The Amazon River is one of the largest rivers in the world, and it is the largest
drainage system in terms of volume and flow. Kapawi Ecolodge, located in the
Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon, allows visitors to spend time in nature exploring 4 different rivers.
Our river explorations take place in the Pastaza, Capahuari, Kusutkau, and Ishpingo Rivers. Through active adventures as well as relaxing explorations, our visitors explore these calm rivers as part of a learning experience about the Amazon, its people, wildlife and biodiversity.
Every river exploration from Kapawi takes our guests through the winding veins of this dreamlike landscape and deep into the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.
Launch from our dock and into the Capahuari river for magnificent animal & wildlife encounters. You might even spot a river dolphin!
Paddle a Kayak upriver to a secluded stream or sit back and relax on a sunset ride down the Capahuari.
Join a birdwatching boat ride at dawn for a glimpse into the unique biodiversity that is all around Kapawi.
During river explorations, our guests have the opportunity to try their hand at piranha fishing. Your Achuar guide will show you secret fishing spots and local tips to get a bite!
Once the sun sets, our guests have the opportunity to take a night ride along the moonlit passageways encompassed in the lively nocturnal sounds of crickets, toads, kaymen, and screechers.
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
ACHUAR CULTURAL IMMERSION
learn about Achuar life, Achuar knowledge of the forest plants, and spend time in communities gaining wisdom from indigenous leadership.
Kapawi's natural sanctuary is a transformational location to practice mind and body healing