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2023 Trip Guide

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Our goal is to deliver amazing and memorable adventures by combining safety and fun in the beautiful rivers of Napo, Ecuador. The versatility of our certified guides and instructors, offer you the opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge whether you are a beginner or an expert in whitewater rafting & kayaking. Our passion is whitewater and we would love to show the magic and uniqueness of the Ecuadorian rivers to the whole world if possible!

Overview

This unique WHITEWATER KAYAK INSTRUCTION in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest will let you become a new and solid paddler. Our ACA certified instructors will customize this week according to your goals and skills. The course includes accommodation in PACHA ECOLODGE, all meals, complete kayak gear, kayak and ACA Instructor.
Besides being physically inside the water, our WHITEWATER KAYAK INSTRUCTION has much more to offer. Since everything is included in this trip, we like to say all you need is yourself. We offer not only the best and safest experience in Ecuador's most beautiful rivers, but also we keep the trip outside the water exciting too. Since we are a local Ecuadorian company and our staff lives in the area, we know the best and coolest places to eat and hang out. This guarantees that paddlers will make the most of their time, both inside and outside the water. No matter your previous experience, you will learn and make the most of your trip by becoming a new and solid paddler, and by living in the amazing Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest for one week. If you are a beginner and have the desire to learn how to properly and safely kayak, we are hands down your best option!
Starting at
$1400 USD
Per Person

Trip Highlights

  • Certified & Professional Instructor - Guide (ACA | IRF | SWRT)
  • Tropical paradise
  • Free running water
  • All inclusive

Our goal is to deliver amazing and memorable adventures by combining safety and fun in the beautiful rivers of Napo, Ecuador. The versatility of our certified guides and instructors, offer you the opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge whether you are a beginner or an expert in whitewater rafting & kayaking. Our passion is whitewater and we would love to show the magic and uniqueness of the Ecuadorian rivers to the whole world if possible!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking

Activity

  • Whitewater

Experience/Service

  • Instruction or Skills Clinic

Waterway

  • Whitewater Class I
  • Whitewater Class II
  • Whitewater Class III

Destination

  • South America

Length

  • 7 Days

Accomodation

  • Lodge or Resort-Based
  • Glamping

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Accreditation

  • Instructor Training

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

Quito Airport/Hotel

Tena/Archidona, Kayak Ecuador's Headquarters

We believe it is essential to not only teach students fundamental kayaking maneuvers, but to also prepare paddlers to mentally deal with problems that appear in the river. So, new kayakers have a worthwhile learning experience and they can improve their skills and abilities.

Day 1:

Hotel/Airport Pick Up and Transfer to Tena. Quito, the capital of the country is located 3 hours away from our Headquarters. We are going to travel from the Andean city of Quito (9 350,4 ft) to the Amazon basin. Afternoon session to select and learn all about our Kayaks and Gear

Day 2:

Confort & Roll practice on the Misahuallí River + Descent of Tena River The second day we try to work on underwater comfort and your combat roll. To vary the class, we will also work on basic paddling and strokes and Swift Water Rescue.

Day 3:

Descent of the Anzu River & Basic Strokes practice. Technique before strength...today we will learn how to use a few strokes but effectively. Practicing correct techniques of Ferrys, Eddies and Pill Outs will be part of the day.

Day 4:

REST DAY! Discover the area by yourself or book a massage!

Day 5:

Descent of the Napo River & T-Rescue + Self-Rescue Practice

Day 6:

Descent of the Middle Anzu River & Swift Water Rescue practice. To be a solid kayaker we must know how to act in case of emergencies. Today after the descent we will do scenarios and learn how to re-act.

Day 7:

Descent of the Inchillaqui River or Jatun Yacu River (depending on the group’s level) & Transfer to Quito.

Dates & Packages

Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Jungle Lodge Accommodation (6 nights) at "PACHA Ecolodge", All meals (3 a day), Cultural Experience, Intern Transfers, Airport Shuttle (Quito-Tena-Quito), Gear: Kayak, Helmet, Paddle, Skirt, Splash Jacket & PFD, ACA Instructor, Video Reference
We have over 25 kayaks to choose from, paddles, pfds, helmets etc. Different sizes, brands and models to make sure your gear fits perfectly before you touch the water.

What Guests Are Saying

I made the Kayak school for beginners with Santi. It was an amazing experience. Everyone was really friendly and competent. Santi is one of the best kayak guides in Ecuador. The landscapes that you are going to see are uniquely beautiful. You are going to see Ecuador from another perspective. Safety was a very important ...

- Rich - Düsseldorf, Germany
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Company Overview

It is very important for us to create among our visitor, awareness about the real and actual situation of natural water resources, geography, history, culture and environment; real fun comes along with real knowledge.

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Company Overview

It is very important for us to create among our visitor, awareness about the real and actual situation of natural water resources, geography, history, culture and environment; real fun comes along with real knowledge.

Learn More