TOACHI AND BLANCO RIVERS

CLASS III-IV

Rafting Toachi & Blanco Rivers, Class III-IV

Area: Santo Domingo de los Colorados.

  • The river is located in the western Andes slopes.
  • The weather is usually warm, the water of the river is not cold.
  • Experience is not necessary for this trip. Perfect for beginners and experienced.

ITINERARY:

07h00 Drive to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
10h00 Arrive to river. Safety talk. Snacks.
11h00 Rafting starts!!
13h30 Riverside lunch buffet
14h00 Rafting continues
16h00 Rafting finishes. Drive back to Quito
19h00 Arrive to Quito.

Ecuador Rafting

Rafting trips includes:

  • Specialized rafting guides
  • Complete rafting gear
  1. Raft
  2. Paddle
  3. Helmet
  4. Life jacket
  5. Spray jacket
  • Private transportation from/to Quito
  • Riverside lunch snacks and beverages, and cold beers at the end of the trip.

What should you bring?

  1. Small camera
  2. Copy of your passport
  3. Towel
  4. River sandals
  5. Quick drying shorts and shirt
  6. Dry clothes to change after the rafting
  7. Cash for extra expenses or tips.

Trip price: $ 175 per person

Contact us for more information or reservations

We hope to see you soon in one of our trips!

 

Napo Jungle Expedition

This 3-day jungle expedition, is a real unique expedition that takes you from the beginning of the jungle into the Ecuadorian Rain forest. We will make our way through the Napo River, one of the main tributaries of the mythical Amazonas river. At the beginning we will face the wild rapids of the Napo river called by the natives "Jatunyacu" that means in English "Big Water" .
visit kichua communities, museums, hikes, caves, native animals, luxury camping, ecolodges, good food and much more.

DAY 1: HOT SPRINGS PAPALLACTA/JUMANDY CAVES/ TENA/ NIGHT AT A LODGE IN THE JUNGLE
We will depart from Quito to Tena, going through the Andes,the volcanic activity offer you fantastic hot springs in Papallacta to relax at the beginning of the expedition, after a great time in the hot springs we will drive to a traditional restaurant in the area, Gina?s restaurant where we are having a traditional trout Al vapor, frita or en salsa de champiñones.

We will make an stop in the region's best-known system of caves. Named after the indigenous general who supposedly hid here before leading an uprising against the Spanish in 1578, The caves have long been venerated by local Kichwa communities.

Walk in to the Jumandy caverns and see the different formations, swim through pools and walk for about an hour into the caves then drive to Archidona where we are going to have a delicious native dessert (worms!! optional), Then drive to Tena, Tena is a pretty little town in the middle of the jungle and place where we will supply with food and gear. Here we will meet our Barefoot kichua Guides who help us to go deep in the jungle, later we will go to a jungle lodge located at the side of Tena river "Establo de Tomas" where we are going to spend the night.

Departure from Quito at: 08:00
Papallacta:09:45
Gina restaurant: 12:00
Jumandy caves:14:00
Archidona: 16:00
Tena: 17:00
Lodge: 18:00
Dinner: 20:00

DAY 2 (OPTION 1): RAFTING CLASS III JATUNYACU/ SHORT HIKE IN JUNGLE/ CAMPING IN FRONT OF THE NAPO RIVER
In the morning we are going to prepare all our gear and take the rafts to the river. Since we start here we won't have any other transportation different than the river until the camp site.
In a pretty place with lakes an waterfalls our guides are going to give you the instructions to pass the rapids in a safe way. We will paddle in rapids class III-III+ for the whole day .

At the middle of the trip we are going to stop to have a lunch, then take a little walk trough a canyon. Our expert guides are going to show you the many different kind of plants and animals in the way. Finally, after a long day of paddling we will stop in beach at the side of the river to prepare our camping site and our guides will prepare a delicious dinner.

Rafting class III
Breakfast at the lodge 08:00
Rafting Starts at Cando: 10:00
Lunch 13:30
Camping in the union of the Napo river an Anzu River, with complete deluxe camping gear.
Dinner.

DAY 2 (OPTION 2): RAFTING CLASS III JATUNYACU/ SHORT HIKE IN JUNGLE/LODGE AT THE JUNGLE " COTOCOCHA"
In the morning we are going to prepare all our gear and take the rafts to the river. In a pretty place with lakes an waterfalls our guides are going to give you the instructions to pass the rapids in a safe way. We will paddle in rapids class III-III+ for the whole day, Since we start we won't have any other transportation different than the river until we get to the lodge.

At the middle of the trip we are going to stop to have a lunch, then take a little walk through a canyon. Our expert guides are going to show you the many different kind of plants and animals in the way. Finally, after a long day of paddling we will stop at the lodge and enjoy part of the evening and night at Cotococha Ecolodge, where we are having a great dinner and some warm cosy beds.

Breakfast at the lodge 08:00
Rafting Starts at Cando: 10:00
Lunch 13:30
Arrive to Cotococha lodge 17:30
Dinner 20:00
Walk in the jungle by night (optional).

Day 3: PUNTA AHUANO / ANIMAL RESERVE AMAZOONICO/ INDIGENOUS MUSEUM / INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
Drive to Punta Ahuano Take a boat to the Animal Reserve where you can see all jungle native fauna "Amazonian" where much of the native animals are visible, and then take a tour in an indigenous museum where you can see all the weapons they had and tools made of trees and materials found in the area as clothing as well, there you can practice your hunting abilities with a traditional weapon the "servatana", Drive back to Quito.

Breakfast at 7:30
Drive to Punta Ahuano at 8:00
Boat ride to Amazoonico and kichua museum and community
Back to Quito 14:00
Arrive to Quito about 18:00

TRIP PRICE OPTION 1: $355
TRIP PRICE OPTION 2: $375

South American Explorers Quito discount 10%

Includes:

  • Specialized rafting guides
  • Complete rafting gear
  1. Raft
  2. Paddle
  3. Helmet
  4. Life jacket
  5. Spray jacket
  • Private transportation from/to Quito
  • Riverside lunch snacks and beverages, and cold beers at the end of the trip.
  • Rafting and jungle specialized guides
  • All meals

Complete Camping gear

  • Tents
  • Mattres
  • Sleeping
  • Bathroom tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • BBQ

Jungle Lodge two nights option 2

What to bring:

  • Swimsuit - Something practical geared for active use.
  • Sunblock - Remember, the sun hits the hardest in the Equator and there is a reason why Ecuador is called Ecuador.
  • Bug repellent - for the Amazon jungle you might need something stronger that you can treat your clothing with
  • Good walking shoes. No need to take your heavy duty hiking boots unless you are going to trek the Andes mountains. A light shoe that is sturdy enough to handle rocky terrain is good enough. Please keep in mind that lighter is better.
  • River Sandals. Chacos Sandals are fantastic. Tevas are OK as well. Just make sure they stay in your feet if you have an active walk to tackle.
  • Quick-dry shorts (Two or three)
  • T-shirts and short sleeve shirts (Quick-dry)
  • One sweatshirt, fleece or warm top (i.e. Patagonia fleece)
  • One waterproof shell
  • One pair of hiking pants
  • Camera and lots of (digital memory)film

Disposable underwater camera (or underwater protection for your standard camera) to take photos of the wild life while rafting

  • Basic toiletries and prescription medicine
  • One small flashlight
  • First aid kit for traveling. This is necessary if you are traveling alone. If you go with Barefoot Expeditions we always have a first aid kit with us.
  • Zip lock bags
  • Extra batteries, extra tapes, extra film, extra digital memory
  • Passport and a copy of it
  • Travel insurance
  • Credit card, Travelers Checks, US Cash. This depends on the length of your trip. For example if you are traveling for a week and have no time to deal with local Ecuadorian banks then we suggest to carry about $1,000 (cash + travelers' checks) in small bills so that you can do the shopping that you need. Remember, small bills is important. If you pay with a $50 dollar bill you will be waiting quite a bit for your change. $10 and $20 dollar bills are OK
  • Binoculars

Contact us for more information or reservations

We hope to see you soon in one of our trips!

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