Sacha Lodge

Immersed in the natural world

Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge is found within a 5000-acre private ecological reserve in Ecuador’s Amazon region, an accessible yet pristine rainforest sanctuary where you and your family may enjoy a true jungle adventure in safety and comfort.

Sacha Lodge (“Sacha” is the Quichua Indian word meaning “forest”) was a dream founded by Arnold Ammeter, or as he is more commonly known, “Benny.” Born in Interlaken, Switzerland, Benny boarded a ship and headed for Chile in 1963. After spending only three months there, his thirst for adventure and the forests of South America had been awakening.

Since its foundation in 1992, Sacha Lodge has proven that it is possible to sustain a healthy balance between economic development, rainforest conservation, local human advancement and respect to local culture. We pride ourselves by maintaining this social and ecological responsibility, which is the basis of true Ecotourism. Sacha Lodge is an Ecuadorian company which, generates employment to about 100 families who form a part of our team. Most Lodge employees come from local communities (the few exceptions being the administrator, chef and bilingual guides), making Sacha the largest tourism-sector employer in Ecuador’s Amazon region.

 

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Itineraries

Tour 4 Days / 3 Nights

Cottage from $1050.00

Tour 5 Days / 4 Nights

Cottage from $1290.00

What's Included?

  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Welcome drink
  • Water, tea and coffee in all meals
  • Aquatic transportation
  • Excursions with native and bilingual guides
  • Impermeable poncho and rubber boots
  • Activities: Treetop Walk, Kapok Tower, Forest walks, Nighttime caiman spotting, Piranha fishing, Butterfly house, Lake Pool

Not Included

  • Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito with assistance from the airport in Quito
  • Other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Other non-specified requirements
  • Native community interpretation center entrance fee $5.00pp paid locally (optional visit)

What to bring?

  • Sunglasses.
  • Small day pack for excursions. Zip lock-type plastic bags to cover optics or other gear.
  • Insect repellent (Skin-so-soft or DEET product with at least 20% concentration). No inflammable sprays as they are not allowed by the airline. Sunscreen lotion with a high SPF factor.
  • Flashlight or headlamp bright enough for use on night walks.
  • Personal toiletries and medications (carry medications with you when arriving and leaving the lodge).
  • Extra batteries/film/video tapes as appropriate.
  • Original passport (always good to have while traveling)
  • Credit card Visa, MasterCard and Diners for bar bills and cash (US$) for Artesania purchases.

Important Notes

  • All prices are per person
  • Children under 5 years, hotel free in same parents room.
  • Children under 12 years get a discount on hotel prices in the same parents room.
  • Departures available any day of the week, except Sunday.
  • We can begin and end our programs on any day of the week, except on Sundays
  • Visit to the parrot clay lick is offered on Wednesday and Sundays at no extra cost (optional visit, if weather permitting)
  • Sample Itinerary subject to change due to weather, specific interests and physical abilities of our guests
  • Please limit checking baggage to 44 pounds. For the flight from Quito to Coca the airlines will not check bags weighting more! items such as books and cameras can be placed in carry-on bags.