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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Kapawi was everything that I hoped it would be. It takes some doing to get there (4-hr van from Quito, hour prop plane, and 30-minute motor canoe) but that is a huge part of its charm and pristine setting. You can experience the rainforest more easily elsewhere but I can't imagine doing so more genuinely--particularly if you're looking for an... More

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Istanbul
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56 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After a great stop over in Banos, we took a flight from Shell flying over the vast Amazon and the boat ride to arrive in Kapawi. Never been to such a pristine place. We loved doing daily trips in the jungle, taking a boat ride under moonlight and swimming in the Pastaza river. It was all magical and hard to... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I´ve had the chances to be in the Jungle for many times in different hotels but this one makes you feel that you are really lost in the Jungle :) since you take a small plane in Shell and after 30 minutes flying above the amazinjg and green forest with the Pastaza river like a huge snake going trought the... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Address: Av. Mariscal Fosh E 7-38 | Y Reina Victoria Oficina 1, Zamora, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Zamora-Chinchipe Province > Zamora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Also Known As:
Kapawi Ecolodge Hotel Zamora
Kapawi Ecolodge Ecuador/Zamora

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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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