It’s almost the end of January and we’re having a great season down here in Ecuador. We first arrived in early December with nearly a month to settle in. We spent the time paddling, visiting friends and gearing up for our first trip which we ran nearly a month ago. I’m realizing that if I don’t start writing something now the season will slip away.
As is always the case there have been changes since the last time we were here just nine months ago. Most noticeable is the dam being built at the take out for the Bom Bon to Salado run on the Quijos river.
We run our trips on the eastern slope of the Andes using the drainages found around the Quijos valley two and a half hours east of Quito and the Tena area two hours further south.
We offer trips that range from class III+ to Class IV+ and, if you want, we are always eager to share tips and techniques to help make you a better paddler. You get a kayaking vacation and a chance to improve your skills all in the same week.
Ecuador in general seems to be experiencing a surge in kayaking this season, we’ve been seeing plenty of paddlers around which is pretty exciting.
Ecuador offers a great mix of technical creeking or big water pool-drop.
All the best from latitude zero.
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