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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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Why choose River People?

The founders of River People arrived in Ecuador in 1994 and started running rivers in 1998. In 2002, they formed a company. In those years the River People team went on to pioneer rafting in the Ecuadorian Amazon region.  In 2003, River People ran the first commercial trip down the Jondachi-Hollin River. The Jondachi-Hollin River then went on to become a worldwide famous river.

River People was the first company to introduce emergency satellite beacons to their trips. River People’s guides have decades of experience running rivers with international qualifications.

We are a specialized company that has a passion for what we do. Our business ethos is community integration into everything that we do, we support the local riverside communities by running our jungle trips as a partner with them.

Fundamentally, we’re all about having fun, offering excellent service, providing exceptional accommodation, and of course, dishing up seriously delicious food.

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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.