Kayaking Courses

Banos Ecuador, Kayaking school, courses and lessons in Ecuador, the best rivers, excellent instructors, beautiful scenery and top notch equipment. Only Imagine Ecuador can make your vacation one to remember for a life!


We have a passion for kayaking and love sharing it with others. Our trips accommodate a variety of needs and experience levels. Whether you’re looking for beginner or intermediate kayak instruction, private instruction or stand up paddle boarding lessons, we’re happy to help you!

Prerequisites:  No previous experience is required! This course is designed for those of you interested in learning to kayak, or those of you interested in refining your basic skills. Perhaps you have taken an beginner kayak course before but still need to hone those basic skills. If you have little or no on-water experience and are looking to refine your technique and improve your strokes, this is the course for you!


Four Day Beginner Kayak Course

Day 1: The first day, you will be introduced to whitewater kayaks and paddling gear. You’ll discover you CAN easily get out of the boat, and we’ll learn a few basic strokes to put you in control.

Before lunch you will gain the confidence to take an afternoon trip down a short, easy section of river!

Once on the river, you’ll begin to learn how to maneuver your sleek river craft and be introduced to the mysteries of the T-Rescue – a cool method for coming right back up if you tip over.

Day 2: The next morning your instructor will introduce basic skills and maneuvers, such as forward strokes, high/low braces, eddy turns, and finally the Eskimo roll. These skills will form a strong foundation on which to build throughout the class. The afternoon will be spent on the river, applying such skills, testing abilities, and gaining confidence on the water. While we will stick to the easy rapids, you’ll begin to feel the freedom of moving around on the river, going where you want to go!

Day 3 & 4: By day 3, you’ll continue to hone the basic skills learned in days 1 and 2, as well as start playing in the rapids, learning your limits of stability, risking tip-overs and discovering the fun and excitement the river holds. Before long, you will begin to anticipate your next move, reacting to each and every wave. By the end of day 4 you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to start running rapids!


Swimsuit, towel, sandals with straps, sunglasses with retention strap, baseball cap, sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent and water bottle (1 litre)


Professional guide/instructor, kayak plus all personal equipment, private transportation, lunch, purified water and and unsurpassed safety.

DescriptionLength 1 person private2 people 3 people  
Kayaking course1 day$250 $250 $375
Kayaking course 2 days$500 $500$750
Kayaking course3 days$750 $750$1125



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