Apurimac River Rafting 3 Days / 2 Nights
Apurimac River Rafting Overview
This exciting whitewater rafting expedition is rated among the bestworld-classlass 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 at 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.
Highlights Apurimac River Rafting 3 Days
If you are a whitewater rafting lover, this is the best option you will find. The Apurimac River is in Peru, located between two regions: Cusco and Apurimac, the name of this river means: “The Talking God”, it is considered one of the 10 best rivers in the world for rafting, with perfect conditions to do this adventure sport: beautiful landscapes, pristine place, good weather all year round, clean and clear water, sandy beaches. Rafting guides will be attentive at all times for your safety and using top quality equipment and taking care of the environment.
Apurimac River Rafting Itinerary
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, wetsuits, 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).
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).
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, the 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).
Degrees of Dificulty for White Water Rafing
Include in the 2-Days Inca Trail
- Transfer from the hotel to the train to
- Machupicchu station and back
- Train ticket rountrip to Machu Picchu
- Professional guide (English & Spanish)
- Meals: 1 lunch
- Oxygen bottle and
- First aid kit
- Entrance ticket to the Inka trail to Machu Picchu(us $ 60 for adults or us $ 35 for students with ISIC card)
- Hotel In Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes
- Meals at Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes
- Tips, laundry, etc.
We Recommend to bring to the Short Inca Trail
- Hiking shoes or boots
- Light clothes
- Mosquito repellent
- Water bottle
- Windbreaker jacket, hat, sunblock, sunglasses
- Chocolates, candies, and other snacks.
- Camera with good batteries
- Extra money in “Soles” (Peruvian national currency)
To confirm your reservation just send us USD 250.00 per person and your trip application Our accounting department will contact you in less than 24 hours, with your invoice and voucher.