Rafting in Tena Ecuador Jatunyacu River. The most acclaimed river for whitewater rafting in Tena, great waves, incredible landscape and a lot of fun!
As a majestic, sensational and fun river, The Rio Grande, as translated from the native language Quechua, is perfect for beginners and experienced adventurers. Its great volume rapids and the beautiful landscape make this river a perfect sample of our Amazon region.
The trip begins at 8.30 am at the Café Tortuga. We head out into the jungle for about 45 minutes to our put-in site near the village of Cando.
Before setting off we will fit you with a life jacket and helmet, give you a comprehensive safety briefing, introduce you to your guide, and then train your team in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river. Once ready the boat will push off from shore and within moments you will find yourself being drenched in the first rapids, Pimpilala being one of the biggest. After this first shot of adrenaline the fun continues as you crash through walls of whitewater, explore a hidden canyon, drift silently along sheer river cliffs, and take a swim in the refreshing waters.
During the trip we’ll stop on an expansive beach by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch that includes fresh tropical fruits and is served with soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip we celebrate a great day out with a few ice-cold beers or sodas. The drive from the take-out back to Tena takes about ten minutes. Arrival time is approximately 4pm but may be earlier or later depending on the river level.
Season: All year
Price: 65USD per person
Certified guide, safety kayaker, travel insurance, transportation to the river and back to Tena, high quality equipment, a delicious lunch, pictures of the trip and an unforgettable experience.
Requirements: Good health, minimum age of 12 and the will to have a great time!