Ecuador outdoor skills school, adventure sports training
Sample outdoor skills school program
Our Outdoor skills school programs are designed for all skills and levels, we include all equipment and guidance. Below is a sample program for learning to Kayak.
Learn to Kayak course
There's no better place to learn this exciting sport than on Ecuador's warm tropical rivers. Let our qualified instructors introduce you to the wonders of whitewater kayaking through this course designed for those with no whitewater kayaking experience.
Sample 4 day kayaking course
This course starts with the basic techniques of whitewater kayaking and builds on those techniques with lots of on-river time. More advanced techniques are introduced each day as your confidence in whitewater increases. By the end of the course you should be ready to read and run grade III rapids (under supervision of more experienced paddlers!).
Day 1 - Tena
Meet in Tena. The morning will be spent learning basic paddling techniques and safety procedures. Lunch. In the afternoon we will practice balance and edging techniques.
Day 2 - Tena
The emphasis today will be on moving into, out of and across the current and practicing techniques learned on Day 1. Lunch. Introduction to Eskimo roll.
Day 3 - Tena
Practice Eskimo roll. Rapid running. Emphasis on balance and edging techniques.
Day 4 - Tena
This day will be spent running lots of rapids to bring all your newly learned skills together. Emphasis will be on perfecting technique, reading whitewater and river running skills. And of course having loads of BIG fun!
The above is a sample Kayaking course, we also offer instruction for:
- Whitewater rafting
- Mountain Biking
- Wilderness rescue
- Mountain Climbing
- Ice Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Scuba Diving
- Wilderness survival
- High altitude training
Other courses may be available upon request.
Trip extensions are available: