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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 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 I, II or III trips now only available by special request.

In order to honor Ecuador’s wishes and to follow CDC guidelines, SWA is open to fully vaccinated travelers. We feel this is the safest way to enjoy recreational international travel in the time of COVID-19 while protecting our guests, our staff, and the Ecuadorian locals we will interact with. Please plan accordingly to arrive in Quito fully vaccinated (which, according to the CDC happens 14 days after your 2nd vaccine shot, or 14 days after your single dose shot).

UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY DURING COVID-19. Small World Adventures is taking reservations for kayaking in Ecuador for the 2022/2023 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 cannot 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.

2022/2023 Dates

November 2022
Trip Price Sign Up

November 5th-12th: Mucha Agua IV+/V-

$1945 Signup

November 5th-12th: Torrents Class IV

$1945 Signup
November 12th-19th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1945 Signup
November 12th-19th: Mucha Agua Class IV+/V- $1945 Signup

November 19th-26th: Portland Custom

FULL Signup

November 19th-26th: Portland Custom

FULL Signup

December 2022
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November 26th-Dec. 3rd: Torrents IV

$1945 Signup

November 26th-Dec. 3rd: Winter Whitewater III+/IV-

$1945 Signup
December 3rd-10th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1945 Signup

December 3rd-10th: Open for Custom Group. 3 people min. Contact our office for details

$1945 Signup

December 10th-17th:  Torrents IV FULL Signup

December 10th-17th: Trevor's Custom

FULL Signup

December 17th-24th:  Mucha Agua IV+/V-

$1945 Signup
December 17th-24th:  Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1945 Signup

December 24th-31st: Winter Whitewater III+/IV-

$1945 Signup

December 24th-31st: Torrents Class IV

$1945 Signup

January 2023
Trip Price Sign Up

December 31st-January 7th: Intro to Kayaking beginner adventure week Class I-III(contact our office for details)

$1945 Signup

December 31st-January 7th: Torrents Class IV

$1945 Signup

January 7th-14th: Torrents IV

$1945 Signup
January 7th-14th: Mucha Agua IV+/V- $1945 Signup

January 14th-21st: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1945 Signup
January 14th-21st: Torrents Plus IV/IV+ $1945 Signup

January 21st-28th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

$1999 Signup

January 21st-28th: Mucha Agua IV+/V-

$1945 Signup

February 2023
Trip Price Sign Up

Jan. 28th-Feb. 4th: Torrents Class IV

$1945 Signup

Jan. 28th-Feb. 4th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV-

$1945 Signup
February 4th-11th: Mucha Agua IV+/V- $1945 Signup

February 4th-11th: Winter Whitewater III/IV-

$1945 Signup
February 11th-18th: Torrents Class IV $1945 Signup
February 11th-18th: Mucha Agua Class IV+/V- $1945 Signup
February 18th-25th: Open for Custom Group. 3 people min. Contact our office for details $1945 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
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 $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).