• An orange kayak races downstream through some difficult whitewater

  • A blue kayak executes a boot with lots of air


Whitewater Kayaking in Ecuador

Small World Adventures has been guiding whitewater kayaking vacations in Ecuador since 1993.  All of our trips are on the water for seven days of incredible paddling. Guests fly into Quito on a Saturday evening and are picked up Sunday morning. We hit the rivers Sunday afternoon and enjoy seven days of paddling on the wonderful rivers of the Andes. We return to Quito Saturday evening and guests have the option of flying home on Sunday or continuing on in Ecuador. Small World trips are based out of our exclusive riverside lodge, Cabañas Tres Rios on the banks of the Quijos river. Our trips are all-inclusive, we provide food and lodging, transportations, guides. Logistics are all taken care of  allowing you to focus on your paddling and your Ecuadorian experience.

Small World offers the largest kayak fleet in Ecuador with over fifty boats to choose from. We source food locally and ethically wherever possible and offer fresh, expertly prepared cuisine for our hungry crew of paddlers. Enjoy expert yoga instruction in our dosa and have a soak in our large eight person riverside hot tub. There is no better way to enjoy Ecuador than a trip with Small World Adventures. Fantastic for paddlers and non-paddlers as well. Small World also has rafting and shredder options!

Cabañas Tres Rios, our lodge, lies near the confluence of the Borja, Cosanga and Quijos rivers. From the road you can often see the glowing and smoke of El Reventedor (The Blaster) in the North. Volcanoes Antisana and Cuyambe lie to our West while Sumaco lurks behind us but out of sight. We live in an exciting and beautiful area, nestled between national parks and incredible whitewater pouring down from the Andes mountains. We maintain a walking trail through our property for you to experience the birds, beauty and solitude. For the more adventurous just stroll out the gate and Ecuador is yours to discover. Come join us for a trip soon and see for yourself!