The Ríos Toachi and Blanco are a fantastic introduction to the rivers of Ecuador. 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 you pass through and you are guaranteed a day to remember.
The day starts at about 06.30. You will travel west down through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river. The trip will take about 3 hours.
Before setting off we will fit you with life jackets and helmets, give you a comprehensive safety briefing and train each crew in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river. Once on the river you can expect both the action of thrilling whitewater and the tranquility of drifting silently through tropical rainforests. So while you are guaranteed to get wet you also have the opportunity to be absorbed by the sounds of the forest and to see wildlife up close from your mobile “viewing platform”. Rafting time approx. 3½ hrs.
NB From March to May we usually run the upper Blanco river – 43km, approx. 4½ hrs.
During the trip you stop by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch including fresh tropical fruits and served with soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip you celebrate a fun day on the river with a few ice-cold beers and return to Quito (approx. 18.30-19.00).
River Grading: III - IV (Depending on the time of year).
Group (anytime) and shared departures (upon request):
USD 95, - per person with minimum 4 people
USD 130, - per person with 3 people
USD 200, - per person with 2 people
USD 380,- with one person
Single supplement USD 90.-
Participants: Group of up to 8 people, with at least some riding experience
Professional guides, top of the line rafting equipment, a delicious lunch plus snacks and beers, transport from Quito, and a safe, fun trip!
What to bring
Swimsuit/shorts, T-shirt, tennis shoes/river sandals, sunglasses (with retention strap), baseball cap, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, dry change of clothes. NB. During the months of March to May we highly recommend the use of a wetsuit. If you don’t have a wetsuit you can rent one. Cost is $5.