• An orange kayak races downstream through some difficult whitewater

  • A blue kayak executes a boot with lots of air

Ecuador whitewater kayaking trips

Don, Darcy and Liam are back in Ecuador kayaking! After a three-year hiatus, the dream team is back in charge of Small World Adventures. SWA has been guiding whitewater kayaking trips in Ecuador since 1993 and as the “new” owners, we are excited to carry on the tradition that we started with Ecuador whitewater kayaking pioneer Larry Vermeeren.

Are you a serious paddler looking for a seriously awesome kayaking vacation?  We get that, and that’s why we work so hard to make sure that you get the most out of your week of kayaking in Ecuador.  SWA owners and guides spend four months each winter paddling the tropical rivers of Ecuador, enjoying the warm weather, beautiful rainforest scenery and boofs galore.  After so many years of paddling Ecuador’s rivers, we know each run at each water level ridiculously well, which means we ensure you get seven day of the best whitewater that Ecuador has to offer.  After all, we wrote The Kayaker’s Guide to Ecuador, so you know you’ll be in good hands with us.  Come join us for what could be the best week of kayaking of your life!

Why paddle with Small World Adventures?

  • Ecuador whitewater kayaking tripsWe have the most experienced guides in Ecuador, hands down
  • Deluxe food, lodging and transportation
  • Over 50 modern kayaks to choose from
  •  7 days of paddling in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin with only 1 week off from work
  • Class II through V
  • November to March
  • We wrote the Kayaker’s Guide to Ecuador
  • SWA is a proud member of 1% for the Planet

If you want to come to South America and have the best week of kayaking of your life, look no further.  We guarantee that we’ll send you home tired and happy after seven days of paddling Ecuador’s classic big volume Amazonian tributaries, and the steep, technical creeks rushing down the Andes Mountains.

If you’re lucky, you can also paddle with Larry Vermeeren.  SWA founder, guide, badass and ambassador-at-large.


SWA is a proud member of 1% for the Planet.  As a business, we know our actions impact the world, and we are doing our best to make sure we leave a positive legacy.