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Full-Day White Water Rafting Trip – Jatunyacu River

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Quick Details

  • Availability: 7 days a week, year-round
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • River time: About 4 hours (Depending on river level)
  • Difficulty: Class III+ (minimum age 8, no experience required)
Regular Per Person Min 3 (Mon-Fri)
Half-Day Per Person Min 3
Premium Per Person Min 3 (Sat-Sun)
Child 8 to 12 years old

Rafting Down the Jatunyacu River

The Jatunyacu River is one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River, originating from a glacier and springs fed by Cotopaxi Volcano. Experience its rapids on this exciting rafting excursion!

This is our most popular trip, and one of the most fun rafting trips we offer. It is enjoyable for all ages,  and no previous experience is needed. This is a big water run with constant roller-coaster waves (some reaching 5 meters in height), and each rapid ends in a calm pool.

After a 40-minute drive, we arrive at Cando in the Llanganates National Park, where our adventure begins. After gearing up and listening to a safety talk, we head downriver. Halfway through the trip, we stop at a beach near a Kichwa community. Here we enjoy a delicious homemade lunch and the opportunity to exchange experiences with those living in the area.

Get more out of your trip with Jatunyacu Premium

Spend more time on the river with Jatunyacu Premium. This option offers:

  • A full day on the river
  • Short hikes by the river bank with waterfall visits
  • Extra special lunch
  • Transport to the river and back


Middle Section Jatunyacu - Half Day Trip

Interested in whitewater rafting but short on time? Give our half-day option a try!

  • A half-day on the river
  • Small snack
  • Transport to river and back


What to bring:

  • River attire
    • Swimwear
    • Recommended: Long swim leggings
    • No cotton shirts
  • Footwear suitable for rafting in ( lightweight, good protection)
  • Waterbottle
  • Sunblock
  • Camera if you wish (preferable waterproof)

What we provide:

  • Top of the line equipment
  • Qualified bilingual guides,
  • All safety equipment
    • Satellite Communication Device (SPOT)
  • Food and beverages
  • Does not include – gratuities