to Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve®!
are many lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve® is unique because not only will you see it’s biodiversity, but experience it’s culture as well. Here lies the home of the Achuar people.
Achuar houses are built from wood, elliptically shaped, normally without external walls and covered by a very complex thatched roof made of palm leaves. This turns the Achuar house into a vast structure, harmonious with nature, and creates cool rooms in the midst of an extremely hot
and humid environment.
Experience a day with the Achuar families hiking in the rainforest, swimming, birding or a number of other activities. As part of a small group, no larger than ten, you can choose from three programs; easy, moderate and difficult.
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If a birding guide is desired, mention that to your booking agent.
(If you are a booking agent, check with your clients to
see if they want a birding guide.)
Kapawi is the most extensive ecotourism project in the
Ecuadorian Amazon basin.
The entire lodge is powered by solar energy and was built on stilts to minimize the impact on the surrounding vegetation.
Solar heated showers provide five gallons of hot water per person per day.
All soap, shampoo and detergents are biodegradable. Sewage goes through a three step drainage process. Waste is disposed of using the most appropriate methods. Canoes are equipped with four stroke outboard engines, which minimize noise and pollution. Electric outboard motors are used in fragile riverside ecosystems.