Sani Lodge is truly a one of a kind Ecuador ecolodge
dedicated to ecotourism, environmental conservation, and community in the
Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. Sani Lodge is owned and operated by members
of the Sani community, meaning that with their extensive knowledge of the
Amazon wildlife and biodiversity they can give Sani Lodge guests the true
experience of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle. In addition to providing
excellent service to its guests, Sani Lodge participates in community
ecotourism - profits from the jungle lodge are reinvested into the
community, improving the lives of all who live there.
is located on a secluded lagoon off of the Napo river on 37,000 hectares
(91 acres). It is remote: visitors must first get to Coca and from there
take a 3 hour motor canoe ride to a point on the Napo. If the water is
high, smaller canoes can take then guests right to the lodge, otherwise,
you may have to hike from the drop-off point off the Napo.
Deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle you will
find a mysterious lake called Challuacocha, where floating water
hyacinths and grasses obscure the shores. And if you venture out on
this lagoon in a dug out canoe early in the morning when it is quiet
and the light is still low, you just might see, somewhere out there,
lying hidden in the vegetation a rare and wild Manatee or Anaconda.
Float here for a while, scanning the horizon and you would probably
notice the yellow, banded chest of an Aracari or hear the hoarse
whisper of the Hoatzin. Eventually, the day would pass and you could
peer out across the shimmering, black water towards the setting sun,
and almost certainly see the gleaming orange eyes of the Black Caiman.
Here at Sani Lodge, we go out of our way to provide a
unique Amazon rainforest experience. All of your jungle adventures at Sani
will be guided by a bilingual, naturalist as well as a knowledgeable
native guide who will customize your activities to the needs and desires
of your group. Following, are just a few of the jungle tour options you
can choose from
Tree Tower: Just a short stroll away from the lodge this 100 ft tower, built around a
mighty, emergent Kapok is a great place to get a raptor level view on the
Amazon jungle and peer into the mysterious rainforest canopy. Birding from
this vantage point is amazing.
Canoe the Challuayacu: Yacu is Quichua for stream, and from the Challua you will
experience the rainforest in a whole new way. Sneak up on birds,
amphibians and other Amazon wildlife from a stealthy canoe paddled by an
expert native guide and notice the difference in rainforest vegetation
which grows along and overtop of the river.
Night Caiman Watching: Whether from the bar with a pair of binoculars, or up close and
personal in a canoe, you will be able to view the active and healthy Black
Caiman population (a rare and endangered Amazon species) which resides in
Golden Mantled Tamarin Trail: This trail is located on the south side of the Rio Napo and is a
great way to appreciate the local variation in distribution and abundance
in the Amazon rainforest. On this side of the Napo you will hike into the
tierra firma forest, and maybe get a chance to see unique ant bird
species. Also, you might see 4 species of monkeys, which cannot be found
to the north of the Napo including the magnificent monkey for which the
trail is named.
Lodge accommodates only 16 guests, emphasizing quality rather than
quantity, and thereby offering you a more intimate experience with the
rainforest. The lodge itself consists of eight, private, thatch-roofed
cabanas, each with a modern bathroom.
The cabanas are spaciously designed for double
occupancy, and have screened in windows to guard against insects while you
sleep. Electric lights at the lodge run from ecologically friendly solar
energy instead of a noisy generator so the night sounds will be pure and
natural. Oil lamps are also provided for those who appreciate that rustic
Sani Jungle Lodge Dining
The cuisine during your adventure will be innovative,
combining examples of fresh, local ingredients with an international
style. Vegetarian, chicken and fish dishes will be served. Fresh bread,
baked daily and scrumptious exotic fruits will greet you in the morning.
At lunch, sip on refreshing exotic juices, like guanabana, guava, passion
fruit, cactus fruit, citrus, and coconut. And in the evening after a
beautiful meal, original deserts and fine Ecuadorian coffee will send you
happily satisfied to a comfy chair in the lounge to reflect on the days
adventures in the Amazon.
|4 días / 3 noches
|5 días / 4 noches
|6 días / 5 noches
|7 días / 6 noches
Rates are subject to change.
Roca 736 and Amazonas