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Here you will find a list of upcoming Small World trips, associated costs and guidelines to help you plan your Ecuador paddling vacation. Small World Adventures can run any trip anytime (space available), so if you don’t see something that matches your schedule or requirements then contact us.  SWA also specializes in customs 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 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.

2018/2019 Dates

November 2018
Trip Price Sign Up
October 27th-Nov. 4th: Mucha Agua IV+/V $1845 Signup

November 4th-10th: Kayak/Raft combo Class IV

$1845 Signup

November 10th-17th: Torrents IV

$1845 Signup

November 10th-17th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV-

$1845 Signup

November 17th-24th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

$1845 Signup

November 17th-24th: Paddling Packrafters III+/IV

$1845 Signup

November 24th-Dec. 1st: Torrents IV

$1845 Signup

November 24th-Dec. 1st: Mucha Agua Class IV/V

$1845 Signup

December 2018
Trip Price Sign Up

December 1st-8th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

$1845 Signup
December 1st-8th: Mucha Agua Lite IV+ $1845 Signup

December 8th-19th: Tour de Oriente Class IV 12-day trip

FULL Signup

December 22nd-29th:  Torrents IV

$1845 Signup

December 22nd-29th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

$1845 Signup

January 2019
Trip Price Sign Up

December 30th-Jan. 5th: Torrents IV

$1845 Signup

January 5th-12th: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

$1845 Signup

January 5th-12th: Torrents Class IV

$1845 Signup

January 12th-19th: Torrents IV

$1845 Signup
January 12th-19th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1845 Signup

January 19th-26th: Advanced Creeking IV+ (instructional) $1845 Signup
January 19th-26th: Winter Whitewater III+/IV- $1845 Signup

January 26th-Feb 2nd: Intro to Creeking IV- (instructional)

FULL Signup

January 26th-Feb. 2nd: Torrents IV

$1845 Signup

February 2019
Trip Price Sign Up

February 2nd-9th: Winter Whitewater IV-

$1845 Signup
February 9th-16th: Torrents IV $1845 Signup

February 9th-16th: Rios Escondidos IV/IV+

$1845 Signup

February 16th-23rd: Mucha Agua IV/IV+

$1845 Signup

February 16th-27th: Tour of the Oriente IV+/V-

$3300 Signup

Rates, Rentals, Discounts

Seven day Trip Cost
Trip Rate
Paddler (Kayaker or Rafter) $1845
Non-Paddler $1010 (no activities) or $1845 with activities
Grand Canyon 2018 TBD

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

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 $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:

    • All accommodations while paddling (Sunday night through Friday night)
    • Transportation from Quito to the lodge and back
    • All shuttles while kayaking
    • All meals from lunch the first Sunday through lunch Saturday
    • Fresh juices, coffee, tea and purified drinking water
    • Kayak rental
  • The best guides in Ecuador!

Items that are not included:

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

Deposits and Cancellation Policy

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).