Rafting and Jungle Combination

This three-day trip brings you a fantastic mix of activities and the best that the jungle has to offer. Your first two days will be filled with unforgettable experiences of the world’s largest rainforest, and you’ll spend your nights like a local – chatting round a campfire, listening to the sounds of the jungle and sleeping in our cabañas. On the last day, we raft our way back towards Tena, ending the trip with an exciting ride on the Jatun Yacu River!

The rapids were intense and a lot of fun! We rappelled up four small waterfalls which was exhilarating. Finished the day at a beautiful watering hole. We did a boat trip around a lagoon that we hiked through and got to see some monkeys.

What’s included?

  • Transport to the cabañas and the return journey to Tena
  • Two full days of jungle activities
  • One full day of rafting (all equipment, safety kayaker and pictures are included)
  • Two nights at the cabañas
  • Your local English or Spanish-speaking guide (you choose)
  • All meals (vegetarian option available) and water (not included are breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day)
  • Waterproof welly boots for walking through the jungle
  • Pictures

What to bring

  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • T-shirt to protect you from the sun (long arm shirt recommended)
  • Shoes for the water
  • Light clothes (long trousers recommended)
  • Personal belongings
  • Flashlight
  • Bottle for water
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Change of clothes

Your guide will be able to take small belongings in a dry bag and larger items can be left with the driver.


Departure from our office 08h30, Raft Amazonia. We will head to Misahualli (a village near Tena) where we will stop to enjoy the fascinating monkeys playing in the sand.

After a short walk, we will arrive at the Paikawe lagoon where we will take a paddle canoe. At the lake, there is an enormous amount of wildlife to observe such as spider monkeys, tamarinds, and a variety of birds.

After spending some time exploring the lake, we will go ashore and hike through the muddy jungle. Your guide will tell you a lot about the surrounding vegetation including the medicinal plants that have been used by the local communities for generations. You also can see one of the largest trees ever discovered in the area.

We will paddle back from the lake and head towards the Shiripuno community for a delicious traditional lunch cooked by the local women. We will be welcomed by the women’s organization of the indigenous community. The local people will teach you about the Kichwa culture, such as how they used to dress, and show you traditional dancing and singing – a good opportunity for you to practice! Afterwards, the women will show you how to make chicha (an ancient traditional drink) and you will be able to taste it!

Finally, we will take a walk in the area surrounding the cabins. We will also visit a large sacred rock where the ladies will explain the spiritual significance it has for the local people. Before the opportunity passes, there is an option (not an obligation) to buy some handicrafts or traditional medicine, so bring some money if you plan to buy souvenirs. Dinner and rest

Breakfast 08h00. We will wake up to the sound of birds and rivers near the cabins. We get our equipment ready for a great adventure in the middle of the jungle we have the perfect offer for you.

In the Llanganates National Park, we follow a stream through the jungle and climb 3 waterfalls in the primary rainforest. After exploring our adventure, we continue into the higher jungle of the park. We return to our cabin for a delicious lunch.

Afterwards, relax and refresh yourself in the cool waters of a crystal-clear lagoon in the highest jungle of the National Park. We return to our cabin

Dinner and rest.

Breakfast 08h00. Rafting class III 27km: The Napo River is known locally as the Jatun Yacu River, which in the Kichwa language translates as “big water”. An ideal trip for beginners and experts alike, with the perfect combination of rapids, scenery, and Ecuadorian jungle.

The guide in charge will give you the safety talk that will allow us to be prepared and be able to enjoy most of the great Rafting adventure.

Once you are ready, now begins the descent of the first rapids of which Pimpilala is one of the largest. After this first wave of adrenaline, the fun continues as you traverse white water walls, explore hidden canyons, move silently along the steep cliffs of the river, and take a dip in the refreshing waters. Also a few small stops at other rivers to take some pictures and then continue.

A delicious lunch on the banks of the river Jatun Yacu, we recharge energy and continue until we reach Puerto Napo.

End of adventure and return to the city of Tena.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Rafting, your health and experience level

What classes of rapids do you offer tours on, and how do you determine a participant’s suitability?

We offer tours on rapids ranging from Class 2 to Class 4. Children under 12 years old are limited to Class 2 tours. We recommend Class 4 tours only for experienced participants. Additionally, Class 4 rapids are not suitable for SUP.

How should I prepare for a day of white water SUP?

You should be well-rested and have had a good breakfast. Alcohol consumption before and during the tour is not permitted.

Are there any specific health requirements for participation?

The following requirements should be met:

  • Have a basic level of physical fitness to cope with the physical demands of the tour.
  • Be able to swim or at least have basic water skills.
  • Be free from serious health issues that could impair their ability to safely participate in the tour, such as heart problems, asthma, or epilepsy.
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol or drugs before or during the tour, as this could impair reaction times and judgment.
  • Be willing to follow the guides’ instructions and adhere to safety precautions.

Payment Questions

How do I book a tour and what is the cancellation policy?

You can book directly through our online form. Alternatively, you can contact us via WhatsApp, and we’ll reserve the desired tour for you. Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before the tour. If you cancel after this time, 50% of the cost will be refunded.

What payment options to do you accept?

We accept cash or transfers to an Ecuadorian bank account (transfer fees must be covered by you).

Are there any additional costs not included in the price?

Not included in the price are alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, and tips. For half-day tours, lunch is not included.


Are meals and refreshments included in the price? What are the dietary options?

For full-day tours, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages such as tea and water are included in the price. We always provide a vegetarian option as well. For half-day tours, only beverages are included.

Jungle Questions

What is the optimal clothing and equipment for the tour in the jungle?

In the jungle, it’s advisable to dress in long clothing to shield yourself from both insects and the sun’s rays. Apply insect repellent generously to both your skin and clothes, and don’t forget to use sunscreen. As rain is common in the rainforest, it’s wise to carry a rain cover. Don’t overlook the importance of staying hydrated during the tour; bring along a water bottle, which you can conveniently fill with water at our office. Additionally, we’ll provide you with rubber boots for the tour.

What animals and plants can we expect during the tour in the jungle?

During the tour in the secundary rainforest of Ecuador, you can expect to encounter a diverse array of plants and animals. Some common plants include towering trees like the Kapok tree and the Ceiba tree, lush ferns, orchids, and various species of palms. You may also come across medicinal plants like the Sangre de Drago (Dragon’s Blood) tree, which has healing properties.

As for animals, the rainforest is home to an abundance of wildlife. You might spot colorful birds such as toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds flitting among the trees. Keep an eye out for monkeys swinging through the canopy, including species like the capuchin, howler, and spider monkeys. Other potential sightings include various species of frogs, spinders and insects, as well as reptiles like snakes, lizards and caimans.

It’s important to remember that wildlife sightings can vary depending on factors like time of day, weather conditions, and the specific location of the tour.

Is there an age restriction for participating in the tour in the jungle?

There is no specific age restriction for our tours. However, please be advised that our tours are not suitable for individuals with strollers. It’s important to recognize that jungle tours can be physically demanding due to the challenging climatic conditions.

Are there any special behavioral rules for the tour in the jungle?

1. **Respect nature: Leave no trace and avoid disturbing wildlife and plants. Be mindful not to damage natural habitats.
2. **Follow the guides’ instructions: Listen to the guides and follow their recommendations regarding safety and behavior in the jungle.
3. **Stay on the trails: Stick to marked paths to avoid getting lost or disrupting the environment. Pay attention to warning signs and notices.
4. **Stay hydrated: Keep hydrated, especially in hot and humid environments like the jungle. Always carry a water bottle with you.
5. **Wear appropriate clothing and equipment: Dress according to the weather conditions and the requirements of the activity. Don’t forget to apply insect repellent and sunscreen.
6. **Stay with the group: Do not stray from the group and always maintain visual contact with other participants to avoid getting lost.
7. **Stay alert: Watch out for potential hazards such as steep slopes, slippery surfaces, or poisonous plants and animals.
8. **Respect culture and traditions: When interacting with local communities, respect their culture, traditions, and rules.
9. **Have fun: Enjoy nature and the adventure, but stay safe and responsible throughout the entire tour.

What happens on the day?

What languages do the guides speak?

Our guides speak Spanish and English.

How long is the tour and what is the daily schedule?

Typically, the tours start at 9:00 AM at our agency or at your accommodation in Tena. However, for private tours, the start time can be adjusted according to your preferences.

How do participants get to and from the starting point of the tour?

The tour includes transportation to the starting point and return to Tena via a private transport.

Where can I leave my belongings during the tour?

Your guide will be able to take small belongings in a dry bag and larger items can be left with the driver.

What should I bring with me on the tour?

You should bring the following items with you on the tour:

  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • T-shirt to protect you from the sun
  • Shoes for the water
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Change of clothes

Can I bring my own equipment?

You can bring your own equipment. However, we do not accept liability for any damage or loss. Additionally, we cannot offer a price reduction.

Will I receive photographic memories during the tour?

Our safety kayaker will take photos during the tour, which you can then download for free.

Weather & Safety

What happens if the weather turns bad during the tour?

In the rainforest, rain is always a possibility. Tours proceed as scheduled regardless of rain. However, in the event of severe weather posing a danger to participants, the tour will be postponed, or refunds will be issued. If a Class 4 rafting tour cannot be conducted due to high water levels, a Class 3 tour will be offered instead, with the difference in cost refunded.

What safety measures are in place for your tours?

Before every tour, we provide a safety instruction. Additionally, wearing life jackets and helmets is mandatory. We comply with all safety requirements for equipment, and we always use new materials of the highest quality to ensure the safety of our participants.

What should be done in case of a medical emergency during the tour?

In the event of a medical emergency during the tour, our guides are trained to administer first aid and arrange transportation to the nearest medical facility. Our guides regularly attend first aid courses and always carry a first aid kit. Additionally, we have a private taxi available at all times for immediate access.

What should I do if I fall into the water during the tour?

Try not to stand up and instead, float on your back. Stay calm and follow the guides’ instructions closely.

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