Sani Lodge

Sani Lodge

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Overview

Sani Isla is included in the list of the 100 best sustainable destinations in 2019, granted by the Green Destination committee, becoming the only destination within this list for the entire Ecuadorian Amazon. Being included in this list is high prestige as these destinations are actively portraying world leadership in the protection of its panoramic views, natural habitats, and wildlife, as well as respect for animals and indigenous communities, becoming a standard for sustainable tourism development for other countries.

Sani Isla has shown this potential for which it has concurrently won the Best of Nature award as well!

Amazon Itineraries

4 Days & 3 Nights
  • DAY 1:
11:00 Departure from Quito with Tame Airlines 11:35 Arrival in Coca 12:00 Boarding of the passenger to transport boat at the Río Napo Harbor in Coca 13:00 Lunch on the boat 14:45 Entering of the Chaullayacu, the small stream connecting the lagoon at Sani Lodge with the Río Napo, following the stream for about 30 – 45 minutes before arriving at the lodge 15:30 Arrival at the lodge, welcome snacks and drinks, settling down in the rooms 17:00 Introductory canoe ride or forest hike 19:00 Dinner 20:30 Night hike
  • DAY 2:
06:00 Breakfast 06:45 Departure to the Chorongo Trail – 45-minute canoe ride across the lagoon enjoying the morning activity (birds, caimans, monkeys, manatees, etc.) on the lagoon – 3 – 4-hour hike on the Chorongo Trail including a small snack break in between – 45-minute return canoe ride 13:00 Lunch 16:30 2-hour hike on the Swamp Trail 18:30 Return to the Lodge 19:00 Dinner 20:00 Caiman watching or night hike (both optional)
  • DAY 3:
06:00 Breakfast 06:45 Departure to the 30-m birdwatch tower – 5-minute canoe ride to the Aguila trailhead – 10-minute walk to the birdwatch tower – birdwatching, listening to the sounds of the Howler Monkey 09:00 Departure from birdwatch tower to the Aguila Trail. 2 ½ hours hike back to the lodge exploring the jungle; flora and fauna 13:00 Lunch 16:30 Piranha-fishing in the lagoon and float for sunset 19:00 Dinner
  • DAY 4:
06:00 Breakfast 07:00 Departure to Coto trail by dugout canoe – 1 hour 20 min canoe ride to Coto trailhead – Hike to Coto trail for 2 hours exploring for flora and fauna – 1-hour canoe ride back to the lodge 13:00 Lunch 16:30 Departure to the watchtower – 5-minute canoe ride to Aguila trail – 10-minute walk to the watchtower – birdwatching, listening to the sounds of the Howler Monkey 18:30 Return to Sani Lodge 19:00 Dinner 20:45 Caiman-watching or night hike (both optional)
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5 Days & 4 Nights
  • DAY 1:
11:00 Departure from Quito with Tame Airlines 11:35 Arrival in Coca 12:00 Boarding of the passenger to transport boat at the Río Napo Harbor in Coca 13:00 Lunch on the boat 14:45 Entering of the Chaullayacu, the small stream connecting the lagoon at Sani Lodge with the Río Napo, following the stream for about 30 – 45 minutes before arriving at the lodge 15:30 Arrival at the lodge, welcome snacks and drinks, settling down in the rooms 17:00 Introductory canoe ride or forest hike 19:00 Dinner 20:30 Night hike
  • DAY 2:
06:00 Breakfast 06:45 Departure to the Chorongo Trail – 45-minute canoe ride across the lagoon enjoying the morning activity (birds, caimans, monkeys, manatees, etc.) on the lagoon – 3 – 4-hour hike on the Chorongo Trail including a small snack break in between – 45-minute return canoe ride 13:00 Lunch 16:30 2-hour hike on the Swamp Trail 18:30 Return to the Lodge 19:00 Dinner 20:00 Caiman watching or night hike (both optional)
  • DAY 3:
06:00 Breakfast 06:45 Departure to the 30-m birdwatch tower – 5-minute canoe ride to the Aguila trailhead – 10-minute walk to the birdwatch tower – birdwatching, listening to the sounds of the Howler Monkey 09:00 Departure from birdwatch tower to the Aguila Trail. 2 ½ hours hike back to the lodge exploring the jungle; flora and fauna 13:00 Lunch 16:30 Piranha-fishing in the lagoon and float for sunset 19:00 Dinner
  • DAY 4:
06:00 Breakfast 07:00 Departure to Coto trail by dugout canoe – 1 hour 20 min canoe ride to Coto trailhead – Hike to Coto trail for 2 hours exploring for flora and fauna – 1-hour canoe ride back to the lodge 13:00 Lunch 16:30 Departure to the watchtower – 5-minute canoe ride to Aguila trail – 10-minute walk to the watchtower – birdwatching, listening to the sounds of the Howler Monkey 18:30 Return to Sani Lodge 19:00 Dinner 20:45 Caiman-watching or night hike (both optional)
  • DAY 5:
06:00 Breakfast 06:45 Departure from Sani Lodge – 30-minute dawn-boat-ride on the Challuayacu – 3hours and 30 min boat-ride on the Río Napo 10:15 Arrival at the Río Napo Harbor in Coca – Transfer by taxi to Coca Airport 11:15 Departure of a return flight to Quito 11:50 Arrival in Quito.
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Trip Outline

We are the only ecolodge in Ecuador 100% owned and managed by an indigenous community. Be our guest, we are Kichwa and we welcome you to our home in the rain forest. When you stay with us, you become one of our community where we will share and teach you about our environment and culture.

  • All meals from lunch day 1 until breakfast last day
  • Filtered water
  • Accommodation
  • River transportation
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • All excursions
  • Rain poncho
  • Rubber boots
  • International or domestic airfares
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages / Snacks
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls or messages reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature
  • National Park Entrance (optional for Yasuni activities)
  • Tips
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