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KAPAWI ECOLODGE was built by the Achuar nationality traditional methods, combined with low-impact technologies. Kapawi set new standards to for ecotourism industry all over the world and prized by international tourism and conservation entitles. The local Achuar make up the majority of our staff and after 20 years, recently inherited the business outright. This is truly an authentic experience like no other, beginning with the one-hour flight over the treetops of the massive rainforest.
Accommodations: 19 double rooms, each with private bathroom, sun-heated showers and electricity provided by a hybrid system, and solar state of the art panel. Relax in private rooms with observation balconies, main lodge with a library, and a small boutique for essential items, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs.
Share a day with the Achuar families, hike in the rainforest, canoe the rivers and lakes, swimming, pink dolphins, watch piranhas, see caimans and other animals in the area, as well as bird watching. As a small group (no larger than 10) led by a Naturalist and an Achuar Guide, you will have different options of activities. Your journey will include visits to the local communities, where you can learn about their beliefs and traditions. Because of the significant cultural contribution to the Achuar people, we give our guests a briefing about the Achuar culture, their ethics, and some suggestions about how to behave during this activity.
Overnight camping can be arranged in the communities, where you can share with the locals some of their daily rituals. We offer three alternative programs on a number of walks: easy, moderate and more difficult.
Easy: Short hikes in the rainforest (up to 2.5 hours) on well-defined trails, visits to the Achuar communities, trips in canoes and excursions on rafts and kayaks.
Moderate: Medium distance hikes in the rainforest (up to 4 hours) and sometimes crossing flooded areas.
More difficult: Demanding hikes (over 4 hours) and in some cases all day or more in poorly defines, hilly, and often flooded trails. Our staff will carry food and supplies for longer expeditions. Excellent physical condition is required.
Kapawi Birding Safari KAPAWI BIRDING SAFARIS
Note: The Kapawi Amazon Safari Birding (8 days) includes Glamping and Camping Equipment.
To request a Bird Watching Guide, please contact Cazhuma Tours prior to your trip.
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Air Transportation Shell-Kapawi-Shell $242. Rates are roundtrip, subject to change without notice. The two types of airplanes capable of reaching Kapawi and landing safely on our airstrips ate the 9 passenger BN-2 Islander or the 5 passenger Cessna. We fly only on Tuesdays and Fridays, but charter flights are available, please contact our agent for details.
Children under 12 years of age half price when accompanied by an adult in the same cabin. Discount applied on double occupancy rate only. For reservations with young children it is necessary to hire a private guide so the family can enjoy the Amazon at the pace of their children.