Small World Adventures—one of the world’s top adventure kayaking companies—is proud to announce the beginning of a new chapter. Guy Erb from Spokane, Washington has purchased Small World Adventures and Cabanas Tres Rios. But don’t worry fans, SWA plans to continue business as usual. Guy plans on joining the SWA team for the 2012/2013 season but is leaving the structure of the staff, trips and logistics basically the same. We are looking at this as the beginning, not the end, of an era. Don, Darcy, and Larry are all planning on staying on in their current rolls leading trips, running the office and doing everything else that it takes to make Small World’s kayaking trips so special. Whether you enjoyed paddling with SWA in the past or if you are contemplating a trip to Ecuador in the future, we invite you down next season to meet and paddle with Guy—and of course the rest of us as well!
Larry, Don, and Darcy are all very stoked on this change, and once you meet Guy, we think you all will be too.
Part of my personal mission statement for SWA was to someday pass it on to someone looking for the lifestyle that I have found so rewarding for my past twenty eight years of guiding. Last season and this January, I had the opportunity to kayak and travel in Ecuador with Guy and found his enthusiasm and priorities refreshing and his commitment to quality to be in line with what we have always striven for. I think he not only will find what he is searching for but will also be a great asset to SWA and our guests. One other part of my mission statement is to stay guiding and paddling these rivers that I love more than any others for a long time and I am thrilled that Guy wants me here into the future. – Larry
Larry and Small World Adventures have given me an incredible opportunity over the last 10 years and I’m very excited to continue on with Guy. Through SWA, I’ve found a lifestyle that fits me perfectly. The lodge is an amazing place to live, the community in Borja is warm and friendly, and the kayaking is unparalleled! As many of my friends like to say, I’m “living the dream” and I hope to continue for a long time to come. -Darcy
I’ve shared Larry’s goal of making Small World Adventures a quality company, a great way of life, and something we can be proud to pass on to someone else…but I don’t want to leave yet! Guiding trips in Ecuador is still my passion and I’m thrilled to welcome Guy to the family and to keep on working with him and SWA into the future. Come join us and see what a great thing we’ve got going in Ecuador. -Don
We love Ecuador and we love the lifestyle – “What’s wrong with just fun?”
Stay tuned for more updates.
Larry, Don, Darcy