May 2, 2004
Outside Magazine

The Trip-Finder, January 1998

Kayaking the Quijos

Outfitter Departures Price Accommodations
Endless River Adventures
4 $1,250 rustic lodging
Small World Adventures
2 $1,285 rustic lodging

The Route: Seven to nine days of Class III, IV, and IV+ whitewater on a virtually unpaddled river and two of its tributaries.

When to go: November to February

Difficulty: Strenuous

Travel advisory: This is a trip for advanced kayakers only. The river's remoteness and densely vegetated shores make walking out impossible, so you must complete each day's run, no matter what.

High/low points:

  • Honing your technique on what may be the best assortment of surfing waves in the world.
  • Having to paddle past perfect surfing waves in order to conserve energy for the rapids.

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