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Schedule of Ecuador Kayaking Trips

SWA alternate logo, two paddles.

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 then contact us.  SWA also specializes in custom Ecuador kayaking trips. 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 trip, 12 people is the minimum to buy out an entire week (lodging, vans, guides, everything). Contact our office for details. 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 II or III trips now only available by special request.

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.

2020/2021 Dates

November 2020
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November 7th-14th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV-

$1845 Signup

November 7th-14th: Torrents Class IV

$1845 Signup
November 14th-21st: Intro to Creeking Class IV- (instructional) $1845 Signup
November 14th-21st: Mucha Agua Class IV+/V- $1845 Signup

November 21st-28th: Torrents Class IV

$1845 Signup

November 21st-28th: Mucha Agua lite Class IV+

$1845 Signup

December 2020
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November 28th-Dec. 5th: Torrents IV

$1845 Signup

November 28th-Dec. 5th: Intro to Kayaking beginner adventure week Class I-III (contact our office for details)

$1845 Signup

December 5th-12th: Open for Custom Group. 3 people min. Contact our office for details

$1845 Signup

December 12th-19th: Open for Custom Group. 3 people min. Contact our office for details

$1845 Signup

December 19th-26th:  Torrents plus IV/IV+

$1845 Signup
December 19th-26th:  Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1845 Signup

December 26th-Jan. 2nd: Mucha Agua IV+/V-

$1845 Signup

December 26th-Jan. 2nd: Torrents Class IV

$1845 Signup

January 2021
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January 2nd-9th: Intro to Kayaking beginner adventure week Class I-III(contact our office for details)

$1845 Signup

January 2nd-9th: Winter Whitewater Class III/III+

$1845 Signup

January 9th-16th: Mucha Agua lite IV+

$1845 Signup
January 9th-16th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional) $1845 Signup

January 16th-23rd: Torrents Class IV $1845 Signup
January 16th-23rd: Mucha Agua IV+/V- $1845 Signup

January 23rd-30th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

$1845 Signup

January 23rd-30th: Advanced Creeking IV+ (instructional)

$1845 Signup

February 2021
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Jan. 30th-February 6th: Torrents Class IV

$1845 Signup

Jan. 30th-February 6th: Mucha Agua IV+/V-

$1845 Signup
February 6th-13th: Torrents Class IV $1845 Signup

February 6th-13th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV-

$1845 Signup

February 13th-20th: Class IV+ Lumbaqui option (combine with our Mucha Agua trip next week to get a mini tour de Oriente)

$1845 Signup
February 13th-20th: Torrents Class IV $1845 Signup
February 20th-27th: Mucha Agua Class IV+/V- $1845 Signup

Rates, Rentals, Discounts


Seven day Trip Cost
Trip Rate
Paddler (Kayaker or Rafter) $1845
Non-Paddler $1010 (no activities) or $1845 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 (organizer pays only $1295)
Second Week -$200 discount
Third Week -$300 discount
Extra days Paddler $245
Extra days non-Paddler $175

Extras
Item Price

Private Room (if possible)

$200
Kayak paddle rental $75
Kayak spray skirt rental $25
Kayak float bag rental $5
Kayaker's Guide to Ecuador 3rd Edition $30 + $5 S&H


Whats included?

Small World Adventures takes care of all the logistics so you can focus on kayaking.  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 paddling (Sunday night through Friday night)
  2. Transportation from Quito to the lodge and back
  3. All shuttles while kayaking
  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 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).