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$150 and up
Kapawi Ecolodge is the property of the Achuar indigenous people, who have formed a federation called the Achuar Nation of Ecuador. In 1993, they built a lodge in their territory using local materials and traditional techniques and using low-impact, environmentally-friendly technologies to create an exclusive, sustainable ecolodge.
Adventurers who visit Kapawi begin the day before dawn with a cup of coffee and some pastries. At the end of the day, they enjoy a peaceful dinner and can have a beverage at the bar while they discuss the next day’s plans with our guides. Meals at the hotel are prepared by our excellent culinary staff who have created a menu with classic light fare and typical Achuar dishes, all specially prepared for any specific dietary requirements.
The balconies are another spot where you can relax in a hammock or lounge chair while watching our special visitors - ducks, hummingbirds, egrets, and kingfishers. At night, you can listen to a chorus of frogs and the sounds of other nocturnal wildlife.
At Kapawi, we offer all of the comforts that can be found in the deep Amazonian region, as well as a boutique with handcrafts made by the Achuar people.
19. The lodge consists of a line of cabins with single, double, triple, and suite accommodations. Each one has a large sleeping area and a private bath with warm water heated by solar panels - nearly all of the electricity for the lodge and the cabins is provided by solar panels.
Percentage of local employees: 85%
$150 and up
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Nearest international airport: Quito (UIO)
Nearest local/national airport: Shell Mera (PTZ)
Kapawi Ecolodge is located in the Achuar territory, near the junction of the Pastaza and Capahuari Rivers, near the national border with Peru. The Pastaza is a main tributary of the Amazon River and Capahuari is a minor one.
The first part of the adventure to Kapawi is on land across the spectacular "Avenida de los Volcanes" to the Amazonian region. There, staff from Kapawi will help you board a small airplane from which you can see the majestic Amazon basin, something that can only be fully appreciated from the air. We also offer premier air transport from Quito to Kapawi.
Andrés Ordóñez L.
Selva de la Amazonía ecuatoriana
Date: September, 2011
Rainforest Alliance Verified™
Date: January, 2011
Environmental management: 59%
Sociocultural management: 81%
Business management: 57%
Overall performance: 66%