Rafting

Rafting

In Ecuador the massive Andean mountain range gives birth to scores of rivers. In fact, Ecuador has one of the world's highest concentrations of rivers per square mile. These rivers wind their way through spectacular gorges, canyons, valleys and jungles, and leave behind hundreds of miles of breathtaking world class white-water that feed into the mighty Amazon.

Ecuador Offers Excellent White-Water RaftingEcuador offers excellent, year-round white-water rafting. In addition to their nearly continuous flows, Ecuadorian rivers, especially those in the east, have warm, tropical waters and excellent accessibility. Whether you are a white-water rafting enthusiast or a lover of kayaking, Ecuador is an unrivalled white-water destination that you should not pass up.

The jungle rivers of the Amazon side of the Andes are generally bigger and have more consistent flows than their west-Andean counterparts. They are also by far the most clean and scenic rivers in all Ecuador. Besides their exceptional white-water, the rivers of eastern Ecuador also provide an opportunity to experience the incredible Amazon jungle and the rhythm of life of its native inhabitants.
The Río Napo, in the jungle, is a fantastic introduction to the rivers of Ecuador. Flowing off the eastern side of the Andes it has some of the longest navigable sections of white water in the country. Combine this with the sights and sounds of the forest environment we pass through and you are guaranteed a day to remember.

We provide life jackets and helmets. A comprehensive briefing on the safety and paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river will be given. Rafting time is approximately four hours.
During the trip we stop by the riverside for a delicious picnic lunch including fresh tropical fruits and soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip we celebrate a fun day on the river with a cold beer or soda.

River Grading: IIIPreparing for Rafting

Includes:
Professional guides, top of the line rafting equipment, a delicious lunch plus snacks and beer, transport from Tena, and a safe, fun trip!

What to bring:
Swimsuit, shorts, T-shirt, tennis shoes and/or river sandals, sunglasses (with retention strap), baseball cap, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, and dry change of clothes.

 

 

 

 

Rafting - Highlights

Admire the spectacular views during your trip:

      • Rafting in a country which has the world's highest concentrations of rivers per square mile.
      • Rafting on rivers that wind their way through spectacular gorges, canyons, valleys and jungles.
      • On the Eastern rivers you leave behind hundreds of miles of breathtaking world class white-water that feed into the mighty Amazon River.
      • Rafting with the perfect combination of exciting rapids, calm pools, and fabulous jungle scenery.



Rafting - Books

Suggested reading on rafting:

The Complete Whitewater Rafter, Jeff Bennett.
Whitewater Rafting Manual: Tactics and Techniques for Great River Adventures, Jimmie Johnson.



Other Adventures

Andeanface offers four "other adventures" extensions:
Galapagos – Darwin’s enchanted Islands
Cloud Forest – birdwatcher’s paradise
Amazon Jungle – fabulous biodiversity
Rafting - unrivalled white-water destination