Schedule for Kayaking in Ecuador

SWA alternate logo, two paddles.

Kayak Ecuador! Here you will find a schedule of upcoming Ecuador kayaking trips with Small World Adventures. We also list associated costs and guidelines to help you plan your Ecuador paddling vacation. Small World Adventures can run any trip anytime (space available). If you don’t see something that matches your schedule or requirements, contact us.  SWA also specializes in custom trips for kayaking in Ecuador. If you want to tailor a special trip to your group’s needs, we can do it. This is a great idea for special birthdays, anniversaries, or friends’ reunions. A minimum of 6 people is required for a custom/private trip. This means no one else will join your private group.  If you want to create a custom group, but are okay with us opening it up to the general public, then the minimum is 4 paddlers. Contact our office for details. Regular Small World Ecuador kayaking trips require a minimum of 3 paddlers in order to run a trip. We can handle bigger groups by special request, but normally cap the trips at seven paddlers. We can run two trips per week.  Class I, II or III trips now only available by special request.

2023/2024 Dates

November 2023
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November 4th-11th: Chuck's Custom Torrents (private)

$1945 Signup

November 4th-11th: Torrents Lite IV-

$1945 Signup
November 11th-18th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1945 Signup
November 11th-18th: Mucha Agua IV+/V- $1945 Signup

November 18th-25th: Torrents IV

$1945 Signup

November 18th-25th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV-

$1945 Signup

November 25th-Dec. 2nd: Torrents IV

$1945 Signup

November 25th-Dec. 2nd: Mucha Agua IV+/V-

$1945 Signup
November 25th-Dec. 2nd: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1945 Signup

December 2023
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December 2nd-9th: Torrents Class IV $1945 Signup

December 2nd-9th: Open for Custom request

$1945 Signup

December 9th-16th:  Open for Custom request $1945 Signup

December 9th-16th: Open for Custom request

$1945 Signup

December 16th-23rd:  Open for Custom request

$1945 Signup
December 16th-23rd:  Open for Custom request $1945 Signup

December 23rd-30th: Rosa's Custom Women's trip IV (open to the public)

$1945 Signup

December 23rd-30th: Ali's Custom private trip

$1945 Signup

January 2024
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December 30th-January 6th: Mucha Agua IV+/V-

$1945 Signup

December 30th-January 6th: Torrents Class IV

$1945 Signup

January 6th-13th: Jim Hunter Custom

$1945 Signup
January 6th-13th: Custom Class II/III $1945 Signup

January 13th-20th: Mucha Agua IV+/V- Jondachi Fest/Jondachi Race (contact our office for details) $1945 Signup
January 13th-20th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1945 Signup
January 13th-20th: Torrents $1945 Signup

January 20th-27th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

FULL Signup

January 20th-27th: Custom Class III/III+ (open to the public)

$1945 Signup

February 2024
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Jan. 27th-Feb. 3rd: Mongos custom trip (private)

$1945 Signup

Jan. 27th-Feb. 3rd: Class III/III+

$1945 Signup
February 3rd-10th: Mucha Agua IV+/V- $1945 Signup

February 3rd-10th: Torrents Lite IV-

$1945 Signup
February 10th-17th: Torrents Class IV $1945 Signup
February 10th-17th: Winter Whitewater Class III+/IV- $1945 Signup
February 17th-24th: Paul's Custom Class III/III+ Intro to Creek Instructional $1945 Signup
February 17th-24th: Winter Whitewater lite Class III $1945 Signup

Rates, Rentals, Discounts

Seven day Trip Cost
Trip Rate
Paddler (Kayaker or Rafter) $1945
Non-Paddler $1010 (no activities) or $1945 with activities

Possible Discounts
Scenario Discount
Five or more Paddlers -$100 per person
Seven or more Paddlers -$150 per person
Twelve or more Paddlers -$200 per person
Second Week -$200 discount
Third Week -$300 discount
Extra days Paddler $245
Extra days non-Paddler $175

Item Price

Private Room (if possible)

Kayak paddle rental $75
Kayak spray skirt rental $25
Kayak float bag rental $5
Kayaker's Guide to Ecuador 3rd Edition $20 S&H

Whats included?

Small World Adventures takes care of all the logistics so you can focus on kayaking in Ecuador.  All of our trips in Ecuador include seven days of paddling, great food and accommodations and plenty of time to relax and explore when off the water. For all these trips, you will arrive in Quito, Ecuador (UIO) on a Saturday at the latest, and fly home the following Saturday night (after 6pm) or Sunday.

Items that are included:

  1. All accommodations while kayaking in Ecuador (Sunday night through Friday night)
  2. Transportation from Quito to the lodge and back
  3. All shuttles while kayaking in Ecuador
  4. All meals from lunch the first Sunday through lunch Saturday
  5. Fresh juices, coffee, tea and purified drinking water
  6. Kayak rental
  7. The best kayak guides in Ecuador!

Items that are not included:

  1. Airfare to and from Ecuador
  2. Airport pick up (all hotels near the airport offer this service and it should cost $5-$10/person)
  3. Hotel near the UIO airport the Saturday you arrive and the last Saturday of the trip (unless you fly home Saturday night)
  4. Personal Kayak Equipment
  5. Beer , Wine, Soda and mixed drinks (bar available at Lodge)
  6. Tips (at your discretion)
  7. Souvenirs

Deposits and Cancellation Policy

UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY DURING COVID-19. Small World Adventures is choosing optimism during this pandemic! We are hoping and planning on running a regular line up of trips for the 2020/2021 season. Of course, no one knows what the reality will be, but here’s our plan for now: We are taking reservations for next season so if you want to get a trip on the books to give yourself something to look forward to, we are here for you! If SWA can not run the trip for COVID-19 related reasons, we will give you a full refund minus credit card fees (for the $375 deposit, cc fees will be $22-$32 depending on what card you use). If there happen to be no COVID-19 concerns come next November, then our regular cancellation policies will apply.

REGULAR CANCELLATION POLICIES FOR NON-COVID-19-TIMES. A non-refundable deposit of $375 is required to make a reservation. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. If you cancel your trip at least six weeks before the trip start date you will receive a full refund less $375. Written cancellation is required, call to verify. You are welcome to find a qualified replacement, and receive a refund less $100. We regret that we cannot make refund exceptions for personal emergencies or health problems. Once your reservation is confirmed, we lose the potential to sell that spot to someone else. Because of this, we strongly recommend “trip cancellation/ trip interruption” insurance. Trip insurance is also good for unforeseen costs/delays in your travel. For example, all the hotels in Quito will expect you to pay for your room if your flight is delayed and you can’t make it for the night of your reservation. Itineraries and trip prices are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Trips may be canceled if required minimums are not met. Normal minimum is 3 people. A trip maybe cancelled with less than 3 participants or a surcharge of $400 may be added to keep the trip running. (full refunds will be given for trips we cancel).