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Rafting Banos Ecuador – Half-Day Pastaza River Adventure

Enjoy a fantastic whitewater rafting experience on this Rafting Banos Ecuador Tour. Paddle through Class III+/IV rapids on the beautiful Pastaza River.

USD $30.00

Per Person

Splash down the Pastaza River on this Rafting Banos Ecuador Tour

This Rafting Banos Ecuador Adventure offers an amazing rafting experience, first-class service, and talented guides. Raft down the turbulent Pastaza River on this exciting half-day tour. Enjoy the waves of Class III+/IV rapids in an unparalleled natural environment. Between the rapids, take a look around and soak in stunning views of the lush green forest. Join us for an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience!


  • Have a blast paddling through Class III+/IV whitewater rapids on the Pastaza River
  • See gorgeous waterfalls as you drive to the rafting start point
  • Immerse yourself in an unforgettable landscape

Tour Information

Duration: Half Day (9:00 am-14:30 pm)
Start and End Location: Baños
Availability: Year-round (Upper Pastaza River Class III-IV during October-February)


At 9:00 am, your Rafting Banos Ecuador experience starts as you check in at the tour operator’s office. There, you will receive all necessary rafting equipment. Then, you will take a private van to either the town of San Francisco or La Penal (depending on your river location choice–see below). Along the way, admire waterfalls such as Agoyan, Manto de la Novia, and El Pailon del Diablo. Once you arrive to the river, your guide will give you a safety talk, including paddle commands. You’ll have a chance to practice the commands on land before entering the water.

After that, get ready for a fantastic rafting experience, floating through a breathtaking landscape. You’ll enjoy an hour of exciting Class III+/IV whitewater rapids before finishing at Topo or Cumanda. There, your driver will be waiting for you. Finally, refresh your energy with a delicious lunch before returning to Baños.

What’s Included

  • Certified guide and safety kayaker
  • Travel insurance for 72 hours
  • Transportation to the river and back to Baños
  • High quality equipment (full-body wetsuits, life jackets, helmets, water shoes, and paddles)
  • Tasty lunch
  • High-definition pictures and videos (Pentax version V)

What to Bring

  • USB or SD card to download photos or videos after the tour (4 GB)
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sneakers/river sandals
  • Sunglasses with retention strap and hat
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, and insect repellent
  • Water bottle (1 liter)

Important Notes

  • The rafting difficulty of this tour ranges from Class III (basic experienced paddling skills) to Class IV (experienced whitewater skills).
  • You can choose between the Pastaza River, Class III-III+ (starts at La Penal and ends near Cumanda) or Upper Pastaza River, Class III-IV (starts at San Francisco and ends in Topo). Both start at 9:00 am and return between 14:00 pm and 14:30 pm. Please note that the Upper Pastaza River is only available October through February.
  • The minimum number of travelers required is 5.



Baños, Ecuador

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Baños, Ecuador -1.395020, -78.419100

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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