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Kapawi Ecolodge

Achuar Village, Ecuador
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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I spent 5 days at Kapawi in April 2015. Our guides Carlos and Celestino were fantastic - super knowledgeable plus great at spotting the wildlife - they gave us a real appreciation for the Amazon. I really liked having two guides, one of whom was part of the community - we felt quite spoiled and they gave... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I traveled alone here, as a woman, and felt completely safe, despite everyone cautioning me that I shouldn't go alone. The staff was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The food was fairly authentic, and there were very few people there when I went, which made it even better, since I wanted to experience the peace and quiet of the jungle.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Second visit in 4 years - remains an excellent destination, and early December seems to be a time with very few visitors, which makes the experience better still ! If you like hiking in hot and humid rainforest, go for it - it is fantastic here !

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Kapawi Reserve is really beautiful, and the lodge is amazing. They have only 30 or so residents at any time which is great. The rooms are absolutely clean (shocking!) and arranged oh so beautifully. The food I expected to be worst, but probably the best I've had in all of Ecuador and that's saying something. The chef Marco blew... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great for exploring the Ecuadorian Rain forest! Do not expect a 5 star hotel, this is a jungle lodge. A lot of fiver and forest expeditions, very interesting and a unique experience. We stayed 4 nights (5 days) recommend instead, if not 100% outdoors person to stay only 3 nights, that should be good enough.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was an awesome trip!!!! I am currently in Viet Nam and I just remembered I never wrote a review for them. So if you want to travel in an eco friendly way - this is the best way to do it. We even visited a school in the Amazon - HOW AWESOME IS THAT? I work for an educational... More 

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U.S. Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I certainly didn't know what to expect but was so surprised by the warmth of the people and their dedication to service - as well as their generous spirits. The tour guides took us on jungle hikes that left us wanting more. (Amazing how many healing plants are in that jungle!). I was surprised to find there is now internet... More 

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Calvi, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Kapawi Ecolodge deserves a five rating but this does not mean everything is perfect! But anyone who intends to stay there should not forget that you will yourself hundreds of miles away from "civilization". When I read visitors complaining that there is no boiling water, television or high-speed internet I think this should be made clear...!! Once this is understood,... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Kapawi is not a first world hotel. The showers were cold. There is no tv or telephone. The wifi in the lounge is slow. The electricity is mostly from a generator that shuts down at night. But it is very comfortable. Spacious rooms with private bathrooms. Comfortable beds with clean sheets. Extremely kind, gracious, helpful, welcoming Achuar people, anxious to... More 

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We just returned from 2 weeks in Ecuador/Galapagos and the Kapawi Lodge offers an unrivaled experience in our hemisphere. Our family of 5 (3 college kids) are adventurous travelers and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Granted it is an arduous journey but well worth the effort. I struggled deciding between other lodges namely Napo and La Selva and... More 

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