Sacha Lodge Amazon Adventure
Each day at Sacha Lodge is customized to delve deep into the Amazon rainforest. Experienced guides choose between the following activities based on time of day, season, weather, physical abilities of the group and where they believe wildlife is more likely to be found. Excursions and tours are with an English-speaking guide, some more physically challenging than others, and cater to all ages and physical abilities. Each activity is designed to showcase the best of what the Ecuadorian Amazon has to offer and are included in the program price:
Cross the rainforest high above the treetops, on a suspended bridge 94 feet above the ground. The 940-foot sturdy walkway is fixed to the ground by three metal towers and offers an astounding opportunity to spot dozens of animals and epiphytes seldom seen from the ground, including possible monkeys.
Enjoy soaring views over the top of the canopy from this observation tower 135 feet above the ground. The platform, built on the highest branches of a giant kapok tree, affords panoramic views of the forest and optimizes opportunities to spot any of the 500 bird species found in the area.
Parrot Clay Lick
Visit clay licks where parrots and other birds frequently gather to eat salty clay to aid their digestion of seeds.
Nighttime Canoe Excursion
Join guides in the canoe with a spotlight on Garzacocha Lagoon to spot monkeys, caimans, bats, owls, the pigmy marmoset and more.
With flashlight or headlamp, join your guide to see the forest come alive in the darkness.
Kichwa Community Visit
Several indigenous communities live near La Selva; visit small communities and learn about their ways of life.
Lake Pool Swimming
The Lake Pool ar Sacha Lodge is the only one of its kind in the Amazon region. The plunge pool, protected by a mesh cage, allows you to cool off and relax in the black shallows of the Pilchicocha Lake, without the fear of encountering the unknown.
Your nature guide will point out plants and insects and the fascinating symbiosis between them while you walk along jungle paths. You may hike through the territory of the crested owls or spider monkeys, your guide expertly mimicking the creatures’ call to win their trust and coax them out of hiding.
Enjoy paddling down the streams where birds call in surround sound and vast families of monkeys leap from branches overhead, a show to coincide with the setting of the sun.
Of the incredible 1,600 bird species registered in Ecuador, 600 (37%) have been seen at Sacha Lodge-almost 7% of the species found in the entire world. Specialist bird guides can accompany avid birdwatchers, to hone in on the best locations and hours, and provide photography tips.
Each evening at the lodge, enjoy optional talks by the guides who elaborate on specific topics of the rainforest and truly enhance your experience.
breakfast, lunch, dinner