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Paddle Sports Information

General Advice for Rafting Everything you need to know before you go rafting!

Getting Around Travelling with kayaks in Ecuador

River Beta Guide to Rafting & Kayaking in Ecuador

Intl. Scale of River & Rapid Difficulty

How to Get There

Official Visa Info Visitors from most countries are allowed to enter Ecuador for up to 90 days with valid passport.

American Airlines Direct flights from Miami to Quito with excellent domestic connections throughout the USA. Online airline tickets for all carriers.

Road conditions and alerts: Quito - Tena Check the ECU-911 Twitter feed for updated information about road conditions before you travel.

Bus Schedules: Quito - Baeza - Tena This is the most direct route to Tena. Also serves the Quijos River Valley.

Bus Schedules: Tena - Baeza - Quito Return schedules.

Eco-Tourism & Guide Services

DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking leads guided kayak tours and whitewater paddling trips in Ecuador.

Endless River Adventures offers kayak trips and top-quality adventure vacations in Ecuador.

Global River Explorations specializes in trips that get off the beaten track in Ecuador and abroad.

Small World Adventures provides kayaking vacations, whitewater rafting trips and river adventure tours in Ecuador.

CORE Expeditions Specializes in custom expeditions and travel itineraries to Ecuador.

Southern Explorations is a full-service adventure travel operator that offers a variety of trips such as jungle sea-kayaking, climbing, rafting, and Galapagos.

Untamed Path offers great multi-sport adventures in the Andes, Galapagos and beyond!

Health Information

Center For Disease Control health Information for Travelers to Countries in Tropical South America.

Pan American Health Organization country health profile for Ecuador.

Country Info

CIA World Factbook lists population, government, military, and economic information for Ecuador.

Library of Congress Country Studies presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

US State Dept Country Info includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of Ecuador.


El Comercio leading Ecuadorian daily newspaper from Quito (en espaņol).


Quito Capital city in the Sierra and Main Port of Entry (Intl. Airport)

Cuenca Central Mountains - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Loja Southern Mountains (Sierra) - 4th Largest City and gateway to paddling in Southern Ecuador

Puyo Northern Amazon (near Tena - paddling mecca)

Macas Central Amazon Paddling Hub

Santo Domingo de los Colorados West Slope Paddling Hub

Guayaquil Coast (Largest city in Ecuador)

Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Travel Links

Ecuador Embassy in Washington D.C.

Ecuador Explorer Complete Travel Information for Ecuador

Ecuador Kayaking provides information on whitewater river vacations and tours

Friends of Ecuador Informative site started by returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Ecuador

Go Ecuador Your Window to the Best of Ecuador

Jatun Sacha Biological Research Stations in Ecuador

South American Explorers Club Travel information for Central & South America Offical Website of Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism

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