The Apurimac river (Speaker of the Gods) in the native Inca Language, is the most direct source of the Amazon River, making it the longest river in the world. It has different sections , some of them are very good for rafting. This river rafting is rated among the 10 best rafting trips in the world. We start the trip in Cusco at 3,400 mts altitude and drive down to the canyon at 2200 meters. So the weather is much warmer .
Day 1: Itinerary: Cusco / Rocoto Bridge Apurimac River
We will pick you up at you hotel at 8:45 am A spectacular ride through grassy open sierra down into the Apurimac river canyon at 2,200 meters altitude, we put in at a sandy beach at “Rocoto”. Our Swift water Rescue certify English speaking professional river guides will provide you with all the proper equipment and give you a safety talk. Once in the water we will enjoy class lll rapids , along the way we will encounter the bases of ancient inca bridges, and admire the beauty of the waterfalls.On the flat water section of this river , we will add some extra toys to play , such as inflatable kayaks (Duckys) and HydroSpeeds. (L+D).
Day 2: The Black Canyon Apurimac River
Early morning weak up call for a fresh fruit salad breakfast with oats and yogurt , Coffee, Tea ,granola. A walk near the camp to admire the flora .We pack our gear and start the float, today we can run more class lll plus rapids and have time to explore a creak , then we pass this magnificent rock formations call the ” Black Canyon”,afterwards a tributary river the Santo Tomas brings more water into the river and we will encounter several class IV rapids. A very good healthy lunch will be served and later on the float we will see some hanging bridges, also there are some good chances of close encounters with the local fauna, such as the Torrent duck, foxes ,Andean gull , an the magnificent Condor. Cam o a Sandy beach underneath the stars of the Souther hemisphere. such as the Milky Way and the Souther Cross.(B+L+D).
Day 3: Walpachaca Bridge / Cusco
Another delicious breakfast and into the water day we have the most intense class IV rapids. Such as “Trinchera”,”El encuenro”, “The other right” . We will have more time to explore the waterfalls and the creaks also time to play with the duckys and hydro Speed. Arrival at Puente Walpachaca around noon for a 4 hour drive back to Cusco.