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Rafting Jondachi River – Full Day

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  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Season: All year
  • Minimum Age: 14 years old
Tour Details

Rafting in the beautiful Jondachi and Hollín rivers provides a perfect 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 a 40 minute jungle trek to the river, a visit to el Gran Cañón (an exclusive swimming hole), and lunch.

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
  • First Aid Kit with a certified first aid guide
  • Guided visit to “Gran Cañón del Jondachi”
  • Satellite tracking KAYAK ECUADOR: We have satellite phone to monitor the operation during the tour.

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


What to Expect
Simply due to the fact that there are very few places on earth with the stunning scenery and level of biodiversity that can be seen while trekking and rafting in the Jondachi and Hollín rivers provides a singular experience. The full day adventure will keep you amazed between the jungle trek, the swimming, the class IV rapids, and being engulfed in bright green Amazonian vegetation.


The plants, flowers, insects, and animals seen and talked about on the jungle trek is an educational experience that you can’t see or get anywhere else. Jumping and swimming in the refreshing waters of el Gran Cañon while being surrounded by untouched jungle makes you feel like you are in a movie because the beauty feels unreal.
Both rivers provide their own type of excitement. The Jondachi river is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world because of its clear water, surrounding canyons, and smooth granite rocks. The Hollín river has even more character with grander rapids, bigger water, and more adrenaline while also providing recovery pools for swimming and relaxing. Not to mention, all rivers that feed into these two rivers come in the form of waterfalls, so there is no shortage of beautiful waterfalls of all shapes and sizes to be seen while rafting.
The lunch had is no exception to the fun because we stop in the middle of the river/jungle to eat, which is sure to be a memorable experience. On top of the enthusiastic, professional, and knowledgeable guides, the friends that you make on the trip adds to the overall enjoyment of the rafting experience.
07:30 | Hotel Pick Up
07:30-08:00 | Transfer to River Entrance (Mondayacu Community)

08:00-09:30 | Trekking
09:30-10:00 | Guided Visit to “The Gran Cañón”
10:15 | Safety Talk
10:30 | Rafting Starts!
12:30-13:30 | Lunch
13:30-16:00 | Rafting
16:15 | Exit in Santo Domingo Community and Hotel Transfer

Geographic Information: The entrance to the Jondachi River is located 15 minutes from Archidona. The Hollín River rises from the Sumaco volcano and joins the Jondachi River at Cotundo.
Tour Total Duration: 7-8 hours aprox.
Water Temperature: Jondachi River: 15 ºC to 20 ºC (59 ºF to 48 ºF) | Hollín River: 17 ºC to 19 ºC (62 ºF to 66 ºF)
Altimetry: 754 MASL – Start | 605 MASL – End
Climate: 24 ºC to 34 ºC / 75 ºF to 93 ºF. Tropical humid forest
Rafting Distance: Jatun Yacu River 20 km | Hollín River 18 km
Rafting time: 5 hours aprox.
River Class: Class III & VI, intermediate to advanced
Peak Season: June, July, August and December (Be aware for reservations).
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Francisco R

Family Traveller

He efectuado muchas veces en diferentes ríos el rafting, pero como este río JAMAS…uno de los más bellos del planeta, bajando del medio altiplano de Los Andes directamente a la Amazonía, ríos cargados de sedimentos para regar esas fértiles tierras amazónicas.
La actividad es alucinante y para que hablar del equipo de Kayak Ecuador…hasta el momento lo MEJOR del Napo, ¡muy profesionales con equipamiento de LUJO!

August 9, 2018

Luz Maria

Family 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.

May 1, 2018

Victor Pstc

Solo Traveller

Una equipo excepcional de monitores, entusiastas y entregados en su trabajo, que cuidan la seguridad ante todo peronsin olvidar hacerlo pasar bien. Repetiré siempre que pase por Tena. El sitio es maravilloso, y cualquier actividad que propongan es un éxito garantizado

January 30, 2017
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