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Apurimac River Rafting (3 Days / 2 Nights)

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Level Moderate to challenging. Class 3, 4+ rapids. Swimming skills required.
Duration 3 days/2 nights
Location South west of Cusco
Season From May to November.
Departures fixed departures: SUNDAYS (May 14th, June 11th, July 16th, August 13th, September 10th, and October 8th).
Meeting point Cusco city

FIXED DEPARTURE (Sundays)

GROUP SERVICE: NET PRICE PER PERSON: MINIMUM: 2 PAX

$1180.00 American dollars per person

Itinerary

DAY 1: Sunday: CUSCO - HUAJACHACA BRIDGE AT THE APURIMAC RIVER:

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer from Cusco to Inca bridge of Huajachaca (Apurimac river), used by the antique Peruvians to exchange goods between the Pacific Ocean coast and Cusco as the capital of the empire at (2100 meters). Lunch will be served at the river shore. At this point we will meet the other part of the crew, our river rafting guides and all the equipment and gear to continue with our expedition by the river. After lunch our river rafting guides will provide us with our river equipment and will give us a safety briefing before getting to the class 2-3 rapids of this fantastic river. We will star to paddle and find bases of old bridges used since centuries by Incas until now. Dinner will be served at the campsite around the campfire. Full meals included.

TIMING:

  • 7.00 am transfer Cusco to Apurimac river
  • 12:00 meeting at Huajachaca (Apurimac river)
  • 14:30 After safety talk, We start our rafting trip for the next 2 hours.
  • 4.30 pm Camping

Sunset about 5:50 PM

DISTANCES:

  • First 5 kms to Rocoto village with a gentle down hill
  • Last 5 kms to reach the river with more inclined down hill

Total hike altitude lost during hike: 1,200 meters in 5-6 hours.
Total section of the river to be run in the next days 52 kilometers

DAY 2: Monday: SANTO TOMAS RIVER - 3 CONDORES RAPIDS AT THE BLACK CANYON.

After a healthy breakfast we will walk around the campsite to admire the vegetation like bromeliads and orchids. In the morning we will some easy rapids and pass the nice part of the canyon and admire some waterfalls and have the chance to explore a little creek. Then, after cross calm waters and black rock for about 2 to 3 hours will meet a tributary call Santo Tomas River and continue by an amazing limestone canyon. After lunch, we will run quite a few class 3 rapids and to have the big chance of find river otters, some deer, cormorants, torrent ducks and other tropical Andean birds. Will have lunch at a sandy beach. In the afternoon we will pass many old suspended bridges along the river and have another set of rapids like 3 condores, before set up camp in a nice sandy beach.

Full meals included.

TIMING:

  • 5.00 AM sunrise
  • 6.30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30/9:00 am start rafting after load the rafts
  • 10:30 AM continue rafting and snacks at Santo Tomas river join.
  • 12.30 PM lunch
  • 14:00/416:30 rafting
  • 16:30 set up camp

Sunset about 5:50 PM

DAY 3: Tuesday: “THE OTHER RIGHT” RAPIDS - HUALPACHACA BRIDGE - CUSCO:

After breakfast, we will run the most intense sets of class III to IV pool-drops rapids, called "The other right" among others. Also time to explore a couple of waterfall creeks. We will have lunch at the end of our adventure, followed by a four-hour drive to Cusco in our private vehicle. We will drop you off at your hotel. End of our services. (Breakfast, Lunch).

TIMING:

  • 5.00 AM sunrise
  • 6.30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Load boats and start rafting
  • 11:00 AM Arrive to take out
  • 12.00 leave the river for our 4-5 hours drive back to Cusco.
  • 13.00 Lunch in a sightseen point.
  • 18:30 Arrive Cusco

115 Kms to drive back to Cusco city

INCLUDED:

  • Transportation to and from the river
  • All meals and excellent diet during the expedition (2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner)
  • All professional rafting equipment (dries bags and class V river gear)
  • High quality rafting equipment and self-bailing rafts
  • One Safety Kayak for each 2 boats
  • All camping gear (screen dinning tent, double person tents, mattress, etc)
  • Safety and professional river procedure
  • Best Peruvians class V river guides (International training, swift water rescue and wilderness first responder courses)
  • Professional First aid kit
  • Satellite Phone and rescue procedure
  • Environmental care

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Hotels or meals in Cusco
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips and Extra spends or services don’t describe in the program
  • Peruvian taxes * (Foreigners are exonerated of Peruvian taxes, so they must present a copy of their passport and migration paper)

 

FIXED DEPARTURES 2017