Ecuador is home to some of the world's best rafting and kayaking rivers. The paddling scene here is fairly young, but the options are certainly impressive. Rivers descend from the Andes, running through forests and gorges and passing through rapids along the way. There are rivers near Quito, Tena, and Baños, with sections that are suitable for paddlers of all ages and abilities. The following rivers are good options for rafting and kayaking.