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Momopeho's ECUADOR 2008: the sun's route country

RESERVE AND ECOLODGE KAPAWI

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PACHAMAMA: 13 days - 12 nights
EQUINOX: 9 days -8 nights
THREE PEARLS: 8 days - 7 nights
VOLCANOES & PLANES: 6 days - 5 nights
AMAZONIA ADVENTURE: 7 days - 6 nights
MOUNTAIN & SEA: 4 days - 3 nights
CUE- SOUTHīS CIRCUIT: 3 days - 2 nights
CUE- VALDIVIA: 6 days - 5 nights
CUE- TRANSANDEAN 6 days - 5 nights
CUE- ATAHUALPA 10 days - 9 nights
GYE- MORLACO: 3 days - 2 nights
GYE- SUNīS ROUTE: 5 days - 4 nights
GYE- TAITA: 5 days - 4 nights
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The lodge accommodates up to 50 visitors with double and triple accommodations and was built in accordance to the Achuar concept of architecture.

Kapawi is the largest community-based project ever developed in Ecuador. It was developed and built in co-ownership with the private enterprise, Canodros S.A.. Was created to provide a high standard service in one of the remotest and most pristine areas of the south east of Ecuador, away from oil exploitation and other destructive practices. At the moment up to 70% percent of all the employees that work at the lodge are Achuar. Canodros also buys products and services for the lodge in the nearby communities. Tourists give a contribution of US $10 dollars as an entrance fee. For these communities their main income comes from ecotourism. Kapawi has also provided a launching platform for the Achuar as it has brought the area to the attention of many people from non governmental organizations that invested money and time to develop projects to reinforce the structure of the FINAE organization and developing different projects parallel to ecotourism such as: health, communications, transportation, and education for the entire Achuar territory.

We offer 20 double and triple rooms with private bathrooms, sun heated showers and electricity provided by a solar panel system. Every room has a wide terrace. One thing you should kept keep in mind during your stay here at Kapawi is that you are in the “jungle”. Insects are by far the most numerous form of life in this habitat, even though the rooms are screened through the walls and floors, you may have some unwanted “guests” in your cabin. A day in Kapawi starts at 6:00, hot drinks and a light snack will wake you up, for a short hike in the forest or an early morning canoe trip for bird watching in the banks of the Capahuari river or to visit the parrots salt lick. Passengers will be back for breakfast at 8:00, then at 9:00 approximately passengers depart for a morning activity which will take them back to the lodge at 13:00 for lunch or you can take the lunch along to enjoy a beautiful picnic in the forest and being back to the lodge at 17:00 approximately. For passengers who decide to have lunch at the lodge they will start their afternoon activity at 15:00. At 19:00 a briefing with the guides will be scheduled every day. Dinner is served at 19:30. At 20:30 passengers will have the opportunity to do a night hike, a caiman watching or to receive a lecture about the rainforest or the Achuar life. Sleep at night in the community or camping are also available upon request to the guides.

The Lodge provides multiple activities in programs that are characterized by their flexibility: we allow you to design day by day, with the rest of your group and your guide, the most suitable program for your interests and desired activity level. Most itineraries include visits to the Achuar communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoeing, bird watching, and other activities. According to your interests and physical condition (but not your age!), we offer three alternative programs: easy, moderate, and difficult. These programs depend mainly on the distance and time you would like to spend on our trails; all other activities can be included in any program.

PRICES PER PERSON IN $USA

DAYS
FROM - TO
DOUBLE(*)
TRIPLE
SINGLE
4
FRI - MON
670
570
935
5
MON - FRI
895
760
1.250
8
FRI-FRI / MON-MON
1.405
1.195
1.970

NOT INCLUDED: $USA 6 p/pax service fee. Achuar community fee: US$10 p/pax. Any other National or International tax, Soft beverages, alcoholic drinks or souvenirs. Government taxes. Air fare $USA 224 (net) + $USA 3 airport fee. NOTES: Single Exclusive, apply to passengers that requires single accommodation. (*)Single Share, apply to passengers that are traveling alone, and are willing to share the cabin with other passenger, from the same group or other reservation. Accommodation will be determine at the lodge upon cabins availability. Transportation to Kapawi net rate per passenger. Children under 12 years of age and under pay half price when accompanied by an adult in the same cabin, discount applied on double occupancy rate only. These rates are subject to change without prior notice. Children under 7 years of age are not permitted at the lodge. Due to the type of weather of the tropical rain forest some delays can be expected, our recommendation is for you to please consider adding an extra day to your itinerary after visiting Kapawi. IMPORTANT: Maximun bagage wheight at airplane 11kg (25 pound) p/pax.

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