Ecuador is a country blessed with huge Andean slopes and deep Amazon valleys. These combination of Andean Mountains dropping into the Amazon jungle forms tremendously fun rivers for kayaking and whitewater rafting. Fast moving water combined with temperate weather makes rafting and kayaking a super enjoyable activity. We’ve collected the top 10 most exciting whitewater river runs in Ecuador for you to enjoy.
I want to introduce you to the Lodge Sumak Pakari, which is privileged to be located in the middle of a unique ecosystem, shaped by science and legend, wanting to share it with us. Pakari Sumak invites us to this corner of the Ecuadorian rainforest without forgetting the comfort or the respect for nature in its architecture.
The tour starts in the city of Coca, the meeting point is Hotel Auca at 7:30 am for those who arrive by bus, then we pick up those arriving by plane at the airport. We continue our trip by local bus to the bridge of the river Shiripuno (2 hours approx.). Snacks. Then we continue by motorized canoe or rafts down the river to the Waorani community “Neoneno” where we build our camp. The trip takes approx. 4 hours and gives you a first impression of the diversity of the wildlife in the jungle. We might be able to see parrots, tucans, monkeys etc. along the way. Dinner.
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Two days rafting trip in Toachi & Blanco rivers, Ecuador
Everybody has a goal or just wants to do something without an apparet reason. The last few days of our trip in the Patagonia, we met a Chilean friend, Mauro, who -as he told us- for a few months had the goal to hike from the Bader valley (in the base of “Los Cuernos, La [...]
Quijos river is our #2 in the Top Ten most Exciting and Beautiful Rivers in Ecuador. A couple of weeks ago we took a group of eight “quiteños”, an hungarian and three american girls, to enjoy this unique experience rafting the Quijos river.
El Chalten is a little town born in the early 1980s, located in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Argentina. It is an isolated town where everything (food, services) is a little more expensive than in bigger cities in Patagonia such as El Calafate or Río Gallegos. But fortunately you can find almost everything there.