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Sani Lodge

SANI LODGE

In the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon region you can enjoy and rest surrounded by a unique landscape that only Ecuador offers to its visitors.
This is a unique trip that will allow you to discover the mys- terious lagoon Challwacocha, where you will see flowers such as little water gardens and dark floating grasses. 
Taking a look at the horizon you will surely see native Sou- th American birds such as the Lettered Aracari. You will hear the whisper of the Hoatzin, another bird, which its size is similar to the pheasant that lives in the lagoons of the Amazon and Orinoco.
Sani lodge is located in the intermediate corridor of Yasuní National Park and Cuyabeno Reserve, this place is owned by Sani Isla Kichwa Community and embraces a total of 42,000 hectares (100,000 acres) of virgin rainforest. This is an exclusive Eco-camping that welcomes tourists with an astonishing biodiversity. Part of the attractions is the trek through the forest, where you will be surrounded by 1,500 species of trees, hundreds of lianas and beau- tiful flowers; 550 species of tropical birds, 13 species of monkeys and 1,000 species of butterflies.
With our extensive knowledge about flora, fauna and biodiversity; we can give to our guests a real experience while enjoying a tour through the Ecuadorian Amazon ra- inforest.

ACCOMMODATION

In our ecolodge we have 13 first category cabins, of which 10 double / single cabins, 1 mini suite cabin, 1 family cabin, 1 mullet-cabin with 4 rooms, each with 5 beds.

All the cabins are built in typical woods of the area, with large openings protected by mosquito nets, roofs with toquilla straw leaves. These facilities are in harmony with the jungle and will allow them to live an unforgettable dream.

PLATAFORMS WHIT CEILING AND TENTS

Sani Eco-camping has 10 platforms with roofs which are built with single / double tents and a shared bathroom. The platforms are spacious, designed for single / double occupancy with 2 chairs each platform On the bank of Chawacocha Creek where the platforms are roofed, the camp offers a different experience for more adventurous travelers and lovers of nature.

GENERAL WILDLIFE 

According to a recent assessment by a leading group of biologists the Rainforest around Sani Lodge in North Eastern Ecuador is the most biologically diverse locality in the world. (Yasuni Day, 2008).

For example… 
2,274 species of trees and bushes have been identified, more than any other area ever studied. 644 species of trees in only one hectare (2.47 acres) have been documented, which is almost as many species of trees as all of the United States and Canada combined! This is also a world record. Over 550 bird species are on the Sani Bird List making it one of the highest lists in the world. 
80 species of bats, making our area the second highest number ever registered.

105 species of amphibians

83 of reptiles which appears to make our area the most diverse ever studied.

64 species of social sting-less bees, also a world record in this group. 100,000 species of insects per hectare, again the greatest number of species of any place ever studied.

Not only does Sani’s surrounding forests provide a habitat for a tremendous variety of organisms but is also home to many threatened or naturally rare species such as Jaguar, 13 species of primates, Short-eared Dog, Brazilian Tapir, 2 species of peccary, Harpy Eagle, Black Caiman, Amazonian Manatee among others.

Now, having said all this, it should be stated that our wildlife is just that… wild. We do not feed or bait any animals so this means that there is definitely an element of luck or chance in what any given guest may see. Being quiet and stealthy, as well as maintaining small groups certainly helps, but there are no guarantees… however most groups see a few species of monkeys, toucans, Black Caiman (up to 3.5 to 4 meters), macaws, parrots, many types of insects, frogs, lizards and an incredible variety of birds. Everything else varies widely from group to group.

 

ITINERARIES: 

DAY 1

Their journey begins with the first flight in the morning (11:00 am) with a duration of 40 minutes from Quito to Coca where the Sani staff will pick them up and take them to a hotel in the city located on the banks of the Napo River. Here, your bilingual guide will explain to you about safety before boarding a motorboat for 2 and a half hours for a navigation on the largest tributary of Ecuador in the Amazon, the Napo River.

During this trip you can get in touch with the Amazon, ancestral communities or birds such as herons, and Amazonian buzzards, while enjoying a delicious snack. Canoe navigation along the Napo River will be followed by a 15-minute walk along a wooden platform and then a canoe paddle through the beautiful Challwacocha Lagoon. The staff of Sani Lodge will welcome you with a refreshing cold drink and some snacks before being directed to their cabins.

In the afternoon, you will have a short induction hike in 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 the ceibo trees, orchids and bromeliads Return to the lodge, where our chef will offer an extensive menu of national and international cuisine that will meet the expectations of even vegetarians and vegans. Subsequent talk about the Amazon that will be taught by one of our bilingual naturalist guides, while enjoying spirits and cocktails prepared by our bartender.

DAY 2

After breakfast, experience life in the forest's upper canopy from our 36-meter (118-foot) tower. To get to the place, the guides will paddle in Laguna Challwacocha for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a short 10-minute walk. More than 565 species of birds have been recorded in the area, including parrots, toucans, tanagers, fly catchers, hummingbirds and, with a bit of luck, howler monkeys, squirrels or sloths resting on treetops. The tower offers a different perspective, opening a window to a different world of Amazonian diversity that is difficult not to say, impossible to see from the forest floor. The trip continues with an exploration in the forest in search of the innumerable Amazonian creatures. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch there are many alternatives for your enjoyment, bird watching from the bar, or simply relax in the hammocks. In the afternoon, hike on the Chorongo or Coto trails, located in terra firme forests in order to discover the intrinsic relationships between living creatures and the role they play in this complex ecosystem. Orchids, lianas, fig trees, ancient trees, centennial trees, bromeliads are part of this fabulous tropical forest. Dinner at the lodge. After dinner, explore the lagoon in search of the rare Black Caiman in danger of extinction that can reach up to 6 meters. Return to the lodge.

DAY 3

After breakfast, departure to the Napo River to take the motor boat and visit the parrot salting of the Yasuní National Park. Where thousands of parrots look for a place in the wall of the salting pit to eat clay in a process of detoxification. Among the species that can be found, we count the Amazonian, yellow-headed, blue-headed and yellow-crowned parrots. We will continue with a hike into the Yasuní National Park considered by scientists as the most biodiverse place in the world, here, species that can not be found in the north could be observed: spider monkeys and golden-mantled chicks, Yellow parrots with blue and with a bit of luck a close encounter with peccaries. On return we will visit the Community Center of Sani Isla to have an idea of ​​how the people of the community live. Enjoy your drinks, food, and Kichwa culture, learn how local life is environmentally sustainable. Return in the afternoon to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, night walk to observe insects, spiders, snakes and frogs.

DAY 4

After breakfast departure to the Napo River to take the motor canoe and visit the parrot wall of the Yasuní National Park. Where thousands of parrots search for a place in the wall of the salting trough to eat clay in a process of detoxification. Among the species that can be found, we count the Amazonian, yellow-headed, blue-headed, and yellow-billed parrots.

We will continue our trip to Coca to arrive on time to take a return flight to Quito at 12:20 a.m End of services!

NOTE: ADDITIONAL DAYS The 5-day program includes more hiking and canoe paddling. An extension of 6.7, 8 days can be arranged upon request.. .

 

ACTIVITIES FOR THE ITINERARIES OF 5, 6 AND 7 UP TO 8 DAYS

OBSERVATION TOWER

In our 37m (100 ft) observation tower, built next to a giant ceibo tree, you can see through the canopy of the rainforest, this gives you a unique perspective, opening up a whole new world of the Amazonian bio-diversity that is often difficult, if not impossible to see. White-necked Toucan, and Bare -neck Fruitcrow, to name but a few, and if you have any luck, you'll even see howler monkeys asleep in the treetops.

CAIMANES SIGHTING

Our blackwater lagoon is one of the increasingly rare paradises, for the black alligator that is a species in danger, for the support of a healthy population of these large crocodiles, up to 4 meters long. After sunset, these non-aggressive and timid reptiles become active along the shore of the lagoon. At night, you can see them swimming slowly.

NIGHT WALK

Many animals remain hidden almost all day but at night the forest comes alive with myriads of insects and other animals, beyond their wildest imagination, including tree frogs ranging from the size of the nail to the size of all the hand. A walk through the jungle at night is an opportunity to discover the mysteries of what happens in the dark and hidden corners of the jungle in which few dare to venture.

LEGENDARY WEAPON

Learn to use this legendary weapon. The blowgun is used by the Kichwa people as a method of hunting monkeys, birds, tapirs and other animals. A liquid that comes from the mixture of plants and animal poisons, what locals call "curare", works as a paralyzing agent in animals that want to hunt VISIT YASUNU BUTERRFLY GARDEN Visit the Mariposario project (Yasuní Batterfly Garden) where you can see the beautiful species of butterflies of the Amazon and continue a walk through the Yasuní area where you can see spider monkeys, golden-mantled chichicos, Parahuaco / mono saqui. see yellow-crowned parrots, yellow parrots among others.

WALKS IN THE PRIMARY FOREST

Guided hikes begin after a relaxing canoe trip through the Challwacocha lagoon. Sani offers several trails depending on the desired level of difficulty. Guided hikes will take you through the marshes, bridges through the dense jungle, from the openings made natural fall trees, and under the shade of the soto-forest of pristine primary forest. Along the way you will learn about medicinal plants, taste edible fruits and insects, and discover how to weave traditional palm fiber bags.

VISIT TO THE COMMUNITY

Visiting the community center is a rewarding experience, allowing you to see how a typical Kichwa family lives. The food, drinks, customs and culture of this commune will surprise you. One of the most special parts of your visit is to witness how the lifestyle of the locals is environmentally sustainable.

 

According to a recent study done by biologists in the area, the Northeast part of Ecuador where our Lodge is located is the most Biodiversity in the World (Yasuní Day, 2008). For example ... 1,500 species of trees and shrubs have been identified, more than in any other area ever studied. 644 species of trees on only 1 hectare (100.00 acres) have been documented, which is almost the same amount of tree species from all of the United States and Canada combined! This is a world record. More than 550 species of birds are on our list of birds, making it one of the largest lists of birds in the world. 80 species of bats can be found, making our area the second with the highest records worldwide. 105 species of amphibians and 83 of reptiles make us the area with the highest count of these species ever studied. 64 species of social bees are also a world record to be taken into account. 100,000 species complete this list ..

 

 

RATES:

 

2019 SANI LODGE RATES 
PROGRAM DOUBLE / TRIPLE SINGLE
3 DAYS / 2 NIGTHS US$ 715 US$ 757
4 DAYS / 3 NIGTHS US$ 852 US$ 1,003
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS US$ 1,278 US$ 1,504
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS US$ 1,278 US$ 1,504
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS US$ 1,516 US$ 1,780
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS US$ 1,754 US$ 2,504

 

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

•  Assistance at Quito and Coca Airports
•  Transportation Coca-Sani Eco camping-Coca
•  Accommodation in tents and shared bathroom
•  All meals - starting with lunch in the first day until breakfast in the last day.
•  Snacks for all excursions
•  Naturalist Guide and Native Guide 
•  All excursions •  Rubber boots
•  Waterproof Ponchos 
•  Entrance to the community project 
•  Entrance to Yasuni Butterfly Garden

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

•  Taxes (IVA 12%)
•  Air ticket from / to Quito (US $ 310.00 roundtrip or $ 200 one way. Price subject to change without previous notice). 
•  Bus ticket from / to Quito (US $ 30.00 roundtrip or US $ 15.00 one way) 
•  Personal expenses, extra expenses, tips. 
•  Any unspecified service.

 

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