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White Water Rafting 3D / 2N


White Water Rafting 3D / 2N Some of the best rivers for White Water rafting in South America are in the mountains surrounding Cusco, so if you want to give it a try this is the place!.

The Apurimac River is world famous for white water, with rapids from Class I up to adrenaline pumping Class V. The scenery is spectacular; much of the route runs through the Apurimac Canyon - rumored to be the deepest canyon in the world! Each night you camp on beaches by the side of the river, from such a remote location the starry sky at night is breath-taking.

Level I: Really easy without any risk, we just let the stream take us down.

Level II: Stream with some waves and small rocks.

Level III: Stream, rocks, holes, waves (enjoyable).

Level IV: Stream, rocks, holes with more gradient or more volume of water with a little bit of risk. For this level, it's not necessary to have a safety kayak with the group.

Level V: Stronger and more enjoyable than the class IV with an element of risk, maximum commercial rafting level. For these rapids it's necessary to have a safety kayak with the group.

Please Note: this trip is only available during the dry season approximately from April to November. These dates are subject to change depending on the exact timing of the wet and dry seasons.


Day 1

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8am, before leaving Cusco and driving 4 hours to the put in at Huallpachaca bridge, 2000m above sea level. Here the guides prepare all the equipment while the passengers have lunch. After lunch we give out your wetsuits, splash vests, lifejackets, helmets and paddles, and give a detailed safety talk in English. Emphasis is put on training all passengers to deal with any of the possible situations - in how to get back into the raft, flipping the raft, swimming a rapid etc.

This afternoon we are on the river for approximately 2 to 3 hours running class II and III rapids. This gentle section of the river is used for training and getting to know everyone in your boat. We camp in a narrow gorge with spectacular canyon walls. Here the guides will prepare dinner and a camp fire once it gets dark.

Day 2

After breakfast we start rafting around 9:00am. Today we will be in the water for about 6 hours, running mostly class III and IV rapids. We'll stop for lunch and then arrive at camp around 4:00pm. We sleep on a sandy beach under the night sky of the southern hemisphere.

Day 3

After a good breakfast we are going to be rafting through a couple of class V rapids with names such as "tooth ache", "you first" and "last laugh". After 3 to 4 hours of rafting we arrive at the take out, where we pack all the equipment, have lunch and drive back to Cusco, arriving around 6:00 pm.

The exact program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances.


White Water Rafting 3D / 2N
White Water Rafting 3D / 2N
White Water Rafting 3D / 2N

Practical Information

Leaving: Fixed Departures apply. Contact us for more information.
Transport: By Bus and Rafting
Length: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Sandals (that tie on to feet) or running shoes
  • Hat
  • High factor Sun block
  • High factor insect repellent
  • Swim suit
  • Towel
  • Light clothes for after rafting, full length t-shirts and trousers to avoid insect bites
  • Water for first day only
  • Snacks
  • Plastic bags for wet clothes
  • Toilet paper
  • Sleeping bag and camping mattress (can also be rented at Dos Manos)
  • Professional bi-lingual Guide
  • Saftey Briefing
  • Safety Kayac
  • Roundtrip Transportation by Bus
  • Rafting equipment - wetsuits, splash vest, life jacket, helmet, and paddle.
  • Tents and waterproof bags
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner on Day 1; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 2, Breakfast and Lunch on Day 3
  • Satelital Telephone for emergencies
  • First Aid Kit
Not Included
  • Meals: Breakfast on the first day; Dinner on the last day
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mattress (can be rented at Dos Manos)
  • Tips for the guides
Additional Options

If you have experience and you want to do this river in: kayac, hydro speed or inflatable kayac, please contact us.


Minimum four people required to run the program.

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