Rafting – 2 Days

1. THE DOUBLE RUN 2 DAYS (Class III-IV)
Double the runs means double the fun. Experience both the action of thrilling whitewater and the tranquillity of drifting silently through the lowland tropical rainforest of the Blanco valley rivers.

2. THE HEADWATERS RUN 2 DAYS (Class IV-IV+)
The Quijos is set to become Ecuador’s premier whitewater trip with mile after mile of class IV-IV+ rapids and spectacular jungle scenery.

 

1. THE DOUBLE RUN – 2 days of rapid action!

The ríos Toachi and Blanco are a fantastic introduction to the rivers of Ecuador with some of the longest navigable sections of whitewater in the country. Combine this with the sights and sounds of the forest environment we pass through and you are guaranteed a trip to remember.

After the challenges and rewards of Day 1 we return to our hosteria alongside the river – the sound of the waters a constant reminder of our adventure. In the afternoon there`ll be time to hike in the surrounding rainforest or just relax by the pool. In the evening we can relive our experiences as we enjoy a delicious dinner and a few celebratory drinks.

On Day 2 we`ll head back to the river for more whitewater action but also have the chance to catch our breath and take in the splendour of the surroundings.

Itinerary
Day 1
Depart Quito 6.30am. We travel west down through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river. Full day of whitewater FUN. Transfer to hosteria. Go for a hike or relax by the pool.

Day 2

More wet and wild rapid action. Return to Quito. Arrive approx. 7.30pm

Price: US$ 219 for a minimum group of 4 person

What to bring:
Swimsuit Sun block nice to have but not necessary:
Shorts Towel Cap
T-shirt Copy of passport Waterproof camera
River sandals or tennis shoes Dry change of clothes Sun glasses with retention strap
Insect repellent
Extra snacks and water

Price Includes:

Price Doesn’t Include:
Professional guides
All rafting equipment
Delicious meals from breakfast day 1 to lunch day 2
Snacks and beers
Twin share accomodation
Transportation from/to Quito
Wetsuits
Additional snacks and drinks
Alcoholic drinks with meals
Personal expenses
Tips

 

2. THE HEADWATERS RUN – Following the paddle strokes of World Champions!

The Quijos is set to become Ecuador’s premier whitewater trip with mile after mile of class IV-IV+ rapids and spectacular rainforest and basalt canyon scenery. Expect to run more whitewater in a day than you’d do in a week elsewhere. This trip is for experienced rafters or adventurous first-timers that are confident swimmers. No wimps please!

On our first day we run big technical rapids through the upper canyons of the Quijos. At the end of the day we pull the boats into shore and return to our river base where wehave cold beer, hot showers and a good meal waiting for us.

After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast we’ll head back to the river for an intensely exhilarating day. And to top it off you’ll be doing it all in one of the most beautiful parts of Ecuador.On the way back to Quito we’ll stop at Papallacta Hot Springs for a well-earned soak in the volcanically heated mineral waters.

Itinerary
Day 1

Depart from Crossroads Café and Hostel, 7am. Drive to Baeza. On arrival you’ll be issued with wetsuits, life jackets and helmets. After a short drive to the put-in the Trip Leader will give a thorough safety briefing and conduct a swim test. Then you’ll split into groups for an intensive in-boat paddle practice with your guide. Once we set off we’re straight into the action but with some easier rapids to warm up. Along the way we’ll stop for a riverside picnic lunch. In the afternoon we’ll raft through the first canyons of the Quijos running big, technical rapids. At the end of the day we pull the boats into shore and take a short ten-minute walk up to the lodge where we have cold beer, hot showers and a good meal waiting for us. O/n lodge.

Day 2
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast we’ll pull on our wetsuits again and head back to the river for a lot more whitewater action. Today you should be prepared for one of the most exciting days of your life. And to top it off you’ll be doing it all in one of the most beautiful parts of Ecuador. This river is set to become a legend. From the take-out we’ll head back to Quito stopping at Papallacta Hot Springs for a well-earned soak in the volcanically heated mineral waters. Arrive approx. 8pm or spend a night at Papallacta.

Price: US$ 239 for a minimum group of 4 person

What to bring:
Swimsuit Sun block nice to have but not necessary:
Shorts Towel Cap
T-shirt Copy of passport Waterproof camera
River sandals or tennis shoes Dry change of clothes Sun glasses with retention strap
Insect repellent
Extra snacks and water

Price Includes:

Price Doesn’t Include:
Professional guides
Expert safety kayaker
All rafting equipment
wetsuits
Meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 2
Lodge accomodation
Transportation from/to Quito
Entry to the Papallacta hotsprings
Alcoholic drinks with meals
Personal expenses
Additional snacks and drinks
Tips