A brand new action-packed overnight rafting trip
This is a fantastic two-day wilderness rafting adventure for those short on time. If however you are really pushed for time, you could choose a shorter one-day version of the trip, taking in the second day only but you do miss the lovely beach camps.
You head out from Cusco for the spectacular drive to the Apurimac canyon, hopefully glimpsing en route the snow-capped Vilcanota mountain range before descending into the canyon to start your Apurimac rafting adventure.
Here your guides will inflate your rafts and load them up with provisions for the journey ahead. Following a full safety talk and instruction in the art of white water rafting, you cast off into the Black Canyon of the Apurimac.
For the next two days you enjoy some of the least visited, but in our opinion best Peru rafting.
The river enters a truly impressive steep-sided gorge where you run many excellent class III and IV rapids. In between the rapids, there are relaxing floats through breath-taking scenery. You also have the opportunity to get out and explore waterfalls and colonial bridges.
At night you camp on a deserted beach and enjoy great food, a few drinks and great camaraderie around the campfire.
Included: Swift-water Rescue qualified, English speaking expert raft guides, all white-water & safety equipment, camping equipment (except sleeping bag), transport, lunch, dinner
More great Apurimac rafting today. Depending on water levels there may be the odd portage between the fun rapids. There are also stretches to just sit and float down the river and enjoy being in this fantastic location.
Keep an eye out as you go for Andean Foxes, Torrent Ducks, otters and even Condors.
Finally, you reach a break in the canyon walls in time for lunch. From here it is a four to five-hour drive back to Cusco, with views of the towering snow-capped Salkantay Mountain along the way.
Included: Swift-water Rescue qualified, English speaking expert raft guides, all white-water & safety equipment, transport, breakfast, lunch
In order to fully enjoy your trip it is very important that you choose the right trip for you and fully understand what it involves.
There are risks inherent in travelling in Peru, as indeed there are in most of the activities that we provide. Many of the activities we offer also involve a significant level of effort on your part. After all, it is called Adventure Travel for a reason.
It is really important that you read both the trip notes above and the Risk and Safety Section on our website, to enable you to choose the best trip for you. Once you have read them both, please make sure you ask if there is anything you do not understand. We classify this trip as:
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