Peru is the place where whitewater rafting dreams come true! From the coast to the Andes and in the Amazon jungle, adventure awaits at every twist and turn. On the Apurimac, Tambopata, Yavero rivers, River Explorers give you the opportunity to take the Peru rafting tour of a lifetime! No matter which trip or river you choose, we guarantee great fun, remarkable scenery, and some of Peru’s best rafting guides to take you on Peru rafting tours that will satisfy your adventurous side!
Clear away the distractions in your life on our Peru rafting tours while discovering the serene calm of rafting down rivers and plummeting into Peru’s world of extraordinary natural wonders. River Explorers is the king of Peru whitewater river rafting trips, continually called “the best rafting trip” by all of our customers
Rivers for rafting in Peru
The wild geography of Peru runs north to south and east to west with phenomenal nature all around. There are over 100 rivers in the entire country, though only 9 are known for rafting. Whether you want to explore the coast, the Andes, or the jungle, we have you covered with a Peru rafting tour for all ages and abilities. River Explorers gives you the best choices for exhilarating whitewater rafting. Feel the thrill of the rushing rapids, see the magnificent views, and indulge in the excitement and history of the Inca land all along the rivers of Peru. We take you into the heart of it with expertise and experience to give you the best trip of your life
At River Explorers, we started with the idea of running only on rivers we loved, offering the most difficult and off-the-beaten-path river adventures. Since then, we’ve add more commercial rivers and expanded the style of our trips so that even beginners can raft with us. From Level 5, remote, expedition-style challenges to beginner courses that will give first-timers a thrilling experience, we have it all. We thrive on those unknown and wild adventures that pursue the spirit of freedom and adventure, so if you’re looking for a wild time, we’ve got you covered.
But even if this is your first adventure, you don’t have to have any experience or spend the night camping if you don’t want to. We have a variety of Peru rafting tours to suit every type of adventurer from novice to advanced, from rustic to those who would prefer to retire to a 5-star hotel at the end of their day-long adventure with us. All you need is to participate fully, be ready for teamwork, and get into the adventure. Check out our specials below for your ultimate Peru whitewater rafting tour!
Rafting adventures for families
Bring your family closer together with a real adventure and one that doesn’t involve overpriced admission to get in or stand on long lines. River Explorers offers rafting trips that are perfect for families. Get your kids off their devices and into our rafts for a real adventure they’ll actually call their friends about rather than text. Depending on the age of y our children, the length of your stay, and the style, we have fantastic Peru whitewater rafting tours for families with kids under 12 on the Cusco, Arequipa, and Lunahuana. For families with older children, we have multi-day trips that offer up to Level IV available on all the rivers of Peru. Contact us so we can help you plan your family adventure!
Choosing a river for rafting in Peru
For the best whitewater rafting experience in Peru, we have created guidelines so you can choose according to your experience, fitness level, ability, and age range. River Explorers is proud to provide you with the best rafting guides in Peru. We’ve chosen them not just for their experience in the sport but also because they are genuine, approachable, and insightful, plus they are eager to share the experience and thrills of Peru’s rivers with you and help you get up close and integrated into the local culture. We trust them completely to keep you safe while giving you a fun and unforgettable time. Call or email us so we can help you plan your Peru whitewater rafting tour.
These guidelines can help you choose, but if you’re still not sure, contact us and we’ll be happy to help
We ask for some rafting experience for trips of more than 2 days, and for rivers with constant rapids of level IV and V. The best section to start your rafting adventure will be near Lima in the region of Lunahuana on the Cañete River, great for everyone. The Lunahuana Paullo though is the best choice for beginners.
In Arequipa, you have one choice – the Chili River – which is a good option for beginner while still satisfying intermediate rafters.
With so many rivers, Cusco rafting options are ideal for anyone. There are several rivers and many different sections for beginners too, so no need to feel shy!
The Urubamba River has rafting tours year-round. This river offer activities north of Cusco, Sacred Valley and in the rain forest. The Ollantaytambo section in the Sacred Valley is an ideal choice for first-timers, families and school groups. And depending on the season, the Chuquicahuana section in the upper part of the Urubamba River is good for beginners and intermediate rafters during dry season. Urcos and Piñipampa are the best choices for rafting during the rainy season.
The rainforest is another section though beginners should approach it during the dry season only. It’s quite an amazing way to see Peru through whitewater rafting.
The Apurimac river offers outstanding rafting experiences and if you’re a beginner that really wants a multi-day adventure, try the Black Canyon for 2 or 3 days, as long as you have a good fitness level.
Frequently asked questions
We’ve compiled a list of the questions we’re asked most often. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for or have additional questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Peru River rafting tour deals
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Amazon rafting tour
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Our Peru rafting tours
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