Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve is located in one of the most remote and well protected parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Deep in the nearly two million acres of the Achuar people’s territory, Kapawi is accessible only by air—flying in small planes over an unbroken green expanse of rainforest. In addition to consistently receiving high praise for its gracious hospitality, creature comforts, excellent cuisine, and complete menu of activities, Kapawi is also an award winning Ecolodge noted for its ecological design and sensitivity, and for its abundance of wildlife and rich biodiversity. Located in the territorial lands of an indigenous nation still living as they have for generations and in intimate harmony with nature, Kapawi provides guests a range and depth of cultural experiences unmatched by any other rainforest lodges.
Kapawi is one of the most remote, ecologically responsible and culturally sensitive ecolodges in the world. Your visit helps the Achuar people in their work to preserve their nearly two million acres of pristine rainforest in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A solar system at Kapawi supplies the energy needsof the lodge and is supplemented by a backup generator. You will need to bring a flashlight with you for use when walking to and from your room at night. All drinking water at the Lodge is filtered through a flush-back and sand filter, and finally purified with ozone. Come and be at ease, and learn about our way of life and appreciate the rich flora and fauna of our home. Share in our vision of protecting our lands for future generations and for the world. Please do not bring non-biodegradable products for use at the lodge
There are 18 double rooms, each with private baths. Some of the rooms can also be converted to triples and some of the rooms share a balcony looking on to the lagoon and are ideal as family accommodations. Each of the thatched roof guest cabins is an expression of authentic, traditional Achuar design concepts, meaning that they are attractive, spacious, sustainable, well-ventilated, and creature-proof. Each cabin has a spacious screened-in sleeping area and private bath with solar heated water available on most afternoons. Cabins are fully screened - windows, floors, roofs - and each bed has its own mosquito net. Every room is equipped with a security box. On your balcony you can relax in a hammock or deck chair and observe the daily visitors: ducks, hummingbirds, egrets, and kingfishers. You can listen to the night music of the multitude of frogs and other nocturnal creatures.
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Meals are prepared by an excellent culinary staff, and include classic light cuisine, as well as Achuar dishes. The kitchen can accommodate vegetarian and most other special dietary requests.
At Kapawi you do not need to lock your room. It is a very safe environment; however, each room does have a security box where you can keep your valuables. There is also a safe in the main office at the lodge. All bar and boutique-shop purchases are charged on your tab during you stay. Your bill can be settled in cash, travelers' checks or credit card, but only Mastercard or Visa. To make purchases of handicrafts in the local communities, you should carry with you small bills as they will not be able to make change We suggest you to bring small bills for any purchase at the local villages for handy crafts. We accept only MasterCard and visa and traveler's cheques. Swimming can be safely done in the lakes and rivers around the lodge. The water temperature is perfect and refreshing. Swimming, or just gently drifting down a river in a rubber inner tube, can be a highlight of your stay so be sure to bring a bathing suit.
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