Apurímac River Rafting
Enjoy Apurímac River Rafting this wonderful day full of adventures in one of the most impressive rivers of Peru. The Apurímac (god who speaks) Pure sport adventure in the Apurímac River Rafting tour description:
The Apurímac flows northwest past Cusco in gorges reaching twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and is punctuated by falls and rapids. Rising from melted glacial water. I
t is the source of the world’s largest river system, the Amazon River.
This exciting 3 day journey begins at 2000m and beginning at Class II and III rapids.
Advances through Class IV and V rapids.
You’ll receive lessons in rafting techniques and safety.
use state of the art equipment, and be protected by a licensed guide and paramedic.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Extreme
- Group Size Medium Group
It is considered the river where the Amazon starts, and in the same way it is considered the river mantaro. The Apurimac River is one of the main rivers of Peru, a tributary of the Ene River that is part of the course
Flow: 1,050 m³ / s
Hydrographic basin: 66,100 km²
Length: 690 km
Boca: Río Ene
What to Bring to Apurímac River Rafting
Bathing Suit and Light Clothing
Sandals (like Teva) or tennis shoes
Shorts (to use over the wetsuit, because the raft is slippery when wet)
Four Pairs of Socks
Warm Clothes (for the night; for ex: fleece, long pants)
Foam or Air Camping Mattress (these can be rented here in Cusco)
Flashlight and Batteries
Personal Water Bottle and Snacks
Hat, Sunblock, Mosquito Repellent, Toilet Paper
- Professional English-Speaking Guides, Paramedics Qualified for Class V rafting
- Dry bags – Special Waterproof bags (for personal belongings)
- Safety Kayak and Cargo Boat
- Private Transport (Round-Trip)
- Complete First-Aid Kit
- All Rafting Equipment
Hyside Self-Bailing RaftsAll Meals on the RiverDouble Occupancy Tents
- Sleeping Bag
- Extreme Cusco - Huallpachaca Day 1
We depart for the Huallpachaca Bridge (2,000m.a.s.l.) at 9:00am, crossing the Andean cordillera southeast of Cusco. After about 4 hours we’ll arrive at the canyon and enjoy our lunch. A licensed professional guide will provide safety information for this kind of white water rafting, including general instructions, a demonstration of the equipment, rafting techniques, and a basic Rescue Course. On the first day we’ll Class II and III Rapids for a couple of hours before setting up camp in a narrow gorge whose walls frame the Andean sky.. After dinner, we’ll rest alongside a warming campfire.
- Extreme Apurímac day2
We’ll start the day with a nutritious breakfast and pack up the camp, reloading our luggage onto the rafts. On the second day we’ll be advancing to Class III and IV rapids. It is possible that we encounter some Class VI rapids on this day; as these are impossible to run, we’ll walk through it. There’ll be a short midday break for a hearty lunch but afterwards the adventure continues. In total we will be rafting for about 6 hours, arriving at at around 4:00pm. At the campsite, we’ll play some river games before enjoying our dinner and lighting another campfire on the sandy beach to warm us up as we reminisce about the day.
- Extreme Apurímac - Cusco day 3
The day begins with a filling breakfast to ready ourselves for the day’s rafting. We’ll advance further, this time encountering exciting Class V rapids. We’ll continue for about 4 hours, passing along the way various points of interest whose names might give you a clue as to their character; these include the famed Labyrinth, the Toothache, the You First, the Babalua, and the Last Laugh. At two different points we’ll probably have to walk around some rapids. We’ll stop close the Kunyac Bridge for a barbecue before beginning our return to Cusco. We’ll arrive at the city at approximately 5:00pm. (Breakfast, Lunch)