Jatun Yacu River

"Jatun Yacu" translates to "Big River" or "Rio Grande" in the native Kichwa language. The indigenous Amazonian tribes have been boating and fishing on the Jatun Yacu for centuries and they continue to use the river today for food, recreation and adventure.

This is the perfect way for beginners to learn the skills and feel the thrill of white-water rafting. The river is wide and open and the fun begins right away, as rafters hit large, quick waves interspersed with calm pools. Also the more advanced rafters will love getting to know a river with BIG WAVES while enjoying the great landscape of the Napo Valley.

Beaches, waterfalls and lush green vegetation make the Jatun Yacu a tropical paradise. The calm sections allow the opportunity to kick back and soak in the Selva Verde rain forest scenery. Since there are no inhabitants in the upper regions of the Jatun Yacu, the river is exceptionally clean. The tour starts in Tena at 9.00am with a 45 minute car ride to the river. Before we begin the guides will give a safety talk and all the rafting instructions. During the trip we will make two stops, first to have a river-side lunch and then to visit a narrow canyon. The tour will end in the small village of Puerto Napo; from there we will make the ten minute return trip to Tena by car.


Duration1 day / aprox. 6/7 hours
PriceUS$ 63.00 per person; minimum 2 Pax
IncludesQualified guides, all the equipment necessary for the activity, safety kayaker, transport, river side lunch
Distance15 miles / 25 Km