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Ecuador Rafting, Kayaking and Jungle Trips in Tena

Choose from our selection of trips with professionally trained guides and only top quality equipment.


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What is River People?

Since 2002, River People has offered rafting, kayaking, and jungle expeditions. As a new addition to our service, we now offer accommodation at River People house. It consists of beautifully appointed cabins, our own private swimming pool, restaurant, and bar service offering buffet-style breakfast and dinner.

For rafting and kayaking, safety is our priority, and we have fully certified guides, top-of-the-line equipment, and satellite tracking service for expedition trips. We are one of the most experienced outfitters in Ecuador, with thousands of happy and satisfied customers from all over the world!

With amazing food and years of great reputation, you can’t go wrong with River People! Our river base is located in the ideal spot. We have 10 world class runs within a 15 to 20-minute drive and some only 5 minutes away. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or an advanced paddler, we have it all at our doorstep!

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See Why Explorers Rate Us Five Stars on TripAdvisor!

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White Water Rafting

We had an amazing experience white water rafting! Tim (the owner of the company) was our guide and did an amazing job. He's very environmentally conscious and knowledgeable about local customs and norms and makes sure to hire local workers. The service was top notch, safety was the priority and fun was had by all! The prepared lunch was delicious and plentiful. HIGHLY recommend this company to all levels of rafters. All in all, it was the best experience. You will be safe and cared for like family.

– AntonisPAntoniou
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Time Of Our Lives

Our kids had the time of their lives! Tim and his crew were very patient and hospitable in working out what was best for our children age range 3 to 10. We found something we could all do together, which I was not expecting ... It was perfect! I used this company 12 years ago when I ran volunteer programmes in Ecuador and was delighted to find them still running! And they’ve added some very nice accommodations to their offering with a great pool and well designed, decked lounge/bar area.

– Hal G.
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Fantastic Rafting & Kayaking

These guys were great - very professional and safety-conscious with excellent equipment. We rafted and kayaked on separate days and both were wonderful experiences. The owners and staff were amazingly accommodating and flexible. We have kayaked and rafted all over the world, and River People were truly fantastic. The lodge/cabins are beautifully designed and dinner and breakfast at the lodge were delicious. I would give them 6 stars!

– Vardy
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Unique Amazon Jungle Experience!

A group of 10 of us stayed at River People's brand new lodge, and their hospitality was outstanding. The food was amazing, they accommodated every need, and they provided a really friendly and chilled environment. We did a 3-day Jungle Trek and one-day whitewater rafting on a Class 3 River, and the experiences were unforgettable. The guides were professional but extremely friendly and funny, and they made the experience highly unique.

– jamesmonypenny
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Unforgettable Rafting Tour

This is an absolute MUST in Tena! We went on a one-day rafting tour on Jondachi & Hollin Rivers after a local guide in Quito highly recommended River People. Well, the tour surpassed our highest expectation! Not only are the river and the scenery outstanding, butt so are the River People. The crew was very experienced, always concerned about safety and very customer oriented. If we had time we would have stayed for many more tours!

– Guido W.