Ecuador

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Poignant Images from Ecuador

As we pack up our Ecuador equipment and look towards home, we will definitely miss the paddling!  As well will be some of the cultural differences found here, the most prominant being the politeness between both friends and strangers here in the…