typical day at Sacha begins at sunrise or earlier, in order to
take advantage of the cool morning hours when the rainforest’s
animals are most active.
group may decide on its own wake-up and breakfast time, as well as
the difficulty and duration of their morning outings. In the
afternoon, visits begin at around 3:00 and often continue into the
evening, when the nocturnal insect and frog chorus begins.
Wherever the destination, our excursions proceed slowly in order
to appreciate the fascinating details that our guides point out
Activities are spread out over a wide area and allow visitors to
explore several distinct but equally fascinating habitats.
Several trails lead through pristine terra firma forest, where 150
foot kapok trees tower above and roots form huge buttresses to
give trees support. Others follow strategically raised
boardwalks in seasonally flooded forests, where walking on the
ground would be nearly impossible during most of the year due to
groundwater. One trail many choose to follow even leads
across fallen tree trunks and a steel cable zip-line through rich
favorite activity of our guests is to paddle dugout canoes along
tannin-rich black-water creeks and lakes, where luxuriant lianas,
orchids, bromeliads and palm trees thrive. And wherever an
outing may lead the possibilities of spotting animals, from the
tiny pygmy marmoset to the feared ocelot or puma, are endless.
adventurous souls, the day does not necessarily end with dinner.
Night walks and canoe trips, with the aid of flashlights, often
reveal creatures seldom seen during daylight. Caimans (of
the alligator family) and giant insects rule the jungle after
sunset... Do you dare search for them?