Kapawi Ecolodge offers itineraries for 4 and 5 days

Day 1 - Arrival to Kapawi Ecolodge

Pick up in Quito at 05:30 am. Once in Shell you will be welcomed by our Achuar representatives and will be assisted onto small planes. The 45-minute flight from Shell will pass over unbroken pristine rainforest, arriving at the airstrip of the local Achuar community. There you will be welcomed by Kapawi guides, who will escort you on the final leg of your journey, a beautiful 30-minute canoe ride into the majesty and tranquility of the Amazon rainforest. Lunch at Kapawi Ecolodge. We will have a quiet activity where guests can walk along one of the Pastaza River beaches. Here, our guides will give guests an introductory orientation session with information about the Ecuadorian rainforest tour ahead and about the Achuar culture, while enjoying a beautiful sunset. Back for dinner.

Day 2 - Parrot Clay Lick and Amazon Kayak

Early morning our guides will escort you on a 30 minute motorboat ride to reach one of the best natural attractions, the Claylick, where we will see different species of macaws, and parrots such as the Cobalt-Winged Parakeet. After breakfast, we can take a walk, approximately 2 hours with stops, where they will learn about medicinal plants of the area and tropical forest ecology. Lunch at Kapawi Ecolodge. Time to rest. In the Afternoon, we will be able to explore, via kayak, the Kapawari River and its connecting lagoons, while looking at the local Amazon rainforest wildlife such as the pink river dolphin. As the river is quite calm, swimming is completely safe. After dinner, we can partake in a spectacular night walk, observing the many different kinds of insects and amphibians that are found around the Amazon eco-lodge.

Day 3 - Amazon Hiking and fishing

We will have the opportunity to find and spot a great variety of birds that the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador offers. After breakfast, we will take a walk, approximately 2 hours with stops, where they will learn about the benefits and uses of the palms to the Achuar people and the important ecological role played by insects and animals in the forest. In the afternoon, we can fish for piranha or catfish, or hear legends in hammock house, traditional greetings around a campfire. We will also be able to learn the art of Achuar face painting and how it relates to their different activities. (Camping Itinerary) At night after dinner, we will explore the Kapawari River in search of nocturnal rainforest wildlife.

Day 4 - Achuar Community Day

This day we could go to Bird watching upstairs Kapawari River, or to go to the Clay lick. Breakfast and departure for a full day activities, our guides will escort us along the Pitzacocha trail and Lagoon. During this time, we will learn about the forest and its benefits for the Achuar native people. Our guides will also teach us about Achuar hunting techniques and ARUTAM the spirit of the forest. Picnic lunch in the forest. After lunch we will visit the Achuar community. This is one of our most popular activities offered in Kapawi Amazon lodge, because of the significant cultural contribution to the Achuar people. We will visit the community and have the chance to buy souvenirs. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 5 - Birdwatching and departure

Early morning: our guides will bring us to specific points near the eco lodge, in order to locate various species of birds. Breakfast and preparation for departure. In the last few hours before departure from the Achuar territory, we can participate in a blowgun contest to demonstrate who the best hunter among the guides and guests is. We will be leaving the Amazon lodge with a flight back to Shell where a box lunch will be provided. Return to Quito along the valley of the waterfalls route where Andean and jungle landscapes will say good bye.

4 Days5 Days
Regular Rooms
Junior Suite
$1,148 $1,378
Master Suite
$1,248 $1,488
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