Rafting Toachi and Blanco Rivers, 2days/1night, private
Prolong the thrill the Toachi affords by extending your stay and going westward for an intense paddling on the thunderous white-capped rapids where the Blanco(white) meets the Toachi, with the added excitement of the lush tropical setting.
Both the Toachi River and the Blanco river are born high in the Andean cloud forests and thunder their way west towards the tropical rain forest along the Ecudorian Coast. The Blanco River is named for its continuous and thunderous white-capped rapids that provide rafters with constant thrills year-round.
Early departure from Quito towards the coastal lowlands near Santo Domingo. The Road winds through dense Andean Cloud Forests and descends approximately 2,500 meters. After a safety briefing at our put-in we will navigate up to 40 kilometers of the best white water west of the Andes! Depending on water levels, our rafting adventure will take us between four and five hours. Later in the afternoon we will arrive at our deluxe hotel. Dinner will be served in a lush tropical setting.
The morning will begin with a westward descent on the Rio Blanco, which later joins the thunderous River Toachi, where thrilling rapids and intense paddling will fill the bulk of our adventure. Beautiful jungle landscapes and a variety of bird life will surround you all day. At the end of our run we will enjoy a nutritious riverside lunch. Return to Quito in the late afternoon.
- Professional rafting equipment, life jacket, helmet
- Accommodations and meals as described
- Private transportation
- (A.C.A) certified/bilingual guide
- Travel time: 3 hours each way from Quito
- Rafting Time: 3-5 hours depending on water levels each day
- Season: All year
- Level: Challenging (Class III+)
- Altitude: 750 m. To 530 m.
- Average Temperature: Day 18-34 °C
- Average Temperature: Night 13-17 °C
- Suggested to bring: Water sandals, sun block and insect repellent
||Rates per Person (US$)
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||16 - 25
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.