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  • Kayak students in a river in Tena, Napo in Ecuador.

Whitewater Kayak Instruction | 4 days

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  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
  • Season: All year
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
Tour Details

Whitewater Kayak Instruction | 4 days is created for beginners interested in learning how to properly and safely kayak. During these 4 days you are going to learn everything you need to go to the river by yourself! 

Importante note: if you are a “solo” traveller and you are willing to have a private kayaking school, an extra 30,00% will be charged in your final payment. 

Departure & Return Location

1. Kayak Ecuador Home Base (Teniente Hugo Ortiz Street | Panamericana E-45 – 600m from the Jumandy Caverns from north to south, in front of the “Yanayacu” bus stop). 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

  • Gear: Kayak, Helmet, Paddle, Skirt, Splash Jacket & PFD
  • ACA Instructors (American Canoe Association)
  • Lunch (x4)
  • River Transfers (Hotel - River - Hotel) in Tena/Archidona
  • 4 days of Professional Instruction

What to bring

  • Shoes / shoes that cover the fingers (keep in mind that they will get wet) and that do not come off easily
  • Bathing suit
  • Pants, Shorts, or Leggings (Quick Dry preferably)
  • T-Shirt or Shirt (Quick Dry preferably) NOT COTTON
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellant
  • Water Bottle
  • Rain Coat

Not included

  • Tips
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transfers from other cities


What to Expect
Whitewater Kayak Instruction | 4 days is designed for people who have zero experience in white water kayaking. For 4 days we will learn the basics of kayaking and safety in the river and beyond. This course is recommended for people who are interested in kayaking on their own but who want to have solid foundations and feel confident in their abilities.
The instructors of Kayak Ecuador are patient and have a lot of experience, so they will adapt to the different needs of the student. We will show you the strokes and techniques in all possible ways so that your learning curve is much more aggressive.
In the case that you already have a safe roll and you can descend rivers of classification II-III, we recommend you to follow our section of Guided Kayak Tours.
DAY 1 | Confort & Roll practice on the Misahuallí River + Descent of Tena River
DAY 2 | Descent of the Anzu River & Basic Strokes practice
DAY 3 | Descent of the Napo River & T-Rescue + Self-Rescue Practice
DAY 4 | Descent of the Middle Misahuallí River & Eddy and Ferries practice
Geographic Information: Tena-Archidona are the perfect cities to learn this sport, due to its proximity to the rivers class I and II.
Water Temperature: 15 ºC to 19 ºC | 59 ºF to 48 ºF
Altimetry: 500 MASL – Start | 450 MASL – End
Climate: 24 ºC to 34 ºC / 75 ºF to 93 ºF. Tropical humid forest
Kayak Distance: Tena River 6 km | Anzu River 12 km | Napo River 15 km | Misahuallí River 7 km |
Kayaking time per day: 5 hours aprox. 
River Class: Class I and II, beginner.
Kayaks and Gear: We have more than 25 kayaks for different weights and heights, ensuring your comfort.
Peak Season: June, July, August and December (Be aware for reservations).

Napo, Ecuador.

Its capital is Tena. The province contains the Napo River. The thick rainforest is home to many natives that remain isolated by preference, descendants of those who fled the Spanish invasion in the Andes, and the Incas years before. This province is one of the many located in Ecuador’s section of the Amazon Rainforest. In Napo province are also Antisana Ecological Reserve and Limoncocha National Biological Reserve.
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3 Reviews
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David G 7872

Couple Traveller

El curso de Kayak sobrepasó por completo mis expectativas. El proceso y los métodos de aprendizaje son excelentes. Comienzas desde cero y terminas listo para correr rápidos. Los equipos son excelentes. La seguridad es inmejorable. Y por último los ríos y los paisajes que se pueden ver son espectaculares. Al terminar solo puedes pensar en cuando vas a poder regresar.

June 7, 2018


Solo Traveller

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 aspect for Kayak Ecuador. The feelings and emotions that you are going to have there are just something different. I totally recommend Kayak Ecuador and will definitely come back again.

April 21, 2018


Solo Traveller

With Kayak Ecuador I have been treated so well. Love the detail to safety, the openness, friendliness they treat everyone. You are a friend from the very first hello. They make you feel so welcome that you don’t want to leave.

April 16, 2018