The Sani Lodge is a treasure for the Yasuni people and the whole world. The cottages are very comfortable and in the heart of the amazon. I had the pleasure to be there in August when it was dryer and there were no mosquitoes. I traveled to Sani in August 2012 and everyone should experience the rain forest and the treasures that lie within.
The trip begins with a 30 minute flight from Quito to Coca. You are greeted by a guide that takes you to the small harbor where you pick up your motorized canoe. Depending on the water level the trip can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. The river trip is breath taking and there are components of National Geographic anticipation, excitement and nervousness. You are in great hands all of the guides were awesome.
Once you get near Sani, you will take a 15-20 minute walk through the amazon rain forest on a fantastic wooden path built above the forest floor. Monkeys are swinging off the trees and everything is alive:D. You then take a canoe for 45 minutes manually powered into the Yasuni Lodge.
Juan was our guide and he was super encyclopedia of knowledge, experience and spoke multiple languages.
The staff is lovely, everyone is welcoming and the food is delicious and the fruit juices are awesome. Everything I tasted was excellent and waking up to the sounds of the forest coming back to life is something that cannot be described with words or pictures.
This is the folks you should book for an awesome amazon adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sani Lodge is the only jungle lodge in Ecuador that is 100% owned and operated by the indigenous Kichwa community of Sani Isla. On the banks of a stunning lagoon, and surrounded by pristine rainforest, packed with monkeys, manatees, sloths, manatees and over 550 types of birds, this superb jungle lodge is a perfect base to explore the Amazon jungle by day and enjoy some real comfort by night. Camping option available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sani Hotel Yasuni National Park
- Sani Hotel Quito
- Sani Resort All Inclusive
- Sani Lodge Ecuador/Yasuni National Park