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Ecuadorian Amazon - Example 7 Day Tour
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Enjoy the wild Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of Sacha Lodge! Each day brings new possibilities and adventures including an observation tower, butterfly house, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Seize the opportunity to search for the Amazon's unique myriad of wildlife such as toucans, howler monkeys, and three-toed sloths. This is an Amazon experience you don't want to miss! 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Quito
Day 2 : Fly to the Amazon and Sacha Lodge
Days 3-5 : Sacha Lodge
Day 6 : Return to Quito
Day 7 : Depart for Home

Highlights

  • Paddle dugout canoes along blackwater creeks and lakes
  • Take night walks in search of caiman & nocturnal wildlife
  • Observe toucans, howler monkeys, and three-toed sloths
  • View the forest from the canopy on a 940-foot walkway

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Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon Scouting for wildlife while on a tour of Sacha Lodge The suspension bridge above Sacha Lodge A young monkey in the Amazon An Amazonian sunset at Sacha Lodge Boat ride to Sacha Lodge On the lake at Sacha Lodge At the Parrot Clay Lick
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Day 1 Arrive Quito

Overnight Quito.

Day 2 Fly to the Amazon and Sacha Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A short flight takes you over the high Andes and down to the Amazon frontier town of Puerto Francisco de Orellana (called Coca by the locals). From here you travel by motorized canoe approximately two hours down the Napo River, followed by a short walk through a thick palm forest to Sacha Lodge -- your home for the next few nights and base for an incredible Amazon travel adventure!

Day 3-5 Sacha Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Your stay at Sacha Lodge is filled with discovery. During excursions, visitors are divided into small groups (max 6), each with its own native guide and bilingual naturalist. Native guides carry a lifetime of knowledge about the medicinal and functional uses of rainforest plants. They proudly display the wonders of their home environment, sometimes even offering a tasty treat like the strange lemon tasting ants that coexist in the stems of certain trees. Naturalists, educated in biology and ecology, translate for native guides and complement excursions with explanations of the scientific workings of the rainforest. Sacha Lodge has something for everyone. A favorite activity includes paddling dugout canoes along blackwater creeks and lakes past luxuriant lianas, bromeliads, and enormous palms. Swimming and piranha fishing are also popular (the piranha here are harmless, really!). And for the adventurous Ecuador traveler there are night walks and canoe trips in search of caiman and other nocturnal creatures.

Sacha Lodge offers a number of very unique sites to its visitors. A 130-foot observation tower and a 940-foot canopy walkway both give visitors a chance to get above the rainforest canopy for incredible views of the area. These areas are also great places to observe toucans and other tropical birds and, with luck, spot noisy howler monkeys or a three-toed sloth. Another site is the butterfly house where over 40 local butterfly species are bred. Visitors can see the process of breeding and raising these colorful insects and wander through the "flying room." Finally, there's the Yasuni Parrot Lick. Just a short distance from Sacha Lodge is Ecuador's most famous parrot lick, where visitors can observe dozens of the magnificently colored birds feeding on the clay.

Day 6 Return to Quito

After an early breakfast, head back up the Napo River for the flight back to Quito to complete your Amazon tour. At the airport, you are picked up and transferred to your hotel and have the evening free to enjoy Quito.

Day 7 Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
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Sacha Lodge Flexible New Booking Policy
Book now until April 30, 2021 and pay NO DEPOSIT on 2020-2021 Sacha Lodge stays. Additionally, there are no cancellation fees applied during the 2020-2021 season. Valid for new reservations only. Some restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2021

Sacha Lodge: Save Up to 25%
Book now until April 30, 2021 and save up to 25% on Sacha Lodge program rates for the 2021 season. Valid for new reservations. Some restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2021

Per person starting at
$1,802

Notes

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Save 30% for children under 12

Included

  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Rubber boots are provided by your Amazon lodge. There are some size limitations at each lodge, and these can be seen below:

    -Casa del Suizo, Sacha Lodge: Maximum size 14
    -La Selva Ecolodge, Nenkepare Community Campsite, Kapawai LodgeShiripuno Lodge: Maximum size 10
    -Yachana Lodge: Maximum size 9
    -Napo Wildlife Center: Sizes 5-12

    Please ask your Trip Planner for any other inquiries about rubber boots.

Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Park Entrance Fee - Optional parrot salt lick excursion
  • Park Entrance Fee - Optional parrot salt lick
  • Internal Flights: Quito - Coca - Quito 
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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