River People has been operating for the last 15 years in Tena. They have the best raft guides in Ecuador, who have grown up running the most amazing rivers all over Ecuador.
River People's family-run raft company runs more rivers than any other rafting company in Tena. Super fun rafting and one of the best ways to see the jungle.
Trips range from beginners to advanced, which means just about anyone will be able to enjoy a day (or two) with River People.
River People's most popular trips are listed here...
The Jatunyacu (Class III+)
A great pick for first time rafters, even families with kids. The Jatunyacu is a full day trip and includes a short jungle walk.
Price: $65 per person
The Jondachi/Hollin (Class III - IV)
One of the most beautiful rivers in Ecuador, with waterfalls cascading into the river along the way. The trip starts with a 30 minute hike down to the river aided by porters. Before the rafting you can swim in a beautiful canyon that feeds into the Jondachi River.
Price: $80 per person
Hollin (Class IV+)
The most challenging river rafted in the area. Suitable for experienced rafters in good physical condition. Two day camping trip. Available October through March.
Price: $300 per person
Misahualli (Class IV+)
The Misahualli is a big water, canyon run with six different rivers feeding into it. There is a waterfall portage in the middle, where some climbing with harnesses is required. Some previous rafting experience is recommended. Available September through February
Price: $90 per person
All day trips include a buffet lunch, raft guide, safety kayaker, all equipment and transport. Multi-day trips include all camping gear and two safety kayakers.
Note: Raft trips subject to change depending on river levels. If a trip is cancelled arrangements will be made to raft another river or to refund 90% of payment.
River People also offers one day or multi-day jungle treks through waterfalls and canyons. Includes guide with intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna found in the area.
Check out River People's beautiful poolside cabins. Located in a quiet area just outside Archidona, it's the perfect place to relax before and after your adventures!
River People can usually accommodate walk-in reservations for the next day, but whenever possible please contact them in advance.
“You Won't Have More Fun ANYWHERE!” - by daniel-early from Quito, Ecuador on TripAdvisor.
“Great experience with awesome guides!” - by arw319 from Chicago, Illinois on Trip Advisor.
The River People office is now located a few minutes from the Archidona bridge. It's a good idea to contact them by phone or email for your reservations or if you have any questions.