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Quijos River Rafting

Quijos River Rafting

per person
Cost: $144

Just about 1h:30´ heading east from Quito a drive over the eastern slopes of the Andes takes you to the world’s largest hydrographic drainage: The Amazon Basin. Thorugh the Andean tundra sloping down from the snowcapped Antisana volcano, we descend to the cloud forest valley of El Chaco. This place neighboring Baeza (whitewater capital of Ecuador) is sourounded by productive farms and decorated by a series of waterfalls and tropical forests that collect all water and humidity from the basin and glacier meltdown to create the impressive flow of the Quijos River. This river is named after the old inhabitants of the area, who fiercly resisted the Spanish forces commanded by Gonzalo Pizarro who in turn, seeked to find forest of cinnamon and rich civilizations to plunder.

Join us any friday night to enjoy a rich historic narration inside a riverside hot tub in Cabanas Tres Rios. The following day amidst a cloud forest environment, we will take you rafting through some of the crazy and fun rapids guided by expert raftguides. Enjoy our delicious lunch in a riverside pristine beach. Dinner awaits back at the cabin and the great nature hearted breakfast will give you energy to keep exploring the neighboring waterfalls or the bird watching trails nearby. Feel free to also chill in a river front hammock. We are waiting for you!

  • Level
  • Duration
    3 days (read description)
  • Activity
  • Age Range
  • Suggested Number of Participants
  • Temporality
  • Languages
    English – Spanish
  • Includes
    Local Expert
    1 box lunch
    2 dinners
    2 breakfasts
    River Equipment

Combine this trip with: Floating down an Amazonian river, Rio Escuela Kayak.

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  • Rafting in a world class river
  • Cloud forest
  • Hot tub in the middle of the cloud forest
  • Sleep to the river stereo
  • Fabulous landscapes and waterfalls
  • House food
  • Birds of the cloud forest

Tour Location

Borja (vía al Chaco), Provincia de Napo

Alfredo Meneses National guide of Ecuador specialized in the Cuyabeno (rainforest). First ecuadorian white wáter guide. He made various expeditions within Ecuador and opened the Galapagos as destiny for adventure travel. Alfredo has worked with many international outfitters, and has paddled the most iconic rivers in the world such as the Zambezi, Nilo, Apurímac, Bio Bio, among others. He is a great host and very fun character to tag along. He is also the cofounder of Neotropic Expeditions with base in Quito, Galápagos and Colombia.
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