Day 1: Arrival at the lodge & evening activity
After a short flight from Quito to Coca, the Sacha Lodge staff will transfer you to board a canoe and travel down the Napo River for 2.5 hours.
From there, hiking for 30 minutes through the rainforest to reach Pilchicocha Lake. Then, the native workers paddle you across the lake to finally arrive at the Sacha Lodge.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy swimming in the Pilchicocha Lake -black water, bird watching, and visiting the butterfly house. After dinner, stroll through the rainforest to find unique species that can only be seen at night.
Day 2: Canopy bridge & rainforest hike
Early in the morning, along the Liana Chica Trail, you will have a unique experience in a self-standing rigid suspension canopy walk, one of the only few in the world.
This walk provides a personal encounter with an extraordinary rainforest bird’s-eye view in the high-altitude observation decks.
Then, you can walk through the forest with native guides who will explain the uses of medicinal plants for hundreds of years.
After that, you can go to many trail options; through pristine primary forests and spot the wildlife, such as the Higueron Trail or the Napo River Trail. After that, walk or take a canoe ride to the lodge.
Day 3: Lagartococha trail, a canoe trip through the swamp, and kapok tower
After breakfast, hike on the Lagartococha trail to learn about the ancestral native traditions and beliefs of the forest.
Upon your arrival at Lagartococha Lake, take a canoe ride through a natural swamp home of anacondas, caimans, and capybaras.
In the evening, the native guide will teach you how to fish razor-toothed piranha. Also, it is time for a silent canoe ride to spot incredible species such as howler monkeys or three-toed sloths.
Meanwhile, as you continue navigating, you will reach Sacha´s 135-foot wooden tower for birdwatching and have an outstanding sunset view with the Sumaco volcano in the background.
Day 4: Return to Quito
After breakfast, take the last short walk to spot monkeys and tropical birds. Then, get back to Coca and later to your return flight to Quito.