No two Kapawi hikes and treks are the same. That’s because the way you experience Kapawi will be designed to fit your particular interests while connecting you with the rainforest and with the Achuar people.
Kapawi is located in southeastern Ecuador, in a region of lowland Amazon Rainforest characterized by meandering rivers like the Pastaza, Capahuari, and Kusutkau rivers. Our 20 km. trail system offers a wide array of hikes of varying lengths and levels of difficulty.
Much of the Amazon's beauty is found in the smaller details of Kapawi's natural sanctuary. Join your guide in the opportunity to experience, connect and learn about the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest on foot.
Our guides are all members of the neighboring Achuar communities & have grown up trekking throughout the trail systems surrounding Kapawi. The Achuar people trek for days through the forest to visit other communities, harvesting medicinal plants, or find sacred trees to hold a ceremony.
During your hike, you will learn from the wisdom of the Amazon and Achuar people. The Achuar believe that these dis-connected journeys into nature bring clarity and confidence in your vision and focus of your life. The Achuar will teach you how to see the forest as a pharmacy and even provide you with a natural mosquito repellent if you are lucky!
As people indigenous to this land and born naturalists, our guides have a sixth-since for the whereabouts of animals, birds & insects at all times. They will look for wildlife encounter opportunities for our guests, like a newly discovered giant otter den, a sloths tree, or a horn screamers nest. Your guide can also take you to the location of one of our camera traps.
Join our local shaman for a community hike to the waterfall. This is one of the many unique cultural experiences that our guests take part in during our Achuar cultural immersion. At the waterfall, the shaman offers a tobacco ritual and cleansing for guests who are curious to experience the wellness benefits of plant medicine ceremonies in the Amazon.
Our Amazon itineraries include hiking excursions like these as well as many more deeply connected nature experiences in Kapawi Ecolodge's nature sanctuary
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Explore the winding rivers deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest
ACHUAR CULTURAL IMMERSION
learn about Achuar life, Achuar knowledge of the forest plants, and spend time in communities gaining wisdom from indigenous leadership leadership
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Kapawi's natural sanctuary is a transformational location to practice mind and body healing