Nestled in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon is the enchanting Sacha Lodge. With convenient access by road or flight to Coca, this enchanting lodge is situated near the Napo River, offering a serene retreat surrounded by nature’s wonders. Sacha Lodge’s idyllic location overlooking Pilchicocha lake provides the perfect setting for an array of activities. Dive into the refreshing waters for a delightful swim, try your hand at piranha fishing, or embark on a gentle wildlife viewing adventure by traditional dugout canoe.
The primary rainforest that envelops Sacha Lodge is teeming with life, ensuring an unforgettable encounter with nature. Witness the playful antics of monkeys, including squirrel, red howler, brown capuchin, black mantled tamarin, and pygmy marmoset. Marvel at the astonishing variety of 587 bird species, encompassing hummingbirds, toucans, parrots, and rainforest raptors. Be captivated by the sight of sloths and a diverse array of other rainforest mammals, insects, and plants that call this lush ecosystem home.
Explore the lodge’s activities, including a butterfly farm and an extensive network of rainforest trails. Just across the Napo River, lies the renowned Yasuni National Park. Here, you can witness the spectacle of two extraordinary clay licks, where groups of parrots, parakeets, and occasionally macaws gather. However, the true highlight of Sacha Lodge awaits you with its unrivalled 940-foot canopy walkway. Suspended 95 feet above the ground, this incredible feat of engineering, along with the lodge’s 135-foot observation tower, presents unparalleled vistas of the rainforest. Prepare to be amazed as monkeys, sloths, and an array of canopy birds reveal themselves in all their natural splendour.
Retreat to your comfortable sanctuary amidst the wilderness, as the lodge offers spacious, screened-in cabins complete with private bathrooms and hot showers. Relax on the cosy hammocks adorning the veranda and cherish every detail designed to ensure a truly memorable stay. All rooms are connected by raised, covered boardwalks, allowing you to maintain a respectful distance from the enchanting forest.
Engage in thrilling adventures, such as canoeing along Pilchicocha lake or embarking on a walk into the dense rainforest in search of monkeys, sloths, and parrots. For those craving a bird’s eye view, the observation towers provide breathtaking panoramic vistas, allowing guests to marvel at an array of avian wonders. The canopy walkway offers a unique opportunity to stroll through the treetops, where sloths and even the majestic harpy eagle may grace your presence. At Sacha Lodge, guests are divided into small groups for activities, each accompanied by two guides. A local guide possessing expert knowledge of the medicinal and useful plants of the rainforest, leads the way. The second guide is a bilingual naturalist, who has undergone extensive training in the biology and ecology of the rainforest.
To further enhance your experience, a unique crane has recently been installed. Sacha Lodge promises an extraordinary journey into the heart of the Amazon wilderness.