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Rafting Banos Ecuador

White water Rafting in Banos Ecuador The best whitewater rafting in Ecuador is right here in the best place in the country, Baños de Agua Santa. We offer half and full day trips along the Class III and Class IV rapids of the Rio Pastaza and Rio Patate, sure to be an adrenaline-filled ride through the beautiful Llaganates and Sangay National Parks. Ride the rapids and enjoy the outdoors with Geotours!

Soar down the Patate or Pastaza River with a combination of Class III and IV rapids. Feel the adrenaline rush as you soak your surroundings in the ecological paradise of Llaganates and Sangay National Parks. Choose from the half and full-day whitewater rafting packages we have available to suit your itinerary and experience level. We also offer rafting trips throughout Ecuador, some several days in length with overnight stays, some in combination with bike tours. Read on for details!

Safety Standards

Your safety is our highest priority. Geotours follows strict safety guidelines and will equip you with life jackets, helmets, paddles, shoes and wetsuits prior to leaving our office in Baños. Your licensed, professional, guide will start the day with a safety briefing, and participants will practice the different commands for successful downstream navigation. All rafting tours require a minimum of 5 guests. Previous rafting experience is not required. All you need is your enthusiastic sense of adventure and love of the great outdoors!


RAFTING TOURS, DETAILS AND ITINERARIES

UPPER PASTAZA HALF DAY TOUR

  • Departure times: 9:00, 11:00 or 14:00
  • Return: 14:30, 16:30 or 18:30
  • Program length: 4 hours
  • River level: Class III & IV
  • What’s included: Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44), professional and experienced bilingual guides, transportation, digital pictures, afternoon meal.
  • Our most popular rafting trip! Big waves, holes and rapids will be part of this extraordinary experience. Guaranteed fun and adrenaline pumping!

    Depart Geotours office and relax in our comfortable van for the 40 minute scenic drive to our put-in location at the edge of the river. Gear up and chat with your rafting mates while our certified guides prepare for their 30 minute safety briefing that will follow for all participants.

    Once we get into the river you will experience the thrills of big water and incredible views of the unspoiled environment around you for approximately 1.5 hours. Our van will meet you at the take-out location and bring you to a nearby restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious meal made especially for our group!



EXTREME RAFTING ADVENTURE – A FULL DAY ON RIO PASTAZA

  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Return: 15:30
  • Program length: 6. hours
  • River level: Class II, IV & V
  • What’s included: Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44), professional and experienced bilingual guides, transportation, digital pictures, lunch.
  • Do you dare to be one of the few people who are fortunate enough to take this thrilling journey down the Pastaza river?

    Depart Geotours in our comfortable van for an amazing ride down the Route of the Waterfalls. Once at our destination you will gear up and then participate in a 30 minute safety briefing given by our licensed, professional guides. As soon as you get in the water the fun will start right way on this 3.5 hour exhilarating trip! This tour offers the best opportunity for adventure, soaring down intense river rapids through the great walls of Pastaza canyon, and surrounded by lush green vegetation. The ultimate outdoor activity!



LOWER PASTAZA HALF DAY TOUR

  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Return: 14:30
  • Program length: 4 hours
  • River level: Class III & III+
  • What’s included: Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44), professional and experienced bilingual guides, transportation, digital pictures, lunch.
  • Perfect for families with small children or those who prefer slightly calmer waters, our trip down the Lower Pastaza is sure to please. The same itinerary as our Upper Pastaza tour, but with a different starting location, this trip allows everyone to enjoy the beauty, fun and wonder of whitewater rafting in Baños, Ecuador.



PATATE RIVER HALF DAY TOUR

The best rafting vacations in Banos Ecuador
  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Return: 14:30
  • Program length: 4 hours
  • River level: Class III & III+
  • What’s included:
    • Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44)
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • digital pictures
    • lunch
  • Available for the months of June through August only, a rafting trip down the Patate River will be a great way to spend a day here in Baños. This program allows participants to ride through exciting rapids while enjoying an excellent view of the Andean landscape. Catch a glimpse of our active volcano, Tungurahua, while braving the waves! This trip is suitable for all ages.

    We depart the Geotours office and head through the incredible Patate valley to our rafting put-in location. Once there you will gear up and participate in a 30 minute safety briefing given by our professional guides. The fun starts right away as we climb in the rafts and head on down river to the fun rapids and beautiful scenery that surrounds us. After 1.5 hours on the river we will transfer back to Baños and enjoy lunch and conversation about our great day on the Patate River!



BIKING & RAFTING - FULL DAY ADVENTURE

  • Departure time: 8:00
  • Return: 15:30
  • Program length: 8 hours
  • River level: Class III & III+
  • What’s included:
    • Biking and Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44)
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • digital pictures
    • lunch

For those who wish to fully appreciate the natural beauty of Baños and the surrounding areas this trip is designed for you! After being outfitted with rafting and cycling safety gear at the Geotours office you will start your day with a downhill biking excursion along the Route of the Waterfalls. For the 18 km journey we will stop to admire the beautiful Pastaza Canyon and spectacular waterfalls such as Agoyan, Manto de la Novia, and the incomparable “Devil’s Cauldron.”

Our rafting trip takes place on the Lower Pastaza River, which is versatile and appropriate for all levels of adventure seeker. Enjoy the thrill of the rapids and spectacular scenery for 1.5 hours. Our comfortable van will be ready for you to relax while we travel to a nearby restaurant for our delicious afternoon meal, and then back to the Geotours office Baños.

 


MULTI-DAY RIVER RAFTING PROGRAMS

Whitewater rafting lovers will be thrilled to explore Ecuador’s different rivers on a Geotours Multi-day excursion. If you have a bathing suit and a desire for fun don’t hesitate! Book your trip today! All overnight rafting trips include all safety and rafting equipment, professional, licensed guides, meals, and hotel or campsite with gear. Multi-day tours require a minimum of 5 guests.

LOWER PASTAZA & ARAPICOS RIVER EXPEDITION

  • Departure time: 9:00 on Day 1
  • Program length: 2 days - 4 hours on the river each day
  • River level: Class III, III+ & IV
  • What’s included:
    • Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44)
    • professional and experienced
    • bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • digital pictures
    • meals
    • camping equipment.

Day 1 Our rafting journey begins at the most versatile of our rivers, with class III & III+ rapids, a perfect way to start your adventure! We meet at the Geotours office where you will be provided with appropriate gear, followed by a lovely ride down the scenic Route of the Waterfalls. As with all of our rafting trips our professional, licensed guides provide a comprehensive safety briefing before getting in the water. After our rafting trip we will stop for lunch and transfer to the Arapicos River camping area. Our staff will provide a delicious dinner while you enjoy the great outdoors

DAY 2: we begin with breakfast at 9:00 and head straight to the amazing Arapicos River. Skilled on navigating the river after our Day 1 adventure you will take more time to admire the gorgeous countryside of Ecuador’s Amazon. Enjoy a swim in the clear waters that flow down from the Sangay Volcano. The mystical canyon at the junction of the Arapicos and Pastaza Rivers will be a highlight of this trip you will be sure to remember for a lifetime.

LOWER PASTAZA & JATUNYACU RIVER TOUR

  • Departure time: 9:00 on Day 1
  • Program length: 2 days - 4 hours on the river each day
  • River level: Class III, III+
  • What’s included:
    • Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44)
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • digital pictures
    • meals
    • camping equipment
  • We meet at the Geotours office where you will be provided with appropriate gear, followed by a lovely ride down the scenic Route of the Waterfalls. Our rafting journey begins at the most versatile of our rivers, with class III & III+ rapids, a perfect way to start your adventure! As with all of our rafting trips our professional, licensed guides provide a comprehensive safety briefing before getting in the water. After our rafting trip we will stop for lunch and transfer to a camping area in one of Ecuador’s most popular rafting locations, Tena. Our staff will prepare you a terrific dinner and we will all enjoy sharing our stories of the day while watching the moon and the stars in the sky above.

    Rio Jatunyacu is known as one of the area’s most fun river for all with big waves! It’s waters come from the cloud forests of Cotopaxi and Llanganates National Parks, some of the most pristine in Ecuador. For sure you will want to dive in the natural pools at some point along the ride. Halfway through our rafting lunch will be served alongside the river on a scenic, sandy beach. Come along and enjoy this fun and exciting trip‼!


    3-DAY RIVER SAMPLER – PASTAZA, ARAPICOS, UPANO

  • Departure time: 9:00 on Day 1
  • Program length: 3 days - 4 hours on the river each day
  • What’s included:
    • Rafting gear (max shoe size is 44)
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • digital pictures
    • meals
    • camping equipment and hostel accommodations
  • Take this trip and you can tell your friends and family that you rafted on the best river in Ecuador and “Third Best in the World,” as rated by National Geographic Magazine. Big waves, big rapids, big fun! This is a truly incredible trip!

    We begin at Geotours office in Baños where our staff will outfit you with appropriate gear. Traveling down the Route of the Waterfalls to the Lower Pastaza River will be a nice way to relax before this thrilling trip! As with all of our rafting trips our professional, licensed guides provide a comprehensive safety briefing before getting in the water.

    First time White Water Rafting in Ecuador

    Enjoy the lively waters of the Pastaza and then have lunch at a great local restaurant that will serve a meal made especially for our group. Travel to the Arapicos camping area and admire the surroundings while our staff prepares dinner. At 9:00 on Day 2 you will have breakfast and then we will head to the crystal clear waters of the Arapicos River for another exciting day of rafting through the lush Amazon Rainforest.


    Day 2 ends at a hostel (and hot shower!) nearby the Rio Upano. After breakfast on Day 3 we will head out to begin our rafting trip of a lifetime. Rising in the eastern foothills of the grand Chimborazo Volcano, this river is huge! With several sections of Class III & IV rapids you will feel the adrenaline rush over and over. Surrounded by amazing waterfalls that spill down from the top of the river canyon, with the wildlife and flora of the jungle, you may never experience anything quite like this tour again!

    Ambato y Halflants - Baños de Agua Santa - Tungurahua - Ecuador
    Telefax: 593 (0)3 2741 344 - geotoursbanios@yahoo.es

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