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Sharing the forest

This week we had more observations of the lonely pygmy marmoset of the kapoc tower. He lives and feed on a Spondias tree, known in Spanish as ovo. This is one of the preferred exudate sources for pygmy…

Planning a Trip to the Andes and the Amazon Rainforest

Ecuador is a land of extremes, with towering Andean peaks and dense lowland rainforest, all within a day’s drive or half-hour flight! Consider making your trip…

Planning a Trip to the Amazon Rainforest & Galapagos Islands with Sacha Lodge

Any trip to the Amazon jungle is a dream vacation for nature and adventure enthusiasts, so take your natural exploration to the next level with an extension…

Ecuador Travel Tips: What You Need to Know Before You Travel to Ecuador

Preparing for your trip to Ecuador is an exciting time, so make sure you’re prepared with these important travel tips and information. Documents you’ll need…

Birding in the Amazon

Birders rejoice at the tremendous diversity of avian species in the Amazon rainforest – over 1500 in total, a whopping 500 of which can be seen right from Sacha Lodge. That’s almost as many bird species…

Primate Species around Sacha Lodge

The name “Sacha” comes from the indigenous Quichua word for “forest,” so it should be no surprise that nature is at the heart of the experience at Sacha Lodge. Nestled in an expansive 5,000-acre private reserve…

Clay Licks in the Amazon Rainforest

As you explore the lush swaths of rainforest around Sacha Lodge, there’s an interesting phenomenon that you will surely come across – the clay licks of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It’s an odd site at first – hundreds of…

Oxbow Lakes in the Amazon

Oxbow lakes can be found wherever there is a winding river, and the many rivers of the Amazon have led to a correspondingly high number of oxbow lakes, which create their own unique habitats for a variety of wetland…

Top 10 things to do at Sacha Lodge

Deep in the dense primary rainforest, two hours from Ecuador’s Amazon gateway town of Coca sits Sacha Lodge, seamlessly built into its natural surroundings on Pilchicocha Lake. For more than 25 years, Sacha Lodge…

Exploring the canopy

The rainforest canopy is one of the great remaining mysteries of the natural world, and scientists and conservationists have only recently begun to unlock the wonders that this habitat hosts, thanks to observation…

Pygmy Marmosets at Sacha Lodge

Thanks to the support of Sacha Lodge of the primatological research carried out by faculty and students of Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in this new field season we will focus on the ecology and behavior…

Indigenous Communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Indigenous Communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon Deep in Ecuador’s dense Amazon jungle, far from the reach of cell towers and [...]