Bienvenidos todos a SINCHI WAYRA – desde 2023!
Welcome to SINCHI WAYRA – since 2023!

Sinchi Wayra is Kichwa and means strong wind. With the force of a strong wind, our family as part of the Sani community, consisting of more than 750 indigenous people, has made a rare decision. We are choosing to protect our home in the Amazon rainforest and founded the Sinchi Wayra lodge in early 2023, after 6 years of building.

We invite you as our guests to be part of this cross-generational family project and bring you closer to the beauty and wonders of the Yasuní national park with a lot of passion, heart and soul. No matter if you are a family with young children, a solo adventurer or an elderly couple, we will spoil you with excellent traditional food, unforgettable wildlife adventures and stunning views of the river and rainforest.

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We, the indigenous Gualinga family, operate the lodge with Edwin (grey shirt) as a general manager. We are part of the Sani community, that populates the region since centuries and are deeply connected to the flora and fauna to provide our guests an authentic Amazon experience.
We built the lodge from natural materials and according to traditional craftsmanship. It is located right at the shore of Napo river surrounded by the Amazon rainforest.
From the riverbank of Sinchi Wayra you will embark on most of your daily journeys by canoe. We have planted many medicinal and traditional food plants in our surrounding gardens. Feel free to pick a snack off from a nearby banana tree!
We have five double and triple bed private rooms available, each with their own bathroom and view of the garden.
Each room has a private and clean bathroom with its own shower. We do not have hot water, but with the warm temperature and high humidity of the rainforest, most guests find this refreshing.
Enjoy delicious three-course meals from our professional chef, that feature of both traditional foods and diverse flavors. He is happy to accommodate vegetarian, gluten free, and other diets, as well as allergy restrictions. You will be delighted by traditional soups, salads, and entrees.
Just outside the lodge, your jungle adventure awaits with varied hike trails, stunning lagoons and plenty of wildlife. Join our professional guides to explore exotic birds, monkeys, snakes, pink river dolphins and caymans.

Getting to Sinchi Wayra lodge

Located 85 km down river from the city of Coca, we are accessible only by motorized canoe deep inside Yasuni national park. Your guide will meet you around 10:00 AM in Coca at the airport or directly at the pier if you arrive by bus and you will board the Sinch Wayra boat. Daily flights from Quito, regular bus services and car rental agencies are all viable options when planning your trip.

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By booking a unique stay at Sinchi Wayra, you are supporting our mission to protect the Amazon rainforest and the Kichwa culture of the Sani people. All revenues from the lodge go towards fair wages for the staff, the further development of the lodge, school and infrastructure projects for the Sani community and a training program for prospective guides.

Our lodge is embedded in a garden of exotic plants and flowers. Walk around and explore the beauty of the rainforest between our activities.
A spacious common dining area built of traditional materials. This is where you will take your meals and one of the common areas to relax in during the evenings. The satellite internet and electricity function until 10:00 PM.

Guests are welcomed to private rooms, each with their own bathroom. Our chefs offer you three locally prepared meals each day. Our guides are naturalists who are proficient in English and indigenous to this community. Your days will be filled with dazzling experiences. From piranha fishing to watching macaws, from climbing to the top of a canopy tower to spotting unique and indigenous animals on our jungle walks. We strive to offer the experience you are looking for.

We look forward to hosting you and we welcome you to Sinchi Wayra, our beautiful eco lodge deep in the Amazon rainforest.