Rafting Apurimac River Black canyon

DURATION

03 Days

--- USD

PER PERSON
Based two people all private service

TRIP STYLE

Adventure

HIGHLIGHTS

Apurimac River, Santo Tomas River, Hualpachaca Bridge

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW

The Apurímac River rises from glacial meltwater of the ridge of the Mismi, a 5,597-metre-high mountain in the Arequipa Province in the south-western mountain ranges of Peru, 10 km from the village Caylloma, and less than 160 km from the Pacific coast. 

itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO -ROCOTO AT THE APURIMAC RIVER

We will pick up you at 8:30 am. From your hotel in Cusco. From Cusco we will head to Inca bridge of Huajachaca (Apurimac river), used by the pre-Incas and Incas to exchange goods between the coast of the Pacific Ocean and Cusco. Lunch will be served on the river’s shore. At this point we will meet the other part of the crew, our river rafting guides and all the equipment and gear to continue with our river expedition. After lunch our river rafting guides will provide us with our river equipment and will give us a safety briefing before getting to the class 2-3 rapids of this fantastic river. We will start to paddle and find bases of old bridges used for centuries by Incas until now. Dinner will be served at the campsite around the campfire. Full meals included.

DAY 2: SANTO TOMAS RIVER / CONDORES RAPIDS AT THE BLACK CANYON

After a healthy breakfast we will walk around the campsite to admire the vegetation such as bromeliads and orchids. In the morning we will have some easy rapids and admire some waterfalls and also have the chance to explore a little creek. Then, after floating through a stretch of calm water and black rock canyon walls for about 2 to 3 hours we will continue through a tributary called Santo Tomas River and its amazing limestone canyon. After lunch, we will raft some more class 3 rapids and have the chance of seeing river otters, some deer, cormorants, torrent ducks and other tropical Andean birds. Will have lunch at a sandy beach. In the afternoon we will pass many old suspended bridges along the river and have another set of rapids called “3 Condors”, before setting up camp on a nice sandy beach.
Full meals included.

DAY 3: “THE OTHER RIGHT” RAPIDS – HUALPACHACA BRIDGE – CUSCO

After breakfast, we will run the most intense sets of class III to IV pool-drop rapids, with names such as “The other right” and “Wave Train”. There will also be time to explore a couple of waterfall creeks. We will have lunch at the end of our adventure, followed by a four-hour drive to Cusco in our private vehicle. We will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the trip. (Breakfast, Lunch).

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Included

  • Transportation to and from the river
  • All meals during the expedition (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners)
  • All professional rafting equipment (dry bags and class V river gear)
  • High quality rafting equipment and self-bailing rafts/ safety kayaker
  • All camping gear (screen dinning tent, double person tents, mattress, etc.)
  • Safety and professional river procedure
  • Best Peruvian class V river guides (International training, swift water rescue and wilderness first responder courses)
  • Satellite Phone and rescue procedure
  • Environmental care

Not Included

  • Hotels or meals in Cusco

  • Sleeping bag

  • Tips and extra expenses or services not described in the program

  • Peruvian taxes * (Foreigners are exonerated of Peruvian taxes, so they must present a copy of their passport and migration paper)

SUGGESTIONS

What you’ll need to bring and carry

  • Transportation to and from the river
  • All meals during the expedition (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners)
  • All professional rafting equipment (dry bags and class V river gear)
  • High quality rafting equipment and self-bailing rafts/ safety kayaker
  • All camping gear (screen dinning tent, double person tents, mattress, etc.)
  • Safety and professional river procedure
  • Best Peruvian class V river guides (International training, swift water rescue and wilderness first responder courses)
  • Satellite Phone and rescue procedure
  • Environmental care

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Peru Travel information

When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.

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