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2 Day Rafting and Wildlife Tour in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest
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Adventurous Jungle Safari in Ecuador

Kayak Ecuador invite you to join their complete jungle and rafting experience. Immerse yourself in the exuberant nature of the impressive Amazonian rain forest and prepare to be surprised by the rich wildlife of the jungle and the wonderful views of the rivers. Visit beautiful lagoons, see the giant Ceibo in the Pununo community, and witness the making process of chocolate on a local cacao plantation. All these await you during this one of a kind Amazonian safari.

Key information

  • Minimum group size: 3 persons
  • Children policy: Minimum age of participation is four years old, depending on child's weight
  • Starting point and ending point: Archidona or Tena
  • Park fees are included

Highlights

  • 2 hours of rafting
  • Complete rafting equipment
  • Certified and professional guides
  • Entrances to parks and attractions
  • Guided tour at an organic chocolate farm
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Chocolate dessert

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at Hostería Orchids Paradise located in the Archidona Canton, province of Napo, near Tena, just three hours away from the city of Quito. The facilities combine peace, comfort, and excellent attention to the environment, ecological conservation, and biodiversity of the Amazon rain forest.

Hostería Orchids Paradise is located at 650 meters above sea level, with facilities spread over 22 hectares on the banks of the headwaters of the Misahualli River. Its construction with local materials is in complete harmony with the jungle environment, while providing all amenities to make your stay an unforgettable experience amidst the Amazonian Ecuador.

All rooms are equipped with electricity, hot water, and fans. There are no TVs or phones, since its design and surroundings encourage relaxation. The rustic style of the buildings and use of local materials ensure integration with nature, while making an invitation to explore the surrounding flora and fauna.

An ecological pool features on an area of ​​316 square meters, with three different levels of depth that help both children and adults enjoy a refreshing moment surrounded by lush trees and the majestic scenery of the mountains of the Macaws.

Ecological trails allow you to explore the natural richness of the Ecuadorian Amazon. On the way you can observe the endemic flora of the area, ornamental plants, fruit trees, and admire the lush wildlife, a great diversity of birds and some species of monkeys in their natural habitat.

Program

You will begin with the rafting. You can have more adrenaline by choosing the Class III section of the beautiful Jatun Yacu River, or an easier and softer Class II section to enjoy the wonderful view of the Napo River. No matter which one you choose, you'll be surrounded by the exuberant nature of the impressive Amazonian rain forest.

After an exciting half-day of rafting, comes a delicious lunch. Then prepare yourself to be surprised by the jungle's wildlife. You will begin your tour with a guided visit to a water safari where younger and older participants alike can join. Your first stop will be to visit a beautiful lagoon where you can see birds, monkeys, and other species, from a non-motorized canoe.

Then, you'll take a short walk (five minutes) to watch the giant Ceibo from the Pununo community. This legendary tree will surprise you with its energy and size.

To finalize, you will be taken to see how chocolate is made in the Ecuadorian Amazonia; you will go to a cacao plantation from a local community. You'll be able to distinguish the fruit and its various colors. Afterward, you will help to prepare a delicious chocolate dessert. You will peal and toast the cocoa seeds to taste the ancestral dish.

Schedule

  • 08:00 Pick-up from your hotel
  • 08:00 - 08:45 Transport to the river
  • 08:45 - 09:00 Chat about safety and commands
  • 09:15 Rafting adventure starts
  • 12:15 End of the rafting
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Transfer to Misahuallí
  • 14:45 - 15:30 Water safari on a canoe through the lagoon
  • 16:00 - 16:45 Guided visit to the giant Ceiba
  • 16:45 - 18:45 Guided visit to the cocoa organic farm, including preparation, voluntary participation to the making of chocolate, chocolate dessert.

Note: Activities might vary according to availability and natural disasters. They do not accept people who have respiratory problems or cardiovascular diseases.

Location

This safari will take you to the Amazonian rain forest in Ecuador, on the Napo or Jatun Yacu rivers, 20 to 45 minutes from Tena.

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • River

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

During your stay, you will be provided with lunch and dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day. A chocolate dessert will also be offered at the cocoa farm.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Canoe ride and visit to the museum of indigenous culture
  • Caves exploration
  • City tour in the cities of Archidona and Tena
  • Excursion in the forest protected cracks
  • Jungle trekking and waterfalls visits
  • Route to the Sacred Valley of the Anaconda
  • Shamanic night

What's included

  • 2 hours of rafting
  • Aquatic safari, giant Ceibo, artisanal chocolate
  • Guided tour of an organic chocolate farm
  • Entrances to parks and attractions
  • Certified and professional guides (IRF - International Rafting Federation, ACA - American Canoe Association)
  • Complete rafting equipment, like helmet, life jacket, remo, and semi-dry jacket
  • Internal transportation (within the city of Tena, there may be surcharges depending on the location)
  • First aid kit with WAFA certified trip leader
  • Safety kayaker
  • Chocolate dessert
  • Meals as stated
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Additional transfers from and to other cities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Props
  • Taxes

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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