Sacha Lodge, located in the heart of Ecuador's Amazon Basin is a haven for nature lovers, birdwatchers, scientists and adventure seekers, Sacha Lodge provides comfortable accommodations, first-class meals and expert guides in order for you to fully enjoy the wonders of the tropical rainforest.
2020 Lodge Prices per person in US$:
4 days = $1190 per person in double or triple, $1480 in single
5 days = $1490 per person in double or triple, $1860 in single
Round trip airfare to Coca is additional and is currently US$240 per person
Note: programs can begin and end on any day of the week except for Sundays. Visit to the parrot clay lick on Wednesdays and Sundays at no extra cost (optional)
Children under 12: 30% DISCOUNT ON HOTEL PRICES, 40% discount on airfare
Children under 5: HOTEL FREE ON HOTEL, 40% discount on airfare
All organic waste is composted on site. Inorganic waste is shipped up river to Coca. Grey water passes through on site ozone treatment system before being released into the environment. Some fresh food, that grown in the Amazon, is bought in Coca, the rest is bought in Quito. Sacha is the largest private reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the staff is made up of 90% locals from the Amazon, except for the chef, some naturalist guides and administrators. Free taxi service is provided to the residents of the local communities, also school supplies are provided to five local communities. There is also a medical assistance program to adjacent communities.
For excursions, Sacha Lodge's guests will be divided into small groups (maximum of 6 per guide), each of which will be led by a native guide with expert knowledge of the rainforest's medicinal and other useful plants, and a bilingual naturalist guide educated in the biology and ecology of the area. A typical day at Sacha begins at sunrise or earlier, in order to take advantage of the cool morning hours when the rainforest's animals are most active. Each group may decide on its own wake-up and breakfast time, as well as the difficulty and duration of their morning outings. In the afternoon, visits begin between 3:00 and 4:00 and often continue into the evening, when the nocturnal insect and frog chorus begins.
Activities are spread out over a wide area and allow visitors to explore several distinct but equally fascinating habitats. Several trails lead through pristine terra firme forest, where 150 foot kapok trees tower above and roots form huge buttresses to give trees support. Others follow strategically raised boardwalks in seasonally flooded forests, where walking on the ground would be nearly impossible during most of the year due to groundwater.