domingo, 19 de diciembre de 2010

Kayaking Ecuador

Whitewater Kayaking Ecuador

Our specialty is leading whitewater kayaking trips of all levels—from Class II through Class V. We lead our trips on Ecuador's best tropical whitewater, which just happens to be right in our backyard.

We are dedicated to providing expert guidance and instruction on the best whitewater in Ecuador to ensure you have the kayaking vacation of a lifetime!

Imagine Ecuador offers fun, professionally-organized adventure whitewater kayaking trips. We've had the pleasure of seeing smiles on the faces of thousands of satisfied travellers that joined us for a river trip and ended up having the time of their lives.


Imagine Ecuador offers whitewater kayaking trips, kayaking school, courses, kayaking tours and expeditions in Baños, Puyo, Tena, Macas, Quijos, Toachi and Blanco river near Quito.

Top ten white water rivers in Ecuador best tropical kayaking tours.

Come to experience a great white waterKayaking Adventure whit us today!!

Ecuador has quickly earned its well deserved reputation as one of the world's top kayaking destinations. Ecuador's jungle boasts more rivers per square mile than almost anywhere else in the world.
Ecuador has a greater concentration of rivers than any other town , making it easy to access a lot of different runs all from one comfortable base. The whitewater you will find among these runs includes everything from class II, for those just getting their feet wet in the sport, to class V for experts.

Whitewater kayaking school

Four days kayak school.

Ecuador is an ideal place to learn the sport of whitewater kayaking. The greatest advantage is the pleasure of learning and practicing in warm, clean tropical rivers. Imagine Ecuador kayak schools focus on teaching all the essential skills of kayaking such as learning to paddle, reading river currents, performing proper river safety and basic river rescues, plus the art of theEskimo roll.
In the beautiful surrounding of Ecuador you will have the opportunity to kayak various rivers throughout our 4-day school.

Our classroom is always the river and our goal is to make learning a fun and memorable experience!!

Season: All Year
Includes: Professional instructors, kayaks plus all personal equipment, transportation to the river and back, delicious riverside lunches, and unsurpassed safety.

1 Day whitewater kayaking trip - Beginners

For beginners and people with no previous kayaking experience, this is the perfect way to try out the sport. You can learn and practice the basic skills of kayaking in a safe and fun manner, and kayak down a river on your first day. A very exhilarating learning experience!

Season: All Year
Includes: Professional guide/instructor, kayaks plus all personal equipment, transportation to the river and back, delicious riverside lunch, and unsurpassed safety.

1 Day whitewater kayaking trip-Intermediates and Experts

Intermediate and experts paddlers are continuously marveled by the variety of world class kayaking rivers in the area. there is everything; small fun technical rivers, large volume runs, awesome play boating and steep creeks for adrenaline junkies.
Depending on your level of experience, we will take you the best whitewater within your ability.
You can choose from a large selection of kayaks, including some of the latest models in all-around , creek perception, (Dagger, Prijon and WaveSport).

Season: All Year
Includes: Professional guide/instructor, kayaks plus all personal equipment, transportation to the river and back , delicious riverside lunch, and unsurpassed safety.

In Ecuador, the massive Andean mountain range gives birth to scores of rivers. In fact, Ecuador has one of the world's highest concentrations of rivers per square mile. These rivers wind their way through spectacular gorges, canyons, valleys and jungle, and leave behind miles of breathtaking world class whitewater that feed into the mighty Amazon River.

Ecuador offers excellent, year-round whitewater rafting & kayaking. In addition to their nearly continuous flows, Ecuadorian rivers, especially those in the east, have warm, tropical waters and excellent accessibility. There are a variety of rivers to choose from, with varying grades of difficulty. Whether you are a whitewater rafting enthusiast or a kayaking lover .Ecuador is an unrivaled whitewater destination that you should not pass up.

Why the best Kayaking is in the Jungle:
The jungle rivers of the Amazon side of the Andes are generally bigger and have more consistent flows than their west-Andean counterparts. They are also by far the most clean and scenic rivers in all of Ecuador. Besides their exceptional whitewater, the rivers of eastern Ecuador also provide an opportunity to experience the incredible Amazon jungle and the rhythm of life of its native inhabitants.

Kayaking Baños Pastaza River Class IV one day

SEASON: All year

Without doubt the most challenging tropical whitewater rafting done in the country, the river is located between Sangay and Llanganates national parks. Spectacular scenery and challenging rapids mark the whole of this 20K of full action, being which is going to mighty the Amazon River.


Kayaking Tena Jatunyacu Class III+ one day

SEASON: All year

This is the main river run in the area, it is a big volume, big fun whitewater river kayaking with plenty of action. This is a 25K run. We always start our trips with a waterfall and swimming adventure in the Llanganates national park in the jungle to make this a truly memorable kayaking trip.

Kayaking Tena Jondachi- Hollin Class IV one day

SEASON: October to March

This 38K of pristine jungle that is more isolated than most of the river runs in the country. The two white water rivers are different in style the first being technical and the second a big water experience. The trip starts with a hike and a visit to a hidden canyon where there is a chance to make a 10meter jump into a deep pool. From there the river experience is unique with amazing jungle scenery with many cascading waterfalls along route.


Kayaking Tena Misahualli Class IV+ one day

SEASON: May to August

The white water Misahualli river most acclaimed as an Ecuadorian classic and said to be run by nearly all rafting operators but never is mainly due to the grueling portage at the waterfall and the difficult nature of a narrow canyon run with big water potential that makes it particularly challenging for river guides.


Kayaking near Quito Quijos river Class IV- IV+ one day

SEASON: All year

The Quijos whitewater river is Ecuador's premier whitewater trip with mile after mile of class IV rapids and spectacular rainforest and basalt canyon scenery, this rafting tour will take 20k on the river. This trips are for experienced rafters or adventurous first-timers that are confident swimmers. No wimps please!


Kayaking near Quito - Toachi - Blanco rivers Class III-IV one day

SEASON: All year

The Toachi and Blanco white water rivers are a blast for experienced rafters and have proved to be the beginning of a whitewater addiction for thousands of first-timers. Flowing off the coastal side of the Andes they have some of the longest navigable sections of whitewater in the country. Combine this with the sights and sounds of the forest environment we pass through and you are guaranteed a day to remember. This trip will take you on the river 24k.


Kayaking Puyo - Palora River Class III - IV one day

SEASON: All year

The Palora whitewater river 40K big, waves and BIG FUN! A great trip for both beginners and experts alike, it has the perfect combination of exciting rapids, calm pools, and fabulous jungle scenery to delight everybody . This is a kayaking adventure that should not be passed up!


Kayaking Macas Upano River Expedition Class IV 2 days

SEASON: October to February

This is our newest product for this year, this is a two days trip (including traveling time).
Day one: starting in Baños, we travel 4 hours down to Macas, lunch all included, in the evening we camp alongside the river Upano.
Day two: we enter Namangosa Gorge an incredible day of big water wave trains, waterfalls and high canyon walls, where we will raft all day, after kayaking our car takes you back to Baños.
This trip includes all equipment and food.

International Rafting Federation-certified guides, expert safety kayaker, complete kayaking equipment,(life jackets, helmets, paddles, wetsuits), transport from to the river and back, all meals on the river.

What to bring:
Swimsuit, shorts, T-shirt, tennis shoes/river sandals, sunglasses with retention strap, baseball cap, sunscreen and lip balm, insect repellent, water bottle (1litre)


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