The Upper Rio Napo is also known as the Rio Jatunyacu, which means “BIG WATER” in Quichua. “Big” is probably the best word to describe this river – 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 rafting adventure that includes native communities, clean water, Amazon jungle, that should not be passed up!
|Tena, pick up from the hotel or meet up at the Tena Malecon in front of Cafe Tortuga.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM. You can have breakfast in the cafe is really good.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 4:30 PM. back to Tena.|
|COST||$ 75 USD per person|
|WEAR||On the River: Quick-dry shorts/bathing suit
Synthetic shirt for warmth and sun protection
Sturdy footwear – sandals with straps (no flip-flops), sneakers, wetsuit boots
Hat with a brim to protect the face from the sun
Sunglasses with retainer strap
Avoid all cotton clothing, as cotton gets cold when wet
Wear/Bring After the Trip: Set of dry clothes, shoes, and socks – warmer gear if cool temperatures after the trip.
Bag for wet clothes
What To Take in the Raft: Small tube of sunscreen that fits in a pocket
Water bottles – preferably with carabiners to attach to raft
Rafting on the Jatunyacu is one of the best activities in the area, the water comes from the Glacier of the Cotopaxi Volcano, passing through the pristine forest of Los Llanganates to end up on the mystic Amazon river, the trip is probably one of the best rafting trips on the planet due to the pristine area, warm weather, native cultures on the way, safety and guides.
8.30 AM – 10.00 AM: Transportation
Pick up from the Hotel or the meeting point in Cafe Tortuga and depart.
10.00 AM – 11.00 PM: Gear preparation, safety talk, paddling practice
11.00 PM – 4.00 PM: Rafting
4.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Return
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