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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
926Turtle Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sani Lodge will certainly rank among your top travel/life experiences. The service here is surprisingly remarkable and a cut above the typical standards found on this continent, let alone in the amazon. They have an incredible viewing platform high in a giant kapok tree and all tours begin with a relaxing canoe ride. The guides and restaurant staff are excellent.... More

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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sani Lodge is one of those rare places that you want to keep secret, I almost don't want to review it in case it becomes too popular and spoilt, but it is such a wonderful place that they deserve more visitors. I was travelling alone for the first time ever but felt very safe here and loved my little hut... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear friend, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More

Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent three nights at the Sani lodge in August 2014. This was my first trip to the Amazon and I was traveling alone. I booked the lodge through a travel agent and was attracted to the fact that the lodge is owned and operated by the Sani Community. I had booked a shared cabin but I guess there weren't... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alissa, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More

Galesburg, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently returned from a two-week trip to Ecuador, five days of which were spent at Sani Lodge. We had a wonderful time! The goal of Sani is to cater to each visitor’s interests and enjoyment, whether you are hardcore birders (which we were), or a couple on a romantic jungle adventure, or a family interested in wildlife and native... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Great you find so many Birds species and mammals. Guillermo is indead one of... More

Orange County, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My adult daughter and I spent 3 nights at the Sani Lodge and felt it was perfect for what we wanted. The lodge consists of a simple, open to the air building for meals and relaxing plus several decent sized huts/rooms for guests to sleep. If you want luxury and a hotel environment, this may not be for you, but... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peg, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Therefore, we really appreciate your comments, which are very positive to continue developing our... More

Bologna, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The structure is nice and attractive and offers reasonable comfort, excellent for the position, and awsome views of the lagoon. Nothing's really missing, the staff is friendly and helpful, the food is good and it'c ompletely owned by the Sani Isla community. It would deserve a higher score, but the weakest part are excursions. They're fine for a glimpse of... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). It is true that if you are a birder you should tell it in... More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had an amazing week in the amazon at Sani Lodge. Beautiful setting off the main river on a lagoon where you can spot for caymans at night, accessible only by paddle canoe so no nose of motors etc. We saw anaconda, tarantula, monkeys, caught piranha (I caught two!). ...many many birds and insects. Lovely clean rooms,... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Therefore, we really appreciate your comments, which are very positive to continue developing our... More

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
48 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE are in our 70's and very much wanted to visit this Eco Lodge. My husband is much more fit than I am. Why stay at Sani? 1.It is run entirely by the gracious Kichwa people and ALL proceeds go to improve the community. 2. It is away from the busy Napo River on a peaceful lagoon and since all... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Janis, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). It is true that to get in to Sani Lodge is a little complicated... More

Fredrikstad, Norge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife (Finland) and I (Norway) spend 5 days here :-) What a wonderful and peaceful place! We stayed here in the beginning of March and the weather was sunny and hot. Our local guide GERANIO helped us all the time - he was maybe the best guide you can have in Amazon! His knowledge about birds, plants, fish and... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vikki and Topi, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Therefore, we really appreciate your comment, which is very positive to continue... More

Seattle, Washington, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights and 4 days at Sani Lodge in July 2014, and we had an absolutely wonderful time. A friend of ours had recommended the place to us very strongly, and we had also been impressed with the very positive reviews on TripAdvisor, but even with these high expectations, we were amazed by this place.... More

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Sani L, Gerente at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge. We are continually trying to improve our services and to prepare the staff for showing the beautiful jungle we protect (more than 37 000 hectares including one part inside the Yasuni protected Park). Therefore, we really appreciate your comments, which are very positive to continue developing our... More

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Address: Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Also Known As:
Sani Hotel Yasuni National Park
Sani Hotel Quito
Sani Resort All Inclusive
Sani Lodge Ecuador/Yasuni National Park

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Sani Lodge is the only jungle lodge in Ecuador that is 100% owned and operated by the indigenous Kichwa community of Sani Isla. On the banks of a stunning lagoon, and surrounded by pristine rainforest, packed with monkeys, manatees, sloths, manatees and over 550 types of birds, this superb jungle lodge is a perfect base to explore the Amazon jungle by day and enjoy some real comfort by night. Camping option available. ... more   less 
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