ITINERARY CODE: RAFAP0
This exciting whitewater rafting expedition is rated among the best of world Class Rivers. We start our trip from Cusco 3,300 mts. driving for 4 hours across the Andes down to the Apurimac River , ( 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. 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, bob cats, foxes, torrent ducks, cormorants etc.
DAY 1 : We will pick up you at 8:30 am. From your hotel in Cusco, them from Cusco we drive 4 hours through the Andes to the put-in at Huallpachaca bridge 2,000 mts.altitude. It will take us about two 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 techniques. We will put emphasis in training all the participants, in how to get back into the raft, flipping the raft, swimming a rapid etc.
We will be floating for 2 to 3hours, doing class II and III rapids. Camp in a narrow gorge with impressive walls. Here the guides will prepare dinner; your responsibility is washing your own dish. (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 with names such as “tooth ache”, “you first”, “last laugh” .after 3 or 4 hours of rafting we will arrive to the take out where we pack all the equipment and drive back to Cusco., arriving around 6:00 pm ( B+L)
Transportation to and from the river.
Professional class V guides.
State of the art self bailing rafts.
All the meals while at the river.
Water proof-bags for personal luggage.
Safety conscious techniques and procedures.
Wetsuit and spray jacket.
Double occupancy tents – Safety Kayaker.
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