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Sacha Lodge
Amazon Jungle Lodge

Ecuador
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Kapok Observation Tower

Explore higher in the rainforest canopy with Sacha Lodge's newly redesigned, improved, and expanded Kapok Observation Tower. 

Kapok Tree Observation Tower - Sacha Lodge, EcuadorClimb stairs through the lower levels of the forest until you reach the new platforms located at over 135 (43-meters) above the forest floor. 

Built on a hill the new metal tower is next to a giant kapok tree from which via a metal bridge, you reach the top of the tree and the 500 square foot (50 square meter) platform. 

Be it shortly after sunrise or before sunset, from the tower’s ample platform it is possible to observe toucans, parrots, and dozens of other colorful bird species in the treetops, noisy howler monkeys, foraging squirrel monkeys or the gentle three-toed sloth may also be seen. 

In recent years Sacha Lodge has become a favorite destination of both professional and amateur ornithologists. Over 500 species of birds have been registered in the area, and from the tower platform, our bird specialist guides have on several occasions reported seeing over 80 species in a single morning!
 

Kapok Tree Observation TowerMany species of birds, reptiles, insects and even small mammals spend most or even all of their lives in trees. For example, numerous tree frogs, antbirds, and woodcreepers are well adapted to find exotic insects living in the crevices of tree bark and vines, where larger predators like boa constrictors wait for them to come within reach.  Mammals like kinkajous and monkeys through the canopy searching for fruit in the Amazon's towering trees. Sloths forage for leaves above the ground but away from the sharp eyes of hungry eagles above.  And even jaguars and pumas lie on understory branches in search of prey wandering by below. 

As for plants, many of our common houseplants like ferns, philodendrons, orchids and bromeliads are actually epiphytes, adapted to grow on tree limbs above the ground.  Their beautiful flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds seldom seen well from below. 
 

Observation Tower at Sacha LodgeThe tower may be reached on foot via a half-hour walk through terra firma forest, which is an easy way to get there at, or before, sunrise.  However, no one can miss out on at least a one-way trip to or from the tower along Orchid Creek.  (Orchid Creek is Pilchicocha Lake's natural black-water runoff to the Napa River.)  In a dugout canoe, guests may follow this winding stream through untamed palm forest for an hour, a trip that many choose to repeat.  

 

Here at Sacha Lodge, we are proud to be among the first to make this unique, unseen world accessible to you!
 

NOTICE: Since 2008, all persons visiting the Rio Napo area in Ecuador are required to to be vaccinated for Yellow Fever
 

Platform at top of Kapok Observation Tower

NOTICE: Since 2008, all persons visiting the Rio Napo area in Ecuador are required to to be vaccinated for Yellow Fever

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