We’re Back!  Don and Darcy have returned as owners/guides of Small World Adventures.  Liam is also returning to guide in Ecuador, but this time as an owner.  The new Small World Adventures team has the experience and training to make your trip to Ecuador the paddling vacation of lifetime!  Having spent years paddling on all of the best rivers Ecuador has to offer, we know the rivers extremely well, and we know the lines at all water levels.  Our owners and guides are dedicated to giving guests the best possible paddling vacation.  We understand that you came to Ecuador to paddle and we’ll get you on the river all 7 days you are with us.  We work hard to ensure you go home tired and happy!

  • Don Beveridge

    Don first started paddling in Ecuador in 1995.  After guiding for Small World Adventures for 17 seasons, he took some time off to join Darcy in paddling the Amazon from source to sea.  (  After paddling over 400 different rivers in 23 countries, he still hasn’t found any place quite as good as Ecuador.  He […]
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  • Darcy Gaechter

    Darcy Gaechter grew up skiing and adventuring in Aspen, Colorado.  In 1996, she became a river guide and has been guiding kayaking and rafting trips ever since.  She’s guided kayaking in numerous different countries and her passion for the sport has led her around the world seeking out new rivers and new adventures.  Of all […]
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  • Liam Kirkham

    Liam grew up in the North of England and started kayaking as part of a college course in outdoor education. He was instantly hooked he has spent much of his time since in a kayak or planning kayak trips.   Liam has paddled all over the world and guided for Small World in both Ecuador and […]
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  • Larry Vermeeren

    Larry started paddling in Colorado on the Arkansas River, and his passion for kayaking quickly eclipsed his career as a contractor. He traveled extensively throughout Central and South America (leading kayaking trips in both Honduras and Chile) before finding his home away from home–Ecuador. Now he splits his time between the rivers of Ecuador and […]
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