White Water River Rafting in Cusco Apurimac 3 Days Tour
From: 260.00 USD$
|Locations Visited||:||Apurimac Canyon|
|Trip Style||:||cusco rafting apurimac 3 days and 2 nights|
|Length||:||3 Days and 2 Nights|
|Frequency||:||From May to October Every Day|
|Group||:||Min 6, Max 12|
For 32 years we have explore, done firsts descents and open several Peruvian white water rafting and jungle rivers to the world. Our expertice and knowledge of the rivers and local culture has made us one of most respected outfitters in the Andes, with excellente combinations of trekking and rafting trips.
Whitewater rafting trips in Peru are available for all ages and ability levels ranging from scenic float trips for one or two days on the Urubamba river suitable for entire families to adrenaling pumping white water rapids on the Apurimac river or an expeditionary journey on one of the Headwaters of the Amazon the Tambopata Jungle river where we can have closed encounters with wild life and see no other human beings for a few days.
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This exciting whitewater rafting Apurimac expedition is rated among the 10 best Rafting trips of world . We start the trip from Cusco 3,400 mts. driving for 4 hours across the Andes down to the Apurimac River canyon. ( in the native quechua language meaning “ Speaker of the Gods “ ). This river is also the most direct source of the Amazon making it the longest river in the world .We put-in at 2,000 mts. 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.
The Apurimac river is considered one of the best and most exciting rivers in Cusco Peru, in the world for White Water River rafting because of it´s ideal conditions in terms of temperatures, rapids, water sandy beaches for the campsites, etc. Previous experience is not needed, but you must know how to swim.
At one point we arrive to a narrow canyon with an impossible rapid where we have to do a portage for about 300 mts.Thisa means that we will have to carry everything across.
Most of the time we will be rafting class III+ and IV rapids , but we also have a few class IV + and V rapids.
Among the wildlife , in this remote and isolated canyon we could find river otters, bob cats, foxes, torrent ducks, cormorants etc.
Day 01: Apurimac River
We meet at 8.30 am. From Cusco we drive 4 hours through the Andes to the put-in at Huallpachaca bridge 2,000 mts.altitude. It will take us a couple hours to prepare all the equipment , self-bailing rafts, oars,paddles, coolers, helmets, lifejackets, wet suits etc. you will be given a safety talk and drills into rafting technics. We will put emphasis in training all the participants, in how to get back into the raft, fliping the raft, swimming a rapid etc.
You will be floating for 2 hours more or less, doing class II and III rapids. Camp will be in a narrow gorge with impressive walls . Here the guides will prepare dinner .
( Lunch + Dinner ).
Day 02: Apurimac River
After a healthy breakfast we start rafting around 9:00am. Today we will be in the water for about 6 hours, doing mostly class III and IV rapids , stopping for lunch and arriving to camp around 4:00pm , today we´ll have tea time and dinner and sleep on a sandy beach under the night sky of the southern hemisphere
(Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner ).
Day 03: Apurimac River
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 around 5:00 pm
(Breakfast + Lunch )
What is Included :
- Private Transportation to and from the river
- Professional Class V Guides.
- State of the art self bailing rafts.
- All the meals at the river
- Water proof-bags for personal luggage
- Safety conscious techniques and procedures
- Wet-suit, spray jacket, helmet
- Double occupancy tents
- Safety Kayakers
- Helicopter evacuation Insurance
- Light volume sleeping bag and a sleeping mat
What is Not Included :
- Light tennis shoes or sport sandals and socks
- Cap or hat for the sun and sunscreen
- Flash light with spare batteries
- Water bottle
- Mosquito Repellent
- Sweatshirt / light pants & T-shirt for camping