Sani Lodge

Sani Jungle Lodge is about 3 ½ hours downstream from the rainforest frontier town of Francisco Orellana (Coca) wedged between the Cuyabeno Reserve to the North and Yasuni National Park to the South.  Sani Lodge is owend 100% by a Quichua community, called sanisla.  Sani Lodge is located by the Challuacocha lagoon, and the 15,000 hectars of primary rainforest around it is owned by the Quichua community

Itinerary 4 days

Day 1

Departure from Quito- Flight to Coca.  Arrival in Coca. Boarding of passenger to transport boat at the Río Napo Harbor in Coca.   Lunch on the boat.  Entering of the Chaullayacu, the small stream connecting the lagoon at Sani Lodge with the Río Napo, following the stream for about 30 – 45 minutes before arriving at the lodge.  Arrival at the lodge, welcome snacks and drinks, settling down in the rooms.  Introductory canoe ride or forest hike.  Dinner.  Night hike

Day 2

Breakfast.  Departure to the Chorongo Trail. 45-minute canoe ride across the lagoon enjoying the morning activity (birds, caimans, monkeys, manatees, etc.) on the lagoon.  3 – 4-hour hike on the Chorongo Trail including a small snack break in between.  45-minute return canoe ride. Lunch.  2-hour hike on the Swamp Trail.  Return to the Lodge.  Dinner.  Caiman watching or night hike (both optional)

Day 3

Breakfast. Departure to the Chorongo Trail.  45-minute canoe ride across the lagoon enjoying the morning activity (birds, caimans, monkeys, manatees, etc.) on the lagoon. 3 – 4-hour hike on the Chorongo Trail including a small snack break in between. 45-minute return canoe ride.  Lunch.  2-hour hike on the Swamp Trail.  Return to the Lodge.  Dinner.  Caiman watching or night hike (both optional)

Day 4

Breakfast. Departure from Sani Lodge. 30-minute dawn-boat-ride on the Challuayacu. 3hours and 30 min boat-ride on the Río Napo.  Departure from Sani Lodge. 30-minute dawn-boat-ride on the Challuayacu.  3hours and 30 min boat-ride on the Río Napo.  Arrival at the Río Napo Harbor in Coca. Transfer by taxi to Coca Airport. Departure of return flight to Quito.

Arrival in Quito