SANI LODGE

SANI LODGE

Be our guest, we are Kichwa and we welcome you to our home in the rainforest. When you stay with us, you become one of our community where we will share with you and teach you about our environment and culture. At Sani Lodge, you are not only choosing an incredible adventure, but also the opportunity to immerse yourself in our Kichwa way of life. Please join us and support our indigenous community while protecting the rainforest you'll love to call home.

LIFE IS COMFORTABLE AT AMAZON JUNGLE:

Sani Isla is included in the list of the 100 best sustainable destinations in 2019, awarded by the Green Destination committee, becoming the only destination within this list for the entire Ecuadorian Amazon. Being included on this list is highly prestigious, as these destinations actively represent world leadership in protecting their scenic views, natural habitats and wildlife, as well as respect for animals and indigenous communities, becoming a standard for the development of sustainable tourism for other countries.Sani Isla has shown this potential for which it has also won the Best of Nature award!

PROGRAMS

Cultural Experience
Without makeup, our Cultural experience is great and real. We will be happy to welcome you in our homes, treat you like a member of our family, show you our traditions and make you enjoy a wonderful time with us.

Bird Watching
On a regular 4 day trip you will be able to see over 120 species of the 550 species that appear on the Sani Bird List, one of the highest counts in the world.

family experience
You will have a short induction walk on the nearby trails or a canoe navigation with many opportunities to observe primates, birds of the Amazon, black caimans and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by ceibo trees, orchids and bromeliads.

PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

With no Make Up, Our Culture experience is amazing and real, we are glad to receive you in our homes, to introduce you to our families, to see our traditions and enjoy a really nice time.

DAY 1: 
Our journey starts with a 40-minute flight from Quito to Coca where the staff will pick you up and transfer to the banks of Napo River. There, your bilingual guide will explain about safety before embarking for a 2 ½ boat trip on the largest Ecuadorian affluent of the Amazon, the Napo River. During the journey you get a taste of the Amazon; ancestral communities, birds and nature. The canoe ride is followed by a 15 minute walk through a wooden platform and 20-minute paddle canoe across the beautiful Challwuacocha Lake. The staff will welcome you with refreshing cold drinks before you start your adventure in the Amazon Rainforest.

Late afternoon, you will have a short walk on the nearby trails or a canoe ride with many chances to observe primates, Amazonian birds, black caimans and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by cedar trees, orchids, and bromeliads. Return to the lodge, where our chef will be happy to offer a wide variety of national and international cuisine that caters vegetarians and vegans.
Then you will have a briefing with the guide about the Amazon Rainforest while you enjoy drinks and cocktails made for our barman.


DAY 2: 
After breakfast, experience the life on the tree tops from the 36 meter (118 ft.) observation tower. To get there your leaders will paddle on the Challuacocha Lake for 30 minutes followed by a short 10-minute walk. Over 565 species of birds have been registered so far, including colorful birds such as macaws, toucans, honeycreepers, tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck a close view of howler, squirrel monkeys or sloths resting on the canopy. The tower gives you a unique perspective, opening up a whole new world of Amazon biodiversity that is often difficult and almost impossible to see from the understory. The journey continues exploring the nearby trails searching for more Amazonian creatures walking through Chorongo trail that have 5 hours of duration in the deep tropical rainforest. In the afternoon you will go back to the lodge to have dinner at the lodge.


DAY 3: 
After breakfast you will go to Napo River to take the canoe to Sani Isla Community Center. Here you can learn how the community lives in harmony with the Amazon Rainforest. You will learn about their customs, drinks, food, and Kichwa culture, learn how local life is environmentally sustainable. You will know their conservation and entrepreneurship projects (SANI WARMI) along with an activity of handicrafts.

Lunch will be in the community and you will taste the traditional food of the area, then get ready to play with the blowgun, an ancient Kichwa tradition of hunting. In the afternoon there will make artisan chocolate with the women of the community.

In the afternoon you’ll Kayak in Napo river, from the Community until the main port of Sani Lodge.
After dinner take a night walk to see insects, spiders, snakes and frogs.


DAY 4:
After breakfast head back to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrots wall at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth in a process for their digestion. Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue-headed parrots. Then return to Coca on time to get your flight back to Quito.

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PROGRAM bird watching

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

On a regular 4 day trip you will be able to see over 120 species of the 550 species that appear on the Sani Bird List, one of the highest counts in the world. 

DAY 1:
Your journey starts with a 40-minute flight from Quito to Coca where the staff will pick you up and transfer to the banks of Napo River. There, your bilingual guide will explain about safety before embarking for a 2 ½ boat trip on the largest Ecuadorian affluent of the Amazon, the Napo River. During the journey you get a taste of the Amazon ancestral communities who live in the Napo river.  The canoe ride is followed by a 15-minute walk through a wooden platform and 20-minute paddle canoe across the beautiful Challwuacocha Lake. The staff will welcome you with refreshing cold drinks before you start your adventure in the Amazon Rainforest.

You will receive a birdwatching guide.

Late afternoon, you will have a short walk on the nearby trails or a canoe ride with many chances to observe primates, Amazonian birds, black caimans and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by cedar trees, orchids, and bromeliads but above all you will leave to look for birds. Return to the lodge, where our chef will be happy to offer a wide variety of national and international cuisine that caters vegetarians and vegans.

Then you will have a briefing with the guide about the Amazon Rainforest while you enjoy drinks and cocktails made for our barman.

DAY 2:
 After breakfast, experience the life on the tree tops from the 36 meter (118 ft.) observation tower. To get there your leaders will paddle on the Challuacocha Lake for 30 minutes followed by a short 10-minute walk. Over 565 species of birds have been registered so far, including colorful birds such as macaws, toucans, honeycreepers, tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck a close view of howler, squirrel monkeys or sloths resting on the canopy. The tower gives you a unique perspective, opening up a whole new world of Amazon biodiversity that is often difficult and almost impossible to see from the understory. The journey continues exploring the nearby trails searching for more Amazonian creatures.Return to the lodge for lunch.After lunch there are many alternatives for your enjoyment, bird watching from the bar, in front of the lagoon or simply relax in the hammocks. In the afternoon you will walk through Chorongo or Coto trail with the goal to find more species of birds.After dinner, explore the lagoon looking for the rare Black Caiman that can reach up to 6 meters of large and also is in danger of extinction, then you’ll go back to the lodge. 

DAY 3:
After breakfast departure to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrot-clay lick at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth in a process for their digestion. Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue-headed parrots. Continue with a hike on the south of the Napo inside Yasuní National Park considered for scientists like the most biodiverse area in the world, here, some species that cannot be found in the north might be spotted: golden–mantled tamarins and spider monkeys, blue and yellow macaws and with a bit of luck a close encounter with white-lipped or collared peccaries. Head back to Sani Community Center to visit a native house to get a taste of how a typical Kichwa family lives. Enjoy their food, drinks, customs, and culture of Sani Isla community and learn how the lifestyle of the locals is environmentally sustainable.Visit the islands of Napo River to find the species that habit these ecosystems. It is very important that you bring your binoculars to see them.In the return there will be a feedback of birds seen along with the checklist.Dinner at the lodge.

DAY 4: 
After breakfast head back to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrots wall at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth in a process for their digestion. Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue-headed parrots. Then return to Coca on time to get your flight back to Quito.

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PROGRAM 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

You will have a short induction walk on the nearby trails or a canoe navigation with many opportunities to observe primates, birds of the Amazon, black caimans and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by ceibo trees, orchids and bromeliads. 

DAY 1: 
Your journey starts with a 40-minute flight from Quito to Coca where the staff will pick you up and transfer to the banks of Napo River. 
There, your bilingual guide will explain about safety before embarking for a 2 ½ boat trip on the largest Ecuadorian affluent of the Amazon, the Napo River. During the journey you get a taste of the Amazon; ancestral communities, birds and nature. The canoe ride is followed by a 15 minute walk through a wooden platform and 20-minute paddle canoe across the beautiful Challwuacocha Lake. 

The staff will welcome you with refreshing cold drinks before you start your adventure in the Amazon Rainforest.Late afternoon, you will have a short walk on the nearby trails or a canoe ride with many chances to observe primates, Amazonian birds, black caimans and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by cedar trees, orchids, and bromeliads. Return to the lodge, where our chef will be happy to offer a wide variety of national and international cuisine that caters vegetarians and vegans.
Then you will have a briefing with the guide about the Amazon Rainforest while you enjoy drinks and cocktails made for our barman.


DAY 2: 
After breakfast, experience the life on the tree tops from the 36 meter (118 ft.) observation tower. To get there your leaders will paddle on the Challuacocha Lake for 30 minutes followed by a short 10-minute walk. 
Over 565 species of birds have been registered so far, including colorful birds such as macaws, toucans, honeycreepers, tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck a close view of howler, squirrel monkeys or sloths resting on the canopy. The tower gives you a unique perspective, opening up a whole new world of Amazon biodiversity that is often difficult and almost impossible to see from the understory. The journey continues exploring the nearby trails searching for more Amazonian creatures walking through Chorongo trail that have 5 hours of duration in the deep tropical rainforest. In the afternoon you will go back to the lodge to have dinner at the lodge. 


DAY 3: 
After breakfast you will go to Napo River to take the canoe to Sani Isla Community Center. Here you can learn how the community lives in harmony with the Amazon Rainforest. You will learn about their customs, drinks, food, and Kichwa culture, learn how local life is environmentally sustainable. You will know their conservation and entrepreneurship projects (SANI WARMI) along with an activity of handicrafts.Lunch will be in the community and you will taste the traditional food of the area, then get ready to play with the blowgun, an ancient Kichwa tradition of hunting. In the afternoon there will make artisan chocolate with the women of the community.In the afternoon you’ll Kayak in Napo river, from the Community until the main port of Sani Lodge.
After dinner take a night walk to see insects, spiders, snakes and frogs. 


DAY 4:
After breakfast head back to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrots wall at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth in a process for their digestion. Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue-headed parrots. Then return to Coca on time to get your flight back to Quito.End of service!


DAY 5: 
Explore the hidden corners of Sani Lodge in a 7-hour hike level 2 on Chorongo Largo trail for a close encounter with stunning wildlife represented by wooly monkeys, troops of Squirrels, white-fronted capuchin monkeys, parrots, macaws, toucans and with a bit of luck tapirs and even peccaries. Discover the magic world of untouched, virgin forest in a once in a lifetime experience. Lunch will be served in the middle of the forest, surrounded by tree ferns, ancient kapoks, palms, and tons of magical energy at all levels. Return in the afternoon to the lodge for dinner. This activity is depending on how physical capability you have. Can be change to shorter trails, longer canoe rides.End of services!

The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, regulations or unforeseeable circumstances

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RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION DOUBLE / TRIPLE SINGLE CABIN
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS $600 $720
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $825 $995
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $1000 $1200
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS $1100 $1320
7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS $1250 $1500
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS $1400 $1680
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BIRD WATCHING TOUR RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION DOUBLE / TRIPLE SINGLE CABIN
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS $715 $858
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $940 $1128
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $1115 $1338
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS $1215 $1458
7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS $1365 $1638
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS $1515 $1818
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 INCLUDED 

  • Canoe transportation from Coca to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program
  • Entrance Fee to the Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Guided Excursions.

 NOT INCLUDED 

  • Airfare Quito–Coca–Quito
  • Check-in and transfer in & out in the city of Coca.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • tips and personal expenses
  • Internet, laundry and any other unspecified requirements.

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Address in Quito: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, building "Valladolid", Office No. 104 
Office Tel: (593-2) 5016438
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