The 3 day Apurimac River Expedition is an exciting combination of class III-V rapids, and the stunning landscapes of the Apurimac Canyon. The river runs in the high Andes between Cusco and Arequipa. During this trip we run multiple Class V rapids and spend two nights sleeping along the river under the stars.
Day 1: Cusco – Huallpachaca – Paltas Beach
Our private transportation we will pick you up at your hotel. We will go up to 4000 meters/ 13123 feet before descending until 2200 meter /7217 feet which is the starting point of the river expedition. Next we will have our safety briefing and the practice on the river, each passenger will have swimming turn in some moderates rapids, so we will practice grabbing the safety kayaks and also securing rescue lines. After that we will have two hours on the water and then we will pass by the rapids of level 2, 3, and 4. Next we will rest around fire to enjoy the night.
Day 2: Paltas Beach – Table
Today is the longest day on the river and we will be passing by the rapids of class 2, 3, 4 and 5. The practice is very important to enjoy this adventure, for the safety reason we will have to walk and jump some rapids feeling the nature in the Apurimac canyon together the mythical Andes. We will have our lunch at a nice place, good to relax and rest. In the afternoon we will have more rapids, and then we will stop to end our exiting adventure and collect fire wood for our camp site.
Day 3: Table – Quinta Primavera
After a very good night sleep under the whisper of the river, you will have a healthy breakfast and then we will start again our extreme adventure running the river, today we will be doing class 3 and 4 rapids, and then we will arrive at the biggest Apurimac rapid where will be doing class 5 rapid. After that will have our lunch and should be back in Cusco around 5.00pm.
- Private transportation.
- All the rafting equipment, such as helmet, life jacket, paddle, self- bailing raft.
- Spray jacket, wet suit.
- Bilingual professional rafting guide.
- Transportation back from the river.
- All camping equipment.
- Two breakfasts, three lunch, two dinners.
- Sleeping bag.
- First breakfast and last dinner.
What you need to bring?
- Sleeping bag.
- A complete set of dry clothing.
- A pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river that will get wet.
- Sun block, a small towel, a bathing suit to wear under the wet suit.
- Insect repellent.
- A positive mental aptitude.