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CASA SINCHI SACHA
Sinchi Sacha was founded in 1991 and is known for its special focus on conservation, and its responsible management and use of the cultural and natural resources of Ecuador. It has extensive experience with fair trade programs and projects, and the revitalization of craft, cultural and tourism skills of Indigenous, Afro-American and Montubio communities and peoples of Ecuador.
Responsible Cultural Tourism
It established the Ecuadorian Ethnic-Historic Handicraft Museum, Mindalae in 2005, where the traditional handicrafts of the ancient peoples of Ecuador can be seen. It includes a fair trade store and diverse tourism, gastronomic and cultural services that promote Ecuadorâ€™s cultural diversity. The Tianguez Cultural Center was established in the Historic Center of Quito 15 years ago on the legendary Plaza de San Francisco. The museum-store includes six galleries for exhibiting and selling handicrafts under the fair trade label. A cultural coffee shop and a gastronomic terrace are important features. La Casa Sinchi Sacha offers an experience in responsible, sustainable tourism and intercultural living. It is accredited by the WFTO, the World Fair Trade Organization, and is currently being evaluated by Rainforest Alliance. It is located in the Province of Napo, Tena County, Ahuano Parish, 180 kilometers from Quito (4 hours by land), and 24 kilometers from the city of Tena. It can be reached by a first class highway that takes a spectacular route through the alpine meadows of Papallacta, 4,000 meters above sea level, descending to the old city of Baeza and the Sumaco Volcano Biosphere Reserve. It then crosses the Huacamayos Mountain Range to the city of Archidona, the capital of the Napo Kichwas and famous Shamans. Ten minutes later, it reaches Tena, the capital city of the Province of Napo, and Ahuano is 24 km to the East. A modern international airport was inaugurated in April 2011 along the road.
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You will arrive at Casa Sinchi Sacha and its facilities in the middle of the Amazon jungle after an unforgettable trip on the Napo River. You will be able to enjoy the richness and beauty of 100 hectares of exclusive tropical forest that has been preserved so that Amazonian flora and fauna can be observed, experienced, and felt.
The facilities were built using the traditional architecture of the region, with a capacity for 60 guests in fully equipped single, double, and triple rooms. There is an area for hammocks surrounded by beautiful gardens with traditional plants from the region and a marvelous view of the Napo River.
OUR FACILITIES AND SERVICES
• 12 double rooms with private bath • • • • • • • •
and hot water 10 double rooms with shared bath and hot water 2 rooms for groups or families of 6 guests each Bar Restaurant with a large dining room Two kitchens Hammock room Vantage point with a splendid view of the Napo River Electrical power from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Total Capacity 36 guests with private bath / 24 guests with shared bath.
Local Guides Experienced, qualified local native guides.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, and Kichwa
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Enjoy amazonian wildlife and experience local culture
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STANDARD DAY 1 We will meet you when ITINERARY you arrive at the Four days and three nights
port of Ahuano (located at the end of the road to the new airport) to take you by canoe to the Sinchi Sacha cabins for lunch, and then accommodation in your respective rooms. There will be a two-hour walk in the afternoon on the paths near the cabins, where typical flora and fauna of the Amazon can be observed. We will then return for dinner.
DAY 2 After an early breakfast, we will prepare our equipment, including rubber boots, rain ponchos, and cameras, for a jungle walk that will last approximately 4 hours. It will include explanations about the flora and fauna of the Amazon region, and we will return to the cabins for lunch. After an afternoon nap, we will visit a Kichwa family to learn about preparing cassava beer, the traditional drink of the community, and see how they make chocolate and wash for gold. After the day’s activities, it will be time to return to the cabins for dinner, and later a bonfire and sharing of experiences in the hammock area.
DAY 3 We will begin the day with breakfast, and spend the entire day travelling by canoe on the Napo and Arajuno Rivers. Our first stop will be the Sacha Samay museum to visit an exhibition showing the customs and traditions of the Amazonian peoples and see a demonstration of the use of a blowgun. We will continue on to the AmaZOOnico Museum that rescues animals from the region so that they can recover and later be set free. There we will see many species such as anacondas, tigrillos, toucans, monkeys, etc. After our box lunch, we will visit two families in the town of Ahuano to watch them carve balsa wood and make pottery. Finally, after an intense day, we will return to the cabins for dinner. After dinner there will be a delightful moonlit soiree around the bonfire where we can share our impressions of this unforgettable adventure in the jungle.
DAY 4 We will enjoy our last Amazonian breakfast, and then prepare our bags for the canoe trip back to where we were met the first day. After a few emotionfilled days, our experience with the people and natural surroundings of the Ecuadorian Amazon has ended. NOTE * With advance notice, the itinerary can be modified for the convenience of the group. ** If necessary, the number of days of the visit can be increased or reduced, and other activities can be included. INCLUDED • Lodging in a room with private bath and hot water • Typical Ecuadorian meals • Drinking water • Guided visits to the communities • Visit to cabin trails • Rubber boots • River transportation • Entrance fees for museums NOT INCLUDED • Land transportation • Alcoholic beverages • Soft drinks • Rafting • Fishing • Tubing • Visit to petroglyphs • Visit to shaman and cleansing
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ADDRESS Reina Victoria N26-166 and La Ni単a. Quito - Ecuador TELEPHONE (593 2) 223-0609 E-MAIL email@example.com P.O. BOX 17-07-9466 WWW.SINCHISACHA.ORG