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My family and I had an excellent experience at Sacha Lodge. We got to experience the Ecuadorian Amazon in a safe and exciting way. The lodge was amazing, the food was delicious especially the desserts and the activities were fun for the entire family. Our guide Jerry was the absolute best! Our trip would definitely not have been the same without his guidance and jungle knowledge. Incredible trip, definitely recommend.
Highlight of Ecuador
Sacha is an ecolodge in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. I was a recent guest and had an excellent experience. Travel to a remote place can provoke anxiety but this company is organized and detail oriented. I had clear instructions before I arrived in Ecuador; plane transfers were arranged by the company, and transfer to and from the lodge were seamless and well planned. Sacha is a luxury eco-lodge within the Amazon that provides as safe, comfortable place to sleep as well as good food and a great opportunity to explore the various features of the area. Guests may have a personal or group assigned guide who will teach you about the Amazon. Typical activities include a morning or evening canoe trip paddling through the black water mangroves searching for wildlife. Or a walk in the jungle looking for an endemic monkey species or a wire-tailed mannikan. A delightful morning can be spent at the top of the rainforest canopy on their suspension bridge or on the Kapok tree tower watching colorful tanagers, toucans, and howler monkeys. Their property sits next to a small lake which attracts many species of wildlife including many bird species, caiman, piranha, anaconda, and bats. The lake also gives a nice opportunity to watch the night skies. Some of my favorite features was the dinner where various dishes from the Amazon were served including fish, plantain, fruits, and other traditional foods. My guide was a local and had extensive experience and knowledge about the area and wildlife. On of my goals was photography and my guide was patient and helpful throughout my stay. Expect to get up early and look forward to a new adventure each day. During this unusual time with COVID I had some reservations about my visit, but they followed strict protocol and I felt and knew the safety of every guest was extremely important to them. I appreciate what seemed like personal attention and I truly thank each and every person at Sacha for one of my best trips.
great days and nights
pretty big lodge in the rainforest, still growing, but in this 7 days, Shanshu the guide and i never met other people outside. Birdlife is just amazing, so was the guide, a very good chance to see the harpy-eagle and other highlights, like the very small ones. Food is just excellent, specially the deserts, you have to swim a lot in the pool. The windows have protections of mosquitos, so you can enjoy the sound of the jungle in the night. The measures because of corona are very good, good management by Fausto, you can ask for everything, he will find a way.
Incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience
I cannot say enough good things about Sacha Lodge. We had a wonderful experience, and I would not hesitate to go back or to recommend it to anyone. I was concerned about seeing wildlife as I had read that there was more diversity in wildlife deeper in the Amazon, but we went with Sacha as they were offering an excellent reopening deal after being closed for months because of the pandemic. We were BLOWN AWAY by how much wildlife there was-- I had no reason to have any doubts. We saw a vast array of birds, snakes, and cool bugs, plus caimans, at least 4 types of monkeys, 2 types of sloths, turtles, lizards, agoutis, deer, and more. We even saw a tapir, which I understand is very rare. On the same day we saw a tapir, our guide saw a jaguar in the jungle. We returned with him later to the same spot and found its tracks, but didn't find the jaguar ourselves. The canopy walk, tree house, hikes, boat rides, and all activities are active and engaging. We got lots of exercise, ate wonderful food, and saw so much. We couldn't believe how gorgeous the rooms were, how good the food was, and generally how well-run and luxurious the lodge was. The staff was great with dietary restrictions and really any requests we had (leaving early in the morning, going back to a place we'd already been to again, trekking for 6 hours to look for a jaguar.). The amount of work the owners and staff put in to create such an incredible place (essentially in the middle of nowhere) and keep it running is admirable, and it is worth the price. The guides work very hard, both to show their clients a good time, and to keep the lodge running-- if you do go, please remember to tip your guides well. Our guide, Wilson, was very knowledgeable, happy to accommodate all our requests, and was fantastic at spotting wildlife. I highly recommend Sacha Lodge.
What a neat place for couples and families
Loved the place. Talk about creating a paradise in the middle of nowhere. They did it. How they built all this wonderment in the Amazon jungle is beyond me but the place is fantastic. The rooms were very large and they even had internet. Not high speed but sufficient. Food was superb. The canoe trips through the jungle, hiking and bird watching towers were incredible.
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