High Adventure

Through the high adventure trip to Sumak Kawsay In Situ participants will get to engage in all of the best adrenaline activities this region has to offer. If you’ve ever wanted to rappel down waterfalls, zipline hundreds of feet above rushing rivers, or camp in secluded jungles, this package is for you! In addition to these thrilling experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to venture into the depths of extensive limestone caverns, rock-hop up rugged rivers, hike to remote areas, and raft class five whitewater. In the upper Amazon endless adventures await you!

Activities

Activity

Sumak Adventure Route

Silencio de la Selva (Jungle drop off)

Caving

Llanganates expedition

High adventure workshop

Canopy Swing

Rappelling

Canyoning

Rafting

Zip Lining

*Whitewater kayaking

Location

 

On-site

On-site

On-site

On-site

On-site

On-site

On-site 

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Off-site

On-Site 

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Off-site

Off-site

Off-site

On-site

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Off-site

Time period

 

Half

OR

Full day

Starting at 1.5 hours

 

Long half-day to Full day

2+ days

 

 

Quarter day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 hour

 

Quarter 

Half 

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Full day

 

 

 

Half day

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Full day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full day

 

 

 

 

Half day

Half 

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Full day

Description

This classic route will take you by two impressive waterfalls, numerous river crossings, along a stunning cliff-top trail, and up a boulder scramble stream. You’ll get to swim in deep, crystalline pools of the Anzu river, as well as challenge yourself with difficult climbs and slippery rock hopping. An adventure never to forget...

Set out into the forest with one of our guides who will drop you off, alone, to spend a couple hours observing, listening, feeling, reflecting, meditating, or whatever you’re called to do!

With over 35 known caves within walking distance of SKIS, there are extensive spelunking opportunities for everyone from novices to experts. There’s even a cave we rappel into!

On expedition we’ll venture out on multi-day trips to the remote slopes of Llanganates National Park. You’ll learn wilderness navigation and survival skills, field study techniques, and camping hacks - just to name a few.

Want to actually learn the basics and techniques behind the high adventure activities? Before setting out for some rappelling or canyoning, we’ll spend a couple hours in house instructing you how to properly use a harness, select the right type of rope for a given activity, tie important knots, set safety before sending it, perform self rescue in the case of an accident, and more!

Harness up and take a leap of faith, swinging out into the jungle canopy with views of the lower Amazon below you.

When you rappel down jungle cliffs and waterfalls with us you’ll have the opportunity to glimpse rare plant species and incredible views - not to mention the thrill of hanging above the jungle canopy. We have four primary rappels, ranging from beginner (8 meters) to advanced (45 meters).

Canyoning is a thrilling activity in which you rappel down waterfalls, usually into otherwise inaccessible canyons. Learn the basics on a 5 meter waterfall at Sumak, apply your preexisting skills on a 40 meter, straight drop waterfall on-site, or we can take a full day, partnering with another tour operator to adventure to some truly remote canyons!

The area around SKIS has more whitewater rafting to offer than almost anywhere else in Ecuador! With everything between class I and class V, we’ve got you covered!

For the thrill of a lifetime come zip line hundreds of feet above the raging Pastaza river! 

If you have experience extreme kayaking we can lead you to some of the most thrilling whitewater in the world, from leisurely class three to class V+ first descents (a solid combat roll is required for this activity).

Sumak Adventure Route

Our adventure route includes a diverse range of activities. The route essentially consists of an outer loop (3.2 km long) that can be bisected into shorter routes of 2.25 km and 1.75 km. Between these three routes there are a variety of off-shoots and variations. Having So many route combinations and different activities allows us to choose the best outing for you!

 

The adventure route includes 6 rappels of varying difficulty, from 5 meters to 45 meters high. Two, on-site canyoning sites (6 meter and 40 meter) provide more refreshing drops! The route has a total of 3 km of river running and creek scrambling on two different rivers and six creeks. The Río Anzu and Río de los Monos provide plentiful swimming holes and a few cliff jumps. In addition to all this, the route brings you past three landslides and numerous cliff faces, through virgin forest ridge tops and two botanical plots. You’ll have nonstop views and the opportunity to see big cats, exotic frogs, parrots and toucans, river otters, unbelievable insects, and more!!

Ecuador's Adventure CapitaL

Baños is known as Ecuador’s extreme sport and adventure capital, with everything from rock climbing and canyoning to bridge jumping and mountain biking. Sound a little too extreme? How about a waterfall tour in an open sided bus (a “chiva”) followed by hot springs and a cold beer! We work with Alexander Tour in Baños to make sure you get every last activity in, and at a great deal.

Prices

The cost of your visit will depend on the activities and extent of guiding required to facilitate your visit. Rates look better when you bring more friends!

 

Check out our starting prices here, and contact us directly to put together your next adventure!