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Rafting Jatunyacu River – Full Day

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

Rafting in the Jatun Yacu river provides a perfect and safe rafting experience all year round due to the natural river flowing free of dams, perfect weather, and perfect water temperature. The full day rafting trip includes lunch and visit to a local Kichwa community.

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

  • 5 hours of Rafting (aprox.)
  • Safety Kayaker
  • Certified and Professional Guides (IRF - International Rafting Federation, ACA - American Canoe Association)
  • Rafting Gear: Helmet, Lifejacket, Paddle and Semi-Dry Top
  • Intern Shuttle (Tena and Archidona)
  • Lunch Buffet
  • First Aid Kit with a certified first aid guide
  • Guided Visit to Local Community “Shandia” and Handicraft Shopping

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
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transfers (outside the city)
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation


What to Expect
Our adventure in the Jatun Yacu river will offer you an unforgettable experience in the 7-8 hours spent with Kayak Ecuador. Jumping on a raft with us and feeling the adrenaline of running this class III river will remind you why you are alive.


Our carefully selected guides will make you laugh and enjoy every part of the day while also keep you feeling safe and at ease. The natural beauty you are surrounded all day long, from crystal clear water to the colorful orchids blooming on the mountain sides, will leave you in awe. While some parts of the river pump you full of energy, other parts are smooth and relaxing, allowing you to float down the river.

You will also have the opportunity to stop on an island and meet and interact with a Kichwa community which is a unique experience that you can only get here in the Amazon Jungle.

By the end of the day, you will feel satisfied with your experience and feel the nature and culture of this area in such a short time.
08:00 | Hotel Pick Up
08:00-08:45 | Transfer to River Entrance (Cando Community)
08:45-09:00 | Safety Talk
09:15 | Rafting Starts!
10:30 | Water Break & Picture Time at Iluculín river
12:00-13:00 | Lunch, Games, and Guided Visit to “Shandia” Community
13:00-15:00 | Rafting
15:15 | Exit in Puerto Napo and Hotel Transfer
Geographic Information: The Jatun Yacu River is 45 minutes from the city of Tena in the Llanganates National Park.
Tour Total Duration: 7-8 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
Rafting Distance: Jatun Yacu River 24 km | Napo River 3 km
Rafting time: 5 hours aprox.
River Class: Class III, Intermediate
Peak Season: June, July, August and December (Be aware for reservations).
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Mike L

Couple Traveller

Excelente dia! Top notch outfit. Very safety concious, superior guides that speak excellent English. Go with these guys!

June 7, 2018


Group Traveller

Bajar este hermoso rio Jatum Yacu con su emocionante caudal, anchos canales para escoger, como para todos los gustos. Ver el verde obscuro de los bosques de la sierra, de las orillas, concentrarse en los rizos del las crestas del rio pues es una grata experiencia que vale la pena repetir. Que mejor que disfrutarla con un grupo de talentosos y comprometidos guias que con toda la seguridad y excelentes equipos pueden sentar la base de seguridad necesaria para asi disfrutar estos paisajes que distinguen la excitante y atractiva AMAZONIA. Asi es que gracias y recomendable TOTAL…

June 1, 2018

Kristy W

Group Traveller

I have been rafting in the US for the past 5 years and am an experienced rafter. Last year we did a private trip on the Grand Canyon and we recognize experienced river people. I can say this company takes you to the big water, their guides help you to maximize the fun and are very experienced. This company is excellently organized and safety is their highest priority. They know how to make a crew feel safe and care that their passengers have an excellent experience. The riverside lunch stop was delightfully fun and the lunch was wonderfully prepared. I can’t say enough great things about this company and crew.

August 17, 2017

Sebastián L

Couple Traveller

Fue lo mejor , muy profesionales pero súper divertido ! Te generan confianza y pues solo debes disfrutar al máximo !

March 23, 2017
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