Take to the water and explore a different side of Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Fully supported trips with options for all abilities and ages
We hold all relevant licences, use experienced well trained guides and top quality equipment
For a real challenge, choose our multi-day water rafting trips
Why take to the water with us?
We were the first company in Peru to achieve the new adventure licences for rafting and for watersports ( less than 5 hold them)
All guides are Swift Water Rescue qualified and First Aid qualified
Safety kayaker on all rafting trips
Equipment includes: NRS flotation devices, wetsuits, boots, helmets and cags. Red Paddle SUPS, Feelfree sit on tops and SOTARr rafts
We offset all carbon produced by your trip
Choose from our one day water adventures
Read what our customers say about us
We originally wanted to trek the 4-day Classic Inka Trail but when we missed out on permits for 2 years running, we decided to look at other options. We decided to combine the 3 day Lares trek with the 2 days 104 km trek to Machu Pichu, Recommendations from Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor led us to Amazonas Explorer-what luck!! Matt dealt with our questions efficiently and patiently. Once in Cuzco, our guide Eduardo was amazing, always arriving promptly with a big, warm smile. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Peru's Inca history, flora, fauna, and food. He cared for us (Bruce, myself, and our Canadian buddy Linda) like we were his children. Our wonderful support team, including Braulio (our skillful, safe, and happy driver) and our incredible cooks and porters were all fantastic. Nothing was too much for them and their care in everything they did was evident. All meals were amazing-tasty, plentiful and along with tables, chairs,tents-even linen napkins-was all beyond expectation. We rate Eduardo and his team 10 out of 10. We can highly recommend Eduardo and Amazonas Explorer(AE). They'll look after you with utmost care the entire trip. Their employees were very happy to work for AE and were treated and trained well. AE is very environmentally aware and engaged in various measures and projects to protect the environment. If you want to arrive at Machu Pichu on a path less traveled, combine the Lares and km 104 treks. On the Lares trek, it was mostly just us and the alpacas.
I'm not sure anyone knows more about having adventures in the Cusco area of Peru (and beyond) than Amazonas Explorer. Guides are properly trained, itineraries are well-thought-out; the emphasis is on safety but also on FUN! They do the classic trips brilliantly but also have lots of ideas for more offbeat escapades. And they're a B Corporation, too, so have excellent environmental credentials.
We went on the 2 day Black Canyon rafting trip and had the best time! This was our first overnight rafting trip so we had no idea what to expect, but our experience was far superior to what I could have imagined! Neil picked us up from our Airbnb and took us to the river. He recommended quick stops to take pictures of the beautiful landscape on the way to the river. Once at the river the team had everything ready to go! We had such a good time with Neil! There were two other guides, one guiding our gear boat and another on a kayak to be there in case someone fell out or needed help. It was clear they love their job! They were so fun to hang out with. They had picked out a great place for our campsite! It was serious glamping! They provided everything we needed! We had so much food it was impossible to eat it all! They cooked us an amazing dinner and we had awesome food throughout the entire trip! The rapids were also a blast! If you have a GoPro mount bring it! They have the base of the mount at the front of the raft. Neil made sure we got some great pictures! They had everything down to the last detail and we couldn’t have been better taken care of. They made sure we were safe, comfortable, and had fun the entire time. I can’t recommend this company enough!
We had the most amazing time, our guide met us at the airport, showed us around Cusco, and helped us even before our trip got fully underway. Once we were on the trail things were, if anything, even better. It was the most amazing trip, and our guide, cook, and the rest of the team took such incredible care of us. We learned, had amazing views, and day after day if anything the views became more awe-inspiring. The food was delicious, and I was even more amazed watching them cookout on the trails. I went on this trip with my two teenage daughters, and our guide Jimmy and the rest of the guys took such good care of them, made us all feel safe, and we learned so much hiking between the villages and ruins, and spotting wildlife and ducking into caves. One of the best back-country trips I have ever had in my life.