This exciting whitewater rafting expedition is rated as one of the 10 best rafting trips in the world! We start our trip from Cusco at 3400 meters, driving for 4 hours across the Andes and then down to the Apurimac River canyon (meaning in Quechua: Speaker of the Gods). This river is also the most direct source of the Amazon River, making it the longest river in the world. We then set off at 2000 meters. It will take us about two hours to prepare all the equipment, using only state of the art self-bailing rafts and catarafts.
We’ll have lunch and raft down to our first camp. All the meals are prepared by our staff on a campfire under the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere. At one point, we arrive at a narrow canyon with an impossible rapid where we have to do a portage for about 300 meters. This means that you will walk for about 7 minutes and the river guides will handle the operation. Most of the time we will be rafting class III+ and IV rapids , but we also have a few class IV+ and V rapids. In this remote and isolated canyon, it is possible to discover a lot of wildlife like river otters, foxes, torrent ducks, cormorants and the majestic Condor.
We meet at 08:30 am in Cusco and then start our 4-hour-journey through the Andes to the set-off at the Huallpachaca bridge at 2000 meters altitude. It will take us a couple of hours to prepare all the equipment like the self-bailing rafts, oars, paddles, coolers, helmets, lifejackets, wet suits etc. You will be given a safety talk and drills into rafting techniques. We will place emphasis on training all the participants how to get back into the raft, flipping the raft and how to swim a rapid.
You will be floating for more or less 2 hours, doing class II and III rapids. Our camp will be in a narrow gorge with impressive walls. Here your guides will prepare dinner. (Lunch and Dinner)
After a healthy breakfast we start rafting around 09:00 am. Today, we will be in the water for about 6 hours, doing mostly class III and IV rapids, stopping for lunch and arriving to our next camp around 04:00 pm. We will have tea time as well, and then dinner and afterwards sleep on a sandy beach under the night sky of the southern hemisphere. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After a good breakfast we are going to be rafting through a couple of class V rapids. There are rapids with names such as tooth ache, you first, last laugh.. Again, twice we will have to walk around a couple of rapids. After 3 to 4 hours of rafting, we will arrive to the take-out where we pack all the equipment and drive back to Cusco, arriving there around 05:00 pm. (Breakfast and Lunch)
|Recommendations, what to bring:|
|What we need when you make a reservation:|
Per Person US$ 485
Price is based on 4 people.
Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.
Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.