River Rafting on the Apurimac River: Apurimac comes from the Quechua word that means “Talking Gog”, was considered during the Inca Empire as one of the most powerful oracles of the empire. In addition, its river is considered one of the most flowing rivers.
The Apurimac River is perfect for this extreme sport Canoeing! The river is already famous among travelers who love adventure and adrenaline. Apurimac waters have rapids from class III to V, which makes it perfect for canoeing. During the River Rafting tour, you can feel the adrenaline to the fullest, full fun, full emotion and full adventure. So you can´t miss out on our Canoeing tour in the Apurimac River, its three days of pure Adventure!
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.
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.
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)
NOTE: Please remember to take your things in a disposible plastic bag.