ACHUAR CULTURAL IMMERSION
To learn about the local culture one must spend time with the people, try the local
food, participate in local activities, and appreciate the local customs.
Whether you are exploring the forest with a community member, visiting a local family to learn about Achuar culture, gastronomy, medicinal plants, and handicrafts, or even spending a night or two in a community, our experiences are designed to give you a unique and authentic cultural experience.
As well as being an incredible community of plants, animals & insects, Kapawi is a community-based foundation that is owned and operated by the Achuar Indigenous Nation.
Some of our most unique experiences at Kapawi are those closely connected with the Achuar People, Achuar culture and the Achuar's unique connection with the spirit of the Amazon Rainforest.
Our guests have many opportunities to visit Achuar communities and learn about Achuar life, participate in ceremony and gain wisdom from community leaders.
Guests can spend a day with the Achuar, visit an Achuar house & farm, or go explore the forest with a community member.
On special occasions, guests have the opportunity to spend the night at either of the Wayusentsa, Tiinkias or Sharamentsa communities. This is an important aspect of Kapawi's equitable tourism model that is co-created with Achuar community members.
PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY
Our Amazon itineraries include hiking excursions like these as well as many more deeply connected nature experiences in Kapawi Ecolodge's nature sanctuary
8 DAY AMAZON JOURNEY
Immerse yourself into a disconnected & tranquil way of life with a balance of Achuar Cultural experiences & deep explorations of the Amazon rainforest.
MORE AMAZON EXPERIENCES
Kapawi's natural sanctuary is a transformational location to practice mind and body healing
Explore the winding rivers deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest