Kapawi Ecolodge Amazon Experience 3-night Program

      Kapawi, Pastaza, Ecuador

      32 reviews
      Duration: 4 days
      Group size: 1 - 999
      Kapawi Ecolodge Amazon Experience 3-night Program
      Kapawi, Pastaza, Ecuador

      32 reviews

      Duration: 4 days
      Group size: 1 - 999

      About this trip

      Immerse yourself in the Amazon Rainforest with Kapawi Eco-lodge's 3-night trip itinerary running from Friday to Monday. Kapawi is located deep in the Achuar indigenous territory, only accessible by air. The highlight of our travel experience is not only the remoteness of our nature sanctuary in the Amazon Rainforest, but the unique Achuar cultural immersion you will experience as our guest. Guests can customize their experience, with activities ranging from wildlife, birdwatching, relaxed or hard-core adventures, hiking and paddling, fishing, and cultural immersion.  

      Suggested packing list


      • 3-4 pairs of lightweight long pants; quick drying material preferred. Avoid jeans, as weather is hot, humid and wet. 
      • 3 -4long-sleeved shirts; quick-drying material preferred. 
      • 3-4 short sleeved t-shirts. 
      • 1 pair of hiking socks for each day in the rainforest. 
      • 1 light windbreaker, sweater or fleece jacket. 
      • 1-2 brimmed hats (suitable for both sun and rain). 
      • Bathing suits. 
      • 1 rain poncho.


      • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes. 
      • 1 pair of sandals.


      • Sun block lotion. SPF 45 or higher is recommended.
      • Insect repellent (plenty of, as also useful to spray directly onto clothing). 
      • After bite/itch relief  
      • Anti-malaria pills (please check with physician before).
      • Small flashlight. Headlamp models recommended. 
      • Refillable Water bottle.  
      • Binoculars (optional) 
      • Diarrhea medication, rehydration sachets, probiotics and electrolytes. 
      • 1 quick drying towel 
      • Wet tissues or supplies of small tissue packs 
      • Light snacks/energy bars (just in case) 
      • Black bin liners/or zip lock bags to keep belongings dry 
      • Journal/camera/sunglasses etc 
      • Personal toiletries  

      * Please bring US dollars in small bills for purchases made in the communities (handicrafts, others).

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        Private accommodation.
      • All meals
      • Guides
        Local and naturalist bilingual guides
      • All activities
        Includes hikes, river activities, community visits and overnights.
      • Boots and rain poncho
        We will require shoe size confirmation prior to the travel experience.
      • International airfare
        International flights to and from Ecuador
      • Alcoholic beverages
        Please bring cash for purchases at the bar. Unfortunately we cannot take credit card payments at the ecolodge yet...
      • Souvenirs
        Handicrafts, ceramic, weavings
      • Overland Transportation
        The Kapawi experience starts when you board the plane in Shell. We can arrange private transfers to Shell from different starting points: Quito, Baños, others. Please ask for a personalized quote.
      • Chartered flights
        Chartered two-way flight Shell-Kapawi-Shell. Includes a 50-minute flight each way in a small 3-, 5-, or 9-seater plane over the Amazon basin. Price per person for 2-way flights is USD 290.

      Available Packages

      Standard double room price per person

      Available options

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      Kapawi Ecolodge
      32 reviews
      Inaugurated in 1996, Kapawi Ecolodge is an award-winning Achuar indigenous ecotourism enterprise, located in Ecuador's last large tract of Amazon Rainforest in southeastern Ecuador. Kapawi Ecolodge offers a unique and authentic natural and cultural travel experience deep in the Amazon Rainforest, in the lower basin of the Pastaza, Capahuari, and Kusutkau rivers. Kapawi is owned and operated by the local communities, and offers an immersion in nature and culture, and an experience with Achuar communities, forest, and Amazon rivers.


      It was a truly magical experience all around. Thank you
      By Kirsten R for Kirsten Reisfield x2 Kapawi September 10-16, 2023 on Sep 18, 2023
      It was a great experience with a fantastic team of people. Everyone is very warmly, has incredible stories to tell and has great experience! We had a fantastic time and would go any time again! We definitely recommend to choose Kapawi Lodge for your Amazons visit!
      By Pia N for Pia Nurnberger x2 Kapawi August 3-6, 2023 on Aug 16, 2023
      Thank you Kapawi for giving us such a great experience! We would definitely go back. We feel apart of the Kapawi family now, the food was amazing, wildlife surreal, and we truly enjoyed our guides and staff and the knowledge they openly shared with us. The people are what made the trip so special. Please go and help support this much needed work that they are doing!
      By Kwang Mae C for Kwang Mae Cho x2 Kapawi July 17-21, 2023 on Jul 31, 2023
      Designed as a preview trip prior to bringing birding clients, we found Kapawi a very enjoyable place. All the staff were very pleasant and eagerly showed us their traditions and the nature in the area. The cabins were comfortable, although we needed a fan during the heat of the day. Both fans and hot water are in the process of being added- according to the staff at the lodge. The boat trips were very enjoyable, as were the hikes through the forest. Considering the trails were in the deep forest, they were in good condition and easy to navigate. Thankfully we were loaned mud boots prior to arrival, which are important due to the conditions. The food was very good and the vegetarian meals excellent- with cold beer! I also used the kayak and paddled down the nearby Kapiwari River. Some wildlife was easy to see, but due to hunting in the past, numbers are still quite low in the lodge reserve, but I am sure they will recover. Thanks to all at the lodge for making our stay so enjoyable.
      By Simon T for Mark Welford x4 Kapawi July 24-28, 2023 on Jul 30, 2023
      Just got back from Kapawi Ecolodge and I can't help but recommend it. Nestled in a stunning rainforest, the lodge offers a truly immersive experience in nature. The local cuisine served at the lodge was satisfying, introducing us to traditional flavors. But what truly made this trip exceptional were the people and the community visits. Juan Carlos, our coordinator, was extremely attentive, ensuring everything ran without a hitch. Our Achuar guides, Chikuish and Diego, were simply outstanding, their deep knowledge of the rainforest was enlightening. And, as for Ricardo, our naturalist guide and trusted translator, he was instrumental in enhancing our understanding of the local culture and ecosystem. The community visits were an amazing highlight, providing unique insights into the Achuar lifestyle. If you're considering a trip to Kapawi, don't second guess, it's an experience you'll treasure forever!
      By Nadine L for Nadine Liv x1 Kapawi July 14-21, 2023 on Jul 28, 2023
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