APURIMAC RIVER RAFTING
This exciting whitewater rafting expedition is rated among the best of world Class Rivers. We start our trip from Cusco 3,300 mts. driving for 4 hours across the Andes down to the Apurimac River, (in the native quechua language meaning “Speaker of the Gods “). This river is also the most direct source of the Amazon making it the longest river in the world. We put-in at 2,000 mts. It will take us about two hours to prepare all the equipment using only state of the art self-bailing rafts and catarafts.
We´ll have lunch and raft down to our first camp. All the meals are prepared by our staff on a campfire under the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere. At one point we arrive to a narrow canyon with an impossible rapid where we have to do a portage for about 300 mts. Most of the time we will be rafting class III+ and IV rapids , but we also have a few class IV + and V rapids. Among the wildlife; in this remote and isolated canyon we could find river otters, bob cats, foxes, torrent ducks, cormorants etc.
DAY 1:We will pick up you at 8:30 am. From your hotel in Cusco, them from Cusco we drive 4 hours through the Andes to the put-in at Huallpachaca bridge 2,000 mts. altitude. It will take us about two hours to prepare all the equipment , self-bailing rafts, oars, paddles, coolers, helmets, lifejackets, wet suits etc. you will be given a safety talk and drills into rafting techniques. We will put emphasis in training all the participants, in how to get back into the raft, flipping the raft, swimming a rapid etc.
We will be floating for 2 to 3hours, doing class II and III rapids. Camp in a narrow gorge with impressive walls. Here the guides will prepare dinner; your responsibility is washing your own dish. (L+D).
DAY 2:After a healthy breakfast we start rafting around 9:00am. Today we will be in the water for about 6 hours, doing mostly class III and IV rapids , stopping for lunch and arriving to camp around 4:00pm , today we´ll have tea time and dinner and sleep on a sandy beach under the night sky of the southern hemisphere (B+L+D).
DAY 3:After a good breakfast we are going to be rafting through a couple of class V rapids with names such as “tooth ache”, “you first”, “last laugh” .after 3 or 4 hours of rafting we will arrive to the take out where we pack all the equipment and drive back to Cusco., arriving around 6:00 pm ( B+L)
- Transportation to and from the river.
- Professional class V guides.
- State of the art self-bailing rafts.
- All the meals while at the river.
- Water proof-bags for personal luggage.
- Safety conscious techniques and procedures.
- Wetsuit and spray jacket
- Double occupancy tents – Safety Kayaker.
Our Service Includes
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Others not mentioned in the itinerary.
- A complete set of dry clothing
- A pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river that will get wet.
- Sun Block
- A small towel
- A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
- A good positive mental aptitude