Kapawi Amazon Lodge

Kapawi Amazon Lodge

Step into a world where ancient traditions meet the pristine wilderness of the Amazon at Kapawi Amazon Lodge. Nestled in the heart of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, this unique lodge offers more than just a stay — it's a gateway to experiencing the rich culture of the Achuar community and the unspoiled beauty of their ancestral lands. Embark on a journey that transcends typical tourism, creating lasting memories and a deep connection with nature and culture. Welcome to an adventure that is both deeply personal and profoundly impactful.

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Connect with Nature, Active Adventure and Cultural Immersion


$264-355 /night
Approximate price for staying at the lodge, including food and activities. Minimum stay of 3 nights. Rates vary based on package chosen


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Locally Owned Community Project
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Why Lokal Recommends Kapawi Amazon Lodge


Community Project started in 1997| Locally Owned with 90% local staff

A Unique Story

Kapawi Amazon Lodge is not just a destination; it's a beacon of cultural and environmental symbiosis. Established in 1993 amidst the remote beauty of the Amazon Rainforest, the lodge was born from a vision of sustainability and cultural integrity. This vision was nurtured by the resilient and forward-thinking Achuar people, who, despite challenges from the rubber industry's expansion and geopolitical conflicts, have steadfastly protected their way of life and the land they call home.

Kapawi stands as a testament to the Achuar's commitment to preserving their cultural heritage while embracing responsible tourism. Constructed using local materials, traditional building techniques, and environmentally friendly technologies, the lodge embodies the principles of ecological stewardship. With 90% of its staff coming from local communities, Kapawi is more than an eco-lodge; it is a living, breathing community center, a place where cultural exchange and mutual learning are as integral to the experience as the stunning natural surroundings.

Guests at Kapawi are invited to immerse themselves in a story that intertwines the past with the present, where ancient customs and knowledge are preserved and shared. The lodge's very existence is a celebration of the Achuar's resilience, a story of overcoming adversity, embracing change, and forging a sustainable path forward. Here, visitors become active participants in a narrative that extends well beyond tourism, delving into deep-rooted traditions, environmental conservation, and a shared commitment to the future.

By choosing Kapawi, guests are not merely selecting a vacation spot; they are engaging with a powerful story of community spirit and environmental guardianship. This journey with the Achuar people offers a unique opportunity to witness and partake in a way of life that honors the past, cherishes the present, and thoughtfully safeguards the future of one of the planet's most extraordinary ecosystems.

Deep Community Connections

Kapawi Amazon Lodge is renowned for its community-driven approach to tourism, employing over 90% of its staff from the local Achuar communities. The lodge's engagement extends beyond tourism, actively supporting health and education initiatives within these communities, thereby offering guests a meaningful and authentic interaction with local culture.

Active Environmental Stewardship

Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve, located in the stunning Yasuni National Park, is a pristine haven, accessible only by a 10-day hike, emphasizing its deep commitment to preserving the natural environment. This remote lodge is a sanctuary for diverse wildlife, including 19 species of mammals, 37 amphibians, 11 reptiles, and nearly 250 bird species. Recognized for its environmental efforts, Kapawi was named one of National Geographic's “50 Top Ecolodges” in 2008, received the UNDP’s Equator Prize in 2010, and achieved Rainforest Alliance verification in 2011 for its dedication to sustainable tourism.

Exceptional Quality and Authenticity (Culture)

Kapawi Amazon Lodge provides an authentic cultural immersion, offering guests a deep dive into the traditions and lifestyle of the Achuar people. Its activities and tours are thoughtfully designed to reflect the genuine cultural heritage, ensuring an experience that is both unique and enriching.

Specific Traditions and Heritage Preserved

Kapawi Amazon Lodge is a living showcase of Achuar heritage, constructed using traditional methods and local materials. The lodge not only offers a unique stay but also plays a crucial role in preserving the cultural identity and ancestral knowledge of the Achuar community.


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