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Ecuador

4 Day Sacha Lodge Amazon Tour

4 days | 3 nights
Shared tour
From 1209USD per person
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Did you know that if Amazonia were a country, it would be the 9th largest in the world? A whopping 2.1 million square miles (5.5 milion km²)! A great way to discover the incredible Amazon rainforest is to take daily tours at your own pace from the comfort of a lodge inside a nature reserve. Sacha Lodge is the right place for you as each program and itinerary is tailor-made and flexible to your needs and interests. You will discover the astounding biodiversity of Sacha Lodge and have many opportunities to encounter the most exotic creatures that dwell in the depth of this part of the jungle. An incredible 600 species of birds, 50 species of bats, tiny pigmy marmosets and giant otters call the reserve their home, a space six times the size of New York's Central Park. Creatures of all shapes and sizes live happily around the lodge with long-time residents like Lucy the Caiman and the families of monkeys chattering by the lodge. 

Destinations

Ecuador

Trip at a glance

Visits

Amazon Rainforest: Canopy Walk, Kapok Tower, Lake Pilchicocha, Lake Lagartococha, Hikes: Liana Chica, Higueron and Leoncillo Trails, Butterfly House, Nocturnal Walks and Canoe rides, Piranha Fishing

Accomodation

3 nights in standard room at Sacha Lodge

Transportation

Shared transfer from/to Coca Airport/Coca Pier

Shared boat transfer from/to Coca Pier/Sacha Lodge

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 BOAT RIDE TO THE LODGE, LAKE PILCHICOCHA, BUTTERFLY HOUSE, NOCTURNAL WALK OR CANOE RIDE

Morning

30-minute flight from Quito to the city of Puerto Francisco de Orellana also known as El Coca, the starting point of your jungle tour in Ecuador. 

In Coca, transfer by private vehicle to Sacha's house downtown. 

Afternoon

Transfer to the pier to board a motorized canoe to travel down the Napo river (2 hours).

A 30-minute hike through the rainforest leads you to Lake Pilchicocha where you will be met by native workers that will paddle you across the lake to your final destination.

Arrival at Sacha Lodge at about 4pm.

Swim in Lake Pilchicocha, whose still black waters are home to many species of fish and animals.

Enjoy the scenery from the mini observation tower, an excellent opportunity to watch several species of birds common around the lodge. It is lso a great place to wait for the sunset.

Visit the butterfly house with your naturalist guide to marvel at the beauty of Amazonian butterflies and their exotic patterns and colors.

Evening

After dinner, your guide will take you on a night walk through the rainforest to encounter hundreds of nocturnal species.

You can also take a canoe to paddle out on the lake gliding on its calm waters lit by the southern stars. Spot the eyes of caimans glowing ghoulishly red in the torchlight, as the amphibious creatures float along the swampy shallows.

Overnight at Sacha Lodge.

MEALS
  • Lunch at Sacha's house
  • Dinner at Sacha Lodge

Day 2 CANOPY WALK, LIANA CHICA, HIGUERON, LEONCILLO TRAILS

Morning

Early morning walk on the Liana Chica trail to get to a canopy walk offering spectacular views of the rainforest from above and a chance to spot many different species of vibrantly colored birds that are most active in the morning.

Liana Chica is one of the rare self-standing rigid suspension canopy walk.

Two of the three towers have observation decks 40 feet apart (12 m) making towers accessible for everyone. The canopy walkway is 94-foot high (30 m) and 940-foot long (290 m), giving guests a 'birds eye view' of all the wonders and beauty the tropical rainforest has to offer

After the canopy, walk through terra firma and igapo forest habitats where native guides will explain many different species of medicinal plants that have been used in their culture for hundreds of years.

Further down the track, Liana Grande becomes the Higueron trail, which will take you through pristine primary forest with huge Kapok and Fig trees towering hundreds of feet above your head.

Afternoon

After lunch at Finca, you may choose to take a leisurely hike along the Rio Napo, or choose a little more challenging hike on the trail Leoncillo to try and spot the elusive dusky titi monkey.

Either way the trails will lead you back to the main boardwalk for your final hike and canoe ride back to the lodge.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at Sacha's lodge
  • Lunch at Sacha's house
  • Dinner at Sacha Lodge

Day 3 KAPOK TOWER, LAGARTOCOCHA TRAIL AND LAKE, PIRANHA FISHING, CANOPY, NOCTURNAL CANOE RIDE

Morning

After breakfast, start your hike on the Lagartococha trail, a great opportunit to learn more about the indigenous people and their relationship with the forest.

Learn about special trees believed to host the spirits of the ancestors of the local people, and listen to the stories of the mysterious 'dwende', the devil-man of the forest.

After arriving at lake Lagartococha, take a calm canoe ride through a natural swamp, where anacondas, caimans, and capybaras seem to coexist in peace.

On the other side of lake Largatococha a short walk will be the opportunity to spot capuchin or squirrel monkeys playfully jumping through the trees.

Paddle your canoe back across the lake and head back to the lodge for a refreshing dip in the lake, or a nice relaxing nap in your personal hammock on your private balcony.

Afternoon

After lunch, your native guide will teach you how to fish for the infamous razor-toothed piranha. Keep in mind that piranhas will never attack a person so swimming with them is perfectly safe and fun.

Around 3.30 pm you will venture on what many consider to be the best excursion of the area, a silent canoe ride through the flooded Amazonian forest, where you have good chances of being surrounded by troops of squirrel, capuchin, and howler monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled for the shy and elusive river otter as well as the incredibly well camouflaged three-toed sloth.

After your eye-popping ride through the flooded forest, you will get to Sacha's 135-foot tall (40 m) wooden tower built around an ancient Kapok tree. Get close up views of vibrantly colored birds using the powerful spotting scopes provided and relax to watch the sun set with an amazing view of Mount Sumaco, a nearby volcano. Depending on the visibility you might even catch the distant snow-covered caps of the Andes.

Evening

Leaving the tower at dusk will be an unforgettable experience. A canoe ride back through the flooded forest at night will be awe-inspiring. Listen to the symphony of frogs and insects as you glide through the narrow flooded forest trail, keeping your eyes open for caimans. Watch the several species of bats flying over your heads and listen to the many species of nocturnal birds and their eerie calls. 

After your mesmerizing canoe trip through the Amazon, you will get back to lake Pilchicocha with the welcoming lights of Sacha lodge. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at Sacha's lodge
  • Lunch at Sacha's house
  • Dinner at Sacha Lodge

Day 4 DEPARTURE

Morning

Early breakfast and departure from the lodge at 7.30am with an easy walk on the boardwalk to spot the monkeys one last time before your final departure. 

Arrival at Coca airport, check-in assistance and farewell with Sacha's team. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast at Sacha's lodge

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What's included

Accommodation

Nights
3 nights in standard room at Sacha Lodge

Meals

Full board plan
3 breakfasts + 3 lunches + 3 dinners // Unlimited supply of hot water, coffee and tea

Transportation

Bus
Shared transfer from/to Coca Airport/Coca Pier
Cruise
Shared boat transfer from/to Coca Pier/Sacha Lodge

Orientation

Guide
Shared English-speaking naturalist guide

What's not included

  • Domestic Flights: 270 USD/Person
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals and Drinks
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Tips
  • Admission to Communities and Park: 5 USD/Person

Important notes

If necessary, it is imperative to get your yellow fever vaccine at least ten days prior to departure. 

Weather conditions in the Amazon rainforest vary greatly depending on the two seasons: the wet season from December to May and the dry season from June until November. Regardless of the season, you have to be prepared for rain throughout the year, although it rains a lot less during the dry season. 

We recommend avoiding travel to the Amazon from December to February. 

Amazon rainforest packing list:

  • binoculars
  • waterproof hiking shoes
  • hat
  • quick-dry clothing
  • long-sleeve shirt
  • long-sleeve pants
  • strong insect repellent
  • strong sunblock
  • bathing-suit
  • case or protection for your camera and phone
  • personal medication. 
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