Amazon Adventure

Recent travels took us to the remote Rainforest of the Amazon in Equator. Just getting there was an adventure.  First, a short flight from Quito to Coca, then a bus to the Napo River.  A two hour ride in a motorized canoe down the river, then a mile hike through the jungle to smaller canoes.  After a ten-minute paddle through a small channel in the the rainforest, it opened up onto a small lake – and Sacha Lodge appeared at the far side of the lake. 

The lodge is nestled within a pristine 5,000-acre ecological reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  It is truly immersed in the rainforest – there are no roads and no vehicles anywhere, just the ongoing sounds of monkeys and birds.  Our experiences included walking across a bridge suspended over the rainforest canopy, paddling through creeks in search of monkeys and caiman, climbing to the very top of a giant kapok tree and swimming in a black-water lake.  

 

More of our Ecuadorian adventure and photographs are on this website under Destinations / Ecuador, and we hope you take a few minutes to look so we can share our incredible experience. 

Here are a few images to whet your appetite! For best viewing, click on first photo below to enlarge, then click right arrow on keyboard to scroll through the gallery.

 

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