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Ecuadorian Amazon


Southern Ecuador's lowlands harbor among the avian assemblages similar to elements of eastern and southern Peru in beauty and richness. Sani Lodge is located two and half hours by ship down the Napo River at the end of the road at the city of Coca, sits in an oxbow lake in the center of the Amazon rainforest and provides access into the extraordinary diversity of the region. More than 500 species of birds have been known from this locality, such as four species of macaw, seven toucans ten puffbirds, and over 40 species of antbirds. A sturdy steel 150-foot high canopy tower, readily reachable by stairs, provides a brilliant perspective to Amazonian birding: the capability to watch several canopy species up close, including White-browed Purpletuft and Yellow-billed Nunbird, together with a large variety of canopy tanagers and flycatchers.


Location: Ecuador

Nearest Airport: Mariscal Sucre Airport

How to reach: From Quito by bus/flight

Famous for: Biodiversity

Months open: All year

Best time to visit: January to April


  • Morona Santiago

  • Napo, Orellana
  • Pastaza
  • Sucumbíos
  • Zamora-Chinchipe



In pursuit of the city of El Dorado, Quito was abandoned by a bunch of conquistadors in 1541. A year later, a group got separated from this huge expedition. Orellana and his men found the Amazon River, after traveling tens of thousands of miles. The Amazon Ecuador is a tropical rainforest. Amazon Ecuador Rainforest called after the Spanish Conquistador could be attained into the gateway city of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, also known to natives as El Coca. El Coca sits around the Napo River, which continues its stream to help after it strikes the border of Ecuador into Peru shape the Amazon River. Run by the Kichwa neighborhood, and owned, managed, Sani Lodge is a cozy place to base an Amazon birding excursion, with private cottages its dishes, and support.

What to see

Animals & Birds

The Amazon Rainforest Ecuador is home to several monkeys. You may locate the smart capuchins, inquisitive squirrel monkeys, lively tamarins, and a few more prominent species. If you venture out through the night walks along with your volcano manual, you'll also understand the owl monkeys. On bird watchers' records, Ecuador is home to about 1600 species. This amount is focused on the Amazon Rainforest and the Cloud Forest. To provide a good instance of the birdlife at Ecuador's Amazon birds could be viewed in the excellent Sacha Lodge, which represents 37 percent of Ecuador's birds and 7 percent of the planet's wildlife.

Yasuni National Park & Biosphere Reserve

Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve is the weakest of the National Parks at the Amazon Region of Ecuador. Yasuní National Park, Cayambe-Coca Sumaco Napo-Galeras and Llanganates form parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Challuacocha Lake

The lake is near Sani lodge and one of the attractions to visit during your stay there. Immerse yourself in the panoramic and calm Challuacocha lake. You may also do bird viewing around the lake.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: The tour starts this day in a suburb of Quito, in Puembo. Nighttime in Puerto.

Day 2: Fly in the morning within the Andes into the Amazonian city of Coca and board our motor ship for the Napo River into Sani Lodge. You may see Challuacocha's lake.

Days 3-8: Six days at Sani provides us time to research the many habitats available from the paychecks. See from the Hoatzins because we paddled in search of species found in lake borders and forest. On the front that is nightbird, we'll look for Crested and Spectacled Owls and Tawny-bellied and Tropical Screech-Owls, etc. Having a sturdy staircase and a big wooden platform which wraps around a gargantuan tree, the tower gives us access to a few of those least-known habitats in the tropical rainforest--the canopy. Each trip into the tower attracts something unexpected. Yasuni National Park, on the shore of the Rio Napo, is among the top destinations. Spending a minimum of one day exploring the paths that wind to the terra firme forest, which affirms a range of species.

Day 9: You might have a little time until you leave for the boat journey back into trip and Coca on to Quito.

How to reach

-By Bus

Lago Agrio is the entry point by road to the Amazon Ecuador approximately 7 hours by bus from Quito. Tena is another entry point by road to Amazon approximately 6 hours by bus from Quito. From Tena to Coca (the state capital of Orellana) is just another 5 hours.

-By Plane

There are three daily flights between Quito and Lago Agrio, except Sundays. Flights take about half an hour. There are just two daily flights between Quito and Coca, except Sundays. Flights take about 25 minutes.

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