A parrot clay lick and a butterfly farm in the nearby Parque Nacional Yasuní (Yasuní National Park; close to the Colombian border) and a 43-meter (135-foot) observation tower built around a giant kapok tree at the lodge are added attractions at this rustic but comfortable thatch-roof lodge deep in the Amazon. Activities include birding—more than 60 species have been spotted here—and canoe trips on the Napo River.
Parque Nacional Yasuní, Kapawi, Ecuador
09-973–3182; 02-256–6090-in Quito; 800-706–2215-in North America
Nov 18, 2009
Not luxurious, cabin was all wood, had porch w/ hammock, no problem w/ hot water in shower or with having bugs in room. Staff/service was wonderful overall and pretty well organized. Rubber boots, ponchos and umbrellas provided by lodge. Food was average, cafeteria quality overall w/ occasional highlights, barbecue night outdoors was the best. Naturalist/local guide were very knowledgeable. Had am and pm walks or canoe rides, and night walks, visited
canopy walk and observation tower, as well as butterfly farm. I am slender, and found butt would get sore on canoe ride even w/ cushion (ended up folding it over double).