TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO -ROCOTO - APURIMAC RIVER

We will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel in Cusco to transfer you in our private transportation to the Inca bridge of Huajachaca (Apurimac River), used by the ancient Peruvians to exchange goods between the Pacific Ocean coast and Cusco (2100 m).

Lunch will be served on the banks of the river.

At this point our guides will provide you with all the rafting equipment to start our expedition down the river.

After lunch we will be given a safety talk before starting with the class II and III rapids of this fantastic river.

We will paddle and find the bases of the ancient bridges used from Inca times to the present day.

Dinner will be served at the camp around the campfire (A+C).

After a healthy breakfast we will hike through the camp to admire the vegetation admire the vegetation such as bromeliads and orchids.

In the morning we will run some rapids and pass the nice part of the canyon to also admire some part of the canyon to also admire some waterfalls and have the opportunity to explore a small creek. to explore a small creek.

Then, after crossing the calm waters and black rock for about 2 to 3 hours, we will continue through an incredible limestone canyon.

After lunch, we will run a few class 3 rapids and have a good chance of encountering river otters, some deer, cormorants, torrent ducks and other tropical birds of the Andes.

We will pass many old bridges suspended along the river; our camp will be on a nice sandy beach where we will have dinner and camp (B+W+C).

After breakfast, we will run the most intense class III to IV rapids of pool-drops rapids, called “El Otro Derecho” among others.

There is also time to explore a couple of streams with waterfalls.

Lunch at the end of our adventure, followed by a four-hour bus ride to your hotel in Cusco in our private transportation (B+W).

Inclusions

Included

  • Transportation to and from the river
  • All meals and an excellent menu (2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners)
  • High quality rafting equipment, self bailing rafts / safety kayak, dry bags, wetsuit, helmet, vest, paddle, jacket.
  • All camping equipment (double tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, etc).
  • Professional river safety and procedures
  • Excellent river guides of class V (International training, fast water rescue and first aid courses in the wilderness, environmental care, etc.).

Not Included

  • Hotels or meals in Cusco
  • Tips and extra expenses or services not described in the program.

Pricing

From 2 to more passengers
$ USD 590.00

Price per person

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What to Pack

  • Sandals or slippers for the river
  • Hat or cap. Sunscreen
  • Long-sleeved shirt and pants
  • An additional pair of tennis for the camp
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Shorts
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • A kinder and more positive mental attitude

Frequently Asked Questions Apurimac River Rafting – Black Canyon (3 Days / 2 Nights)

What is the location of Apurimac River Rafting?

Apurimac River Rafting takes place in the heart of Peru, starting high in the Andes Mountains and winding through breathtaking canyons, gorges, and valleys.

What level of experience is required for Apurimac River Rafting?

Apurimac River Rafting caters to a range of experience levels, from beginners to experienced rafters, with rapids that range from mild to challenging.

Is safety equipment provided for Apurimac River Rafting?

Yes, safety equipment is provided for all rafters, and experienced guides are on hand to ensure everyone stays safe and enjoys the journey.

How long does a typical day of Apurimac River Rafting last?

A typical day of Apurimac River Rafting lasts for several hours, with breaks for lunch and relaxation. Trips can last anywhere from half a day to several days, depending on the itinerary chosen.

Can I bring my own equipment for Apurimac River Rafting?

While personal rafting equipment is not necessary, rafters are welcome to bring their own if they prefer. All necessary safety equipment, including life jackets and helmets, will be provided.

Are there any age restrictions for Apurimac River Rafting?

There is no specific age restriction for Apurimac River Rafting, but it is recommended for those who are physically fit and able to handle the physical demands of the excursion. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Is previous rafting experience necessary for Apurimac River Rafting?

No, previous rafting experience is not necessary for Apurimac River Rafting. The rapids cater to a range of experience levels, from beginners to experienced rafters, and experienced guides are on hand to ensure everyone stays safe and enjoys the journey.

How can I book a trip for Apurimac River Rafting?

You can book a trip for Apurimac River Rafting through a reputable tour operator or travel agent that specializes in adventure sports. It is recommended to book in advance to secure your desired trip dates and to ensure availability.

Travel Guide about Apurimac River Rafting – Black Canyon (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Apurimac River Rafting is an unforgettable experience for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. Located in the heart of Peru, the Apurimac River boasts rapids that range from mild to challenging, making it an ideal destination for both beginners and experienced rafters.

The journey down the river starts high in the Andes Mountains and winds through breathtaking canyons, gorges, and valleys, offering panoramic views of the lush surrounding landscape. Along the way, rafters will encounter rapids of varying intensity, including Class III, IV, and V rapids, providing a thrill for all levels of experience.

Safety is of the utmost importance during an Apurimac River Rafting trip, and all rafters are provided with top-quality equipment and experienced guides who will ensure that everyone stays safe and enjoys the journey. The guides also provide expert knowledge about the local flora and fauna, adding an educational component to the adventure.

Apurimac River Rafting is 3-day excursion, with trips lasting anywhere from half a day to several days, depending on the itinerary chosen. A typical day of rafting begins with a safety briefing and equipment check before launching into the rapids. After several hours of rafting, there is a break for lunch and a chance to relax and take in the stunning scenery.

Whether you are an experienced rafter or a first-timer, the Apurimac River offers a unique and thrilling adventure that is sure to be remembered for a lifetime. Book your rafting trip today and experience the thrill of navigating one of Peru’s most spectacular rivers.

Reviews about Apurimac River Rafting – Black Canyon (3 Days / 2 Nights)

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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