever the destination is, our excursions move slowly as our guides point out the fascinating details around you.

You can start the day paddling canoes along tannin-rich blackwater streams and lagoons, where vines, orchids, bromeliads and palm trees abound. There is always the possibility of spotting animals, from the small pygmy sago to the feared ocelot or puma. Then, you could board the motorized canoe for a short ride along the Napo River to visit the Providencia community of Yasuní, learning about their way of life in the jungle, trying their cooking techniques and stopping along the way to see the clay lick for parrots.

You will return to the Lodge late in the morning, in time for lunch at 1 pm. In the time between lunch and your afternoon adventure, you are free to enjoy the Lodge, lounging in sun chairs with a book on the Raft, or cooling off in the lagoon pool. Activities begin between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM and often continue into the afternoon, when the nocturnal burst of insects and frogs begins. An afternoon excursion where you could see through the pristine terra firma forest, where 150-foot ceibo trees tower overhead and the roots form large buttresses to support the trees, your guide will point out the owl’s territory. crest and will call the howler monkeys. Next, you can climb thirty-three meters (30 feet) for the Suspension Bridge walk, a 940-foot (275-meter) bridge through the treetops from where you can spot dozens of animals and birds.

Days at Sacha Lodge don’t end with the fading light, or even with dinner. At night hikes and canoe rides, aided by flashlights, often reveal creatures rarely seen during daylight. Alligators (from the crocodile family) and giant insects rule the jungle after sunset… Do you dare to look for them?

Activities are subject to weather. Walks through the forest, the Torre del Ceibo and the hike on the Hanging Bridge are the cornerstones of the Sacha Lodge experience.

Itinerary 5D/4N

Once you have arrived at Sacha Lodge, you are free to create your own itinerary with your guide, choosing from our list of activities. Please note that some activities are weather dependent.

After making your reservation, Sacha Lodge will book your flight from Quito to Coca. The moment you set foot at the Quito airport you will be in the safe hands of one of our bilingual team members, and you will be guided to the Lodge.

After arriving at Sacha Lodge around lunch time and meeting your guide – who will stay with you for the entirety of your trip. You will take your first excursion in the forest. Once you have had dinner, you will leave in search of your first adventure of the night: watching snakes in the jungle, or canoeing among alligators in the lagoon.

A typical day in Sacha begins at dawn or before, in order to take advantage of the cool morning hours as this is when the jungle animals are most active.

Each group agrees on a wake-up time and that is when the guide will knock on your door for a wake-up call! Breakfast will start half an hour after that. Wherever the destination is, our excursions move slowly as our guides point out the fascinating details around you.

You can start the day paddling canoes along tannin-rich blackwater streams and lagoons, where vines, orchids, bromeliads and palm trees abound. There is always the possibility of spotting animals, from the small pygmy sago to the feared ocelot or puma. Then, you could board the motorized canoe for a short ride along the Napo River to visit the Providencia community of Yasuní, learning about their way of life in the jungle, trying their cooking techniques and stopping along the way to see the clay lick for parrots.

You will return to the Lodge late in the morning, in time for lunch at 1 pm. In the time between lunch and your afternoon adventure, you are free to enjoy the Lodge, lounging in sun chairs with a book on the Raft, or cooling off in the lagoon pool. Activities begin between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM and often continue into the afternoon, when the nocturnal burst of insects and frogs begins. An afternoon excursion where you could see through the pristine terra firma forest, where 150-foot ceibo trees tower overhead and the roots form large buttresses to support the trees, your guide will point out the owl’s territory. crest and will call the howler monkeys. Next, you can climb thirty-three meters (30 feet) for the Suspension Bridge walk, a 940-foot (275-meter) bridge through the treetops from where you can spot dozens of animals and birds.

Days at Sacha Lodge don’t end with the fading light, or even with dinner. At night hikes and canoe rides, aided by flashlights, often reveal creatures rarely seen during daylight. Alligators (from the crocodile family) and giant insects rule the jungle after sunset… Do you dare to look for them?

Activities are subject to weather. Walks through the forest, the Torre del Ceibo and the hike on the Hanging Bridge are the cornerstones of the Sacha Lodge experience.

The programs

• Transfer to and from Sacha Lodge from Coca airport
• Local taxes
• Accommodation
• Food
• Soft drinks, water, instant coffee or tea
• Activities: Ride on the Hanging Bridge, Torre del Ceibo, walks through the forest, night observation of alligators, Piranhas, catch and release, Butterfly House, Lagoon Pool

• Quito-Coca-Quito air ticket
• Soft drinks, with the exception of those detailed above
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips for guides
• Visit to Providencia Community of Yasuní
• Gift shop purchases

• Sweater
• Flashlight
• Hat or cap
• ID documents
• Long sleeve t-shirts
• Anti rain plastic protector
• Long and light pants (trousers)
• Sunscreen & Mosquito repellent

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