Jatunyacu River
Jatunyacu River
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Kelly M
Durango34 contributions
Jul 2012 • Solo
AguaExtreme is not currently on tripadvisor, but we went with them after sitting and visiting with them. We could not have been happier. Diego, our guide, speaks excellent English/Spanish. He was incredibly knowledgeable, and it was obvious that safety on each tour was first priority. The river was super fun, even in the dry season (July). I highly recommend the river and the tour company AguaExtreme!
Written August 1, 2012
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raftingman
Stamford, CT48 contributions
Having rafted the mighty Futaleufu River and other big rivers in Chile, I decided to try Ecuador this year.

We rafted the Quijos, Jondachi, and Jatunacu. I have posted reviews of the Quijos and Jondachi elsewhere on trip advisor.

To raft the Jatunacu, you need to base yourself in Tena, Ecuador, a city full of bars and restaurants on the edge of Ecuador's jungle/rain forest.

There are many big rivers near Tena, with different types of scenery.

The Jatunacu is a wide open river that travels along flat country at a low elevation. The water is warm and the air is hot and humid. Bugs are a minor annoyance.

The Jatunacu has lots of fun waves and feels very safe for new rafters, even on class 3 or 4 rapids, because the river is so wide open and has no steep drops.

Like the other rivers mentioned above, if you want to enjoy some whitewater rafting in Ecuador, the Jatunacu is a fun, safe, must-do trip.
Written February 6, 2008
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Fast F
Saluda, NC315 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Depending on the water level the wave trains can be really big and bouncy. Great fun class three whitewater in Ecuador.
Written February 12, 2015
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Fernando P
Angochagua, Ecuador38 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
The views are just breathtaking , a MUST ! I went White water rafting and had an amazing perspective of the river, we had great fun, tense moments, superb swimming and to TOP all this UNIQUE views !!
Written May 13, 2013
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viewhaloo
Los Angeles, CA24 contributions
Sep 2012 • Solo
I booked through Amazon Adventures (located near river next to Cavemen tours). My guide was great and they are very safe. They will take photos and video of your raft trip and don't charge you extra. Cavemen (altough I didnt use) was very helpful in giving me advice on other fun things to do in Tena
Written September 12, 2012
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Catherine C
Victoria, Canada41 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Very scenic river rafting down this river. We did 3 hours on level 1 and 2 which is perfect for beginners.
Written March 28, 2018
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KiwiGrace
Burleigh Heads, Australia68 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
We had a great day rafting and kayaking this river with Kayak Ecuador. Everything about their company was perfect from safety, equipment, food to guides. We had a family with us with children 9 & 11 who loved it. It's a class III so if you enjoy it I highly recommend rafting the Jondachi/Hollin which was much better for rapids and scenery. Kayak Ecuadors passion for what they do made this a trip of a lifetime.
Written August 9, 2017
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kimichow
Los Angeles, CA184 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
I went last week and as it had been raining the waters were pretty high and fast, it was such an exciting experience. I've been rafting many times in different parts of the world, and this experience did not disappoint. Raft Amazonia's Eduardo booked me on the trip and I ended up going with Rios Ecuador, I think because they had to divide the number of people. But people at both companies were really nice and took care of you. Lots of fun.
Written June 19, 2016
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SweetPea
Newton, MA464 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
We had a day of rafting on the Jatunyacu river and what a fun day it was! The river was high that day and the rapids were at least class III if not bordering on class IV. After a safety debrief, we were off - and within seconds we were paddling like mad through the first section of the river. It was so exciting! After about an hour, we took a break and had lunch alongside the river - a chance to admire the beauty of where we were. We were then off again and paddled another hour until we reached the point where two rivers merge together - which made for some tough paddling! As we reached the end of our trip, we were pleased to find a very clean facility nearby where we could shower and change for 50 cents. We had such a good time - it is a great river to raft on! Be sure to wear bug spray - a few in our group had lots of bites at the end of the day.
Written March 19, 2016
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Mickael
7 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
This river has nice scenery which you should not forget to enjoy between all the action. The whitewater is mostly water based and there are only a couple rocks, making it a very safe location for all ages.
Written September 14, 2015
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