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Rafting Tours in Ecuador - Headwaters Run - 1 Day

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Headwaters Run - 1 Day

Duration: 1 Day
Level of difficulty: Challenging
River Grading:  IV-IV+


The Quijos is set to become Ecuador’s premier whitewater trip with mile after mile of class IV-IV+ rapids and spectacular jungle scenery. Expect to run more whitewater in a day than you’d do in a week elsewhere. This trip is for experienced rafters that are confident swimmers.

What to bring: For on the river: swimsuit/shorts spray jacket, tennis shoes/river sandals, sunglasses (with retention strap), baseball cap, sunscreen, insect repellent. For off the river: dry change of clothes (long-sleeved shirt, long pants and a light jumper), shoes/boots, personal items (i.e. Toiletries / medication).

Please note: Tour may be shared with other groups.

Rafting Tours in Ecuador - Headwaters Run - 1 Day
Rafting Tours in Ecuador - Headwaters Run - 1 Day
Rafting Tours in Ecuador - Headwaters Run - 1 Day


Depart from designated meeting point. Drive to Baeza. On arrival you’ll be issued with life jackets and helmets. After a short drive to the put-in the Trip Leader will give a thorough safety briefing and conduct a swim test. Then you’ll split into groups for an intensive in-boat paddle practice with your guide. Once we set off we’re straight into the action but with some easier rapids to warm up. Along the way we’ll stop for a riverside picnic lunch. In the afternoon we’ll raft through the first canyons of the Quijos running big, technical rapids including the famous “ El Toro” and the spectacular Linares canyon.

Prices 2014 per person: $353 per person (min. 4 pax)

The Price includes:

  • Professional guides
  • Expert safety kayaker for every two boats
  • All rafting equipment
  • Transport
  • Meals as stated

Does not includes:

  • Additional drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Entry to Papallacta Hot Springs
Departures:October to February with a minimum of 4 people.
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