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“Beautiful river and fun rapids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jondachi River

Jondachi River
Tena, Ecuador
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Ranked #13 of 13 attractions in Tena
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“Beautiful river and fun rapids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Even though the river wasn't as high as it usually is, it was still fun and technical enough to make it exciting. The wash out after the rapids made it feel safe. I loved the waterfalls and lush growth on the rivers edges.

Visited July 2012
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“Great river, if the water level is high”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

we booked it at Hostal Limoncocha. Sadly the water level was quite low, so on the first part of the river we always got stuck on the rocks standing out of the river. Later when the second river came in the water level was better too. I would recommend the river, but only if there is more water.

Visited October 2011
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“Rafting the Jondachi River, Ecuador”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2008

Having enjoyed the Futaleufu River and other big rivers in Chile, I decided to try Ecuador. My trip included rafting days on the Quijos, Jondachi, and Jatunacu Rivers in Ecuador. This review is of the Jondachi. See reviews of the Quijos and Jatunacu if you want to read about them.

In order to access the Jondachi, Ecuador's greatest jungle Class 3-4 whitewater run, you need to start in Tena, Ecuador's gateway city to the jungle and jungle attractions. The rivers near Tena are rain fed and have warm water. The elevations are low, so it can be hot and humid and "ankle biters"--biting mosquitoes are a minor annoyance.

Tena has lots of bars and restaurants and is a fun town to use as your base.

The Jondachi has some of Ecuador's best whitewater. I used Small World Adventures as my guide; they have a great reputation in Ecuador and the USA.

The rafting put-in for the Jondachi involves an ankle to knee-deep trek through mud on a very steep path. We had to use porters to carry the rafts and kayaks.

Once we survived the hike in, the jungle rafting was truly incredible. Warm water, big waves, and incredible jungle scenery.

Having rafted in several countries and continents, I rate the Jondachi as a no-miss incredible run.

Don't miss out on Ecuador's whitewater; it's spectacular.

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