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River People Rafting

171 reviews
#2 of 10 Tours in Tena
About River People Rafting
Since 2002 English/Spanish River People as tour operators offer rafting, kayak, jungle, expeditions . As a new addition to our service we now offer accomodation at river people house. It consists of beautiful appointed cabins , our own private swimming pool, restaurant and bar service offering buffet style breakfast and meals. For rafting and kayaking, safety is our priority and we use fully certified guides and top of the line equipment and have satellite tracking service for expedition trips. We are one of the most experienced outfitters in Ecuador with thousands of happy and satisfied customers from all over the world.
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Tena, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a wonderful week kayaking with Tim, Alex, and their crew :-). They are outstanding river guides. They know the rivers around Tena & Baeza (e.g., Jondachi, Piatua, Misahualli) inside out. Very safety conscious--especially important since many of the runs are so remote. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Florentine_Gourmet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 4, include 2 teenagers and slept at Kuyana Amazon Lodge ( by the way fantastic ). They recommended us to go through River People if we want to be safe, to have new material and be sure to have a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

River people has a lot of great trips with a lot of awesome experiences bur what really makes river people special is the guides. All the guides are cool, funny and proffesional. I would highly recommend River people!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joachim_F_Rasmussen
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

I went to river people with a travel group. I can without a doubt say that we all loved it! The crew is so polite and professional. They are funny and will teach you a lot. The cabins we lived in are selfmade, but very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RasmusB481
Reviewed November 28, 2018

This is an absolute MUST in Tena! We went on a one day rafting tour on Jondachi & Hollin Rivers, end of November 2018, after a local guide in Quito highly recommended this river and the River People. Well, the tour surpassed our highest expectation!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Our kids had the time of their lives. Tim and crew were very patient and hospitable in working out what was best for our children age range 3 to 10. Found something do we could all go out together which I was not expecting. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hal G
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a simple review to write. This professional outfit provided great guides, nice gear and a knowledgeable run down Jatunyaca. From the moment, guides, Alex and Tim picked the three of us up at our hotel it was clear that we had chosen a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Date of trip: 18th September 2018 Trip done: Jondacci and Hollin rivers 1 day rafting This had all the ingredients of a good trip: Good kit, excellent views and surprisingly good food. However, it didn't work out for us... disappointing given the reviews about River...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clare G
Reviewed November 7, 2018

These guys were great. Very professional and safety conscious with excellent equipment. We rafted and kayaked on separate days and both were wonderful experiences. Owners and staff were amazingly accommodating and flexible. We have kayaked and rafted all over the world and River People were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vardy
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had the absolute best time with the River People. We did two days worth of excursions. The first day, we were picked up from our lodge and taken to the main shop to get fitted with rubber boots. It had been raining heavily all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shavelli C
May 12, 2017|
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I would contact them directly. river people ecuador has a website
February 10, 2017|
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Two day trip was $300
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January 31, 2016|
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Response from Eva J | Reviewed this property |
I didn't go on the Jondachi but the River People guides are really experienced and keep everyone safe. I have kayaked a lot but this was my first rafting trip and I found it very easy. We went on the Jatunyacu and I think... More