Kayaking = The Melting Pot Sport!

David documents the situation as Nick and Pam paddle a 5-year-old around the take out of the Jatunyacu.  A few other kids commandeered kayaks and were out on their own.  But then all hell broke lose as the Pyranha kayak carrying 3 (Pam, Nick, young child) capsized.  The funny thing, the 5-year-old swam the Large […]

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Three, Three, Three trips in one!

Jon demonstrating some advanced boofing techniques. Our 2012/2013 season started with a bang as we ran three trips simultaneously. I guess we needed to find a way to put all these guides to work and boy did we! Our staging area was awash with boats, gear, guides and guests with transport and drivers heading to […]

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Stoked on Ecuador! SWA is back baby.

Don punches the hole at “Darcy’s Rapid” on the Chingual River in Ecuador The Small World Adventures crew is fully assembled and ready for the 2012/2013 season.  Tarquino flew back in early October, Greg, Guy, Don and Darcy flew down on October 18th, Larry came the 21st, and Liam got in on November 6th.  We […]

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Grand Times on the Grand Canyon with SWA

Oh, damn, perfect conditions and we forgot the water skis!  An amazingly calm morning in the heart of Marble Canyon. Small World Adventures just got off the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip! The Crew chilling out below Vasey’s Paradise.  From left to right: Eric, Oliver, […]

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Can’t Wait to Get Back to Ecuador!

Chris T. Enjoying an “fluffy” run down the Oyacachi River Don and I leave in 6 days for Ecuador, and instead of packing, I’m blogging! After getting over the initial home-coming from the Grand Canyon and realizing that, “oh crap, we leave really soon and I have SO much to do,” I’m now super stoked […]

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Win a Jackson Zen October 1st!

Win a Jackson Zen on October 1st through Small World Adventure’s summer gear giveaway! You could be the proud owner of a brand new Jackson Zen on October 1st.  To enter, visit, scroll down the page to click the “win” link, fill out the form and you are good to go!  If you want […]

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Win a Werner Paddle on September 15th!

The entire SWA Team uses Werner paddles and we think you should too!  Don and Darcy dashing down bountiful boulder gardens.  Werners are good for “couples boofing” down the Papallacta!  That’s why we are giving one out on September 15th! We’ve found them to be the lightest, most durable paddles on the market and have […]

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Antisana, headwaters of the Quijos

Big Water, Steep Creeks, Jungle, Mountains, and Rain–What More Does A Kayaker Need?

Darcy running the confluence rapid on the Papallacta River Since April 15th, Don and my travels have taken us over innumerable miles and down many amazing and memorable rivers throughout Colorado, California, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Norway, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria.  While we’ve had many wonderful experiences, one feeling continues to prevail—I miss Ecuador!  […]

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