Kapawi Ecolodge Amazon Experience 8-day Program

Kapawi, Pastaza, Ecuador

Kapawi Ecolodge Amazon Experience 8-day Program
Kapawi, Pastaza, Ecuador

1 review

$2149

About this trip

Immerse yourself in the Amazon Rainforest with Kapawi Eco-lodge's 8-day trip itinerary. Our 8-day travel experience allows our guests to make the most of their visit to the Amazon Rainforest and to the Achuar territory. Guests can customize their experience, with activities ranging from wildlife, birdwatching, relaxed or hard-core adventures, hiking and paddling, fishing, and cultural immersion. Our 8-day program allows our guests and visitors to spend 1 full week in the Achuar territory, and 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. Sometimes it is not necessary to leave the ecolodge to enjoy the Amazon Rainforest, or the Achuar culture!! Our 8-day 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 in the Capahuari river right from our dock. 

Suggested Packing List

Clothing 

  • 3 to 4 pairs of lightweight long pants; quick drying material preferred. Avoid jeans, as weather is hot, humid and wet. 
  • 4 long-sleeved shirts; quick-drying material preferred. 
  • 3 or 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.

Footwear  

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

Equipment  

  • 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
  • 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
$2149

Available options

Private flights Shell-Kapawi-Shell
$290
$2149

Standard double room price per person

Your Organizer


KE
Kapawi Ecolodge
1 review
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.

Reviews

Like none I’ve taken before. This was an opportunity to travel deep into the jungle, far from any roads, to absorb its sounds, smells, tastes, sights, and feels, guided by people who have lived their entire lives in this place. This is not simply a wildlife viewing trip. It is a chance to experience a very special place in the world and to see what it means to the people who live there.
Thank you Keith for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the future again. Saludos from Kapawi.
By Kapawi Ecolodge on Feb 20, 2020
KE