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  • Adventure levelMedium/high
  • Deep AmazonYes

Highlights of Sacha Lodge

  • Sacha Lodge offers first class facilities & service, located in a pristine 5000-acre reserve deep within the Amazon region accessed from Coca.
  • Take a walk on the wild side on the Sacha 940-foot long canopy walkway and tower, giving unparalleled views of the tree tops and wildlife!
  • For bird-lovers in particular Sacha Lodge is considered to be one of the very best lodges in Latin America. Easy access to the Yasuni parrot clay lick is an unforgettable highlight for all visitors.
  • Sacha Lodge also boasts one of Ecuador’s largest butterfly houses, where you can see nearly 40 different rainforest butterfly species.
  • At Sacha you will also find gourmet food, comfortable lodging and some of the best guides in the whole Amazon area.

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Itineraries and pricing 2019

Browse through the different lodge itineraries below by clicking on each one.

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Sacha Lodge, Amazon Rainforest Ecuador – map
  • $1190Per person

Itinerary for 4 days

  • DAY 1Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and enjoy a quick lunch before heading out to Laguna Pilchicocha by canoe and then a short trek through the forest. 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 an exciting night walk.
  • DAY 2Early morning visit to the canopy walkway for literally a spectacular birds-eye view of the forest! 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. Dinner at the lodge.
  • DAY 3We spend the morning exploring the Lagartococha Trail which provides the opportunity to learn about the native people and their relationship with the forest. Arriving at Lagartococha Lake we take a canoe ride – species that live around the lake include anaconda, caiman and capuchin / squirrel monkeys. 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.
  • DAY 4An early breakfast to depart the lodge heading back to Quito. The return journey is by canoe and plane (exact reverse of the journey in).

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Sacha Lodge, Amazon Rainforest Ecuador – map
  • $1490Per person

Itinerary for 5 days

  • DAY 1Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and enjoy a quick lunch before heading out to Laguna Pilchicocha by canoe and then a short trek through the forest. 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 an exciting night walk.
  • DAY 2Early morning visit to the canopy walkway for literally a spectacular birds-eye view of the forest! 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. Dinner at the lodge.
  • DAY 3We spend the morning exploring the Lagartococha Trail which provides the opportunity to learn about the native people and their relationship with the forest. Arriving at Lagartococha Lake we take a canoe ride – species that live around the lake include anaconda, caiman and capuchin / squirrel monkeys. 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.
  • DAY 4Starting 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.
  • DAY 5An early breakfast to depart the lodge heading back to Quito. The return journey is by canoe and plane (exact reverse of the journey in).

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Trip itineraries

Standard departure days are Friday-Monday (4 days) and Monday-Friday (5 days), but often other starting days will also be available – please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.

The 4-day itinerary is the same as the 5days but without the activities of the fourth day.

All lodge information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the lodge owner.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: single, double, and triple accommodations.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: Yes.
  • electricityElectricity: 24-hour electricity from a nearly inaudible generator.
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: Provided by lodge staff.

Inclusions

  • Lodge accommodation.
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on final day).
  • All excursions as listed in itinerary.
  • Bilingual naturalist guide and a native guide.
  • Transport to/from Coca and the lodge.

Exclusions

  • Flights between Quito and Coca (approx. $246).
  • Tips / drinks from bar / other personal expenses.
  • Single supplement.

Access – transportation

  • The Sacha tour starts and finishes at the town of Coca. There are direct flights to / from Quito for approx $246 return fare (subject to change) -please note that the policy of Sacha Lodge is that it is an obligation to book flight tickets directly with them, so please organize the purchase of flights through Happy Gringo and we will coordinate everything with Sacha for you.

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