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Sacha Lodge

Last updated: 06 January, 2023

Sacha sits on the edge of extensive lowland rainforest adjacent to the 112-hectare Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, overlooking Pilchicocha – a beautiful black-water lake connected by backwaters to the Rio Napo, Ecuador’s principal Amazon tributary.

With plantations a few kilometres away, the lodge is not heart-of-the-wild. But few rainforest stays come with more comfort. Rooms are decked out in warm woods and come with quality linens, en suites and balconies with rainforest views.

The food, wildlife guiding (especially for birds) and overall services are excellent; the lodge has its own canopy walkway, and offers seamless rainforest and Galapagos cruise packages.

Surrounding area

The hotel sits in a mix of recuperated forest and primary rainforest, overlooking a black-water lake. Birdlife is abundant (and there is a nearby parrot clay-lick) and facilities for birdwatchers excellent, including a canopy walkway, a 43-metre tall over-the-canopy viewing platform and first-class wildlife guides.

To get to the lodge, it’s a 25-minute flight from Quito, then a 2-hour boat ride up the Napo river.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed