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Waterside Sani Lodge, shrouded by tropical foliage, is a remote eco-lodge in the Ecuadorian jungle.

Waterside Sani Lodge, shrouded by tropical foliage, is a remote eco-lodge in the Ecuadorian jungle. You’ll stay in one of 10 thatched private cabins of polished wood, simply furnished with bed, mosquito net, screened windows and modern bathroom. There are four family-sized cabins, and a campsite with tents on covered platforms.

Although exquisite, this is standard for many rainforest lodges. But Sani differs from others in one important respect: it is owned and managed by the local Quichua indigenous community. All profits are ploughed into healthcare, education and sustainable projects. You have the opportunity share the daily life of the 600-strong community. While you are there you can enjoy a variety of experiences from hiking, kayaking and wildlife-spotting. In this biodiverse region there are thousands of different varieties of trees, and climbing vines, exotic flowers and butterflies, along with hundreds of species of tropical birds, and as many as 13 kinds of monkey.

 
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What our clients say

  • It was all brilliant, we expected the Galapagos to be the highlight, but all the other trips were as good in different ways. All the Ecuadorians encountered at hotels, restaurants,…

    AH, Eastleigh
  • Probably the Tren Crucero (was the top experience) but too many highlights to mention.

    SB, Cambourne
  • From the moment we were picked up, on time, from our hotel in Quito, to the moment we were left at the departure lounge in the airport in Baltra, the…

    TP, Lima
  • Quito is a fabulous city with residents that seem to be pleased to see you, really helpful if you make just a little effort to address them in Spanish. Ecuador…

    DW, Lingfield
  • Highlight?: The trek up the Chimborazo with mountaineering legend will live with us forever!!

    TT, Bolton
  • Hard to pick one highlight when there were so many superlatives. The scenery in Ecuador was spectacular. The Devil's Nose train ride was great fun. Snorkelling with sea turtles, penguins,…

    JB, Newcastle
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Our Expert's Opinion

The involvement of the Kichwa community sets this lodge apart from the rest. It was amazing to experience firsthand their culture and customs, to take part in early morning guayusa tea ceremonies to learn about their inspiring grassroots conservation projects. I’d recommend this lodge to anyone who wants to enhance their visit to the Amazon with an understanding of the people who call it home too.

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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