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Highlights of Kayaking the Arajuno River

  • Meet the Kichwa community and learn about their culture and traditions while experiencing an off-the-beaten path region where you can look for beautiful birds and monkeys along the riverside
  • Choose between several activities: Kayak or Stand Up Paddle, Hiking, Birdwatching, Canoeing, Swimming, Culture, Wildlife, Fishing, Photography
  • Accommodation is provided at a basic campsite next to the Kichwa community

Kayaking the Arajuno River

PRICES PER PERSON 2022

Private Departures starting any date

  • Number of passengers Prices
  • 2 - 3 $270
  • 4 or more $240

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kayak to the Kichwa Community

3 hours of kayak action, paddling down the Punin River. We set up camp in an indigenous Kichwa community. In the late afternoon, members of the community will join us to recount stories of old, and share their culture and traditions.

Meals included: Lunch and dinner

  • Day 2: Kayak the Arajuno

Early morning kayak down river to visit a parrot claylick - the favorite gathering place of vibrantly feathered local parrots. After breakfast and local Guayusa tea, it's back to the kayaks to paddle on the Arajuno River looking out for wildlife. After enjoying a riverside picnic, we head back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

 

Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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Tour Specifications

Inclusions

  • Top Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide
  • Land and water Transport starting in Quito
  • Accommodation for one night
  • Meals according to the Itinerary
  • Water and snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Paddling gear: NRS expedition kayaks, NRS paddleboards, paddles and life jackets
  • Camping gear: Eureka tents, air mattresses and blankets available. (we do have a proper bathroom at the campsite)
  • All fees to reserves

Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Optional activities

Accommodation And Facilities

  • campsiteCampsite
  • private bathroomEureka tents, air mattresses, social kitchen, shared bathroom

Note: This expedition takes place in a remote location and the accommodation is very basic, but our staff will try to provide the best service possible.

Access

  • The tour starts and finishes in Quito

Important note: Even though we have a detailed itinerary, your guides, due to weather or safety reasons, can make changes. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.

Packing list

    We do recommend travelling light for this expedition.  A duffel bag of 50 litters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 litters for daily activities should be sufficient. In the Amazon, the weather can change drastically from very sunny to super rainy so better to be prepare.

    • Optional Gifts for the Kichwa (colors and coloring books for the kids)
    • Passport
    • Credit card
    • One pair of lightweight hiking pants
    • Two pairs of shorts
    • One bathing suits
    • One non-cotton T-shirt
    • One water T-shirts
    • One light fleece
    • One rain jackets
    • One pair of rain pants
    • Two buffs
    • One pair of tennis shoes
    • One pair of water sandals
    • One cap or hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Camera
    • Head lamp
    • Optional binoculars

What Our Clients Say

Shirley

An incredible experience!!!! Full of beautiful moments with friends and family!!! 10000% recommended! Very professional guides, with very interesting stories in each place, I felt safe all the time, we had fun in all the activities and we ate delicious! The truth is one of the best experiences of my life for the activities, the connection with nature and the camaraderie that we live! Each place we went to has its magic and I really liked the respect for nature! This is tourism 💚

 

Andrea

An incredible tour!! Excellent organization, accommodation, guide and activities. Highly recommended for Adventure and adrenaline lovers. They were very aware of every detail and the well-being and safety of the entire group. Simple and love this trip!!