Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour
Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour

Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour

10 days

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Go deep into Peru’s wild on an unforgettable rafting adventure

Ready for a real rush? Chase thrills on this unforgettable rafting trip along the Tambopata River in Peru! Fly down Class II-IV rapids with the lush Peruvian nature flanking your every move. Class II-III rapids act as a precursor, and then adventurous Class IV rapids follow on on Day 4. The grand finale? Adrenaline-pumping canyon rapids that force your raft to drop. But don’t worry! Amid the roaring rumbles and exhilaration, you’ll have the chance to chill, float, and admire the stunning scenery along the river.

During the evenings, you’ll unload your camping gear and set up alongside sandy riverfront spots. The 10-day Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour whisks you away from whatever is going on in the outside world and takes you deep into the wild, where excitement, adventure, and a reel of new memories await.

Highlights of the Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour

Explore the rugged, expansive scenery flanking Peru’s Tambopata River as you raft over Class II-IV rapids
Get some time to admire the scenery later on in your journey when the river eases, giving you a chance to float and relax.
Spend six nights camping in secluded, stunning locations along the Tambopata River, where fascinating natural sights meet the hush of the wild.
Look out for wildlife as you raft, such as monkeys, tapirs, and the world’s largest rodent, the capybara.

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From $2,425USD
10 days
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Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Drive the Andes and Cloud Forest

Get picked up from the Juliaca Airport and begin your scenic drive through the Andes. Look out for llama herds, glaciers, and soaring mountains rolling by!

Eventually, you’ll dip through Inca terraces and into the cloud forest, where you will stay the night.
Overnight Location: Hostel in San Juan del Oro
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Rafting in the Amazon

Get ready to begin your rafting adventure today! Before you set off, your guide will go over a safety briefing. Then it’s time to put on your helmet and lifejacket and start floating into the Amazon rainforest. Enjoy!
Overnight Location: Camping along the Tambopata River
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Experience Class II-III Rapids

Today, say goodbye to civilization and totally immerse in the wild! You’ll encounter Class II and III rapids. Prepare for a thrilling experience—but know that this is only the start, and the river is bound to become a little more intense.

Afterwards, kick back at camp and enjoy dinner.
Overnight Location: Camping along the Tambopata River
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Class IV Rapids

Get ready for more intensity on the river! Today you’ll navigate your way through Class IV rapids.

Enjoy the rainforest rushing by on either side of you as you cruise. After the excitement, it’s back to camp for dinner.
Overnight Location: Camping along the Tambopata River
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Rafting Canyon Rapids

The unreal adventures continue as your raft winds through canyon rapids. In low and big water, you’ll experience some fun drops!

Enjoy another night of camping under the stars.
Overnight Location: Camping along the Tambopata River
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Float the Tambopata

Enjoy some chilled-out time on your raft, snapping photos of the stunning Peruvian scenery and any wildlife sightings. You may even get a chance to paddleboard!

After a lovely day on the water, it’s back to camp to enjoy dinner.
Overnight Location: Camping along Tambopata River
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Raft Side Creeks

Go deeper into the heart of the wild and experience different vantage points by exploring side creeks! Look out for the largest rodent in the world the capybara. You may even see monkeys and tapirs.

At one point, the river smooths out, giving you a chance to flex those arm muscles on your way to camp.
Overnight Location: Camping along the Tambopata River
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Raft to the Research Centre

Head downriver for two hours to the Tambopata Research Centre, a jungle lodge. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way.

Tonight, you’ll ditch the tents for a bed and a shower. Talk about rewarding!
Overnight Location: Hotel at Tambopata Research Centre
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Wildlife Watching

Wake up as the sun lights the sky and admire hundreds of parrots, parakeets, and macaws enjoying the minerals on the cliff wall. After a tasty breakfast, you’ll travel further downstream via motorboat.

Eventually, you’ll depart the boat at Puerto Maldonado, the final stop on your rafting tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel at Puerto Maldonado
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 10 Departure

Enjoy a relaxing morning swimming in the pool before transferring to the airport in Puerto Maldonado. Safe travels!
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour Price and Dates

This guided rafting tour of the Tambopata River is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

The best time to visit Peru for rafting is May-September, the drier season. During the rainy season, water levels can become too high to safely raft.

Private Guided Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Please note, that standard rooms and tents are double/twin and groups of odd numbers can opt out to stay in a triple room/tent or add a single supplement of $167 USD to use one single room/tent instead. Please note that the prices below are per person and a single supplement for solo travellers is already included.

  • Guided solo travellers: $10,025 USD
  • Guided groups of 2: $5,450 USD
  • Guided groups of 3: $4,625 USD
  • Guided groups of 4: $3,650 USD
  • Guided groups of 5: $2,975 USD
  • Guided groups of 6: $2,625 USD
  • Guided groups of 7: $2,995 USD
  • Guided groups of 8: $2,815 USD
  • Guided groups of 9: $2,615 USD
  • Guided groups of 10+: $2,425 USD
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Accommodation on the Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour

This adventure tour will have you camping in secluded, remote locations along the Tambopata River and staying in ecolodges and hostels otherwise. All camping gear besides your sleeping bag will be provided. Ecolodges and hostels offer basic amenities. Please note, that standard rooms and tents are double/twin and groups of odd numbers can opt out to stay in a triple room/tent or add a single supplement of $167 USD to use one single room/tent instead.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hostal San Juan del Oro in San Juan del Oro

Enjoy a cozy, rustic stay and a tasty breakfast at this hostel.

Night 2-7

Camping along the Tambopata River

Spend three nights camping at secluded, remote beach locations along the Tambopata River.

Tambopata Research Center

Feel close to nature with the perk of a comfy bed in this raved-about location.

Wasai Maldonado Ecolodge

Enjoy the lullabies of the Amazon at the Wasai Maldonado Ecolodge. Relax in cozy air-conditioned rooms.

What’s Included in the Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 8 dinners are included on this tour. Snacks and water are included on Days 1 through 8.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included. When you’re camping, all necessary equipment except a sleeping bag will be included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included throughout the tour for yourself and your luggage.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Whitewater safety equipment
  • Camping gear (except for sleeping bags)
  • English-speaking experienced guide

Not included

  • Flights to Juliaca and from Puerto Maldonado
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide gratuities
  • Any meals, drinks, or snacks not specified as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy supplements

Frequently Asked Questions about Amazon Whitewater Rafting Tour

Amazonas Explorer has been running high-end adventure travel tours in Peru for over 30 years. They offer both customizable and pre-set tours so your group can choose the perfect adventure.

British owned and Peruvian operated, Amazonas Explorer adheres to the highest European standards using the finest equipment available.

Amazonas Explorer knows you may only visit Peru once, so they aim to make that experience exceptional.

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Is this tour for me?

This tour is rated as a 4/5. You will raft through sections of Class III and IV rapids. Additionally, you will be camping in the wild for several nights in a row. While you don’t need to have rafting experience to enjoy this tour, you should be reasonably fit and comfortable in and around water to get the most out of it.

Local Guide

Andrea Nuñez
Andrea Nuñez
Cusco, Peru

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