Jatun Yacu river

Alto Napo

The Upper Rio Napo is also known locally as the Rio Jatunyacu, which means “BIG WATER” in Quichua. “Big” is probably the best word to describe this river – big waves and big fun! A great trip for both beginners and experts alike, it has the perfect combination of exciting rapids, calm pools, and fabulous jungle scenery to delight everybody. Being the headwaters of one of the two rivers that form the mighty Amazon River, this is a rafting adventure that should not be passed up! No previous rafting experience is necessary.

This is excellent river for beginners because it is wide and open, has some large waves and is also easy to enjoy for inexperienced rafters.

The fun begins right away, as rafters hit large, quick wav Big sandy 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 rainforest scenery. Since there are no inhabitants in the upper regions of the Jatun Yacu, the river is exceptionally clean interspersed with calm pools.

Passenger have to be in our branch office in Tena city early in the morning. Driving about 45 minutes we will reach the put in point. Navigation in rapids class III and IV takes about 5 hours. Lunch and drive back to Tena. A safety briefing is held by our Certified (AGAR) guides before boarding the rafts. Up on request we can organize Amazon tours after Tena.

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