Day 1: Arrive Quito
Day 2: Sacha Lodge
Begin your Ecuador travel adventure with a short flight over the
high Andes and down to the Amazon frontier town of Puerto Francisco
de Orellana .
From here you travel by
motorized canoe two and a half hours down the Napo River, followed
by a short walk through thick palm forest to Sacha Lodge, your home
for the next week.
Day 3-5: Sacha
Days at Sacha Lodge are filled with discovery. During excursions,
visitors are divided into small groups (max 6), each with its own
native guide and bilingual naturalist. Native guides carry a
lifetime of knowledge about the medicinal and functional uses of
rainforest plants. They proudly display the wonders of their home
environment, sometimes even offering a tasty treat like the strange
lemon tasting ants that coexist in the stems of certain trees.
Naturalists, educated in biology and ecology,
translate for native guides and
your Amazon tour excursions with explanations of the scientific
workings of the rainforest. Sacha Lodge has something for everyone.
A favorite activity includes paddling dugout canoes along black
water creeks and lakes past luxuriant lianas, bromeliads, and
enormous palms. Swimming and piranha fishing are also popular (the
piranha here are harmless, really!). And for the adventurous there
are night walks and canoe trips in search of caiman and other
nocturnal creatures. Sacha Lodge also offers three very unique sites