Have you heard about the Yasuni? You must have. In recent years it is probably the most talked-about protected area in Ecuador. Everybody is talking about it. But how many people really know the Yasuni?.
The Yasuní is one of the last areas of jungle that, remain intact in Ecuador, the most biodiverse place on the planet. These extraordinary forests are the heritage of all Ecuadorians and one of the Earth´s life reserves. They are also home to peoples who have developed an intimate dialogue with the forests and who know them deeply.
Imagine yourself drifting down a narrow, winding creek surrounded on all sides by a lush, endless sea of tropical greenery, and all that separates you from the deep black Amazon waters is a canoe hand-carved out of a single tree trunk. As you manoeuvre around a bend something unidentified crashes off into the underbrush, and you catch a glimpse of two magnificent, colourful macaws startled into flight. Suddenly, the forest erupts with a roar so loud that all you can imagine is some giant, fierce predator on the prowl. But as you turn to face your destiny, the menace is revealed as a family of furry red howler monkeys huddled together in a treetop. With a sigh of relief you continue onward, deeper into the unknown.
This is one of the many sensations you may experience at Sacha Lodge, located in the heart of Ecuador´s Amazon Basin. A heaven for nature lovers, birdwatchers, scientists and adventure seekers, Sacha Lodge provides comfortable accommodations, first-class meals and expert guides in order for you to fully enjoy the wonders of the tropical rain-