Kapawi is Located in the most remote area of the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin, in the province of Pastaza. Flight destinations are to Sharamentsa from where motorised doughnut canoes will take you to Kapawi in a comfortable 1-hour and a half ride. we use the best aircraft, with very high standards. nevertheless due to type of weather of the tropical rain forest some delays can be expected. Our recommendation is for you to please consider adding an extra Day to your itinerary after visiting Kapawi to make sure you meet your connecting flights to your next destination !.
completed in 1996, Kapawi is the newest of the Eco-lodges in South America. Built in partnership with the indigenous organisation OINAE, and the Private enterprise CANODROS, Kapawi is a State-of-the-art-project. the lodge was created in accordance with the Achuar concept of architecture without a single metal nail. environmentally friendly methods such as solar energy, biodegradable soaps, and trash-recycling systems are also being utilised.
Isolation from the rest of the world doesn't mean a lack of contort, at least not in Kapawi. we offer 20 double rooms, each with its private bathroom, sun-heated showers, and electricity. Located on the shore of the Kapawi lake, every room has a wide terrace where you can observe the daily visitors: Ducks, hummingbirds, egrets, parrots or you can listen to the music of the myriad of the frogs at night.
We serve a tasty combination of international Ecuadorian food with emphasis on local products. A wide variety of exotic fruits will be offered. Soft drinks snacks and hot water for coffee and tea are available all Day. Ecotourism in Kapawi. It has been said that an Achuar is a living encyclopaedia. An Achuar can recognise every one of the 500 species of Birds found in the area. the same Person can distinguish every tree and explain their medicinal or practical uses. that is why in Kapawi you will be lead by an Achuar guide and a Naturalist guide as well. Our Naturalist guides are expert biologist fluent in English and other languages. Both of them will make your experience unforgettable.
Kapawi is a place of multiple choices and is characterised by its flexibility. We do not offer fixed programs, but you with your guide and your group can design the most suitable one to meet your interests and physical condition.
Easy: Programs that include short hikes in the rain forest (up to tree hours) on well defined trails, visits to the Achuar communities as well as trips in canoes. Overnight stays in the lodge or in tents.
Moderate: Programs that include medium distance hikes (up to 5 hours), sometimes crossing flooded areas. Overnights stays in the lodge, the Achuar communities, and tents.
Difficult: Demanding hikes of many hours or days in poorly defined and often flooded trails. Porters will carried food and supplies. Exploration journeys to virgin areas are occasionally offered. Trips down inaccessible rivers are done on inflatable rafts. Excellent physical conditional is required!.
Most of the itineraries will include visits to the Achuar communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoeing in rivers and lakes as well as bird watching.
Equipment needed for the Jungle:
Passport copies (2) (Rain Poncho, rubberboots, we provide if you want) sun cream, sun glasses, hat, cotton clothes (longslives) insect repellent, camera, high speed film, binoculars, travel alarm clock, flashlight with batteries, zip-lock bags to keep clothing and equipment dry, shorts, tennis shoes, swimsuit, towel and personal toilet kit.