We organised our trip to the Amazon in Ecuador through CarpeDM and it exceeded our already sky high expectations. CarpeDM drove us to and from the airport, which was a bonus and everyone we dealt with were so helpful that from the start we knew we had made the right decision.
As we were on a tight schedule we opted for the flights rather than overland and that was definitely a wise move as internal flights are relatively cheap and another 8 hours would have been added to the journey.
When we saw the lodge from the canoe, which took us on the last stretch of the trip, it was a wonderful site. Not that the journey had been arduous, rather it's amazing setting was jaw droppingly perfect. The set up is top notch definitely one of the most luxurious places we stayed in Ecuador. The lodge is owned and is run by the Sani community a collective of indigenous people , many of those working had experience from International Hotels and Universities which they had brought back home to their roots. We reaped the rewards with expert guides and wonderful meals 3 times a day. Our indigenous guide had amazing local knowledge and perfect English which helped bring the experience more meaning for us.
We learnt much about the animals from the smallest frogs to the 3 meter caymans, but also of the people and their history from the past when head shrinking went on, to the ongoing battles with the Oil company. This has been covered in detail in the following article and brings to a head what we felt during our time in the lodge that this amazingly important and diverse eco system is under threat and may not be around for others to see in the future.
I don’t have the eloquent words to express how highly I would recommend a visit to the Amazon and the Sani lodge particularly to see this incredible primary rainforest habitat and the people that have lived within it for thousands of years.
Here are a couple of the latest updates on the battle that is currently ongoing to save this area:
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