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The Sani Lodge Ecuador
- Coca City (Ecuador)
- Canoe the River
- Yasuni National Park
- Cuyabeno Reserve
- Sani Community
- Challuacocha lake
- 4D / 3N:
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Sani Lodge Information
Sani Lodge encompasses ecotourism, environmental conservation, and community projects in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. This project is owned and operated by members of a Kichwa community called Sani Isla.
Researchers have found that the western Amazon Rainforest (Ecuador & Peru) contains the highest levels of biodiversity found in all Amazonia. Many monkeys, including species endemic to Ecuador, can be found around the Sani Lodge. You can also find excellent bird life in 550 different species, including five species of kingfisher, several parrots, macaws, toucans, tanagers, cormorants, cotingas, and many others.
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Sani Lodge Rooms
Sani Lodge accommodates a maximum of 30 guests, emphasizing quality rather than quantity, and thereby offering you a more intimate experience in the rainforest. The lodge itself consists of ten, private, thatch-roofed cabins and four family cabins, each with a private bathroom. The cabins are spaciously designed for double or triple occupancy, and have screened windows to guard against insects while you sleep. Electric lights at the lodge run from ecologically friendly solar energy.
Additional to these, here you will be able to find a full service bar and lounge area. Internet services and laundry can be found in the lodge as well.
Sani Lodge Location
Three hours of ride in a motorized canoe from Coca city by the famous Napo river. The lodge lies inside of the Kichwa territory, in the area of Sucumbios and Orellana Provinces.
Specifically, located over the Challuacocha lake, which is formed by a small stream called Challuayacu. To the north of Challuacocha lies the Cuyabeno Reserve and along the southern border stretches the vast Yasuni National Park. In the corridor between, located on 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) of untouched rainforest lies Sani Lodge. On your adventure, you will walk through a pristine rainforest gallery that is home to 1,500 species of trees, hundreds of climbing vines, and exotic flowers, as well as 550 species of tropical birds, 13 species of monkeys and 1,000 species of beautiful butterflies.
Sani Lodge Tour Summaries
Guided hikes across muddy swamps, through a pristine and primary forest. Never mind if you want to walk at night, here you will have the chance to get to know nocturnal wildlife.
Discovering the secrets of the different kind of animal and plant species of the area, with the help of your local guides, who will teach you the utilities and the mythical knowledge hidden inside of their Territory.
Giving a glance at an unseen host. In the Sani Lodge’s lake you will be able to find an endangered species the black caiman. After the sun sets, these non-aggressive and shy reptiles become active along the water’s edge. At night, they can be seen swimming lazily across the lake.
Reaching a high altitude towards the birdwatching tower is in the agenda.
Visiting the locals you will witness their lifestyle and warmth.
Sani Lodge Tour Credentials
Rainforest Alliance Certified (November, 2010)
Making a Difference Winner (October, 2009)
Sani Lodge Rates
Prices Per Person.
5 Days / 4 Nights:
Accommodations, all meals English speaking guide and guided activities detailed in the itinerary.
Flight Quito- Coca – Quito $174 per person roundtrip
Extra canoe $400 USD will be charged on other dates than regular departures.
Additional services not specified above
Pañacocha lake entrance fee $20 per person
If you want to get in and/or out of the lodge on non-operating days there is an extra fee of $200 each way (flat rate, fee not applicable if there are 6 or more passengers or to longer tours).