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PERU RAFTIG - RAFTING IN PERU

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The Peruvian Andes and their plunging canyons turn this country into a magnifi cent stage for rafting and kayaking. The most renowned rivers are the Apurímac in Apurímac (class II and V), the Cotahuasi in Arequipa (class V), and the Tambopata in the jungle. For kayaking, the best place is Lake Titicaca (Puno), the highest navigable lake in the world

Peru features more than a dozen rivers that are more than 600 km long. The five largest rivers alone total 7,000 km within Peru.

Polish adventurer Yurek Majcherzyck and his friends introduced rafting into Peru, and after several attempts, managed to paddle down the thundering Colca River and its 300 rapids in the heart of Arequipa. Ever since then, a group of Peruvian rafting enthusiasts have made major efforts to open up new routes around the country.

The sport depends on rubber rafts which are powered by paddles and generally steered by the helmsman through the foaming rapids.
Internationally, rapids are qualified on a scale of I to VI according to the degree of difficulty (Class VI rapids are impossible to run, and portage is necessary).

 

 
 
Tumbes River
This is the largest river on the coast and runs along beautiful landscapes of dry forests in the Northwest Biosphere Reserve...see more
Tumbes river
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Mayo and Huallaga Rivers
The journey down these 2 rivers starts in Tarapoto and descends through high tropical forests, bordering beautiful Amazon landscapes... see more
Mayo and Huallaga Rivers
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Santa River
Three recommended stretches to do in one day. Yungay-Caraz (12 km / 7 miles in 1:30 hours): starts at the Pan de Azúcar (Sugar Loaf) mountain... see more
Santa River
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Cañete River
Very popular canoeing destination in Lima. Easy access near the city. Recommended sector in the fertile fruit-growing and vineyard valley...see more
Cañete River
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Apurímac River Canyon
Included in the world canoeing circuit for its great depth and class II, III, and IV rapids. It starts at approximately 2700 masl / 8858 fasl at the Cúnyac... ..see more
Apurímac River Canyon
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Urubamba River
Deep in the Sacred Valley, one of the most popular settings among canoeing fans. Several stretches to cover: Calca - Urubamba and Huambutío... see more
Urubamba River
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Colca River
The Colca is famous for its 300 rapids and for running through the second deepest canyon on Earth. The best known route in the world starts at Chivay... see more
Colca River
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Majes River
The Colca river takes the name of Majes when it reaches the coast. Rapids in this area are class II and III and can be traveled in rubber boats, rafts... see more
Majes River
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Cotahuasi River
The scene of many adventure sports during the Ecosport Adventure Festival of Cotahuasi (first week of May). This river runs along the deepest canyon... see more
Cotahuasi River
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Tambopata River
Peru’s most spectacular route. The trip starts at Putina Punku (1900 masl / 6234 fasl) in Puno, and goes through exuberant tropical forests all the way... see more
Tambopata River
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