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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 Ecuador Travel Visa Info Visitors from most countries are allowed to enter Ecuador for up to 90 days per year on a Tourist Visa that is granted upon entry at no charge at the airport or border control with a passport valid for at least 6 months.

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

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

Small World Adventures organizes kayaking vacations and river adventure tours in 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 (CDC) 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).

Stream Flows & Weather information

National Network of Hydrological Stations Provides hourly updates for current stream flow conditions at up to 35 stations established and maintained by the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI)

National Network of Meteorological Stations Provides hourly updates for current temperature, precipitation, atmospheric pressure, humidity and wind conditions at over 50 stations established and maintained by the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI)

Satellite Weather Maps

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

Tena Northern Amazon - Napo watershed

Puyo Northern Amazon (near Tena - paddling mecca)

Macas Central Amazon Paddling Hub

Cuenca Central Mountains - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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

Santo Domingo de los Colorados West Slope Paddling Hub

Guayaquil Coast (Largest city in Ecuador)

Galapagos Islands

Additional Travel Links

Alto Coca Reserve is an off-the-grid, private reserve located in the Quijos Valley across from the Reventador Volcano, and accessible only by trail.

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 - Quito Clubhouse Travel information for Central & South America Offical Website of Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism


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