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An expedition to film and bring attention to endangered rivers becomes a national crisis when angry Mayan villagers kidnap paddlers they’ve mistaken for hydroelectric engineers.

Paul Heesaker, RIOS Guatemala co-founder, is available to show the entire 43 minute film and welcomes your involvement. Go to our contact page for more information. 


The Highlands to the Sea Expedition funds the RIOS Guatemala Association and takes us on a journey from mountain cloud forests, down the class III and IV rapids of the Rios Lanquin and Cahabon and to the Caribbean Sea.

Max Baldetty, RIOS co-founder, is Guatemalan and faciliates all river expeditons. For more information, go to our "Expeditions" page.