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River Rafting

River rafting in Baños: Our 2021 detailed guide from how to get there, prices and much more!

River Rafting in Baños Brief Summary

  • Raft on the Rio Pastaza, one of the most scenic rivers of Ecuador
  • The river has Class III and Class IV rapids, perfect for adrenaline junkies

River Rafting in Baños Guide Contents

  1. How To Get To Baños – Compare transportation options.
  2. Tour Information – Details about the tour.
  3. What To Bring – Be prepared for your tour.
  4. Frequently Asked Questions – We answer your frequently asked questions.
  5. Baños Safety Tips – Safety issues to be aware of.
  6. Photo Gallery – The best pictures of this incredible place.

Below, we have created our extensive guide to the River Rafting in Baños based on our expert local knowledge and experience transporting countless people in Ecuador each year.

HOW TO GET TO BAÑOS

The Rio Pastaza is located in the small town of Baños. Considered the “gateway to the Amazon”, Baños located in eastern Ecuador. The best way to get to this scenic town from other places in Ecuador is to take an Ecuador Hop bus. Our hop on hop off service helps you safely travel throughout the country and see some real hidden gems along the way. With Ecuador Hop, you’ll experience the best of the real Ecuador including many unique free stops, all on your own flexible schedule.

TOUR INFORMATION

Ecuador Hop guides can assist you with booking the River Rafting activity.

Price: $30

Duration: Half day

Departure time: 09:00am

Itinerary:

The activity begins at 09:00am with a 40-minute drive to the river. Once there, the guide will giving the briefing regarding safety, tips and handing out the necessary equipment for a fun and safe trip. The river rafting be approximately one and a half to two hours, surrounded by astonishing Amazonian landscapes and full of adrenaline.

After the activity, lunch will be served before heading back to Baños. During the trip, pictures will be taken which will be sent over at the end.

What’s Included:

  • Equipment
  • Certified guides
  • Lunch
  • Transport
  • Kayak

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimming suit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe?
Yes! The guides are highly trained and experienced and will make sure you feel safe and protected. You’ll also be provided with all safety equipment and a briefing before the tour.

How much time is need?
You’ll only need half a day.

Are pictures taken?
Yes! We have team members who take pictures throughout the tour and will be sent to you at the end.

RIVER RAFTING SAFETY TIPS

  • Make sure to use mosquito repellent. While the Rio Pastaza is not located in a malarial area, there have been rare cases of yellow fever reported. Aside from that, it’s just good practice to protect yourself against mosquitos so that you’re not covered with itchy and uncomfortable bug bites.
  • Wear sunscreen every day. Even when you don’t feel like you’re getting burned, the equatorial latitude and relatively high altitude of Baños can do a lot of damage to your skin.
  • Baños is a pretty safe town and petty crime is rare, but it’s still a good idea to avoid carrying too much cash on you.
  • Make sure to leave any items that could get damaged by water behind at your accommodation.

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