Jungle + Rafting - Full day- 2024

Tena, Ecuador

Akangau Jungle Expeditions
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18 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 3 - 6
Jungle + Rafting - Full day- 2024
Tena, Ecuador

Akangau Jungle Expeditions
  • Facebook verified
18 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 3 - 6

About this trip

 The jungle, rivers, caves, canyons, flora and fauna have made this majestic jungle the ideal place to hike and conect with nature.   According to the stories of the local people, the spiritual connection with nature makes it possible to find tranquility in the jungle.  The crystalline waters of the rivers brings a sense of peace and rejuvenation to every person who bathes in them.

This tour is ideal for those who want to connect with nature and learn the secrets and myths of the jungle.

The Jatunyaku River, which in the Kichwa language means “big river”, is located just 45 minutes away from Tena in the Los Llanganates National Park. The crystalline tributaries that feed the Jatunyaku and the lush jungle that surrounds it, make this an exceptional place to raft the class III rapids!

The Jatunyaku River is considered by experts as the best river for rafting in Ecuador, because it has a perfect current that is safe and fun for rafters of all levels.  All rafting trips are run by professional rafting guides who will ensure your rafting adventure is safe and exciting.  No previous rafting experience is needed to be a part of such an unforgettable experience.

What’s included

  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Boat and all equipment
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Extra drinks or meals
  • Tips

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $45

Available options


1 Day
Jungle + Rafting


The trip starts at 8:30am at our office in Tena. From there we will take a private car and will go for 20 minutes until Upper amazon region

  We head for the «route of the dreams». This is a thousand-year-old pathway where in ancient times our ancestors used it to go to other communities and to the Napo River. Today, with the support of tourism we try to keep the area alive.
We will visit the caves of the parrots, known as Kali kali in Kichwa. They reproduce in these caves once a year. We will cross crystalline rivers and canyons

 At about 2pm, we will go back to the place from where we started. Our rafting equipment will be waiting for us there so that we can go to the sector of the River Jatun Yacu (or “big river”), from where our next activity will begin.


Before we begin our river adventure, the guide will give a brief safety talk and then will teach us how to use the equipment. He will explain and teach rowing techniques.

 We will begin our descent along the River Jatun Yacu by going through some rapids.

 Halfway through the journey, we will stop on the riverbank to have a quick rest and to have a delicious lunch. After that, we will carry on until we reach our final destination point at Puerto Napo.

 Our estimated time of arrival in Tena is 5pm. It could be earlier or late, though, depending on the river’s water levels.


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Akangau Jungle Expeditions
18 reviews
Akangau Jungle Expeditions is a tour operator located in Tena, amazon region, Ecuador .We offers authentic jungle tours steeped in the culture, heritage and traditions of his people.Tour options include one-day and multi-day jungle tours, rafting and canoe trips, fishing expeditions, shaman ritual experiences, homestays in Kichwa communities, wildlife viewing, visits to the primary rainforest, giant ancient ceibo trees, or to nearby waterfalls, lagoons or caves.


It was an excellent trip just as described in the itinerary . The organization , the guide , lodge staff and boat driver were all exceptional . We had so many great experiences and the guide was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the jungle . Accommodation also very clean and well presented . Would recommend this trip to everyone
By Sarah L for Tour Snake 3 days / 2 nights CUYABENO 2024 on Mar 21, 2024
We had a great time, the trip was so well planned, packed with different activities. Our guide Orlando was amazing! Highly recommend him.
By Jadrana T for Upper and Lower amazon 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS on Dec 31, 2023
Beautiful location. But a poorly organized trip. Especially when it came to arrival/departures, many things were unclear. Did not get to experience the things promised on the itinerary. Little care for details. I would not do it again.
By Lola G for Tour Casique Cuyabeno 4 days / 3 nights on Dec 23, 2023
I enjoyed my two night excursion with my guide Efrain. He made sure i understood him and helped all along the way. The facilities could have been fresher and newly painted, but it was fine. The food was good, they provided what I had requested. We didn’t see wildlife or birds, but heard a lot of sounds in the jungle.
By Ellen J for Route of dreams 2 days / 2 nights on Dec 21, 2023
From beginning to end, our experience with Akangau was flawless. Very good communication prior to the trip, quick to answer questions and arrange pickup. During the trip, Daniel was the perfect guide - it seems there isn't any plant, animal or insect he doesn't have encyclopaedic knowledge of, and he knows the local, Spanish and English names for everything. All of the transport was on time, the lodge was a lot more comfortable than we expected, and the food was good too. When my wife was sick, Daniel even made sure to take me to the Shaman to collect some medicinal plants to make an infusion for her, which worked well. When we wanted to make adjustments to the tour to suit our specific interests or preferences, he made it happen. At the end of the trip, they helped us check bus timetables and got us to the bus station in time to make sure we left safely for Quito. Some of the trekking is quite intense at parts, so if you are unsure about this, check the details with Akangau to understand the distances/times/climbs involved. They would likely be able to adjust the standard itinerary accordingly if needed We thought the trip was very good value too, and recommended it to anyone who wants to do a jungle tour in Ecuador!
By Matthew L for 3 days Upper and Lower amazon Lodge on Dec 09, 2023
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