Rafting

 

Overview

The Ríos Toachi and Blanco are a fantastic introduction to the rivers of Ecuador. Flowing off the coastal side of the Andes they have 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 day to remember.

 

The Rio Toachi is just one of many routes you can take email for availability.

Prepare for some great Rafting.

 

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Itinerary:

THE LONG RUN

1 DAY RAFTING TOUR

 

 

The day starts when we pick you up from your hotel or from our Meeting Point at Magic Bean (6.30am corner of Foch y Juan León Mera). We travel west down through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river. The trip will take about 3 hours.

Before setting off we will fit you with life jackets and helmets, give you a comprehensive safety briefing and train each crew in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river. Once on the river you can expect both the action of thrilling whitewater and the tranquility of drifting silently through tropical rainforests. So while you’re guaranteed to get wet you’ll also have the opportunity to be absorbed by the sounds of the forest and to see wildlife up close from our mobile “viewing platform”. Rafting time approx. 3½ hrs. (NB. From March to May we usually run the upper Blanco river – 43km, approx. 4½ hrs).

During the trip we’ll stop by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch including fresh tropical fruits and served with soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip we celebrate a fun day on the river with a few ice-cold beers and return to Quito (approx. 6.30-7.00pm).

 

River Grading: III - IV   (Depending on the time of year).

 

 

 

What's Included:

  • Includes:                                           
    • Professional guides
    • Top of the line rafting equipment
    • Delicious lunch plus snacks and beers
    • Transport ex Quito, and a safe, fun trip!

     

What's Not Included:

What to bring:

  • What to bring:
    • Swimsuit/shorts, T-shirt
    • Tennis shoes/river sandals
    • Sunglasses (with retention strap), baseball cap
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent
    • Towel, dry change of clothes.
    1. NB. During the months of March to May we highly recommend the use of a wetsuit. If you don’t have a wetsuit you can rent one. Cost is $5.

    Departures:  Daily.

     

Cost:

  • $87 US per person with minimum 4 people