After breakfast, start your hike on the Lagartococha trail, a great opportunit to learn more about the indigenous people and their relationship with the forest.
Learn about special trees believed to host the spirits of the ancestors of the local people, and listen to the stories of the mysterious 'dwende', the devil-man of the forest.
After arriving at lake Lagartococha, take a calm canoe ride through a natural swamp, where anacondas, caimans, and capybaras seem to coexist in peace.
On the other side of lake Largatococha a short walk will be the opportunity to spot capuchin or squirrel monkeys playfully jumping through the trees.
Paddle your canoe back across the lake and head back to the lodge for a refreshing dip in the lake, or a nice relaxing nap in your personal hammock on your private balcony.
After lunch, your native guide will teach you how to fish for the infamous razor-toothed piranha. Keep in mind that piranhas will never attack a person so swimming with them is perfectly safe and fun.
Around 3.30 pm you will venture on what many consider to be the best excursion of the area, a silent canoe ride through the flooded Amazonian forest, where you have good chances of being surrounded by troops of squirrel, capuchin, and howler monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled for the shy and elusive river otter as well as the incredibly well camouflaged three-toed sloth.
After your eye-popping ride through the flooded forest, you will get to Sacha's 135-foot tall (40 m) wooden tower built around an ancient Kapok tree. Get close up views of vibrantly colored birds using the powerful spotting scopes provided and relax to watch the sun set with an amazing view of Mount Sumaco, a nearby volcano. Depending on the visibility you might even catch the distant snow-covered caps of the Andes.
Leaving the tower at dusk will be an unforgettable experience. A canoe ride back through the flooded forest at night will be awe-inspiring. Listen to the symphony of frogs and insects as you glide through the narrow flooded forest trail, keeping your eyes open for caimans. Watch the several species of bats flying over your heads and listen to the many species of nocturnal birds and their eerie calls.
After your mesmerizing canoe trip through the Amazon, you will get back to lake Pilchicocha with the welcoming lights of Sacha lodge.
- Breakfast at Sacha's lodge
- Lunch at Sacha's house
- Dinner at Sacha Lodge