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Whitewater on the Apurimac

Apurimac river rapids

Apurimac river rapids

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The Apurimac canyon is one of the world's hidden gems of white-water. It is justifiably gaining a reputation as one of the world's top ten rafting rivers, combining a mix of exhilarating rapids and awesome scenery.

From the ancient Inca capital of Cusco it is a spectacular bus journey to the start of this river deep in the heart of an impressive 3000m deep canyon. From here all supplies are taken for four days of wilderness rafting.

No previous rafting experience is necessary as full safety instruction and safety talk is given so even the most novice crews are expertly trained up to meet the challenges and thrills of this non-stop adrenaline-pumping roller coaster ride of a life time.

Apart from world class rapids the Apurimac boasts pristine sandy beaches for camping, spectacular sun-bleached rock formations and rare wildlife including otters, puma and the ultra elusive Andean bear. It is an adventure lover's dreams come true.

4-Day Apurimac River Whitewater Rafting
Pricing: USD 635 per person

Important Notes    • What to Bring


Our pricing includes: Transport to and from the river in private vehicles. State of the art self bailing rafts, Hi-flotation life-jackets, helmets, spray jackets, dry bags for personal gear, wetsuits, a limited number of wet-suit boots and special containers for cameras. Camping and cooking equipment including Therm-a-rests & spacious two person tents. Extensive First-aid kit; professional English and Spanish speaking river guides, trained in first-aid, swift-water rescue and CPR. Safety cover at all times. All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

Confirmed reservations & credit card payment are available.
Pricing is based on twin share accommodation.
Single (private) supplements are available on request.

World Class Apurimac Rafting
4-Day Apurimac Rafting DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 1: We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco for the spectacular drive to the Apurimac canyon, hopefully glimpsing on route the snow-capped Vilcanota mountain range before descending into the canyon to our starting point on the banks of the Apurimac. Here we inflate our specialised rafts, load up with provisions and, following a full safety talk and instruction in the art of white water rafting, we head off into the canyon in search of adventure. (L / D)

DAY 2-3: For the next three days we challenge the rapids of the mighty Apurimac. "Apu - rimac", in Quechua, signifies "The Great Speaker" - Inca nobility and priests would often "consult" the river on route to the city of Cusco. The rapids are pretty much non-stop and at times the huge boulders that block our way force us to the bank for further scouting. At several points we have to portage unrunnable falls. At night we camp on beautiful sandy beaches and explore the amazing rock formations. Andean foxes, otters and pumas have all been sighted on the banks of the river. In between the harder rapids there is plenty of time to take in the awesome scenery and marvel at the near sheer sided gorge down which we are travelling. (B / L / D)

DAY 4: Finally we reach a break in the canyon walls and from here it is a short bus journey back to Cusco, passing on route the towering snow capped Salcantay mountain. On arrival in Cusco we drop you off at your hotel for a well earned hotel bed, hot shower and perhaps you will join us later to explore the delights of Cusco's nightlife and celebrate your successful descent of through the mighty Apurimac canyon. (B / L)

Important Notes    • What to Bring