Birding & Photography Tours
In a regular trip of 4 days, you will be able to see around 120 species out of the 550 of Sani Bird List, one of the highest lists in the world. We count with Ornithologist native guides.
You will be received by a birdwatching guide.
Late afternoon, you will have a short walk on the nearby trails or a canoe ride with many chances to observe many Amazonian birds, but above all you will leave to look for birds. Return to the lodge, where our chef will be happy to offer a wide variety of national and international cuisine that caters vegetarians and vegans.
After breakfast, experience the bird life on the tree tops from the 35-meter (118 ft.) observation tower. To get there your leaders will paddle on the Challuacocha Lake for 30 minutes followed by a short 10-minute walk. Over 565 species of birds have been registered so far, including colorful birds such as macaws, toucans, honeycreepers, tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck you will see the rare Harpy Eagle. The tower gives you a unique perspective, opening up a whole new world of Amazon biodiversity that is often difficult and almost impossible to see from the understory. The journey continues exploring the nearby trails searching for more Amazonian creatures.
Return to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch there are many alternatives for your enjoyment, bird watching from the bar, in front of the lagoon or simply relax in the lodge. In the afternoon you will walk through Chorongo or Coto trail with the goal to find more species of birds.
After breakfast departure to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrot-clay lick at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth in a process for their digestion. Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange – winged and Blue-headed parrots. Continue with a hike on the south of the Napo inside Yasuní National Park considered for scientists like the most biodiverse area in the world, here, some species that cannot be found in the north might be spotted.
Dinner at the lodge.
After breakfast head back to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the trails on the south side of the Napo river.
Visit the islands of Napo River to find the species that habit these ecosystems. It is very important that you bring your binoculars to see them.
In the return there will be a feedback of birds seen along with the checklist.
After breakfast head back to the Napo River to board the boat return to Coca on time to get your flight back to Quito.
End of our service.
Rates per person 2024 in US$ DOLLARS
Superior Cabins: 1 queen size bed + 1 twin
|Programs||Single||Double / Triple|
- One way USD 120
- Round trip USD 240
- Includes assistance at the airports
The rate includes:
- Transfer Coca – Lodge – Coca
- English-speaking guide (Shared)
- Full board meals
The rate does not include:
- Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito
- Personal expenses, drinks, tips
- Services not specified.
- Children under 12, get 50% off
- Prices are subject to change without previous notice
- Sani Lodge acts only as an intermediary with the airlines, it is not responsible for cancellations, delays made by the airline that might affect our itineraries.