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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.

 
Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Ecuador was a fantastic adventure: welcoming friendly people, beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. To fit in two cities, the Andes, the Amazon, the cloud forest and the Galapagos islands into…

    GE, Glasgow
  • Ecuador was a fantastic adventure: welcoming friendly people, beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. To fit in two cities, the Andes, the Amazon, the cloud forest and the Galapagos Islands into…

    GE, Glasgow
  • 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
  • Ecuador Highlights: Seeing hummingbirds & humpback whales, summiting the Pasochoa peak with Kristian, Quilotoa Volcano Lake, Quito cable car ride, the Las Cajas Park walks with Wilson. 

    PJR
  • The Galapagos was as expected beautiful and interesting but we were pleasantly surprised by the visits to the rose plantation and panama hat factory which turned out far more interesting…

    MW, London
  • Ecuador is perhaps a most underrated country for a great visitor experience. The people are great and helpful and, for anyone with an interest in the natural world, there is…

    IB, Kendal
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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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