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Sani Lodge

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Rio Napo Riverside, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ajax, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My interest in birdwatching and a conversation during a flight delay in Milan prompted my interest in this wonderful place. Everything about the whole experience, from dealing with the reservation, to my lovely time with my guide, the enthusiastic Guillermo, and his cousin, Rodrigo, and all of the staff at Sani Lodge, was top notch. I can't say enough about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Sani immensely! The bird canopy, parrot clay-lick, visiting the Kichwa community were all highlights. Our guide, Danny, knew every tree and plant and their medicinal or other cultural uses. His eyes saw things that ours just didn't! It's on the expensive side, but it is a 3 hour boat ride AND a hike to a canoe landing to... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Burley, 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 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there as part of a college study abroad trip. We traveled around Ecuador for 19 days, but Sani was my absolute favorite experience. not only did we see many amazing plants and animals, but the staff and guides made the trip wonderfully memorable. I cannot say enough positive things about this place.

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, 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 

Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remote place with great staff good food, amazing wildlife, full itinerary, and charming set up. It takes time to get there so stay the full four days. Our guides and canoeist were expert so we saw four kinds of monkeys, many species of birds, caymans, lizards, and even tracked a jaguar!

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Callahan, 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 

Frankfurt, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on the standard 4 day tour at the end of a backpacking trip in South America. Although it was one of the more pricey things I did, it was worth every penny. The lodge is located on the edge of a beautiful lake surrounded by lush vegetation. Without even moving from the lodge, I could see tons... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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 

Langley, B.C. Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
50 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We booked the 4 day/3 night package. We were met at the Quito airport by a Sani Lodge rep who provided our boarding passes for flight to Coca. When we arrived in Coca after the half hour flight we were met by our Sani Lodge guide and transported the short distance to the river where we loaded into a motorized... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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 

bay area, ca
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We took the 4night 5 day package in early Jan 2015 and it was fantastic. The lodge folks took care of everything - starting with the packaged lunch they got for us for the ride from Coca to the lodge. They were prepared for everything - rain or shine. We had welcome drinks and drinks after every hike and outing... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelvi, 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 

Boston
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our multi-generational family of 13 had an outstanding stay at the Sani Tent Camping Site in late December. The logistics for this trip alone was mind boggling and everything was handled by Sani Lodge with grace and patience. Every single detail resulted in a family experience that will be discussed for years-if not generations. From our excellent guides, to the... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ken and family, 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... More 

Ojai, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Let me start by saying that I am something of an experienced "jungle lodge" traveler,having stayed in jungle "lodge" style places in Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand, Australia and Tanzania- from tents to huts and 5* luxury lodges and back again. The best way to think of the Sani Lodge is AUTHENTIC, as in, you are really experiencing something truly magical.... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Let me start by making it known that I was born in Ecuador but have lived in the US for over 25 years. This was my husband’s and my first visit to the Ecuadorian Amazon. We have visited other areas in Ecuador, including the Galapagos and this visit even toped our Galapagos trip. There are a numbers of places to... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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 

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