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Adventure to the Amazon and the Galapagos (land based)

For our honeymoon we wanted to do something fun and eco-friendly. Our trip was exactly what we wanted. It was a nature lovers paradise. And it was filled with good people, good food, and awesome adventures.

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Sacha Lodge
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Alicia Cruz
Although we now live in New York city, we are both originally from Baltimore, and since we got married just outside of Baltimore. That's where we flew in from. Our flights from Baltimore had one stop …
Sacha Lodge
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Alicia Cruz
Back to the hotel del Eugenia, one tip is that the clothes that we needed for the Amazon were not necessarily the clothes needed for the Galapagos, and since we were staying at the same hotel (both …
Sacha Lodge
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Alicia Cruz
Our last day we drove up to the mountains to take a horseback guided tour of the rims of (active) volcanos. Again, this was where we felt like we could be on Mars or some other planet. And since we …
Sacha Lodge in the Amazon
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Alicia Cruz
We flew in a a very tiny airplane to get to our last and more remote island of Santa Cruz. There were maybe 9 passengers on the flight. Again the views and landscapes of the Galapagos are …
River canoe
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Alicia Cruz
We hiked a great deal today, and through a lot of different terrain. The diversity of ecosystems in the Galapagos is not to be underestimated. At times we felt like we were almost on another planet, …
River canoe
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Alicia Cruz
We took a boat from San Cristobal to Isabela island, and what a beautiful ride. Our guides pointed out islands that are only for the animals and motored by these slowly, where we saw many many sea …
River canoe
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Alicia Cruz
The hotel we stayed in was rustic and pretty, there were many winding staircases, that led to private knooks and overlook points. We had a great view of the town. The town was easy to navigate and …
River canoe
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Alicia Cruz
Ok, if you have never been to the Galapagos, you HAVE to go. It's an absolutely magical place. But if you do plan this trip, go to the Amazon first. The Amazon is amazing in it's own right, but it's …
Welcome to Sacha Lodge!
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Alicia Cruz
We flew back to Quito and stayed for the day until our next flight to the Galapagos. Quito is an awesome city, and we would like to go back and have more time to explore. You can see the mountain …
Zodiak ride
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Alicia Cruz
Another great thing about this place is the people, not just the other guests, whom were great company, but the guides, both the native guide and biologist guide were friendly, informative, and just …
Riverfront
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Alicia Cruz
We quickly and efficiently paddled to the Sacha Lodge, all of our luggage was magically waiting for us when we got there. And we were greeted on the Pier by the owner, who welcomed us in the main …
Looking up
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Alicia Cruz
From Quito, it was a quick flight to the small town, where we boarded ia motorized skiff/ riverboat, it was a lot of fun to check out the sights while we flew down the river. Got some great pics. …
The entrance to Hotel Eugenia
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Alicia Cruz
We signed up for the multi-sport adventure tour of the Galpagos, but we added the Amazon jungle at the Sacha Lodge on the recommendation of an Adventure Life staffer. It was a great recommend, and we …

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