On your tour, you will explore the Amazon Rainforest with your group and naturalist guide. Enjoy finding and learning about the animals, plants and trees of Amazonia on forest walks, canoe tours, walks across our canopy walkway, and visits to the Yasuni clay lick.
One of the favored features of the lodge grounds is our 940-foot (275-meter) long canopy walkway, which stands 94 feet (30 meters) above the ground. Here you can explore the rainforest from a unique perspective and spot colorful birds of the canopy.
Another of our favored activities is a visit to the Yasuni parrot lick. This is an exposed area of clay where hundreds of parrots come to feed on the medicinal clay to help detoxify foods they have eaten in the forest.
In addition to the canopy walkway, you can also enjoy the 135 foot (43 meter) observation tower to see the rainforest from a different perspective. Built around a large kapok tree, the tower gives magnificent view of the surrounding area. You can see many different animals and birds, and a visiting ornithologist spotted 80 species in a single morning.
Of the incredible 1600 bird species registered in Ecuador, 587 (37%) have been seen at Sacha Lodge. That’s almost 7% of the species found in the entire world! If you have a particularly passionate interest in birds, we can offer our Sacha Lodge birdwatching program.
Getting To Sacha Lodge
The journey to Sacha Jungle Lodge begins in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. From here, a 25-minute flight takes you over the Andes Mountains’ majestic snow-covered peaks and down over 8500 feet (2600 meters) into the Amazon Region. The flight destination is the port town of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, locally known as Coca, where you will be met by a bilingual guide and taken to a private dock. Here we will pause for a snack and to use the rest rooms before boarding our covered motorized canoe for a 2-hour, 50-mile (80-kilometer) trip down the sediment-rich waters of the Napo, the largest river in Ecuadorian Amazonia.