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Kapawi Ecolodge

Av. Mariscal Fosh E 7-38 | Y Reina Victoria Oficina 1, Zamora, Ecuador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our Amazon adventure by boarding the Kawapi Lodge bus traveling from Quito in Banos. Our bus ride ended when we boarded a 9 passenger twin engine airplane at the small airport in Shell. After an enjoyable flight deep into the Amazon rain forest we landed on a remote landing strip from which we boarded a motorized canoe on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I went to Napo wildlife center 2010 and I would rank this place above Napo (however they are booth very good).The difference for me was the cultural aspect of the trip.On the margin I probably saw slightly more wildlife at Napo but hardly anything at all when it came to the people living there.No so at the Kapawi lodge where... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My partner and I enjoyed our time at Kapawi because of the Achuar people, and because of the Amazon jungle - who could ever be disappointed with that? BUT, where Kapawi Lodge itself was concerned, we were VERY unhappy considering the prices. A quick preamble: I do a lot of camping and don't mind a rustic setting at all; I... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our time at Kapawi lodge was amazing and we would highly recommend staying there. The service, food and guides were all excellent. The accommodations were very comfortable and the room had a beautiful view of the lagoon (which has a plant that deterres Mosquitos). Our guides Símon and Reynal truly made it an authentic experience in learning about the Achuar... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

The Kapawi Ecolodges lived up to the hype of the travel guides and was well worth the expense. Our experience began through the booking process, which is handled by Diana. She promptly replied to emails and was extremely helpful. The trip started with a 5:30am pickup in Quito. Our guide had breakfast waiting for us on the bus. We took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were initially planning a honeymoon in Peru and looking for an ecolodge when we came across Kapawi's website. Thus Ecuador became part of our trip. Out of all the ecolodges we found, this one was miles ahead in our view, in that it is owned by the indigenous Achuar people (whose land it is on) and it is incredibly... More

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The highlight of the trip to Kapawi was the roadtrip from Banos to Shell and then the flight on the small plane over, and into, the jungle. That part of the trip was interesting, exciting and everything I could hope for of an excursion into the jungle. The anticlimax set in once I arrived at Kapawi. Angel, the manager of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We visited Kapawi as a family and had a brilliant time. Carlos our guide was excellent, constantly enthusiastic, and spoke very good English. The location is very remote and so we saw plenty of wildlife and visited a local community. The jungle treks were great fun- each one different. The flights to and from the lodge were awe inspiring -... More

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Torrance, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Wow! Starting with the office in Quito, a most accommodating staff. At Kapawi, we were truly away from civilization, 8 of us navigating a small river and a bigger one (Pastaza). There were no other tourists in the vicinity at all in the 5 days we were there. The guides, Monica and Justo, were superb and great human beings, too.... More

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63 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We spent 3 nights at Kapawi in May 2013. The trip organization and communications were good. Our Ecuadorian guide, Monica, and driver, Santiago, arrived early at our hostal in Quito. The drive to Shell was long, but they provided lots of information en route. The flight from Shell to the jungle airstrip was exciting. The lodge was once spectacular, but... More

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Also Known As:
Kapawi Ecolodge Hotel
Kapawi Ecolodge Hotel Zamora
Kapawi Ecolodge Ecuador/Zamora
Address: Av. Mariscal Fosh E 7-38 | Y Reina Victoria Oficina 1, Zamora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Zamora-Chinchipe Province > Zamora
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Zamora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kapawi is one of the most remote, ecologically responsible and culturally sensitive ecolodges in the world. Your visit helps the Achuar people in their work to preserve their nearly two million acres of pristine rainforest in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve is located in one of the most remote and well protected parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Deep in the nearly two million acres of the Achuar people’s territory, Kapawi is accessible only by air—flying in small planes over an unbroken green expanse of rainforest. Kapawi Ecolodge and ReserveIn addition to consistently receiving high praise for its gracious hospitality, creature comforts, excellent cuisine, and complete menu of activities, Kapawi is also an award winning Ecolodge noted for its ecological design and sensitivity, and for its abundance of wildlife and rich biodiversity. ... more   less 

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