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“gorgeous gorge”

River People Rafting
Ranked #1 of 9 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!
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“gorgeous gorge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We rafted the Jondachi/hollin with River People and had an amazing day! The guides were top notch and the scenery was breath-taking. We had tons of fun with lots of surprises on the way.

Visited January 2014
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Petawawa, Canada
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“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

What a great company to go rafting with. The guides are exceptional, knowledgeable and most importantly fun. They let you experience everything the river has to give to you. You won't regret coming here

Visited March 2014
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Florida
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55 reviews
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“Amazing water rafting experience with River People”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We are so happy that we booked our rafting with River People. Our first day, we went on Jondachi_Hollin (Class 4). It was an amazing experience. They picked us up on the "beast" (a 1960's Range Rover, it was quite an experience driving through the jungle and picking up porters to carry the equipment down to the river, which was about a 1/2 hour hike.
The guide (Tuti) spoke good English, he was very knowledgeable about the river and rafting. Abby, accompanied us in her kayak for safety. At lunch time, we stopped at the river site and they both layed out a banquet for us. The lunch was made by Abby's mom and it was delicious!
On the second day, we did Jatunyacu (Class 3) river. It was a totally different experience, due to the width of the river. Abby was our rafting guide this time and she made sure we had a lot of fun making it a memorable experience. Again, we had a banquet for lunch, thanks to Abby's mom. Definitely recommend them and we will be booking with them again on our next trip to Ecuador.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“well organised professional rafting tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We found River People on Tripadvisor and booked a one-day rafting tour (level4) in advance. The tour was very well organised, our guide was great, he spoke good English. He knew a lot about the river, the nature and made us feel safe. (We booked a jungle tour with another tour operator and that was not providing this quality service at all.) The lunch was also excellent!
Our only minor issue was that we could not take our big camera on the boat. (Someone had a waterproof camera and he emailed us his photos.) It was my first whitewater rafting experience and it was a very good one, thank to River People.

Visited February 2014
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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“If You're Going Rafting, Go With River People”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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!

Visited June 2013
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