Buttressed roots are common on rainforest trees

Sacha offers an intimate look at the rainforest environment, on foot, by dugout canoe, and from a canopy walkway.

Photo by Peter Raiz

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Amazon Rainforest Extension: Sacha Lodge

Into the Emerald Forest

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $885  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Quito, Ecuador
Depart: Quito, Ecuador
Lodging: 3 or 4 nights in lodge
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Walking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Wildlife watching, canoeing, nature walks

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Ecuador. A tourist card will be issued to you on the flight to Quito.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

Enjoy an unforgettable Amazon adventure at Sacha Lodge. Explore by dugout canoe on blackwater lakes with a naturalist guide, get a bird's-eye view from the canopy tower, and hike trails through the emerald forest.

(Arrivals and/or departures on Monday and Friday)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Quito / Coca / Sacha Lodge

Fly from Quito to Coca and transfer by motorized canoe along the Napo River to Sacha Lodge. Overnight at the lodge...LD

Days 2-3
Sacha Lodge

Activities at Sacha are spread out over a wide area of distinct but equally fascinating habitats. Walk trails through pristine forest where 150-foot kapok trees tower above their huge buttressed roots, follow raised boardwalks into seasonally flooded forests, or travel by dugout canoe with a naturalist along blackwater lakes where luxuriant lianas, orchids, bromeliads, and palm trees thrive. Night walks and canoe trips with the aid of spotlights offer the possibility to see nocturnal wildlife. One of Sacha’s attractions is an observation tower above the rainforest canopy that offers a magnificent view. You can also walk in the “flying room” of a butterfly aviary at Sacha where 40 local species are bred, including spectacular blue morphos...BLD

Day 4
Coca / Quito

Transfer by boat to Coca and fly to Quito...B

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2014

4 days / 3 nights

From $885 per person, based on double occupancy
Solo traveler: from $1275
Child discount: $235 off (11 and under), airfare 50% off (11 and under)
Internal airfare: $210 (subject to change)

5 days / 4 nights

From $1075 per person, based on double occupancy
Solo traveler: from $1595
Child discount: $300 off (11 and under), airfare 50% off (11 and under)
Internal airfare: $210 (subject to change)

All costs subject to change

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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Bilingual naturalist guide for excursions
  • Quito airport transfers
  • Transfers to/from the lodge

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, personal items such as laundry, telephone, etc., optional gratuities to lodge staff and guides.

Sacha Lodge

Amazon, Ecuador

Set in a 5000-acre private reserve, Sacha features 26 thatch-roofed cabins with private shaded terraces nestled in lush surroundings. Cabins are screened, with two double beds and ceiling fans. A canopy walkway, a 135-foot observation tower, and a butterfly aviary are among Sacha’s attractions.

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.