enes +593-999-343-898 [email protected]


Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Birth Date*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step

Already a member?

  • Duckies in Jatun Yacu River

Inflatable Kayaks Jatun Yacu River – Half Day

(4 Reviews)
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account


Why Booking With Us?

  • Best customer service
  • Safe and secure visit
  • Online and secure Payment
  • Family Trip


Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.


[email protected]

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Duration: Half Day
  • Season: All year
  • Minimum Age: 7 years old
Tour Details

Paddling in an inflatable kayak in the Jatun Yacu river provides a perfect experience year round due to the natural river flowing free of dams, perfect weather, and perfect water temperature.

Book Now

Departure & Return Location

1. Kayak Ecuador Home Base (Teniente Hugo Ortiz Street | Panamericana E-45, next to the fireman station). Archidona – Napo, Ecuador.
2. Hotel pickup (Tena/Archidona)

– All our tours depart from Kayak Ecuador home base or pickup directly from your hotel.
– At the end of the tour we will drop you off at you hotel (Tena/Archidona) or finish in Kayak Ecuador Home Base*.
* Depending on your hotel location, extra charges might apply.

Meeting Time

15 Minutes Before Event Time

Price Includes

  • 2 hours of Paddling (aprox.)
  • Safety Kayaker
  • Certified and Professional Guides (IRF - International Rafting Federation, ACA - American Canoe Association)
  • Paddling Gear: Helmet, LifeJacket, Paddle and Semi-Dry Top
  • Intern Shuttle (Tena and Archidona)
  • First Aid Kit with a certified first aid guide

What to bring

  • Shirt o T-shirt: Quick dry preferably (NOT COTTON)
  • Insect repellant and sun screen
  • Pants, Shorts, or Leggings: Quick dry preferably
  • Bathing suit: Quick dry preferably
  • Shoes / closed toe shoes: Light hikes, anti-slip styling, keep in mind that they will get wet, that do not come off easily.

Not included

  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Transfers (outside the city)
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation


What to Expect
Running the Jatun Yacu river in a duckie boat with our company is unique for many reasons. First is the experience you will get by simply being in a duckie boat. Unlike running the river in a raft, the duckie provides a more personalized experience because tyou are in control of your trip. The duckie boat is a happy medium between a kayak and a raft. It provides the thrill of being closer to the water and thus every maneuver is greater and more intense, but also provides the safety and comfort of a raft.
Since you are in the boat with just the guide, you can be as adventurous or relaxed as you want by telling the guide you want to hit big waves and curves or by asking to avoid them. By the end of the experience, you will feel as though you made a friend on the trip which adds value and memory to your experience.
The beauty of the Jatun Yacu and Iluculin rivers that you see on this trip is unparalleled. The size of these rivers is not only impressive, but the views available all day long will leave you with a magical feeling. You will be surrounded by lush Amazonian jungle, hear the sounds of the birds only found in this region, see exotic flowers and plants, and marvel at the jungle covered mountains in the distance.
We operate in 2 frequencies
08:00 | Hotel Pick Up (TENA)
08:00-08:45 | Transfer to River Entrance
08:45-09:00 | Safety Talk
09:15 | Duckie Experience Starts!
10:30 | Water Break & Picture Time at Iloculin
12:15 | Exit in Santa Rosa and Hotel Transfer (TENA)

14:00 | Hotel Pick Up (TENA)
14:00-14:45 | Transfer to River Entrance
14:45-15:00 | Safety Talk
15:15 | Duckie Experience Starts!
16:30 | Water Break & Picture Time at Iloculin
17:15 | Exit in Santa Rosa and Hotel Transfer (TENA)
Geographic Information: The Jatun Yacu River is 45 minutes from the city of Tena in the Llanganates National Park.
Tour Total Duration: 4 hours aprox.
Water Temperature: 15 ºC to 19 ºC | 59 ºF to 48 ºF
Altimetry: 725 MASL – Start | 400 MASL – End
Climate: 24 ºC to 34 ºC / 75 ºF to 93 ºF. Tropical humid forest
Inflatable Kayaks Distance: Jatun Yacu River 12 km
Inflatable Kayaks time: 2 hours aprox.
River Class: Class III, Intermediate.
Peak Season: June, July, August and December (Be aware for reservations).
Rafting JatunYacu travel map
4 Reviews
Sort By:RatingDate

Koji K

Solo Traveller

Fué una salida de un dia, fuimos en un bus comodo desde quito hasta la Amazonia, donde iniciamos una aventura increíble rio abajo.
La staff de Kayak Ecuador son muy profesionales con la seguridad y los detalles que hacen que la aventura sea increíble.
Debo remarcar que fuí a esta aventura con mi madre que ya está sobre los 64 años, ella lo disfruto demasiado, está muy feliz y con ganas de repetirlo.

July 12, 2018

Luz Maria Zornoza

Solo Traveller

Todos los guías son muy buena onda, te hacen sentir muy cómodo y te dan la confianza y seguridad porque cuentan con todo el material y equipos necesarios para ello. Asimismo, realizan charlas de seguridad muy completas antes de iniciar el recorrido del rafting. Los paisajes son increíbles y la comida es muy rica. Además, puedes solicitar el paquete que incluye fotos y durante todas las actividades te filman. El personal conoce muy bien las rutas y cuentan con mucha experiencia.

June 7, 2018

Nicolas J

Solo Traveller

Una experiencia demasiado divertida! Los guías están muy capacitados y nos explicaron todo de la manera más clara. La ruta por el río Jatunyacu es divertida y segura. Definitivamente algo que vale la pena hacerlo y repetirlo

August 17, 2017

David D

Solo Traveller

Descenso con rafting del Jatunyaku genial. Los guías a parte de ser expertos son un grupo de chicos jóvenes muy simpáticos. Fue un día genial y como digo en mi título, ya estoy mirando a ver que día vuelvo!

January 30, 2017