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About Ecuador

Bringing Kayaks to Ecuador

Paddling Season






Small World Adventures

Small World Adventures is the premier kayak guiding service in Ecuador. Small World was the first company to lead kayaking trips in Ecuador back in 1993 and they are still loving every minute of it today.

--November through March

--Class II through Class V

--Over 60 kayaks to choose from

--Onsite massage therapist

--They wrote the guidebook!


Guided Kayaking Trips in Ecuador

Trying to decide whether or not you want to take a guided kayaking trip to Ecuador? Here's a few factors to consider when making your decision: How much time in Ecuador do you have? Do you speak Spanish? How's your tolerance for figuring out logistics in a "3rd World" country? Is time or money more important to you?

If you have less than 3 weeks to paddle, you should consider doing a guided trip. If you only have 1 week, you absolutely should join a guided trip! With Small World Adventures you'll get 7 days of kayaking in your 1 week off. Try to figure everything out on your own, and you'll be lucky to get 4 days of paddling in your week off.

If you have time and speak Spanish, Ecuador will be reasonably easy to figure out on your own. But don't come here expecting people to speak English. In Quito many people do, but out in the boating areas it's very rare to find people who speak English.

The last 2 factors go hand in hand. If your time is more precious than your money, you'll definitely want a guided trip. Joining an outfitter who already has all the logistics figured out will save you an insane amount of time and hassles. Of the flip side of that, if you don't mind standing around on the side of the road for hours waiting for buses, and if you enjoy the challenges of South American logistics, and have the time to do this, than have at it!