Jungle Adventure: Rafting, Hiking & Chocolate - 5 Days

Now you’re deep within the Napo Region. Imagine yourself travelling through the Amazon and embarking on one of the greatest adventures of your life. The sights and sounds are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, maybe only in the movies. Birds fly overhead, the sun peaks through the trees and you feel the flashes of rays hit you as you glide through rivers. This is exactly what the rafting, hiking and chocolate jungle adventure is all about, connecting with Nature and becoming one with the Amazon. Forget that you’re human for a second and become the river. Join us on this rafting jungle adventure.

Your first day will consists of enjoying 24 kilometres of the Jatun Yacu River’s big rushing waters. This incredible river is about 30 minutes from Tena, and is a tributary to the Amazon River. This is when the rafting jungle adventure fun begins! You will also get to raft a few kilometres into the exciting Napo River.

The epic five-day adventure takes you through Limoncocha, a national biological reserve

Limoncocha is home to a myriad of different animals and insects. Your second day will consist of hopping off the raft and using your legs! You will get to go bird watching and even piraña fishing! Talk about taking a jungle adventure to new heights!

Day three, you trek through the jungle to visit the Giant Ceibo Tree located within the reserve. This is an area brimming with history and mystery. You will also embark on a night caiman trek. Wake up to day four in Limoncocha as you spend a cultural morning with a Kichwa Family before transferring to Tena. The jungle adventure continues!

Your trip will end with an incredible guided day trips filled with incredible sights and tastes. First you will head to “The Gran Cañón” del Jondachi, a beautiful spot with waterfalls, natural swimming pools and lush vegetation. You will continue on your guided visit to an Organic Chocolate Farm. The Farm trip includes beautiful opportunities to connect with the local environment and make your own chocolate!

We suggest you mentally prepare for the amount of times your breath will be taken away

Not only does this trekking and rafting jungle adventure offer you new sights and sounds, but also new knowledge. You will get to experience days of cultural growth as you visit with a Kichwa family, learn crafting techniques, discuss societal differences, and bask in each other’s company.

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 has variation depending on how many people. 8-12 pax: USD700; 7 pax:: USD790; 6 pax: USD800; 5 pax: USD900; 4 pax: USD1,050; 3 pax: 1,150; 2 pax USD1,550; 1 pax: USD2,850 (private), for more information or to book this activity please contact us here.

 

Description

5 days filled with adventure: Rafting, jungle trekking, craft and chocolate making,

piraña fishing, night caiman spotting.

Starting time

8:00

Departure Point

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

Duration

Five days

Ending Point

Returns to original departure point

AGENDA FOR YOUR ADVENTURE

Day 1

  • 8:00 Pick up at the hotels and transfer to Put In (Cando Community)
  • 8:45 Arrival at the rafting starting point and safety briefing.
  • 9:15 – 12:00 The adventure begins! First section of rafting activity, rapids class III.
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and visit of local community
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Second section of rafting activity
    15:15 Transfer to your first night accommodation.

Day 2

  • 8:00 transfer to Limoncocha
  • Boat ride on the lagoon, birdwatching
  • Lunch and visit to Kichwa community, craft workshop
  • Piraña fishing
  • Transfer to next accommodation

Day 3

  • Limoncocha exploration
  • Full day in the jungle: guided hike, visit to the giant Ceibo Tree
  • Night caiman trek tour

Day 4

  • Limoncocha exploration
  • Morning with Kishwa family
  • After lunch, transfer back to Tena

Day 5

  • Guided visit to the natural site of Jondachi Gran Cañon, swimming time
  • Tour of organic cacao plantation and chocolate making activity
  • Transfer to Quito, drop off hotel

NOTES

  • Group size: Min 1 – Max 12 (average group size 7 pax)
  • Age restrictions: Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Difficulty: Easy – Medium. Rapid class III are gentle, gentle jungle hikes but pace of the day is active. 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 rafting guide, transfer from/to your hotel to/from the departure point, four-night accommodation in simple guesthouse (en suite rooms with hot shower), all meals, guided activities in Limoncocha, Gran Cañon and the organic chocolate farm. Technical equipment provided: helmet, life vest, semi-dry top, raft, 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.

WHAT TO BRING

  • 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)

Limoncocha

In this tour, we spend three days exploring the Limoncocha National Biological Reserve, part of the Ecuadorian Amazon and located near the town of Coca. With incredible biodiversity, and over 347 bird species recorded, the reserve is a haven for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

The area is essentially formed by lagoons and hosting various Kichwa Communities, farming and fishing on the river banks of Rio Napo. The sheer variety of aquatic birds made Limoncocha lagoon protected and listed RAMSAR in 1998. Here we hope to see parrot, kingfisher, hoatzin, macaw, and many caimans and tortoises.

 

Jatun Yacu River

This is our base for the rafting activity with rapids class III. Only 30 minutes from Tena, this river is a tributary of the Amazon River which take its source from the East Andean Volcanoes of Antisana, Sincholagua and Cotopaxi. The water is a lovely temperature of 15 to 19 degrees, so don’t be afraid to fall of the raft.

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