Ecuador

COVID Travel Insurance

Traveling in the time of COVID is challenging. There is the concern of exposure while traveling, and then the concern about testing positive before or during your trip. Travel insurance is highly recommended - if it will cover you in case of a trip disruption. In...

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 will be returning...

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 leadership of Matt Terry and...

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 escape...

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 of paddling is the...

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 1960’s when oil was...

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 up a day on the Quijos...

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 conquistadors headed up by...

Kayaking in Ecuador: It’s all in the Details

When you are a kayaker in the southeast - probably the best year-round place to live and kayak, there is hardly time to paddle everything available to you.  So why do we move shop to places like Costa Rica and Ecuador for the winter? 1.  If a cold front hits home, it...

Kayaking in Ecuador: It is more than just the river time!

We always encourage our kayakers to enjoy more than just the rivers in Ecuador.  It is such a fascinating country that just one week of kayaking is not enough to take it all in.  A number of years ago, we headed out to do some exploring on our own, including a trip to...

Kayaking in Ecuador: Taking the Upper Mishaulli Home with You

If there is one common remark that comes out of Ecuador it usually follows a day paddling on the Upper Mishaulli. “I wish this run was in my backyard.” The Upper Mishaulli varies any where from a Class III-IV to a Class IV+ run depending on water levels.  It is not...

Quijos River Ecuador: the Immensity of a Dam Project

To stand at the site of a dam construction project elicits conflicting emotions: a sense of awe at the engineering feat man undertakes; as well as an overwhelming sense of despair knowing that the ground you are standing on will one day be enough concrete and rebar to...

Going International

Going International Sometime in your paddling, you get the bug.  The bug to paddle new rivers in new places – rivers with rapids you have never seen, with put-ins and take-outs you don’t know.  The bug to paddle in countries you have only dreamed of visiting, where...

High Water Season in Ecuador

It is always a wonder as to what one of your favorite paddling destinations is like in the off-season.  Ecuador in off-season is similar to Ecuador in-season: it is either gorgeous and sunny, gorgeous and about to rain, or gorgeous and raining. Only difference is that...