Staying at Sani Lodge means relaxing in our comfortable cabins, enjoying our native Ecuadorian cuisine and having all the necessary comforts to feel at home. Our goal is to make sure you have a local integration experience so you can feel completely immersed in the magic of the rainforest.

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Your journey starts with a 35-minute flight from Quito at 10:30 am to Coca where the staff will pick you up and transfer to a local hotel located on the banks of Napo River. There, your bilingual guides will explain about safety before embarking for a 2 ½ boat trip on the largest Ecuadorian affluent of the Amazon, the Napo River. During the journey you get a taste of the Amazon; ancestral communities, birds such as: herons, egrets, vultures, while enjoying delicious packed lunch. The canoe ride is followed by a 15 minute walk through flooded forest and 20-minute paddle canoe across the beautiful Challuacocha Lake. The staff will welcome you with refreshing cold drinks and snacks before you settle down in your cabins.

Late afternoon, you will have a short walk on the nearby trails or a canoe ride with many chances to observe primates, Amazonian birds, black caimans and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by cedar trees, orchids, and bromeliads. Return to the lodge, where our chef will be happy to offer a wide variety of national and international cuisine that caters vegetarians and vegans.

After dinner explore our black-water Oxbow Lake, one of the increasingly rare havens for the endangered black caiman, supporting a healthy population of these large up to 6 meter (18ft.) long South-American crocodilian. Back to the lodge.


After breakfast, experience the life on the tree tops from the 36 meter (118 ft.) observation tower. To get there your leaders will paddle on the Challuacocha Lake for 30 minutes followed by a short 10-minute walk. Over 565 species of birds have been registered so far, including colorful birds such as macaws, toucans, honeycreepers, tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck a close view of howler, squirrel monkeys or sloths resting on the canopy. The tower gives you a unique perspective, opening up a whole new world of Amazon biodiversity that is often difficult, if not impossible to see from the understory. The journey continues exploring the nearby trails searching for more Amazonian creatures. Return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch there are many alternatives for your enjoyment, bird-watching from the dining hall or simply get relaxed on the hammocks. In the afternoon, hike Chorongo or Coto trails, fantastic terra-firme forest to discover the relationships among the different living creatures and the rol they play in this complex ecosystem. Orchids, vines, strangle figs, ancient trees; bromeliads are all part of this fabulous tropical rainforest. Dinner at the lodge.

After dinner take a night walk to see how myriads of insects, spiders and frogs come alive.


After breakfast departure to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrot-clay lick at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth. Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue-headed parrots. Continue with a hike on the south of the Napo inside Yasuní National Park considered for scientists like the most biodiverse area in the world, here, some species that cannot be found in the north might be spotted: golden–mantled tamarins and spider monkeys, Blue and yellow macaws and with a bit of luck a close encounter with white-lipped or collared peccaries. Head back to the Community Center to visit a native house to get a taste of how a typical Kichwa family lives. Enjoy their food, drinks, customs, and culture of the community and learn how the lifestyle of the locals is environmentally sustainable. Return to the lodge late in the afternoon for a well-deserved diner.

After dinner take a night walk to see how myriads of insects, spiders and frogs come alive.


Explore the hidden corners of  the lodge in a 7-hour hike on Chorongo Largo trail for a close encounter with stunning wildlife represented by wooly monkeys, troops of Squirrel and white fronted capuchin monkeys, parrots, macaws, toucans and with a bit of luck tapirs and even peccaries. Discover the magic world of untouched and virgin forest in a life-time experience. For your total enjoyment lunch will be served in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by tree ferns, ancient kapoks, palms, and tons of magical energy at all levels. Return in the afternoon to the lodge for dinner..


After breakfast head back to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrots wall at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth. Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue-headed parrots. Then return to Coca on time to get your flight back to Quito at 11:50 am.
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The 6 day program includes more hiking and sailing in paddle canoes. Extensions 7, 8 days can be arranged upon request.

NOTE: The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, regulations or unforeseeable circumstances.
Ecuador Travel Online reserves the right of making any change without previous notification, to the itinerary according to circunstances, this could be law reglamentations, weather conditions, availability, safety concerns or any other demanded condition which matters may cause the tour guide or administration to change the time or nature of visits.



Assistance at Quit Airport.

Transportation Coca-Sani Lodge-Coca.

Accommodation in private cabin with hot water or store.

All meals starting with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day.

Snacks for all excursions.

Naturalist Guide.

All the excursions.

Rubber boots.

Ponchos of water.

WIFI in the bar area.



Air ticket

Bus ticket

Personal expenses, extra consumes, tips.

No service not specified, We will invoice on behalf of the foreign passenger with IVA 0.










Personal information of passengers:

For its registration and internal control, Sani Lodge requires full and complete information of the passengers entering its locality. Is It is essential that the client send their details once the reservation is confirmed and up to 30 days before departure. The Reservation form must be filled out and sent to the sales representative with the following information:

Name and surname

No passport


Date of Birth DD / MM / YY


Food and Medical Restrictions


Specific interest

Type of accommodation chosen

Relationship with the person who travels

Shoe size

Contacts in case of Emergency

Sani Lodge is managed by its owners all the time.

Which makes the profits stay in the community and helps improve the health care and education of the community.

With this fact we guarantee that all visitors will have a Real Cultural Experience combined with wildlife, enjoying wonderful moments with the community.


Terms & Conditions

To confirm the date of the trip, you must make a deposit of 30% of the total value of the trip within a maximum of 20 days after the purchase. The final payment must be made 30 days before the departure of the tour. Reservations made between 30 days and the day of departure require immediate payment at the time of confirmation. All reservations will have the status of “request” until the date of the trip and the deposit are confirmed, then the status of the reservation will change to “Confirmed”. * If the deposit was not made, Sani Lodge will have the right to use that space if necessary. Payment can be made with a check from a US bank. UU On behalf of the community of Sani Isla or an international bank transfer can be made. For more details, contact us at


Within the general rules of Sani Lodge, refunds will be made as follows:

100% 6 months in advance before starting the tour.
80% 5 months before starting the tour.
60% 4 months before starting the tour.
50% 3 months before starting the tour.
25% with 2 months notice before starting the tour.
0% with 1 month in advance before starting the tour.

This policy is effective regardless of the reason for cancellation. Sani Lodge reimburses 100% of the deposit when natural disasters occur in the Lodge. Ecuador taxes (not determined by Sani Lodge) and Sani Lodge rates are subject to change without notice.

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