Lower Blanco river, 1 day, private
The best white water west of the Andes the Toachi thunders down the highlands into the coastal tropical rain forest providing thrilling Class III and III+ rapids making this run a great single day adventure 2 hours from Quito.
The Toachi River begins high up in the Andes from the Illinizas Peaks, thundering its way down west towards the Tropical Rain Forest of the coastal Lowlands. The Toachi provides thrilling Class III and III+ rapids that make this run a great single day adventure.
Depart early from Quito to navigate up to 19 miles (30 kilometers) of the best white water west of the Andes. Depending on water levels, the rafting adventure will take between 3 to 4 hours. The Toachi Gorge is one of Ecuador's most famous runs, with uninterrupted action including the famous and technical Sapo Rapid. The gorge is a beautiful contrast of the white water and the lush greenery of the jungle. Enjoy lunch on the riverbank at the end of your adventure. Return to Quito by late afternoon by private transportation.
- HYSIDE/AVON rafting equipment, life jacket, helmet
- Wholesome lunch, refreshments
- Private transportation
- Certified/bilingual guides
- Travel Time: 6-5 hours round trip
- Rafting Time: 2-3 hours depending on water level
- Season: All year
- Level: Challenging (Class III+)
- Altitude: 600m to 400 m.
- Average Temperature: 15-28 C
- Suggested to bring: Water sandals, sun block and insect repellent
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Adventure tours at Ecuador
If you have a zest for life, a yen for adventure, a taste for the unseen and an eye for color and beauty, Ecuador will instantly enchant you. Because of its location on the Equator and the Andes mountain ranges, Ecuador has no real seasons and it receives the most amount of sunlight in the planet. Ecuador's unique climate allows for year-round operation of outdoor adventure programs.
Ecuador's largest ecotourism operator, Metropolitan Touring, offers Active Travel Adventures to explore "off the beaten path" of Ecuador's many natural wonders. Under the expert supervision of experienced guides you visit remote and unspoiled places. Our policy is conservation of nature, as well as of the traditional cultures. Our programs are respectful of the environment, its inhabitants, their traditions and way of life. We wish to provide our guests with out-of-the-ordinary experiences, with an understanding of the region and an unforgettable vacation.
Trek and Hike through National Parks and Reserves, large Haciendas and Indian communities. Treks descend from the Highlands to the sub-tropical Cloud Forest, along amazing gorge trails and the awe-inspiring Avenue of the Volcanoes. Camp will be set up each night with freshly prepared meals and deluxe camping equipment. Few experiences compare with biking along secondary roads of the serene Andes Highlands. By Bike, enjoy a close contact with nature and genuine interactions with the local people. Overnights are spent at historical Haciendas, cozy inns or camping in tents under the magical skies of the Southern Hemisphere. The impressive flanks of the Andean range are the origin of spectacular rivers and canyons that empty into the Amazon Basin and Coastal regions.
Adventurous spirits will enjoy Rafting and Kayaking with the opportunity to paddle the crater-lake of Cuicocha and exceptional tropical white water. Programs are available with various degrees of difficulty to suit every skill level.