Kapawi’s naturalist guides are Spanish and English speaking. If you require a different language, you need to specify this once you confirm your reservation. With groups of 10 or more passengers, we will guarantee a bilingual guide.
Groups of less than 10 passengers may have to join with another group of passengers in your language. A translator can be provided (for groups with less than 10 passengers) at an additional cost of US$100.00 per day per reservation (not per passenger), this extra charge will be paid previous to the excursion departure date.
GETTING TO KAPAWI: The Planes
Air transportation to Kapawi is by private planes rather than commercial planes. The two types of airplanes capable of reaching Kapawi and landing safely on their airstrips are the 9-passenger BN-2 Islander and the 5-passenger Cessna. Flights are only on Mondays and Fridays, however, charter flights are available. Please contact Andean Treks for more information.
Additional information on flights and weather.
Note 1: Depending upon weather conditions and/or the availability of specific airplanes, the standard travel routes may be changed. You will be fully informed of the planned travel itineraries. However, weather conditions in the Amazon are unpredictable and can change quickly so please be patient and keep an open mind if there are lasta-minute changes even on the day of travel or en-route. Routings taken are based on the best conditions available, with passengers’ safety the foremost concern.
Note 2: In exceptional cases, usually due to weather conditions, we may have to take the overland route from Quito to Shell, or vice-versa, using a chartered bus, van or auto service.
Note 3: In the event that weather conditions prevent arrival into Kapawi on the scheduled day, accommodations at a comfortable hotel in Puyo ( a 10 minute drive from Shell) will be provided, and flights rescheduled as early as possible the next morning to Kapawi.