Kapawi Ecolodge Amazon Experience 7-night Program

Kapawi, Pastaza, Ecuador

Kapawi Ecolodge
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42 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Kapawi Ecolodge Amazon Experience 7-night Program
Kapawi, Pastaza, Ecuador

Kapawi Ecolodge
  • Email address verified
42 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Kapawi Eco-lodge's 7-night trip itinerary runs Monday-Monday or Friday-Friday. This travel experience allows our guests to customize their experience, with activities ranging from wildlife, birdwatching, relaxed or hard-core adventures, hiking and paddling, fishing, and cultural immersion. Our 7-night program allows our guests and visitors to spend 1 full week in the Achuar territory, which provides enough time to include more natural and cultural activities in their travel itinerary, with the option of spending one night in one of the neighboring Achuar communities, or visit more than one community. Sometimes it is not necessary to leave the ecolodge to enjoy the Amazon Rainforest, or the Achuar culture!! Our 7-night travel experience also allows our guests and visitors to have more time to relax at the ecolodge, enjoy the sounds of the forest, observe wildlife on site, or go swimming or kayaking in the Capahuari river right from our dock. 

Suggested Packing List


  • 5 to 6 pairs of lightweight long pants; quick drying material preferred. Avoid jeans, as weather is hot, humid and wet. 
  • 5-6 long-sleeved shirts; quick-drying material preferred. 
  • 5 or 6 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 in double rooms.
  • 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.
  • Conditions
    All prices are per person and in U.S. Dollars
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    Prices are based in double accommodation
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    Single supplement 30%
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    Children under 12 years old get 30% off regular program price

What’s not included

  • International airfare
    International flights to and from Ecuador
  • Alcoholic beverages
    Please bring US dollars in cash. 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.
  • Private 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 is USD 290.

Available Packages

Standard double room price per person

Available options

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Kapawi Ecolodge
42 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.


What a wonderful time at Kapawi Ecolodge - we stayd 5D/4N and had the most magical experience! Highly recommended
By Paul N for Paul Niel x7 Kapawi Ecolodge March 25-29, 2024 on Apr 13, 2024
Our family of 5 (3 kids ages 9, 12, 14) stayed for about 6 days over the New Year. Our stay was incredible! Because the resort is owned by an indigenous Amazonian tribe (with experienced naturalists/biologists on the tours), a stay at this resort is incredibly genuine in its feel. I was previously at a lodge on the Brazilian side but this felt so much nicer and truer. The cabins are beautiful, the food was wonderful and the whole experience felt like a once in a lifetime almost other worldly experience. We had so much fun, we learned/ experienced/ saw so much. I would highly highly recommend going to Kapawi. Also, the manager helped us with transportation on the remainder of our trip throughout Ecuador. Thank you!!
By Marilyn K for Marilyn Kline Familyx5 Kapawi Dec 2023 -Jan, 2024 on Apr 04, 2024
The accommodations, food, and guide were excellent. We learned so much about the rainforest environment and the local indigenous culture. We did numerous jungle walks where our guide Edwin taught us about the plants, many of which are medicinal and/or edible and he demonstrated how the vines and bark of some are used by the local Achuar people. We saw numerous birds, monkeys, and pink dolphins. I would recommend this trip to anyone!
By Sally R for Sally Rothwell x2 Kapawi Feb 26 - March 4, 2024 on Mar 07, 2024
We had such a fantastic time at the Kapawi Lodge. Our guide was a genius of the jungle - he provided so many wonderful experiences. The rooms were luxurious and the food top notch. A wonderful expwrience that I hope many people can enjoy.
By Nancy M for Nancy Morgan x2 Kapawi February 12-16, 2024 on Feb 25, 2024
Magical. Loved the whole experience. Going into the communities and sharing stories was a highlight. Pottery with the women. Waterfall and conversations with the Shaman was fantastic. Jungle walks- loved them all. All the birds and wild life we saw, including the boa constrictor...guides were so knowledgeable and wonderful, generous folks
By Maureen Frances C for Maureen Chopra Kapawi Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2024 on Feb 17, 2024
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