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Sacha Lodge

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Sacha Lodge

 

 

Sacha is a first class lodge located in a private 5000-acre reserve deep within the Amazon region of Ecuador boasting comfort, safety, special service and above all excellent wildlife spotting potential.

ITINERARY

4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS

PRICE

$1.050

ITINERARY

Day 1

A 30-minute flight over the Andes from Quito takes us to coca. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and enjoy a quick lunch before heading out to Laguna Pilchicocha by canoe (approx 2 hours) and then a short trek (30 minutes) through the forest to the lodge. At the lodge there are flexible activities for the afternoon: swimming in the Pilchicocha Lake, bird-watching on the tower, or a visit to the butterfly house. After dinner there is an exciting night walk to look for nocturnal species or a canoe trip in search of caiman alligators.

Day 2

Early morning visit to the canopy walkway for literally a spectacular birds-eye view of the forest! The walkway is 36m high and 275m long and brings you closer to the canopy species than ever before. The rest of the morning is spent hiking on local trails with your naturalist guide who will explain about the medicinal plants and fauna you encounter on route. After lunch at the lodge the afternoon is set aside for more hiking – either on the gentle trail along the Rio Napo, or the more adventurous Leoncillo Trail in search of the elusive Dusty Titi Monkey. Dinner at the lodge.

Day 3

Breakfast at the lodge. We spend the morning exploring the Lagartococha Trail which provides the opportunity to learn about the native people and their relationship with the forest – the trees where native people believe the spirits of their ancestors live, and the mysterious “dwende” or devil-man of the forest. Arriving at Lagartococha Lake we take a canoe ride – species that live around the lake include anaconda, caiman and capuchin / squirrel monkeys. Back at the lodge there is time for relaxation in the hammocks or a swim and then lunch. In the afternoon we head out for a canoe ride through the flooded part of Amazon forest where if lucky it may be possible to see otters, various species of monkey, and sloths. The canoe ride finishes at the canopy tower for views of Sumaco Volcano (if clear) and a stunning sunset. The return canoe trip is very atmospheric with the chorus of the frogs and glint of alligator eyes in the water. Dinner at lodge.

Day 4

Breakfast and departure from the Lodge at 07:30. A last walk on the promenade to the river, and from there a 2 hour canoe ride back to Coca for your 35 minute flight back to Quito. Arrival in Quito at 12:30 (subject to change).

5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS

PRICE

$1.290

ITINERARY

Day 1

A 30-minute flight over the Andes from Quito takes us to coca. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and enjoy a quick lunch before heading out to Laguna Pilchicocha by canoe (approx 2 hours) and then a short trek (30 minutes) through the forest to the lodge. At the lodge there are flexible activities for the afternoon: swimming in the Pilchicocha Lake, bird-watching on the tower, or a visit to the butterfly house. After dinner there is an exciting night walk to look for nocturnal species or a canoe trip in search of caiman alligators.

Day 2

Early morning visit to the canopy walkway for literally a spectacular birds-eye view of the forest! The walkway is 36m high and 275m long and brings you closer to the canopy species than ever before. The rest of the morning is spent hiking on local trails with your naturalist guide who will explain about the medicinal plants and fauna you encounter on route. After lunch at the lodge the afternoon is set aside for more hiking – either on the gentle trail along the Rio Napo, or the more adventurous Leoncillo Trail in search of the elusive Dusty Titi Monkey. Dinner at the lodge.

Day 3

Breakfast at the lodge. We spend the morning exploring the Lagartococha Trail which provides the opportunity to learn about the native people and their relationship with the forest – the trees where native people believe the spirits of their ancestors live, and the mysterious “dwende” or devil-man of the forest. Arriving at Lagartococha Lake we take a canoe ride – species that live around the lake include anaconda, caiman and capuchin / squirrel monkeys. Back at the lodge there is time for relaxation in the hammocks or a swim and then lunch. In the afternoon we head out for a canoe ride through the flooded part of Amazon forest where if lucky it may be possible to see otters, various species of monkey, and sloths. The canoe ride finishes at the canopy tower for views of Sumaco Volcano (if clear) and a stunning sunset. The return canoe trip is very atmospheric with the chorus of the frogs and glint of alligator eyes in the water. Dinner at lodge.

Day 4

Starting early we head by canoe down the Napo River and into the Yasuni National Park to visit the parrot clay lick – here it is possible to see 4 different species of parrot at the same time. Arriving back to the lodge late morning there is time to relax or take a dip in the water before lunch. The final afternoon is spent trekking on the Pantano Trail where you will visit both primary and secondary rainforest including fooded forest and swampy areas – an excellent area for monkeys and birds.

Day 5

Breakfast and departure from the Lodge at 07:30. A last walk on the promenade to the river, and from there a 2 hour canoe ride back to Coca for your 35 minute flight back to Quito. Arrival in Quito at 12:30 (subject to change).

Inclusions:
  • Lodge accommodation
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch day1 to lunch on final day)
  • All excursions as listed in itinerary
  • English speaking naturalist guide and a native guide
  • Transport to/from Coca and the lodge
Exclusions:
  • Flights between Quito and Coca
  • Tips / drinks from bar / other personal expenses
  • Single supplement

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