Apurimac River Rafting 3D/2N

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This exciting whitewater rafting expedition is rated among the best of world class rivers. We start our trip from Cusco 3,300 mts. driving for 4 hours across the Andes down to the Apurimac River , ( 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 . At one point we arrive to a narrow canyon with an impossible rapid where we have to do a portage for about 300 mts.
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.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

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 about two 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.
We will be floating for 2 or 3 hours , doing class II and III rapids. Camp in a narrow gorge with impressive walls . Here the guides will prepare dinner (L+D).

Day 2:

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 , stoping for lunch and arriving to camp around 4:00pm , today we´ll have té time and dinner and sleep on a sandy beach under the night sky of the southern hemisphere (B+L+D).

Day 3:

After a good breakfast we are going to be rafting through a couple of class V rapids with names such as tooth ache, you first,last laugh. After 3 or 4 hours of rafting wewill arrive to the take out where we pack all the equipment and drive back to Cusco., arriving around 6:00 pm ( B+L)


  • Transportation to and from the river.
  • Professional class V guides.
  • State of the art self bailing rafts.
  • All the meals while at the river .
  • Water proof-bags for personal luggage.
  • Safety conscious technics and procedures.
  • Wetsuit and spray jacket.
  • Double occupancy tents.
  • Light volume sleeping bag.
  • Sleeping mattress.

You should to bring :

  • Light tennis shoes or sandals for the river
  • Cap or hat
  • Sweatshirt and sweat pants for the camp
  • Extra pair of tennis shoes for the camp
  • Flash light with spare batteries
  • Short pants
  • Water bottle-Insect repellent
  • A most friendly and positive mental attitude




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Why Choose MAYUC?

38+ Years Experience. Providing Tours, Trekking and river raftingsince 1978 in Peru.

We guarantee your trip. all our guides are well trained and speak fluent English.