Arriving into the capital of Ecuador, Quito - the worlds second highest capital city (9350ft / 2850m) gives a short drive up and over the pass to the small town of Baeza. The Papallacta pass (13,320ft / 4060m) gives a stunning vista to the Amazon basin and the surronding snow capped peaks of the volcanoes. It is here that we will spend our first few days getting outfitted and enjoying some of the delights of the Quijos Valley. Our time in this valley will give access to the whole of Quijos, Cosanga, Oyachachi and the Borja rivers.
The other area we will explore is around the bustling town of Tena. This area is host some of the famous runs and has big volume jungle runs to enjoy. Rivers such as Jatunyacu, Jondachi, Hollin, Piatua and Mishualli will all be on the list.