Your Travel Experience with Galapagos PRO
Arriving form Quito to Coca
Your journey starts with a 35-minute flight from Quito to Coca, where the Sani staff will pick you up and transfer to a local hotel located on the banks of Napo River. There, your bilingual guides will explain about safety before embarking for a 2 ½ boat trip on the Napo River. During the journey you get a taste of the Amazon; ancestral communities, birds such as: herons, egrets, vultures, while enjoying a packed lunch. The staff will welcome you with refreshing cold drinks and snacks before you settle down in your cabins.
Walk through the amazing Amazon rainforest
In the late afternoon take a short walk. On the way you will meet monkeys, birds, black caimans and meet the amazing flora with cedars, orchids, bromeliads and others. Back at Sani Lodge, the chef awaits you with a wide selection of national and international dishes. In the evening you will be informed by your guide about the Amazon region.
Excursion to observation tower
After breakfast, you can go by canoe for about half an hour on Challuacocha Lake, followed by a short walk to the 36 meter high observation tower. From the tower, you may observe over 560 species of birds, including macaws, toucans, flycatchers, hummingbirds, and with a bit of luck, a close-up of monkeys or sloths. Return to Sani Lodge for lunch.
Guided tour through the rainforest
n the afternoon, wander through the fabulous tropical rainforest and see orchids, lianas, figs, ancient trees and bromeliads. After dinner, go on a night walk with a nature guide to observe the various nocturnal animals of the jungle.
After breakfast, drive along the Napo River to Yasuní National Park where you will visit the parrot clay lick. Here you have a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots that gather around the mineral-rich earth. You see yellow-crowned, orange and blue-headed parrots. Then drive to the south of the Napo River within the Yasuní National Park and meet some species that are not found in the north, such as Golden-mantled monkeys and spider monkeys, blue and yellow macaws, and if you're lucky, you'll have a close encounter with white-lipped or collared peccary.
Visit Sani Community Center
Head back to Sani Community Center to visit a native community to get a taste of how a typical Kichwa family lives. Enjoy their food, drinks, customs, and culture, and learn how the lifestyle of the locals is environmentally sustainable. Return to the lodge late in the afternoon for a well-deserved diner. After diner take a night walk to see the nocturnal animals come alive.
Transfer to Quito
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to observe the monkeys on a walk along the shore before your return trip to Quito.