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“If You're Going Rafting, Go With River People”

River People Rafting
Ranked #1 of 10 Tours in Tena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: All You Need is Ecuador! River People is found in the city of Tena, Ecuador. It is the country with the highest concentration of rivers per square kilometer in the world. Canyons, waterfalls, wildlife and a large array of vegetation make this fantastic destination one of the preferred spots in Ecuador’s Amazon. We have more than 15 years of experience and our goal is to make sure your holiday with us will be unforgettable, safe and above all very very fun. We have bilingual guides with extensive experience in rescue and first aid, as well as new and approved equipment. All you need is River People!
Reviewed August 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I, plus a group of about 8 friends, booked a whitewater rafting trip with River People because they received so many good reviews from locals and tourists alike. Upon arriving (albeit a little late--but they couldn't have been nicer about it), they gave us instructions and shuttled us up to the put-in site. Alex and his sister told us everything we needed to know, gave us all the gear we needed, and off we went. Honestly, we couldn't have had a better time. The water was great (we hit some class 3+ rapids, which was like a roller coaster on water!) and our guides were so knowledgeable and fun. We really enjoyed how safe we felt, how passionate our guides were, and how they were determined to give us all a memorable whitewater rafting experience. We truly appreciated that. Also, I have to say that the lunch they served us was so, so good: homemade burritos, cake, chips, fruit, soda . . . they had it all, and everyone agreed that they couldn't have treated us better. I really do think this company is doing things right, and they have been since they started, so I highly recommend booking a trip with these guys if you plan to raft the Rio Napo. You're guaranteed to have as fantastic a time as we did!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

They were professional, had good equipment and seemed to know what they were doing. While another company gave their clients only splash jackets, we received wetsuits and jackets and I'm glad that we did. The other company even borrowed a wetsuit for one of their clients that was wrongfully dressed in jeans.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

First of all would like to thank Tim, and the amazing team behind him at River People. River People is a family run business, managed by Tim and his brother and sister. They've been in the area for 20+ years and therefore know this area extremely well. Expert knowledge, felt completely safe the entire time, even though the river was pretty crazy at times. Tim was an awesome guide, and got us to try all sorts of whacky maneuvers and games. Made the whole day really entertaining. Great equipment, and excellent value (the day trip includes an awesome lunch, with cake). We both really, really enjoyed our day rafting here. If you're planning on going to Tena, make sure you go rafting with River People!
And if you're not going, you should! So, soooo worth it!

Thanks again guys!

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Our day rafting with river people was definitely the best of a month of travels in Ecuador. The scenery on the trip is stunning, amazing food, brilliant staff and the white water was pretty exciting too! The perfect combination of "percieved risk" to give that extra bit of excitement but feeling safe at all times. Worth it just for the chocolate cake....!

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great family run business. Experienced guides who made the trip very fun. Went on an overnight Jungle hike as well as two rafting trips. One class IV, one class III. All three trips were action packed, and our guides were hilarious and knew what they were doing, working hard to make sure everyone was having a great time. Lunch was delicious and included a homemade chocolate cake. I would highly recommend this company!

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