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5-Day Sacha Lodge Amazon Tour Package
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Product Code: 4462-216349
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Wake up early and go birdwatching on the canopy walk
  • • enjoy a wonderful sunset from 120 feet above the forest floor
  • • Discover unique rainforest creatures from a platform on a giant 100 ft high kapok tree.
  • • Paddle around streams and the lake in indigenous dug out canoes
  • • Visit the live exhibition area of the butterfly farm in your freetime
  • • Go fishing for piranha off of the dock at night
  • • Go on the lake looking for Caymans
Tour Code
4462-216349
Duration
5 days
Departure City
Quito
End City
Quito
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Family, Short Break, Nature, Adventure

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Enjoy a mini-vacation; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Ecuadorian Amazon

Quito - Amazon Forest - Sacha Lodge

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Your Amazon tour will begin today as you self-transfer to Quito's airport for your 11:00am flight to Coca (subject to change).

A 30 minute flight over the Andes Mountains leads you to a bustling oil town called Coca located in the Amazon Basin. From here you will enjoy a quick lunch in the Sacha's private house before transferring to the town docks where you will board Sacha's private canoes for the 2 hour journey down river to Sacha's Lodges, your accommodation for the next 4 nights.

After arriving to the shore you'll take a 30 minute hike through the rainforest to lake Pilchicocha. Here, you'll meet native workers who will lead you across the lake by canoe to your final destination.

You'll arrive at Sacha Lodge around 3:30pm or 4:00pm. A refreshing swim after arriving may be just what you need after being in the equatorial heat all day. Swim in Lake Pilchicocha, which is a black water lake home to many species of fish and animals. Bird observing from the mini tower offers guests an excellent opportunity to view several species of birds common around the lodge. This is also a great place to watch the sun set.

If you're interested in the local fauna, than you should visit the butterfly house with your naturalist guide to view the beautiful colors of many different species of butterflies.

After dinner, you'll accompany your naturalist guide on a night walk through the rainforest to view the hundreds of different species of animals that can only be found at night. Or maybe a canoe ride on the lake to view the black caimans with their glowing orange eyes as you silently paddle across the lake to get a closer view.

Tips:
The lodging at Sacha was carefully designed to offer comfort to the traveler yet preserve the environment and rainforest ambience. All of our cabins, with high thatched roofs and private shaded terraces, are constructed with traditional materials and nestle well concealed into the lush surroundings.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Ecuadorian Amazon

Sacha Lodge

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Start the day with an early morning excursion between 6:00am and 7:00am.

Today we'll take a walk along Liana Chica and arrive at the canopy walk, where you can witness spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and the many different species of vibrantly colored birds. Designed to be a self-standing rigid suspension canopy walk. it is one of only a few in the world! Located within Sacha's private reserve, 2 miles from the shores of the Rio Napo and 1 mile from the lodge, the bird walk gives guests the opportunity to get an up close and personal view of the rainforest canopy. Two of the three towers have observation decks every 12 meters making towers accessible for everyone.

The canopy walkway is at 36 meters high and 275 meters long, giving guests a “birds eye view” of all the wonders and beauty the tropical rainforest has to offer. The canopy walk is designed as a sturdy walkway enabling guests to casually move along while enjoying the spectacular views.

After the canopy walk, you'll follow the trail through terra firma and igapo forest habitats where native guides will explain many different speciesof medicinal plants that have been being used in their culture for hundreds of years. Liana Grande will turn into the trail Higueron, which will take you through pristine primary forest with huge Kapok and Fig trees towering hundreds of feet above your head.

After lunch, 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.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Ecuadorian Amazon

Sacha Lodge

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Leaving the lodge after breakfast, you'll begin your hike on trail Lagartococha.

This trail offers you the chance to learn more about the native people and their relationship with the forest. Learn about the trees where native people believe the spirits of their ancestors live, and the mysterious “dwende” or devil-man of the forest.

After arriving at Lake Lagartococha, take a tranquil canoe ride through a natural swamp, which is the home of anacondas, caimans, and capybaras. After the canoe ride, a walk on the other side of Largatococha may give you the opportunity to spot capuchin or squirrel monkeys playfully jumping through the trees.

Return from the walk or canoe ride 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.

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 and swimming at the same time is perfectly safe and fun!

Around 3:30pm you will begin what many think is the best trail at Sacha, a silent canoe ride through the flooded Amazonian forest. Here you'll have a good chance 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 arrive at Sacha's 135-foot wooden tower built around an ancient Kapok tree. Get close up views of vibrantly colored birds through Sacha's powerful scopes, and watch the sun set with an amazing view of Mount Sumaco, a volcano, and possibly a view of the snow-covered caps of the Andes!

Leaving the tower just before or after sunset will give you an experience not soon forgotten. A canoe ride back through the flooded forest at night will be an awe-inspiring experience. Listen to the symphony of frogs and insects as you navigate 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 making their eerie nighttime calls.

Finally, after your mesmerizing canoe trip through the Amazon, you will arrive back at lake Pilchicocha and the welcoming lights of Sacha lodge.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Ecuadorian Amazon

Sacha Lodge

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We'll have another early morning today with an excursion to view four different species of parrots at the same time is something that should not be missed. Sacha is close enough to Yasuni National Park that a thirty minute motorized canoe ride down the Napo to the parrot lick is well worth it.

Leaving at 6:00am from Sacha and arriving at the lick around 7:30am will give you plenty of time to get close up views of the parrots eating the clay to neutralize the acids which they get from eating their many different types of fruits and leaves.

Arriving back at the lodge around 11am or so gives you plenty of time to swim or relax before lunch is served. Visit the butterfly house once again to photograph the beautifully colored butterflies.

For your afternoon activity, Pantano is the trail to take. Pantano offers you several different types of rainforest habitats. From secondary to primary forests as well as flooded forest and swampy areas. An excellent trail for monkeys and birds in the afternoon, your naturalist and native guides will intrigue you with their knowledge of the jungle and its inhabitants as well as provide you with an everlasting experience and memory of the neotropical rainforest.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05

Sacha Lodge - Quito

On our final day we'll enjoy an early morning breakfast before a guided walk at 7:00am along the boardwalk to watch monkeys one last time before your final departure.

Then you'll transfer to the Coca airport where all plane tickets will be in the hands of Sacha employees waiting to help you board the plane and bid you a final farewell.

Tips:
Scheduled arrival at Quito´s airport is at 12:30pm (subject to change).
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 4 Night Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Welcome Drink
  • Water, tee and coffee in all meals
  • Aquatic transportation
  • Excursions with native and bilingual guides
  • Taxes

Package Excludes

  • Transfer to Quito's airport
  • Other alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Native community interpretation center entrance fee $5.00pp paid locally (optional visit)
Special Notes

Pricing Info

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Reservation Info

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    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
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    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
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  • John Piciane

    John Piciane

    12/31/2013

    Absolutely amazing experience! Many thanks to Rafael and Wilson! We specially loved the canopy walk and kapok tree.

  • James Thornton

    James Thornton

    04/29/2013

    We have had an amazing stay at Sacha. The whole organisation was efficient. We would recommend Sacha to anyone –young, families, students. Our guide really made the trip special.

  • Clare Griffin

    Clare Griffin

    04/27/2013

    David was exceptional. I have mobility restrictions and he anticipated my needs and found solutions which he or Elias carried. I am very grateful.

  • Ron Thomas

    Ron Thomas

    04/22/2013

    Excellent experience, loved the organization plus activities. I appreciated that my vegetarian choice was well taken care of each meal.

  • Jodi Plus

    Jodi Plus

    04/19/2013

    This was a wonderful experience. Not a detail was missed and the small touches were absolutely noticed (For example cushions in canoes). Food was excellent! Both our guides were wonderful and very personable. We will certainly recommend Sac...ha Lodge! Read full review

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