Rafting tours in Ecuador rivers, from the Andes to the Coast or to the Jungle

This is one of our longest white water river expeditions. Our trip starts in Macas and continues on for several days into a river full of Amazon jungle and class III rapids.

Rafting tours in Ecuador rivers, from the Andes to the Coast or to the Jungle

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Rafting tours in Ecuador rivers, from the Andes to the Coast or to the Jungle Wild White River Rafting Tours in Ecuador: Upano River


This is one of our longest white water river expeditions. Our trip starts in Macas and continues on for several days into a river full of Amazon jungle and class III rapids until we enter the famous class IV "Waterfall Gorge" known for its beautiful surroundings and side waterfalls that feed into this incredible river. We´ll enter Shuar Territory where we´ll be in contact with these fantastic looking people and learn about their culture and primitive customs.

Whitewater river rafting

Suggested itinerary:

Day 1.

We will meet you at the airport when you arrive and take you to your hotel in the new town area of Quito.

Day 2.

After a relaxing breakfast you will be free to explore the downtown area of Quito, including its many museums and shops. At 12:30 we meet again for our flight to Macas. If we are lucky enough to have a clear day, the views from the plane are some of the most spectacular in Ecuador featuring many of the most beautiful volcanoes in South America. We arrive in Macas about 3:00 p.m. After checking into the hotel, and are free to visit Macas until dinner.

Day 3-6.

Leaving Macas after breakfast, we head to the river (a short 10 minutes out of town) and secure our equipment in the rafts. For the next 4 days we travel through the Amazon jungle as silent spectators of the life around us. Unlike many rainforest  trips that use motorized canoes, we will be using the river current and our paddles to propel us downstream, thus creating much less of a disruption in the natural environment. The river provides added entertainment as we negotiate the many exciting whitewater rapids. Leaving Macas, the river is wide and peaceful, providing many small class II - III rapids to get us ready for the more difficult whitewater below. In this area we are most likely to encounter the local residents (Shuar Indians) as they wash clothes, pan for gold, etc. After crossing under the Patuca bridge, the banks of the river become towering canyon walls, and the water is channeled into a narrow boulder choked-gorge. This section provides us with two days of clase IV - V rapids and awestruck gazing at spectacular virgin jungle. Waterfalls cascade from the cliffs high above, providing an incredible backdrop for photos and a beautiful hiking opportunities. We reach the take-out in the early afternoon of day 6, pack our gear and drive four hours through the countryside back to Macas, where showers and a warm bed await. From the road, we catch glimpses of the river that has been our home for the previous four days.

Day 7.

We spend the morning in Macas, where we can tour the church and main plaza, or just relax until our flight takes us back to Quito at 3:00 p.m.

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