January in ecuador
I went to Ecuador in January last year and there were plenty of boaters. My advice to you is to fly into Quito, take a taxi to the magic bean hostel, this a really cool part of Quito with allot of international travelers. The hostel across the street from the magic bean, for the life of me I can't remember the name, you could email the magic bean and ask, is where I stayed, and thats where allot of boaters come in. The guy who owns it is American, and has a small boat shop in the lobby. I think small world has most of there guest fly in and stay here the first night if it's late. Great place to hook up, and get started. You can ask the owner questions and meet other kayaks taking off to tenna and beaza. Good luck in your travels. It's a great country with beautiful, awesome whitewater.
We hired a driver to get around the country, which is great because you have you shuttles set up. Ask when you get down there. It's really pretty easy, and the people are more than willing to help. If you have any more questions let me know.