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// OCTOBER 2016
Unspoiled Beauty
Amazonia Coca
Amazonia Ecuador
Quito
Amazonia
Yasuni National Park
Quito
Thessaloniki

Amazonia Ecuador


5th of October
Tropical storm…

We arrived in Sacha Lodge at around noon and were met by the manager, since our driver, who was normally the one that should be waiting for us, was already in the forest with a couple from Wales, who had arrived in the lodge the previous day.
 


After the welcoming with fresh lemonade and some information about our staying and the activities we were going to have, we had a first taste of a tropical storm, while walking to our cabin.



 

Something rather usual, I must say, considering the warm and wet climate of the area.

The cabin with the number 26, which was going to host us for the next coming days, was fully equipped with two double beds, with private bath and also with hot water shower. 

Constructed with traditional rainforest materials, just like the rest of the other 25 cabins too, it had a high thatched roof, it was fully screened against insects and was offering modern amenities such as ceiling fans and electrical outlets.  

We found something extra and very nice in our cabin too…
 


 

Water Routes!!!

A veranda with hammocks…

So, just a few hours away from the capital, the afternoon found us leisurely laid in the hammocks, to enjoy the views to the jungle and to hear the endless sounds that the  Tamarin's Black-Mantle Monkeys were making.

It was still early afternoon, when the rain stopped. We chose our wellingtons and started a canoe trip with a native guide in order to meet the other members of our group.

We left behind us the lake and followed a water route, which would lead us deeper in the forest, while raindrops from the branches of the big trees kept falling on our heads.

We could see dense vegetation all around us…

And Cappuccino Monkeys, too, jumping above our heads…



We arrived at the Kapok observation tower. 

Constructed around and ancient gigantic Kapok tree, the 135 ft observation platform, offers an amazing 360 degrees view to the surrounding areas.

Getting to the tower was half the fan.
We felt as if we were on top of the world… 
 


 

Joel Rivera our guide _who was going to be with us for the whole trip_ welcomed us and tried to initiate us into the art of spotting birds and animals.

A rather tough mission, but extremely interesting too… in an area that have been recorded eight species of monkeys, 50 species of bats and more than 500 species of birds!

Just before 6 o’clock in the evening, we took the way back to the Lodge.

The night was falling fast.

At some point we found ourselves in the absolute darkness, under the dense foliage of the trees, while our only company was the sounds of the jungle, the paddling and the water…

Until we reached the lake, finally, and became witnesses of a truly magic sunset scenery…
 


While watching the lights of the Lodge flickering from far away…

We were welcomed by thick smoke and delicious aromas…

Our barbequed dinner was in full process!

We ate and drank; we absolutely enjoyed it and then went to bed early, leaving for next day our first night adventure.

Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4
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Population: 16.882.505
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Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4
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Population: 16.882.505
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Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4 days
Difficulty:
Population: 16.882.505
Rating:
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