After a delicious and nutritious breakfast we will drive to the Jatunyacu River, before we start our rafting adventure, we set off on a short hike through the jungle to a nearby group of naturally-formed river pools, where we jump, slide, and swim around incredible rock formations, helping us get comfortable in the water before rafting.
We return to the put-in, and after a brief instructional session, head for the rapids. The Jatunyacu, which means “Big Water” in Kichwa, is considered one of Ecuador’s best one-day river runs. It has lots of big waves and fun features and offers the perfect balance of challenge and accessibility for the novice rafter.
The river is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery, birdlife, and Kichwa families that live along the shores in small bamboo and thatch houses. After an exciting first run, we head to our jungle lodge, where we enjoy a gourmet dinner and a relaxing evening amidst the jungle sounds. (B, L, D)