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Whitewater Rafting Apurimac River 3D/2N
This exciting whitewater rafting expedition is rated among the 10 best Rafting trips of world . We start the trip from Cusco 3,400 mts. driving for 4 hours across the Andes down to the Apurimac River canyon. ( 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.This means that you will walk for about 7 minutes and the river guides will handel the operation..
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, , foxes, torrent ducks, cormorants and the majestic Condor..
White Water Rafting Apurimac River Trip Itinerary
DAY 1 : We meet at 8.30 am. From Cusco we drive 4 hours through the Andes to the put-in at Huallpachaca bridge 2,000 mts.altitude. It will take us a couple 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 technics. We will put emphasis in training all the participants, in how to get back into the raft, fliping the raft, swimming a rapid etc.
You will be floating for 2 hours more or less, doing class II and III rapids. Camp will be in a narrow gorge with impressive walls . Here the guides will prepare dinner . (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 . There are rapids with names such as "tooth ache", "you first","last laugh" .. Again twice we will have to walk around a couple of rapids. After 3 to 4 hours of rafting we will arrive to the take out where we pack all the equipment and drive back to Cusco, arriving around 5:00 pm (B+L)
- Private Transportation to and from the river
- Professional Class V Guides.
- State of the art self bailing rafts.
- All the meals at the river
- Water proof-bags for personal luggage
- Safety conscious techniques and procedures
- Wet-suit, spray jacket, helmet
- Double occupancy tents
- Safety Kayakers
- Helicopter evacuation Insurance
YOU SHOULD BRING :
- Light tennis shoes or sport sandals and socks
- Light volume sleeping bag and a sleeping mat
- Cap or hat for the sun and sunscreen
- Flash light with spare batteries
- Water bottle
- Mosquito Repellent
- Sweatshirt / light pants & T-shirt for camping
*** NOTE: ...After the Rafting trip you can combine it with the Salcantay trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N or if permits are available, the Salcantay Inca tral to MachuPicchu trek 6d/5n.
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From May to November
COST 2011 :
Per Person US $ 390.00