within the Ecuadorian Amazon you will find a mysterious lake called
Challuacocha, where floating water hyacinths and grasses obscure the
shores. And if you venture out on this lagoon in a dugout canoe early in
the morning when it is quiet and the light is still low, you just might
see, somewhere out there, lying hidden in the vegetation a rare and wild
Manatee or Anaconda. Float here for a while, scanning the horizon and you
would probably notice the yellow banded chest of an Aracari or hear the
hoarse whisper of the Hoatzin. Eventually, the day would pass and you
could peer out across the shimmering black water towards the setting sun,
and almost certainly see the gleaming orange eyes of the Black
Caiman. Come to Challuacocha and feel the mystery.
Come to Challuacocha and experience the world of Sani Lodge.
Sani Lodge is truly a one of a kind Ecuador ecolodge dedicated to ecotourism, environmental conservation, and community projects in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. Sani Lodge is owned and operated by members of the Sani community, meaning that with their extensive knowledge of the Amazon wildlife and biodiversity they can give Sani Lodge guests the true experience of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle. In addition to providing excellent service to its guests, Sani Lodge participates in community ecotourism - profits from the jungle lodge are reinvested into the community, improving the lifes of all who live there.
Sani Lodge accommodates only 40 guests, between the
cabins and the camping, emphasizing quality rather than quantity, and
thereby offering you a more intimate experience with the rainforest. The
lodge itself consists of ten, private, thatch-roofed cabanas, each with a
modern bathroom. The cabanas are spaciously designed for double or triple
occupancy, and have screened in windows to guard against insects while you
sleep. Electric lights at the lodge run from ecological friendly solar
energy instead of a noisy generator so the night sounds will be pure and
natural. Oil lamps are also provided for those who appreciate that rustic
The cuisine during your adventure will be innovative, combining examples of fresh, local ingredients with an international style. Vegetarian, chicken, meat, and fish dishes will be served. Fresh bread, baked daily and scrumptious exotic fruits will greet you in the morning. At lunch, sip on refreshing exotic juices, like guanabana, guava, passion fruit, cactus fruit, citrus, and coconut. And in the evening after a beautiful meal, original deserts and fine Ecuadorian coffee will send you happily satisfied to a comfy chair or hammock in the lounge to reflect on the day's adventures in the Amazon.
Price 2013 per person
Flight Quito-Coca-Quito USD 125.-
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