SANI LODGE

4 days, Wildlife like nowhere else

SANI LODGE

4 days, Wildlife like nowhere else

Deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon you will find a mysterious lake called Challuacocha, a whole natural world surrounding you. Sani Lodge will share their knowledge of wildlife and biodiversity while giving comfort and exquisite variety of local and international food.

What´s the tour like?

Travel Style: Natural Wonders
Nature wonders, Awe-inspiring views, extraordinary biodiversity and natural discovery like nowhere else. Unforgettable experiences to connect with nature at its purest.

Service Level: First Class
All the way in attention to detail, comfort and service. The perfect combination of elegance, exclusivity and coziness to make your trip delightful

Age Requirements:
Suitable for all ages. All travelers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group Size: Medium
Medium group size. Max 30 people

Physical Requirement: Average
Itineraries include light and moderate physical activities like walking and hiking. Accesible to most healthy travellers.

Itineraries:

2Nights/ 3Days from $794

Note: The following itineraries are also available:  4Nights/5Days from $1324; 5Nights/6Days from $1587; 7Nights/8Days from $2115

4 days

Sani Lodge

From:

$ 1270USD



Special Offers

Was: $1270 USD; Now: $1058 p.p (3 Nights/ 4 Days)
Was: $1589 USD; Now: $1324 p.p (4 Nights/ 5 Days)
Promotion valid during March of 2018
Conditions apply

What´s included?

  • Assistance at Quito Airport
  • Transportation from Coca-Sani Lodge- Coca
  • Meals
  • Welcome courtesy
  • WIFI in the Bar Area
  • Snacks for all the excursions
  • Certified Bilingual Guide

Accommodation

Standard Cabins

Meals

All meals are include during your stay/ Special dietary needs available on request

Transportation
Airplane, motorized canoe, canoe, kayak

Activities
Land expeditions, kayaking, visit to the observation tower, wildlife photography

“I was met promptly by my guide at the Coca airport. The 2-hour trip down the Napo river was beautiful and a worthwhile excursion by itself. My cabin was beautiful and comfortable; the common lounge area is comfortable with great views of the lake, forest and wildlife. Food was excellent and beautifully served. Sani staff are members of the Sani (indigenous) Community; we were treated like honored guests”. G. Foster, Pasadena California- Tripadvisor

Itinerary: 4 days / 3 nights

DAY 1: Arrival

  • Your journey starts with a 35-minute flight from Quito 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. Briefing about Amazonia will be given by one of our bilingual guides, while enjoying Ecuadorian beers, spirits and cocktails prepared by our bartender.

DAY 2: Birding from the tower

  • After breakfast, experience the life on the tree tops from the 36 meter (108 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 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.

DAY 3: Yasuni National Park

  • 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 mostbiodiverse 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 Sani 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 Sani 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 diner take a night walk to see how myriads of insects, spiders and frogs come alive.

DAY 4: Departure

  • The first day, your flight from Quito leaves early in the morning so you can get to the lodge before noon. Enjoy the afternoon on the lagoon and still have time to enjoy an evening´s activity. Your last day is far from ending, because it will be time for a final activity in the rainforest so as to close your stay with a flourish. Remember, you will have more time to spend doing the activities you love the most and enjoying the biodiversity that you will find only here in Sani Lodge.

Introduction

Deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon you will find a mysterious lake called Challuacocha, a whole natural world surrounding you. Sani Lodge will share their knowledge of wildlife and biodiversity while giving comfort and exquisite variety of local and international food

Rates

Calendar

We operate every week. To check availability please request a quote

What´s Included

  • Assistance at Quito Airport
  • Transportation from Coca-Sani Lodge- Coca
  • Meals
  • Welcome courtesy
  • WIFI in the Bar Area
  • Snacks for all the excursions
  • Certified Bilingual Guide

Exclusions

  • Taxes
  • Airfares or Bus Tickets
  • Extra activities: Parrot clay lick Yasuni National Park $35 p.p (pay at the lodge only in cash.)
  • Pañacocha Lagoon $30 p.p Activity available in tour of more than 6 days
  • Personal Expenses
  • Extras
  • Tips
  • Any other not specified

Highlights of the Tour

Canoe riding in search of wildlife
Jungle exploration
Bird watching
Observation Tower
Local Cuisine
Parrot Clay Licks

Accommodation and Amenities

  • Porch
  • Queen and Twin size beds
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Electricity
  • Ceiling Fans

Facilities & Services

  • Ample Social Areas
  • Lounge
  • Reading Room
  • WIFI

Additional Information

Packing List

  • Passport (and a color copy)
  • Comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Walking stick (optional)
  • Several lightweight pants (more than two)
  • 3 or so long and short-sleeved shirts or blouses
  • Vests with pockets are useful for carrying camera equipment and other accessories.
  • A windbreaker or sweater for breezy afternoons on deck
  • Waterproof cotton socks, one pair per day
  • Small, sturdy umbrella – 1
  • Shorts – 1 or 2
  • T-shirts – 3 or 4
  • Bathing suit
  • Cotton underwear
  • Hat or cap
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • Binoculars (available on board as a rental item)
  • Small waterproof backpack (available on board for purchasing)
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera and extra batteries, enough film and memory cards
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Plastic bags for storing wet clothing
  • Cash – we also accept credit cards

Health

TopExperiencesEC understands that in order to take a trip, the passenger is in perfect physical and mental health.

The tours we offer range from sea level up to 4000 meters above sea level. If you have a condition that is aggravated by altitude, ask your health care professional before deciding to take a trip

General Conditions

Flights
TopExperiencesEC will not be held responsible or compensate for any flight delays that may affect your participation in our tours. Flights booked with different airlines are subject to their own Terms and Conditions, and Limitations of Liability.

Fees
TopExperiencesEC reserves the right to pass on to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and fees imposed by government or quasi-government agencies that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees.

Surcharges
We may collect any taxes, government fees/quasi government fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly.

General Itinerary
All fares, offers, savings, programs and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all TopExperiencesEC tours. Travellers need to show proof of their travel insurance before participating in the tour. If you need help booking travel insurance, please email us at info@topexperiences.ec

Important Notes

  • Child Discount

0 to 5 years old are free

6 to 11 years old 50% of the rate

  • Dietary Needs

If you require any especial type of food, please let us know

  • Visit to the Amazon Communities

Some of the visits programmed on the different itineraries are within protected areas, and visitors are required to comply with local rules and regulations. Naturalist guides will inform passengers of these rules. M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise, represented by its onboard guide, reserves the right to deny any passenger disembarkation for visits should any of these regulations are ignored or violated.

Booking and Reservation Policies

TopExperiencesEC understands that its clients accepts the terms and conditions of the tour to proceed with booking.

Our tours are booked via bank transfer to the company’s bank account. Full payment must be made at the moment of booking.

Once we have confirmed the availability of the tour requested, you have 48 hours to proceed with the payment. During that time we will block the spaces for your tour. Receipt of payment needs to be sent to info@topexperiences.ec 

Immediately after payment is confirmed, we will send you an email receipt of your payment and the details of your booking.

Means of Payment

TopExperiencesEC accepts the following bank transfer:

Wire Transfers in US dollars to:

 

 

USA

Bank of America

For domestic transfers:

  • Checking account
  • Wire Transfers: 026009593
  • Account Number: 229056664242
  • Account Name: Fausto Santiago Andrade

For international transfers:

  • Swift Code International Transfers: BOFAUS3N
  • Address: 401 Lincoln BLVD, FL 33139
  • Account Name: Fausto Santiago Andrade
  • Account Number: 229056664242

 

Ecuador

Banco Internacional

  • Swift Code: BINTECEQ
  • Address: Av. Patria y 9 de Octubre Quito – Ecuador
  • Account Name: TopExperiencesEC Cia. Ltda.
  • Account Number: 700628456

Cancelations

We may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary. If we cancel your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternative start date or in circumstances where cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control; refunds will be given less any unrecoverable expenses. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including, but not limited to vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

In the case of a cancellation due to medical reasons, we require a medical certificate. With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for the guest. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be issued for departures during Peak Season.

In the case of cancellation due to death, we require a certificate. With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for a future departure by a friend or family member. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be issued for departures during Peak Season.

The following cancelation policy apply for the current tour:

  • – 100% 6 months before the tour.
  • – 80% 5 months before the tour.– 60% 4 months before the tour.– 50% 3 months before the tour.– 25% 2 months before the tour– 0% 1 month or less before the tour

Limitations of Liability

TopExperiencesEC cannot be held responsible for any loss as a result of the failure of any third-parties (including tour operators, hoteliers, airlines); however, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping you resolve any dispute. Our responsibility as a tour agency is limited. We are not liable for any personal injury, death, damage, loss, accident or delay which may be occasioned by any vehicle, company or person engaged in conveying you or carrying out the arrangements of the tour or otherwise in connection therewith.

 

Aditional Resources

DO’S & DON’TS in the Jungle

  • Try avoiding bright colored or white wear, so as not to distract (or frighten) certain animals. The more camouflaged you dress the better!
  • Make sure your electronic equipment is at least somewhat waterproof or packed in a waterproof bag or pouch, especially if you plan to use it in the field during excursions.
  • Try and refrain from speaking loudly when on forest trails or canoe trips.
  • Try and be as quiet and cautious as possible.
  • Watch your step and follow the group. Don’t try to get ahead of the guide or tour leader, and don’t lag too far behind.
  • Always tell your guide if you see something and don’t hesitate to ask questions. That’s what we are here for!
  • Don’t litter! Bring a backpack or plastic bag in which you can discard plastic, wrappers, paper, or other synthetic waste.
  • Whisper and try to keep movement to a minimum near wildlife, especially when animals are at earshot.
  • Do not wear perfume or perfumed sprays as the sweet scent can attract insects.
  • Don’t throw or drop anything along the trails, even biodegradable food.
  • Take advantage of as many outings as possible… the adventure lies ‘out there’. We guarantee that, given the right conditions, every outing we have chosen on our itinerary is fit to offer unique, astounding experiences… but many factors may influence just how spectacular each outing will be. Don’t be discouraged… we guarantee that our itineraries are designed to bring our guests unforgettable, life changing experiences.
  • If you have physical limitations or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask our guides if trails and activities are right for you. Most activities don’t require excessive effort, but please let us know when you are feeling uncomfortable during an outing, or would like to know more about difficulties you may encounter on an outing once you have been explained what it entails.
  • Don’t hesitate to express your interests to our staff! It is important to us that you make this adventure, your adventure. We have the ability to offer a certain level of flexibility in terms of the alternatives to our daily activities. Although it is not always possible, we will do what we can to personalize your Amazon experience

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact us during a situation or emergency please contact us at (593) 980588429 or (593) 983900784 or leave us a detailed message and contact information to info@topexperiences.ec

SANI LODGE |  4 days from 1270 USD 



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