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Amazon jungle tours

one of the best vacation travel options is with our Sacha Lodge Amazon departures for 4 days are only fridays thru mondays, for 5 days departures are only Mondays thru fridays,you can choose together with either 5 or 7 days Galapagos land-based diving trips as a whole package, the great advantage combining these tours with the diving is that you can choose the dates, you don't need to book a diving Yacht many months in advance, and prices are inexpensve.


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.


During the ride it is easy to spot handsome shore birds such as herons, kingfishers, spoonbills and ospreys between the scattered native huts as you travel steadily away from civilization. Upon arrival to Sacha Lodge's 5000-acre (2000-hectare) private reserve, our guests will take their first walk along a raised boardwalk through dense flooded palm forest where several species of monkeys are often sighted. But don't worry… we will carry your luggage for you!
The path leads to Pilchicocha lake, a blackwater paradise where you'd least expect to find any sign of people, but dugout canoes (and even paddlers) await to carry you even farther. As you cross the lake, the cries of tropical birds lead you to your final destination and home base for an exciting jungle experience.


Packing List:

here are a packing list and some recommendations to help you get ready:

•  Passport

•  Binoculars

•  Flashlight and batteries

•  Camera, film, and flash

•  Insect repellent

•  Sun protection (sun cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)

•  Water bottle

•  Lightweight long pants and long sleeved shirts for walks

•  Shorts, short sleeve shirts and bathing suit for the lodge

•  Comfortable shoes and extra socks

•  Small day pack

•  Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, film, etc... from rain




Health: It is always advisable to consult your physician about health measures and vaccinations before traveling to a foreign country. Although Sacha is well-isolated from local populations and tropical diseases are extremely rare here, during your stay in Ecuador you may pass through areas of slightly higher risk. Please note that your trip to Sacha will bring you from Quito, which is located at almost 9000 feet (2850 meters) above sea level, to the lowland tropical rainforest region at less than 900 feet (300 meters) above sea level. Please take any medication you may need with you, as the selection of medicines in our first-aid kit is limited.


Luggage: For the flight to Coca, the airlines require that checked luggage be limited to a weight of 30 pounds per person. However, heavier items such as cameras and books may be taken in carry on bags if necessary.

On The Canoe: For the ride to Sacha from Coca our canoe is covered against sun and rain, but a light jacket can be useful for the wind and spray. Be sure to wear sun protection, as the sun's reflection off the water can sometimes cause a burn. All suitcases will be placed in waterproof bags for the trip down the Napo River, for protection against spray and rain.

Weather: In the tropical rainforest it is best to be prepared for all kinds of weather. A common question we receive is about the “dry and rainy seasons” of the Amazon, but it is best not to trust such generalizations to plan a trip. At times it can be hot and sunny, but a cool rainstorm may appear at a moment's notice during any time of the year.

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We have ceiling fans in each room for hot afternoons, but at night (especially after the rain) some guests are surprised at the need for a sweatshirt!

Clothing: Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed skin may need a light dousing with insect repellant.

During the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it often gets you wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Plenty of ponchos are available at no charge if you do not have your own, and we also supply rubber boots up to men's size 14 for walks in the forest interior.

Comfortable shoes (or sandals), shorts and t-shirts are fine for walking on boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free time. And don't forget your bathing suit!



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