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Highlights of Kayaking the Arajuno River

  • Number of Days

    2 days / 1 night.
  • Visits

    Amazon Rainforest.
  • Activities

    Wildlife watching, Kayaking, Trekking, Indigenous community experience, camping.
  • Private tour

    Private or group tour.
  • Dates

    Choose your own flexible travel dates.
  • Prices From

    $360 Per Person!

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Kayaking the Arajuno River

Meet an Amazon Kichwa community and learn about their culture and traditions.

  • Experience an off-the-beaten path region of the jungle, where you can look for beautiful birds and monkeys along the riverside.
  • Flexible choice between several activities: Kayak or Stand Up Paddle, Hiking, Birdwatching, Canoeing, Swimming, Culture, Wildlife, Fishing, Photography.
  • Camp in the forest, at a site next to the Kichwa community.

Kayaking the Arajuno River


Private Departures starting any date

  • Pax Prices Per Person
  • 1 Passenger (Private) $795
  • 1 Passenger (Group) $720
  • 2-6 Passengers (Private) $420
  • 2-6 Passengers (Group) $360


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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

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