Into Ecuador – Lodges in the Amazon

7th December, 2018 | Article By IntoEcuador

Are you trying to decide where to go for your next vacation and need some travel inspiration? We have more than 25 Years of Experience in the Amazon of Ecuador, offering exclusive vacation packages, a variety of accommodation, river cruises and tours. Choose from Budget Camping Sites, Luxury Glamping and EcoLodges, in the most amazing environment you are ever likely to experience!

Here’s our itinerary for a 7 Day Trip Into Ecuador – Decide now and start your Amazon experience with us!


7 days trip in Ecuador, Amazon and Quito.

Day 1. – Arrival to Quito (depending on the airline flight), transfer to the hotel (depending on the client´s election), dinner and overnight.

Day 2. – Breakfast, city tour and visit to the Middle of the World Monument, Inti Ñan Museum, lunch and return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 to 6 Sacha Lodge. – Breakfast, morning transfer to the airport for a short flight going to the city of Coca to start a tour into the amazon rainforest, arrival to Coca and then trip to Sacha Lodge.

From the moment you set foot at Quito airport you will be in safe hands, met by one of the Sacha Lodge bilingual team members, who will accompany you all the way to the Lodge. After arriving at Sacha Lodge around lunchtime and meeting your guide – who stays with you for the entirety of your trip – you will take your first excursion into the forest. Once you have returned and had dinner, you will set out for your first nighttime adventure: snake spotting in the jungle, or canoeing among caimans on the lake.

A typical day at Sacha begins at sunrise or earlier, to take advantage of the cool morning hours when the rainforest’s animals are most active.

Your Naturalist Guide every evening will give the next day activities schedule including wake up time and what activities or excursions you will have, you will get a wakeup call, Breakfast will begin half an hour after that.

Wherever the destination, our excursions proceed slowly to appreciate the fascinating details that your guides point out around you.

You might begin the day paddling dugout canoes along tannin-rich, black-water creeks and lakes, where luxuriant lianas, orchids, bromeliads and palm trees thrive, always with the possibility of spotting animals, from the tiny pygmy marmoset to the feared ocelot or puma. Then, you could board the motorized canoe for a short ride along the Napo River to visit the Providencia Community of Yasuní, learning about their jungle way of life and testing out their cooking techniques, stopping to watch the parrots clay-lick along the way.

You will return to the Lodge in the late morning, in time for a 1PM lunch. In the time between lunch and your afternoon adventure, you are free to enjoy the Lodge, lounging on sun chairs with a book on the Balsa, or cooling off in the Lake Pool. Activities begin again between 3:00PM and 4:30PM and often continue into the evening, when the nocturnal insect and frog chorus begins. An afternoon excursion might see you trekking through pristine Terra Firme forest, where 150-foot kapok trees tower above and roots form huge buttresses to give trees support, your guide pointing out the crest owl territory and calling to the howler monkeys. You could then climb 94 feet (30 meters) up to the Canopy Walk, a 940-foot (275-meter) bridge across the treetops from where you can spot dozens of animals and birds.

Days at Sacha Lodge do not end with the fading of the light, or even with dinner. Night walks and canoe trips, with the aid of flashlights, often reveal creatures seldom seen during daylight. Caimans (of the alligator family) and giant insects rule the jungle after sunset. Do you dare search for them?

*Please note: activities are subject to weather, though Forest Walks, the Kapok Tower, and Canopy Walk are the keystones of the Sacha Lodge experience.

End of the trip into the Amazon, flight back to Quito, transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 7. – Breakfast, transfer to the airport for international flight out of the country.

End of services.

The package includes:

• All transfers in – out from airport to the city of Quito.
• Full board, all meals, B.L.D.
• Guides during all the trips, including transfers
• All transportation in safe, comfortable touristic vehicles according to the number of passengers
• All entrance fees to museums, attractions and places of interest during visits.
• All internal flights required during the entire duration of the trip.
• All accommodation depending on the hotel of choice, either tourist class hotel, first class hotel or 5 stars hotel.
• Local taxes
• Activities: Treetop Walk, Kapok Tower, Forest walks, Nighttime caiman spotting, Piranha fishing, Butterfly house, Lake Pool

The package doesn’t include:

• Alcoholic drinks
• Activities and visits not described in this itinerary.
• Gratuities or tips.
• Extras not described above.

We also offer Budget Packages in our own brand Camping Site and Extra Special Glamping and Honeymoon Packages.

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