YASUNI AMAZON

Sani Lodge

Sani Lodge, Amazon Rainforest Tours, Honeymoons, Yasuni National Park, Napo River, Amazonas, birdwatching, canopy tower. The Sani Eco- Lodge is dedicated to eco-tourism, environmental conservation and community projects – it is owned and operated by members of the Sani community with profits reinvested to improve the life of locals. Above all though the project has given the local Sani people a sense of pride for the rainforest and their culture.

The Sani Lodge is dedicated to ecotourism, environmental conservation and community projects – it is owned and operated by members of the Sani community with profits reinvested to improve the life of locals. Above all though the project has given the local Sani people a sense of pride for their forest and culture.

Located on the Challuacocha Lake set in over 100,000 acres of untouched rainforest between the Cuyabeno and Yasuni National Park you have access to an extensive diversity of flora and fauna (the lake itself is home to Manatee, Giant Otter and Black Caiman) as well as the opportunity to interact with and get to know the Sani People.

Attractive thatch-roofed cabins line the shore of the lagoon, each is equipped with single and double beds, electric lights, modern bathroom with shower. A solar-panel project is under way to provide hot water and 24-hour electricity (they currently use an electricity generator which does not operate 24 hours and no hot water).

As well as the regular lodge cabins there is also a new camping area for more adventurous or budget-minded travellers. This area has 2 shared bathrooms and a thatch-roof cover to prevent the rain getting into your tent!

Guests can also count on an open-air dining area, bar, laundry service and a 100-foot canopy tower for bird-watching.

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

All our activities are adjusted and planned according to the wishes, preferences of our guests and weather conditions

Day 1:
10:00 Fly Quito Coca
10:35 Arrival in Coca
11:00 Pick up the rest of the guests in La Misión Hotel in Coca.
11:30 Boarding of passenger transport boat at the Río Napo Port in Coca
12:30 Snack on the boat (fruit and juice)
14:00 Entering of the Chaullayacu, the small stream connecting the lagoon at Sani Lodge with the Río Napo, following a 10 minute walk plus 20 minute canoe ride
14:20 Arrival at the lodge, welcome snacks and drinks, settling down in the
rooms
15:30 2 hours first hiking in Swamps Trails
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Caiman watching

Day 2
06:00 Breakfast
06:45 Departure to the 37 meters Observation Canopy tower next to a Kapok Tree.
40-minute canoe ride across the lagoon enjoying the morning activity of birds, monkeys on the lagoon
1 hour stay at the observation tower
3 hour hike on the Daniel Trail
40 minute return canoe ride to lodge
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Departure to Sani Isla community center
45 minute transportation from lodge to community center
Greeting by SANI HUARMI artisan kichwa women group
Enjoying the cultural activity (typical food and dance)
Visit to the Cacao project
17:00 Canoe ride back & sun set in the Challuacocha lagoon
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Night hike

Day 3:
05:45 Breakfast
06:30 Departure from Sani Lodge
30-minute dawn-boat-ride on the Challuayacu
7:30 Parrots Clay Lick view from the boat
10:30 Arrival at the Río Napo Port in Coca
Transfer by taxi to Coca Airport
11:15 Fly back to Quito
11:45 Arrival in Quito

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

Day 1
Departure from Coca at 11:00. Snack on the boat, followed by a canoe trip following a small stream that connects the Napo River to the Chaullayacu Lagoon (walking about 10 minutes plus about 20 minutes in canoe). Arrival at the lodge at approximately 13:15, with a welcome drink and snack. After settling into our rooms, lunch followed by a canoe trip or hike through the forest for the rest of the afternoon. We have dinner at about 19:00, followed by an optional night hike through the forest to observe the nighttime wildlife.

Day 2:
After an early breakfast, we depart for the Chorongo Trail by canoe, crossing the lagoon and observing the morning activity in the forest. We hike the Chorongo Trail for about 3 or 4 hours, then have lunch at the Coto trail. Piranha fishing in the afternoon. Return to the lodge for dinner, optional night hike.

Day 3:
Early breakfast, followed by a departure to the 37 meter birdwatching tower including a canoe trip and a short hike. We spend a couple of hours at the tower, observing an amazing variety of bird life and listening to the sounds of the howler monkey. At about 9:00, we start a hike of about 2 and a half hours along the Daniel trail back to the lodge, exploring the flora and fauna of the jungle. Lunch, then we depart for a visit to the Sani Isla community center where we spend the afternoon with the community. Return to the lodge by canoe, enjoying the sunset in the Challuacocha lagoon. Dinner, night hike.

Day 4:
Early breakfast, then we depart the lodge at about 6:30 to begin our return to Coca (about a 30 minute morning canoe trip on the lagoon and 3 hours upriver along the Rio Napo). Arrival to Coca around 10:30 AM.

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

Day 1:
Departure from Coca at 11:00. Snack on the boat, followed by a canoe trip following a small stream that connects the Napo River to the Chaullayacu Lagoon. Arrival at the lodge at approximately 13:15, with a welcome drink and snack. After settling into our rooms, lunch followed by a canoe trip or hike through the forest for the rest of the afternoon. We have dinner at about 19:00, followed by an optional night hike through the forest to observe the nighttime wildlife.

Day 2:
After an early breakfast, we depart for the Chorongo Trail by canoe, crossing the lagoon and observing the morning activity in the forest. We hike the Chorongo Trail for about 3 or 4 hours, then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, we hike the Swamp Trail for about 2 hours, returning to the lodge for dinner. Night hike or caiman watching after dinner.

Day 3:
Early breakfast, followed by a departure to the birdwatching tower including a canoe trip and a short hike. We spend a couple of hours at the tower, observing an amazing variety of bird life and listening to the sounds of the howler monkey. At about 9:00, we start a hike of about 2 and a half hours back to the lodge, exploring the flora and fauna of the jungle. Lunch, then we go out on the lagoon to fish for piranha and watch the sunset from the lagoon. Dinner.

Day 4:
Early breakfast, then we depart for the Coto trail by dugout canoe, traveling through the forest for about an hour and twenty minutes. We hike the Coto trail for about an hour, then return to the lodge by canoe. Lunch, followed by a departure for the birdwatching tower for evening observation. We return to the lodge, then after dinner we have the option for a night hike or caiman watching.

Day 5:
Early breakfast, then we depart the lodge at about 6:30 to begin our return to Coca (about a 30 minute morning canoe trip on the lagoon and 3 hours upriver along the Rio Napo). Arrival to Coca around 10:30 AM

TourDouble or Triple cabinSingle Cabin 
3 days775USD910USD 
4 days999USD1180USD 
5 days1226USD1536USD 

Children under 5 years old stay free, twelve to 5 years old pay half price, 12 and up pay full price.

Included:

Accommodation, 3 meals per day, a native guide, a bilingual guide, rubber boots for the walks, excursions and transportation from Coca airport to the lodge and vice versa (on operating days Mondays & Fridays).

Not included in the above price:

  • Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito from 280USD, public bus 30 USD round trip
  • Extra activities: Parrot clay lick (Yasuni National Park 30 USD). Pay at the lodge only in cash.
  • Bar bills (pay at the lodge only in cash).

*These prices are per person

 

FLIGHTS QUITO – COCA – QUITO LATAM

DAYROUTEFLIGHTDEPARTUREARRIVALRATE
MONDAYQUITO – COCAXL13977:48 UIO8:30 OCC$250
THURSDAYCOCA – QUITOXL139611:20 OCC11:55UIO

 

 

FRIDAYCOCA – QUITOXL139617:20 OCC17:55UIO

 

FLIGHTS QUITO – COCA – QUITO AVIANCA

DAYROUTEFLIGHTDEPARTUREARRIVALRATE
FRIDAYQUITO – COCAAV165608:20 UIO9:04 OCC$250
MONDAYCOCA – QUITOAV16579:55 OCC10:35 UIO

 

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