Adventure Travel

Paddling Ecuador – What A Trip is About

a collaboration from Carrie Singer & Mary Mills Pictures tell so much about the trips to Ecuador, but sometimes it is nice to hear first-hand what a trip is all about.  Here is a collaboration between two of our veteran Ecuador paddlers (who…

Jondachi River Fest 2015

This week will see the community gathering in support of protecting one of the whitewater jewels of Ecuador: the Jondachi River.  The fight to save the Jondachi from a planned dam project has been going on for several years now under the…

Year Round Dream Vacation Spot: Ecuador

The RioQuijos Eco-Lodge is a multi-sport escape: whtiewater rafting, bird watching, hiking, biking, horseback riding, exploring the oriente. Open year-round, the RioQuijos EcoLodge & Reserve in Ecuador is the perfect South American…

Redemption on the River

by Mary Mills Three years ago I went to Costa Rica with Endless River Adventures and had a wonderful time….except for the last day on the river.  Everyone has those days where things just don’t line up, when it might have been better to stay in…

Costa Rica or Ecuador: How to Choose

“If you had to chose between the two, would it be Costa Rica or Ecuador?” That is a question often asked of us when someone is trying to decide where they should travel for a winter paddling trip.  Our response:  “Don’t choose.”  One of the joys…

90+ Miles in One Week = Scouting Week

Scouting week is always the lead in to our trips down south.  This past week we spent the week paddling every river we include on our itineraries, with three being the average – three rivers or sections a day. Average mileage was 20+ miles/day…

Costa Rica Kayaking: The Most Important Guide

When asked what makes Costa Rica so special, the rivers are always the obvious answer for many paddlers…but if you look beyond the whitewater, it is the people of Costa Rica that make an experience so memorable. And no one epitomizes the pura…

Costa Rica Kayaking: Never the Same ‘ol

Twenty one years kayaking in Costa Rica.  Asked if it ever gets old the answer is no!!  Not the way rivers change in this country.  You never know from one week to the next – let alone one year to the next what new rapids will form, river beds…

Election Day and Kayaking in Costa Rica

Election Day Breakfast in Costa Rica; a typical restaurant is open air, serving the “tipico”  breakfast of gallo pinto, fresh guanabana juice and very stout coffee. And of course the ever-present television.  Yesterday was our first morning in…

RíoQuijos EcoLodge and Reserve, Ecuador

Canton Sardinas, Quijos, Ecuador – 29 February, 2012- Endless River Adventures announces the opening of the RíoQuijos EcoLodge and Reserve alongside the Quijos River, Ecuador. The Quijos Valley was opened up to a broader population in the late…

Kayak Ecuador 2012: Final Thoughts

The first few adjectives that come to mind about paddling in Ecuador in 2012 include: high water, amazing surfing, great boaters, Harvey, really cool side trips, the Quijos Lodge, and smiles. Lots of smiles. 15-year Ecuador guide Craig finished…

Dia del Oriente Celebration in Ecuador

The Quijos Valley is celebrating “Dia del Oriente.” The celebration is in recognition of the day that Francisco Orellana embarked on a journey that eventually sent him down the Amazon River, February 12, 1541. Orellana was part of a group of…