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Sani Lodge

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. 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.
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: 

During this journey you will be able to make contact with the ancestral communities that inhabit the banks of the Napo River


ADVENTURE ITINERARY 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS

DAY 1 ARRIVAL FRANCISCO DE ORRELLANA - COCA - SANI LODGE

Your day begins with the first flight in the morning lasting 40 minutes from Quito to Coca where Sani staff will pick you up and take you to the banks of the Napo River.
Your bilingual guide will explain to you about the safety you must have before, during and after embarking on a motor boat, whose trip will last 2 and a half hours along the Napo River, the largest tributary of the Amazon in the territory of the Ecuadorian Amazon. During this journey you will be able to make contact with the ancestral communities that live on the banks of the Napo River. Once you have arrived at the main port of Sani Lodge, you will continue with a 15-minute walk along a wooden platform and then a paddle canoe navigation through the beautiful Challwacocha Lagoon. The Sani Lodge manager will welcome you to your jungle vacation.
In the afternoon, you will have a short induction hike on the nearby trails or a canoe navigation with many opportunities to observe primates, Amazon birds, black alligators and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by 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. Later they will have a talk about the Amazon that will be given by one of our bilingual naturalist guides, while they enjoy drinks and cocktails prepared by our bartender.

DAY 2 DISCOVER WILDLIFE IN ITS NATURAL STATE
After breakfast, experience life in the upper canopy of the forest from our 118-foot (36-meter) tower. To get to the place the guides will row in the Challwacocha Lagoon for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a short 15-minute walk. More than 565 species of birds have been recorded in the area, including parrots, toucans, meileros, tanagers, fly traps, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck howler monkeys, squirrels, or sloths resting in the treetops. The tower offers a different perspective, opening a window to a different world of Amazonian diversity that is difficult if not impossible to see from the forest floor.The journey continues with an exploration in the forest in search of the countless Amazonian creatures , along the Chorongo Largo trail that has a duration of 5 hours of walking through the thick tropical forest, in the afternoon return to the Lodge for dinner.

DAY 3 VISIT COMMUNA KICHWA - FIND YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE AND ADRENALINE NAVIGATING IN KAYAK ON THE NAPO RIVER
After breakfast, you will go to the Napo River to take the canoe towards the Sani Isla Community Center. Here you can learn how the community lives in harmony with the Amazon Rainforest. You will get to know their Kichwa customs, drinks, food, and culture, learn how local life is environmentally sustainable. You will learn about their conservation and entrepreneurship projects (SANI WARMI). Along with a craft-making activity.
Lunch will be in the community and you will be able to taste the traditional food of the area, then get ready to play with the practice of the blowpipe, an ancient Kichwa hunting tradition.
In the afternoon the sport will be carried out in Kayak in Rio Napo, departing from the Community until reaching the main port of Sani Lodge.
After dinner, a night walk to observe insects, spiders, snakes and frogs.

DAY 4 RETURN TO THE NAPO RIVER - COCA
After breakfast, departure to the Napo River to take the motorized canoe and visit the wall of parrots in the Yasuní National Park. Where thousands of parrots look for a place on the wall of the salting room to eat clay in a process for their digestion. Among the species that can be found we have the Amazon parrots, yellow-headed, blue-headed and yellow-crowned parrots. We will continue our trip to Coca to arrive on time to take a return flight..

 

BIRD WATCHING ITINERARY 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS

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

DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO FRANCISCO DE ORRELLANA - COCA - SANI LODGE
Your day begins with the first flight in the morning lasting 40 minutes from Quito to Coca where Sani staff will pick you up and take you to the banks of the Napo River.
Your bilingual guide will explain to you about the safety you must have before, during and after embarking on a motor boat, whose trip will last 2 and a half hours along the Napo River, the largest tributary of the Amazon in the territory of the Ecuadorian Amazon. During this journey you will be able to make contact with the ancestral communities that live on the banks of the Napo River. Once you arrive at the main port of Sani Lodge, you will continue with a 15-minute walk along a wooden platform and then a canoe navigation through the beautiful Challwuacocha Lagoon. The Sani Lodge manager will welcome you to your jungle vacation.
They will receive the Bird guide from Sani Lodge.
In the afternoon, you will have a short induction hike on the nearby trails or a canoe navigation with many opportunities to observe primates, Amazon birds, black alligators and a close encounter with the amazing jungle represented by ceibo trees, orchids and bromeliads and especially they will go out in search of birds. 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. Later talk about the Amazon that will be given by one of our bilingual naturalist guides, while you enjoy drinks and cocktails prepared by our bartender.

DAY 2 BIRD WATCHING FROM THE LARGEST TREE CUP IN THE AMAZON
At dawn is a time where you can observe different species of birds, so breakfast will be very early, to reach the tower the guides will row in the lagoon for 40 minutes, following a walk you will reach our 36 meter tower ( 118 feet). More than 565 species of birds have been recorded in the area, including parrots, toucans, meileros, tanagers, fly traps, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck howler monkeys, squirrels, or sloths resting in the treetops. The tower offers a different perspective, opening a window to a different world of Amazonian diversity that is difficult if not impossible to see from the forest floor. The journey continues with an exploration in the forest in search of the countless Amazonian creatures. Return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch there are many alternatives for your delight, bird watching from the bar at the feeders, facing the lagoon or simply relaxing in the hammocks. In the afternoon, walk on the Chorongo or Coto trails, located in terra firme forests in order to discover more species of birds.

After dinner, explore the lagoon in search of the rare endangered Black Cayman that can measure up to 6 meters. Return to the lodge.

DAY 3 VISIT TO THE SANI ISLAND
After breakfast you will go to the Napo River to take the motorized canoe and visit the parrot salting area of ​​the Yasuní National Park. Where thousands of parrots look for a place on the wall of the salting room to eat clay in a detoxification process. Among the species that can be found we have the Amazon parrots, yellow-headed, blue-headed and yellow-crowned parrots. We will continue with a walk inside the Yasuní National Park considered by scientists as the most biodiverse place in the world, here, species that cannot be found in the north could be observed: spider monkeys and children with golden mantles, yellow parrots with blue and with a bit of luck a close encounter with peccaries. On the way back, we will visit the Sani Isla Community Center to get an idea of ​​how the people of the community live. Enjoy their customs, drinks, food, and Kichwa culture, learn what their life is like.

Visit the islands of the Napo River to find the species that inhabit these ecosystems. It is very important that you carry binoculars to be able to see them. In the return there will be a feedback of birds seen together with the checklist.

Dinner at the Lodge.

DAY 4 RETURN TO THE NAPO RIVER - COCA
After breakfast, departure to the Napo River to take the motorized canoe and visit the wall of parrots in the Yasuní National Park. Where thousands of parrots look for a place on the wall of the salting room to eat clay in a detoxification process. Among the species that can be found we have the Amazon parrots, yellow-headed, blue-headed and yellow-crowned parrots. We will continue our trip to Coca to arrive on time to take a flight back to Quito at 11:40 am...


RATES 2020:

 

2020 SANI LODGE RATES 
PROGRAM DOUBLE / TRIPLE SINGLE
3 DAYS / 2 NIGTHS US$ 834 US$ 1001
4 DAYS / 3 NIGTHS US$ 1,111 US$ 1,334
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS US$ 1,390 US$ 1,668
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS US$ 1,666 US$ 2,000
7 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS US$ 1,945 US$ 2,334
8 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS US$ 2,221 US$ 2,665

 

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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