RIVER RAFTING TRIP
Relaxed trip, in contact with nature, with the necessary dose of action.
The Apurimac River, is the main and farthest tributary of the Amazon River. The Apurimac Canyon, with its depth of more than 2,000 meters, is considered one of the deepest in Peru and one of the 10 best rafting trips in the world. It is an imposing granite rock canyon, with vertical and shiny walls, incredible geological formations, giant rocks and capricious shapes due to water erosion.
We will also may have the chance to see condors, deer, river otters, foxes and a variety of birds.
The section of the Black Canyon is characterized by its large number of white sandy beaches and its long sections of calm and crystal clear waters. This trip is ideal for people with little or no experience in the river trips.
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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1- THE ADVENTURE BEGGINS
We will pick you up at you hotel at 8:45 am. A spectacular ride through grassy open sierra down into the Apurimac river canyon at 2,200 meters altitude, we put in at a sandy beach called “Rocoto“. Our Swift Water Rescue certified English speaking professional river guides will provide you with all the proper equipment and give you a safety talk. Once in the water we will enjoy class III rapids also along the way we will encounter the bases of ancient suspention Inca bridges, and admire the beauty of some waterfalls. On the flat water section of this river, we will add some extra toys to play, such as inflatable kayaks (Duckies) and hydrospeed.
DAY 2- INTO THE DEEP BLACK CANYON
Early morning weak up call for a fresh fruit salad breakfast with oats and yogurt, Coffee, Tea, granola. A walk near the camp to admire the flora. We pack our gear and start the float. Today we can run more class lll plus rapids and have time to explore a creak, then we pass this magnificent rock formation called the ” Black Canyon”, afterwards a tributary river the Santo Tomas brings more water into the river and we will encounter several class IV rapids. A very good healthy lunch will be served and later on the float, we will see some hanging bridges, also there are some good chances of close encounters with the local fauna, such as the Torrent duck, foxes, Andean gull, and why not the magnificent andean condor. Calm on a sandy beach underneath the stars of the Southern hemisphere such as the Milky Way and the Southern Cross.
DAY 3- CLASS IV INTENSE RAPIDS
Another delicious breakfast and into the water day we have the most intense class IV rapids. Such as “Trinchera”,”El Encuentro”, “The other right”. We will have more time to explore the waterfalls and the creaks also time to play with the duckies and hydro Speed. Arrival at Puente Walpachaca around noon for a 4 hour drive back to Cusco.
- Professional guiding.
3 days whitewater rafting & all equipment.
All meals gourmet and delicious.
Selection of alcoholic beverages.
2 nights tented accommodation while on river (twin share).
Drybag for your personal belongings.
Expedition first aid and emergency communications.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance (to cover rafting up to class IV).
Personal supply of alcoholic beverages (we can help you purchase at beginning of trip).
Personal items in packing list.