Jondachi River Inflatable Kayak (Ducky) Experience - Day Tour

Welcome to your Amazonian adventure. This experience is special in more ways than one. First, we must discuss the transportation device that will be used throughout your trip. This Jondachi River inflatable kayak (also known as a ‘ducky’) adventure will send you soaring as you weave across the Napo Region’s magnificent waters.

The inflatable kayak (ducky) is a unique craft because it is lightweight and provides ‘give’ among the rocks. The rubber shell makes it ideal for kayaking, you won’t need to worry about it breaking on the slabs. Inflatable kayaks also provide the adventurer with a ‘higher’ and or ‘taller’ perspective than a regular kayak and or canoe.  These are not like enclosed kayaks; the top is open meaning you will just have to balance in it. Ducking is basically manoeuvring rapids in an inflatable kayak/raft hybrid.

Nature is another aspect that makes this Jondachi River Inflatable Kayak Experience so memorable. Travellers will paddle in the middle of the jungle as their hearts race and their eyes admire the surroundings. Ecuador is a paradise for inflatable rafting (ducking) due to its Amazon Rainforest, hundreds of waterfalls, rivers, and cloud forests. This trip is brimming with great rapids and breathtaking scenery. The kayaking trip begins on the Jondachi River, which is about 30 minutes from the typical Amazonian city of Tena, and ends in the Hollin River.

 Experience the ultimate rafting adventure!

The Jondachi River Inflatable Kayak Experience begins with a trek through the Amazon jungle, followed by a guided visit to the Napo region’s “Gran Cañón”. The visit will be followed by a safety talk and then the rafting will begin! Rafting will occur for about 2 hours on your inflatable kayak, until we hit the Hollin River where we will have a lovely lunch. Make sure to rest up because the second half of this trip involves more rafting and lots of energy!

The advertised Price above is based on two persons booking the activity (2 rafts each with 1 passenger and 1 guide), however we can also run the tour for one person, sharing the raft with your guide.
The Price for one person is USD250 (private), for more information or to book this activity please contact us here.



Experience the Amazon jungle on your inflatable kayak and your private guide.

Starting time


Departure Point

Pick up from your hotel in Tena


Full day. From 7:30 till 17:00 (approx.)

Ending Point

Returns to original departure point


  • 7:30 Pick up at the hotels and transfer to Put In (Mondayacu Community)
  • 8:00 Arrival at the start of the jungle hike. Trekking in the Amazon for about one and a half hour. Arrive at the ‘Jondachi Gran Cañon’, a beautiful natural pool and waterfall, where there is time to explore and swim.
  • From 10:00 to 10:30 – get to the rafting starting point and safety briefing.
  • 10:30 – 12:30 The adventure begins! First section of kayak rafting activity, rapids class IV.
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch buffet in a lovely spot
  • 13:30 – 16:00 Second section of kayak rafting activity
  • 16:15 Transfer back to your hotel in Tena.


  • Group size: Min 1 – Max 2 (from 3-8 pax+ the same activity is available on standard rafting boat.)
  • Age restrictions: Minimum age: 14 years old
  • Difficulty: Average. Rapid class IV and small boat so more sensations in the water but guide knows the current and can direct the boat accordingly. Exhilarating but safe, this requires having a good adventure spirit. Our team will provide you with all the equipment required. We will also teach you all you need to know about riding technique and safety measures involved. No previous experience is required.
  • Inclusions: WAFA certified English speaking kayak guide, transfer from/to your hotel to/from the departure point and lunch buffet, guided visit to the ‘Jondachi Gran Cañon’, jungle short hike in the Amazon.
  • Technical equipment provided: helmet, life vest, semi-dry top, ducky (inflatable kayak), paddle
  • Exclusions: travel insurance, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  • Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


  • Swimming suit
  • Shoes with a good grip (and that you don’t mind getting wet)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Your own medications or EpiPen
  • A set of dry clothes for post activity
  • Camera and spare batteries (we provide dry bags for cameras)

Jondachi River

The scenic Jondachi River is one of the last remaining free-flowing tributaries to the Amazon and Ecuador’s premier kayaking destination. Only accessible via trekking through the jungle, it is not to be missed for a unique and exhilarating white-water experiences. This river is divided in 3 sections:  Section 1-Class V; Section 2-Class V-IV; Section 3-Class IV-III.

The Middle Jondachi section is home to a hidden gem, the locally named ‘Jondachi Gran Canyon’, a beautiful spot with waterfall and natural pools of deep turquoise water.

The river run from Tena towards Coca in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle.

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