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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
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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california
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sani is a comfortable lodge in a gorgeous and serene setting. The staff work very hard to please and the guides are very well informed. We saw more than 60 bird species and many monkeys, insects and caimans. The community visit is a good place to learn more about Kichwa culture. Compared to other lodges on the Napo, it is... More 

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

Dear Juanita, Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and thanks also for returning to meet again the Sani people and forest. As you could see we continue holding still intact the forest that we had protected for many years, so in the years to come it will be more full of life than ever. Sani also offers... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Sani Lodge in August and had a brilliant time. 1. The guides were excellent. We had an external guide called Jose and a local guide who was called Edwin. Jose's English was excellent and Edwin was so enthusiastic (new guide from the community). We had 2 guides just for us. A 2:2 ratio is... More 

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

Dear Chris, Thanks a lot for your kind words about the time you spent with us. We appreciate that you had been so descriptive about your visit. As you say we try to personalize the experience that´s why we prefer to make small groups so you can really enjoy of the experience and enjoy of the silence of the forest... More 

Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 4 days there. It was great and the quality of service was out of our expectation. 1. Even though it is in the middle of jungle, the lodge is safe, comfortable and clean. 2. Food is great. The food is different everyday and we had the best meals there in Ecuador. 3. Staff are passionate,... More 

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

Dear Kevin, 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). Sani Lodge is really perfect for Couples and for Honey Mooners. The words safe,... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed for five days at Sani Lodge and absolutely loved it. To arrive in a canoe to the sight of the Lodge on the edge of the lake was truly magical. The cabin was spacious and clean and the beds were very comfortable. The food was excellent with a great mix of local foods and fruits. The only... More 

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

Dear Freda, 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 

isreal
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great experience in the rain forest, as my son said "like the national geographic ". All the lodge team try very hard to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. For me the fact that the lodge is owned by the sani community is important so you know that all the revenue stay with the people. Another plus is... More 

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Sani L, Director Comercial 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 Yasuní protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words about us and the time you spent... More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 13-year old son and I spent 4 nights/5 days camping at Sani Lodge. I think there are a couple of campsite options at Sani Lodge, and because my son and I wanted to go on longer hikes and were not concerned about being close to wi-fi, we stayed at the campsite about an hour's canoe ride from the lodge.... More 

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

Dear Sloan, 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 

South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Me and my partner stayed at Sani lodge for a 4D/3N experience very recently. The good points about the lodge are that the staff are very friendly, the food is excellent and the guides are very knowledgeable. The lodge is nice and far into the jungle so you can't see any signs of the destruction from the oil companies once... More 

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

Dear Lucy We really hope you had enjoyed your visit to Sani Lodge and that you are ok by now. 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 Yasuní protected Park). Thanks a lot for your kind words... More 

Mount Vernon, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sani Lodge is owned and operated by the Yasuni people and is located on their lands. This area of the rain forest has not been exploited to the extreme. Much of the area is pristine or near so and is not subject to logging and oil production. It is located approximately 3 hours by fast boat from Coca down the... More 

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

Dear Jesse, 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 

new mexico
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283 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What an enjoyable time we had at Sani Lodge. The trip to the lodge is an adventure in itself. After being met at the airport in Coca, we proceeded by bus to a hotel dock where our motorized canoe awaited. Our guide, Guido, gave an excellent orientation after which we put on our life jackets and began the first part... More 

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Sani-lodge, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

wow amazing experience away from civilization just what I needed. The cabins make you feel like you are camping but with hotel amenities. The flora and fauna is beautiful and our guide Guido was very comical and knowledgable and very upfront. He does not make a promise he can't commit to such as viewing of certain animals. Considering we went... More 

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Sani-lodge, Director Comercial at Sani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Liliana, 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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