Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure
Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure

Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure

4 days

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Raft among incredible canyon views along the stunning Apurimac River

Get away from it all, go wild, and experience the thrill of a lifetime on the 4-day Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure. Let the soaring black and granite canyons surround you and lose yourself in the roaring of the river as your raft rides through the Apurimac’s Class III-IV rapids.

But the whirlwind of phenomenal Peruvian views doesn’t stop at the river and deep canyons (claimed to be some of the world’s deepest). The evenings will have you sharing campfire stories with your raft mates under a blanket of stars on pristine, remote beaches.

While the rapids may be fierce at times, even newbies to the rafting world can take on this epic 4-day adventure tour!

Highlights of the Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure

Get lost in some of Peru’s best scenery, like the impressive black and granite canyons flanking the Apurimac River.
Spend three nights camping at secluded, remote beaches, where the hums of the river act as your natural white noise.
Raft through Class III and IV rapids—following the trusted experience of your guide—and feel your adrenaline spike!
Enjoy relaxing floating periods, giving yourself a chance to bask in the scenery as you ride along this sacred river to the Incas.


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Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival and First Rafting Adventure

Are you ready for your epic rafting adventure? Four days of pure, natural entertainment await! You’ll meet up in Cusco before travelling the scenic drive to Apurimac Canyon. Look out for the imposing Vilcanota mountain range!

After descending into the canyon, you’ll hop out of the car and board your raft. Experience a mixture of Class III and IV rapids and some chilled-out floating periods. At some points, you’ll stretch your legs and explore waterfalls and colonial bridges. Afterwards, spend your first night camping at a deserted beach and chatting over the fire with your raft mates.
Overnight Location: Camping at a remote location
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Rafting and Wildlife Spotting

Expect to encounter a montage of incredible Peruvian views today! Like yesterday, you’ll experience a blend of intense rapids and relaxing floats. Look out for torrent ducks, otters, Andean foxes, and possibly condors thriving in their natural habitats.

Later, enjoy another night below the stars on a secluded beach.
Overnight Location: Camping at a remote location
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Enter the Granite Canyon

Prepare for even more breathtaking views as you enter the Granite Canyon. You’ll raft through Class II and III rapids, and you may have to portage some areas.

Spend your third night in a row camping in a remote location amid canyon walls.
Overnight Location: Camping at a remote location
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Exhilarating Rapids

Get ready for an adrenaline rush as you raft through roaring sections of the river. Some fierce rapids may force you to get out and portage!

Soon, you’ll leave the canyon walls, which is where you’ll hop out of your raft and travel by the Salkantay mountain range back to your hotel.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure

This guided rafting tour in Peru is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the number of people in your group.
Prices below are per person:

  • Guided solo travellers: $3,625 USD
  • Guided groups of 2: $1,925 USD
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,350 USD
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,025 USD
  • Guided Groups of 6: $1,125 USD
  • Guided groups of 7: $895 USD
  • Guided groups of 8: $825 USD
  • Guided groups of 9: $815 USD
  • Guided groups of 10+: $750 USD
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Accommodation on Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure

This adventure tour will have you camping in secluded, remote locations along the Apurimac River and spending a night in a hotel. You will be provided with all camping gear except for your sleeping bag.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
You can opt for a single tent on this trip.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-3

Camping along the Apurimac River

Spend three nights camping at secluded, remote beach sites along the Apurimac River!

What’s Included in the Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure?


3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners are included on this tour.


You will be provided with camping equipment (except sleeping bags) for three nights.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for yourself and your luggage is included throughout the tour starting from pick-up in Cusco on day 1, to drop-off in Cusco on day 4.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Whitewater safety equipment
  • Camping gear (except for sleeping bags)

Not included

  • Flights to and from Cusco
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks or snacks
  • Tour guide gratuities

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Additional nights before or after the tour in Cusco
  • Sleeping bag rental in Cusco

Frequently Asked Questions about Ultimate Apurimac Rafting Adventure

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 be rafting through sections of Class III and IV rapids and camping in the wild, but those who haven’t tried white water rafting before are still welcome! We recommend being reasonably fit and comfortable in and around the water to get the most out of this tour.

Local Guide

Andrea Nuñez
Andrea Nuñez
Cusco, Peru

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