Sacha Ji


  • Enjoy the benefits of well-being therapies
  • Dine on finely crafted, nutritious Andean cuisine
  • Spectacular views of Imbabura Volcano and San Pablo Lake
  • Visit local markets including Otavalo
  • Stroll in the well-tended gardens

Open: Sacha Ji is open all year.

Location: Sacha Ji is in Imbabura Province in the north west of Ecuador, 98kms north of Quito. The nearest town is San Pablo del Lago, and the famous market town of Otavalo is nearby. Quito airport od about 41kms from Sacha Ji. The lodge is 2,960ms above sea level.

Rooms: There are 11 rooms. Most have either 1 king size bed or 2 twin beds plus a sofa bed, triples have 3 twin beds, and the suite has 1 king size bed, a sofa bed, sitting room and small kitchen. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with hand basin, flush toilet and a shower. Many have open fires and the others have energy efficient heating systems to keep rooms warm. Blackout curtains help ensure a good night’s sleep. Ponchos are provided in each room for you to wear outdoors in cooler climes.

Activities: These centre on well-being. Sacha Ji offers massages, reiki, reflexology, Andean cleansing, lomi lomi and Ayurveda. There are yoga classes and meditation sessions. The sweat lodge is open to groups of 10 and more people. The lodge also offers equine-assisted therapy, using horses for emotional growth. This is offered off site. There are special workshops and retreats during the year. Local activities include horse riding, walking and trekking, all with a guide, visits to sites of interest, craft and food markets and historic haciendas. Andean cookery courses can be arranged for groups.

Facilities: There are treatment rooms for singles and couples, a large yoga room which can also be used as conference room, a hot tub and solar pool, gardens and an outdoor meditation area. There are roof terraces with hammocks and chairs. The lodge has a reading room with a big screen, a bar and a gift shop. There is a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables in the dining room. Food is mostly organic and largely vegetarian though some meat dishes are available.

Children: Sacha Ji is not suitable for young children.

Health: This is not a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the reading room, bar and the suite.

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