Ecuador Travel & Adventure
Our most popular trip. The Toachi and Blanco rivers are a blast for experienced rafters and have proved to be the beginning of a whitewater addiction for thousands of first-timers. The ríos Toachi and Blanco are a fantastic introduction to the rivers of Ecuador. Flowing off the coastal side of the Andes they have some of the longest navigable sections of whitewater in the country. Combine this with the sights and sounds of the forest environment we pass through and you are guaranteed a day to remember. Before setting off we will fit you with life jackets and helmets, give you a comprehensive safety briefing and train each crew in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river. Once on the river you can expect both the action of thrilling whitewater and the tranquility of drifting silently through tropical rainforests. So while you´re guaranteed to get wet you´ll also have the opportunity to be absorbed by the sounds of the forest and to see wildlife up close from our mobile "viewing platform".
There's no better place to learn this exciting sport than on Ecuador's warm tropical rivers. Let our qualified instructors introduce you to the wonders of whitewater kayaking through this course designed for those with no whitewater kayaking experience.
This course starts with the basic techniques of whitewater kayaking and builds on those techniques with lots of on-river time. More advanced techniques are introduced each day as your confidence in whitewater increases. By the end of the course you should be ready to read and run grade III rapids (under supervision of more experienced paddlers!).
Mountain biking is a great source of fun and exercise for people of all ages and abilities, but like any activity, there are levels of difficulty that range from quite manageable for most to the very difficult reserved only for truly experienced individuals. We want to make sure that the trip you choose is the one that's best for you, the one that you will enjoy the most, and so we have classified each of our tours into three categories: easy, moderate, and challenging. In classifying the trips we take into consideration the distance covered, the terrain, weather conditions and altitude. In all cases and as an added precaution, on every trip a driver in a support vehicle closely follows our guests so that anyone in need of a rest can take a break and hitch a ride to continue along with the group. Trip Levels Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. Moderate: Requires a reasonable level of fitness - these trips can require sustained endurance levels, hills, longer days and higher altitudes. Challenging: Physically demanding and best suited for strong people with a lot of endurance. Days can be long, often at altitude, and in remote regions with tough terrain.
The Galapagos islands are a Nature paradise which also offers great surfing conditions with opportunities for beginers and pros. November is a season shift month and opens a door to great waves untill approximately June.
A good begginers spot is Tortuga Bay in Santa Cruz Island, good any time of the year Cerro Gallina and el Garrapatero on the same island have larger waves, right handers and overheads. San Cristobal Island is the most popular with the following spots:. La Loberia, large and powerful right-handers which grow up to 6 feet and sometimes higher. Punta Carola, swells from the north in March, April November, with overheads sometimes. Punta Cañón, very clean swells from the north, sometimes large and normally into San Cristobal's Bay.