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El Oriente Hotels

Sacha Lodge


  • Secluded, great nature-watching activities


  • Difficult to get here

Fodor's Review

A parrot clay lick and a butterfly farm in the nearby Parque Nacional Yasuní (Yasuní National Park; close to the Colombian border) and a 43-meter (135-foot) observation tower built around a giant kapok tree at the lodge are added attractions at this rustic but comfortable thatch-roof lodge deep in the Amazon. Activities include birding—more than 60 species have been spotted here—and canoe trips on the Napo River.

Hotel Information


Parque Nacional Yasuní, Kapawi, Ecuador


09-973–3182; 02-256–6090-in Quito; 800-706–2215-in North America

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 26 cabins
  • Rate includes All-inclusive

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Nov 18, 2009

Sacha Lodge Review

Not luxurious, cabin was all wood, had porch w/ hammock, no problem w/ hot water in shower or with having bugs in room. Staff/service was wonderful overall and pretty well organized. Rubber boots, ponchos and umbrellas provided by lodge. Food was average, cafeteria quality overall w/ occasional highlights, barbecue night outdoors was the best. Naturalist/local guide were very knowledgeable. Had am and pm walks or canoe rides, and night walks, visited

canopy walk and observation tower, as well as butterfly farm. I am slender, and found butt would get sore on canoe ride even w/ cushion (ended up folding it over double).

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