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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.
Extremely well run Eco Lodge
Fantastic experience! We were a small group of 7. Alex was our dedicated guide for the 5 days of our stay and he never lost energy despite taking our group out for hours each day. His knowledge of the rain forest and his passion for his work was truly above and beyond. The food at Sacha was first class, the entire staff was friendly and every one worked hard to give the guests an amazing time . Lodge Manager, Francois, deserves an honorable mention for running a very tight ship. This eco resort comes highly recommended to those wishing to explore the biodiversity of the rain forest. We came away with memories for a lifetime.
Everything you want in jungle lodge
Rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Modern amenitis but rustic surroundings and lodge made dining a fantastic experience overlooking an inland lake. Canoe rides and walks and birding from towers made for great wildlife watching on multiple excursions each day. One of the best parts of the visit is the two hour motorized canoe ride from Coca down the Rio Napo from Coca, where the flight from Quito lands. This lodge is well known, I've learned from fellow travelers Food is superb. Service superb. Guides are really knowledgeable and often excursions can be personalized. E.g., I needed a longer hike one day and our guide was happy to accommodate us. Other guests were really serious birders to had really early trips out to the towers and a real bird expert to guide. The role of Sacha in the local economy and land protection is commendable. Overall it was an exceptional vacation experience.
We have never spent so much at a hotel before. I was hesitant about the price. Now that we have been I can see exactly why it is so expensive. We were met in Quito airport with our boarding passes, we travelled with our guide, Ana, who was returning from her break. We had a snack in Coca then travelled to the lodge. We said goodbye to our bags in Coca and they were waiting for us in our room in the lodge when we got there. The journey to the lodge was 1 1/2 hours by motor boat, then a walk through the forest, then a canoe trip to the Lodge. Everything in the lodge arrives this way- which is mind blowing to me considering the volume of supplies they get through and all the building materials etc, We were greeted with more amazing snacks and a welcome drink. Ana was wonderful, her knowledge and vision is amazing, she’s really enthusiastic. She recorded some of the animals using our iPhone and her telescope so we have some great videos. There’s an amazing 40m high tree house and another 37m high walkway. There are more staff than guests, everything is seamless, impeccable and delivered with a smile., our beds were even made again after siestas. The Lodge provides biodegradable soap, shampoo and conditioner, I have now discovered that you can buy biodegradable, reef friendly suntan lotion, it would be good if guests were encouraged to use that too. The food was plentiful and delicious. There are cold water fountains and they provide bottles although we used our insulated bottles.
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