Sacha Lodge, a 5000-acre private ecological reserve, an easily accessible yet pristine rainforest sanctuary, for those who wish to view wildlife in its natural habitat and learn about the ecosystems of the Neotropics from our naturalist and native Quechua guides.
Canopy Walkway: unique to Ecuador and probably only a few in the world.
Butterfly farm: one of the largest such farms in Ecuador.
Tree tower: built around an enormous Kapok tree.
Canoe excursions: through flooded forest ecosystem
30 minutes by Flight From Quito and then Aprox. 2 hours From Coca by canoe down streams
|-Arrive at Sacha Lodge around 3:30 or 4:00 pm. -Swim in Lake Pilchicocha, which is a black water lake home to many species of fish and animals. A refreshing swim after arriving may be just what you need after being in the equatorial heat all day. -Bird observing from the mini tower offers guests an excellent opportunity to view several species of birds common around the lodge. Also a great place to watch the sun set. -After inner, accompany your naturalist guide on a night walk through the rainforest to view the hundreds of different species of animals that can only be found at night. Or maybe a canoe ride on the lake to view the spectacled and black caimans with their glowing orange eyes as you silently paddle across the lake to get a closer view.|
|Begin morning activity between 6:00 and 7:00 (full-day/ box lunch)
After the canopy walk, Liana Grande through terra firma and igapo forest habitats where native guides will explain many different species of medicinal plants that have been being used in their culture for hundreds of years. -Liana Grande will turn into the trail Higueron, which will take you through pristine primary forest with huge Kapok and Fig trees towering hundreds of feet above your head.
Higueron will eventually lead to the Finca where an excellent lunch prepared especially for long day trips, will be served while you listen to the many species of birds around the Finca and enjoy the coolness of the covered picnic tables. -From the Finca, you may choose to take a leisurely hike along the Rio Napo, or choose a little more challenging hike on the trail Leoncillo to try and spot the elusive dusky titi monkey. Either way the trails will lead you back to the main boardwalk for your final hike and canoe ride back to the lodge.
|Leaving the lodge after breakfast, you begin your hike on trailLagartococha. This trail offers you the chance to learn more about the native people and their relationship with the forest. Learn about the trees where native people believe the spirits of their ancestors live, and the mysterious “dwende” or devil-man of the forest.
After arriving at lakeLagartococha, take a tranquil canoe ride through a natural swamp, which is the home of anacondas, caimans, and capybaras.
After the canoe ride, a walk on the other side of Largatococha may give you the opportunity to spot capuchin or squirrel monkeys playfully jumping through the trees.
After lunch, your native guide will teach you how to fish for the infamous razortoothed piranha. Keep in mind that piranhas will never attack a person and swimming at the same time is perfectly safe .
|Breakfast and an easy walk on the boardwalk to watch monkeys one last time before your final departure from Sacha Lodge.|