Kapawi Ecolodge is an award-winning community ecotourism enterprise in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador that offers conscious and responsible travelers the opportunity to engage in unique and authentic cultural experiences in an unspoiled natural setting, while directly supporting the sustainable development of the Achuar indigenous nation.
Kapawi Ecolodge is located within the Achuar indigenous territory in what represents Ecuador's last large tract of primary Amazon Rainforest. The ecolodge is located on the Capahuari river, a tributary of the larger Pastaza river, which is itself a tributary of the Amazon river.
Activities are custom made depending on your preferences, but we try to provide an Amazon experience that balances time spent in nature with a cultural experience.
We have different options for hikes in the forest, boat rides along our and surrounding rivers, paddling time in the Capahuari river, excursions to the parrot clay lick and birdwatching in the morning, and night hikes. We try to design an itinerary that will take advantage of this exposure to the rainforest with activities with the communities to learn and share with the Achuar people and their communities.
There are different options of programs that can incorporate personalized itineraries. Days usually start early at 6 am, with daily outings that combine these natural and cultural activities, returning to the lodge in the afternoon or evening after a day in the Amazon rainforest.
We can modify these daily outings to take advantage of the best times of the day, which are usually very early in the morning (6-10 am) and later in the afternoon (3.30-6 pm). In the communities, activities can range (depending on the season and dates) from visits to families to learn about the Achuar way of life, learning about weavings, ceramics, medicinal plants, or just spend a half-day in the community in an authentic cultural exchange with your Achuar hosts.