Full Day Rafting Toachi
& Blanco Rivers III – IV
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.
Full Day Rafting Toachi & Blanco Rivers III – IV
The day starts when we pick you up from your hotel or from our Meeting Point at Magic Bean (6.30am corner of Foch y Juan León Mera). We travel west down through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river. The trip will take about 3 hours.
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”. Rafting time approx. 3½ hrs. (NB. From March to May we usually run the upper Blanco river – 43km, approx. 4½ hrs).
During the trip we’ll stop by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch including fresh tropical fruits and served with soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip we celebrate a fun day on the river with a few ice-cold beers and return to Quito (approx. 6.30-7.00pm).
Duration: 12 – 13 hours
River grading: III – IV (Depending on the time of year)
Season: All year
Rates: From $93.00
- Shoes / shoes that cover the fingers (keep in mind that they will get wet) and that do not come off easily
- Bathing suit
- Pants, Shorts, or Leggings (Quick Dry preferably)
- T-Shirt or Shirt (Quick Dry preferably)
- Insect Repellant
- Sun Screen
- Water Bottle