Kapawi Ecolodge is one of the most remote, ecologically responsible and culturally sensitive ecolodges in the world. A visit to Kapawi helps the Achuar people preserve their nearly two million acres of pristine rainforest in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
The founding vision of Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve is to create a haven of ease, good taste, and understated luxury. Using local materials, skilled Achuar craftsmen have built a series of comfortable cabins in the vernacular style of the rainforest. Each of the guest cabins expresses authentic, traditional Achuar design concepts, and are attractive, spacious, sustainable, well-ventilated, and creature-proof. The cabins feature a screened-in sleeping area and private bath with solar heated water available on most afternoons (depending on weather). Cabins are fully screened and windows, floors, roofs, and beds each have their own mosquito net.
A raised boardwalk connects all of the guests cabins and the several large communal buildings at Kapawi, all of which rest on stilts around the edge of an ephemeral lagoon crowded with plant and bird life.
Kapawi also features its own restaurant, The Amazon Rainforest Restaurant, which serves a variety of international and traditional cuisine to its guests. Meals are prepared by an excellent culinary staff and include classic light cuisine as well as Achuar dishes. The kitchen is able to accommodate vegetarian and most other special dietary requests.
This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.