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I really recommend River Explorers if you are looking for an unforgettable experience with nice guides, amazing nature, plenty of adrenaline and lots, lots of fun.
High in the impressive Andean mountains from Cusco, countless rapids from level II to V with nice standing waves, drops, endless in scenic wonders, the Apurimac River rafting trip begins.
By the time its odyssey ends in the Amazon Jungle, this river has become the source of the world’s largest river: the mighty Amazon.
Escape entirely on a worry-free holiday with no schedules and no stress, where time stands still.
Briefing (night before trip departure): pre-departure information: description of river canyon, navigation, what to bring, etc.
River level: II, III, IV and V
Time in the water: 6 hours a day
Meals: (4L, 3B, 3D)
Guides: Professional English-speaking river guides, certified in Swift-water and Wilderness First Responder.
Rafting gear: Hi-flotation life jackets level V, State-of-the-art rafting equipment including, self-bailing rafts, helmets, dry bags for personal gear, paddle jackets, wet-suits and special containers for cameras.
Safety and professional river system navigation, tents, , private round trip transportation, video and picture service.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.
Full first aid kit, including disposable resuscitator (CPR Bag Valve Mask).
Inflatable mattress (may rent for $10 per trip), sleeping bag (may rent for $15 per trip).
Inflatable mattress (may rent for $15 per trip)
Sleeping bag (may rent for $15 per trip)
Clothing: Shorts (obligatory in order to wear over wet-suit), lightweight long trousers (for evening), fleece/thermal top, T-shirts, sandals that covers the whole foot, bathing suit.
Personal items: eco-friendly toiletries, i.e., bio-degradable (no place to wash except in the river, no pollutants please!!)
River Explorers work every day in an effort to prevent pollution and contamination in the Apurimac River. To keep this section of the river clean, we have garbage disposals for organic, inorganic and human waste. We have a variety of wild life inside the canyon that you will be able to see during the tour.
Fauna: River otter, fox, deer, condor, variety of birds and — if you’re really lucky –puma!
Garbage disposal: all inorganic matter is returned to Cusco, including human waste (transported by means of cargo boat).
Climate: Arid and warm, during May to August, it can get a little cold in the evenings
At the links below are some rafting tips that will help you to choose the right outfitter for your adventure tour. These tips will make your Apurimac river experience more enjoyable and will keep you safe.
The Apurimac river is open only during dry season (May to November). enter the River before or after this time is highly dangerous for commercial rafting.
Our departures are flexible. Our minimum number of people to run a trip are two and maximum 12.
Our departures are 100 % guarantee with the minimum of two people.