Apurimac River, Cusco


A quiet section on the Apurimac River.

A quiet section on the Apurimac River.

For a longer, wilder rafting experience from Cusco, there are three-day tours through the Apurimac Canyon.

It is claimed that the Apurimac River is the origin of the Amazon, in that water flowing from its source, on the flanks of Mt. Mismi in Arequipa Province, travels the furthest to reach the mouth of the Amazon River, some 6,400 km (4,000 miles) away, on the Brazilian coast.

On its way to the Atlantic Ocean, it has cut a 2,000 m (6,562 ft) deep canyon, through beautiful mountain scenery, which offers world-class whitewater rafting, with rapids of Class II, III, IV & even V, boasting names such as 'Tres Marias', 'Gates of Purgatory' and 'Last Laugh'!   

The first day is spent driving from Cusco to the Apurimac region, a journey of four to five hours. Although itineraries vary, the entry point is usually at Huallpachaca Bridge (2,200 m / 7,217 ft a.s.l.), and the exit point is Kunyac Bridge. The nights are spent camping in secluded spots on the river bank. 

Prices & Inclusions

ItineraryLengthPrices From
3 Days£341 / $445
- Group
3 Days£673 / $880

Included in the above prices:

– Transportation: Cusco - Apurimac River - Cusco.

– Professional, English-speaking Rafting Guide.

– All Rafting Equipment: Hyside Self Bailer Raft, Paddle, Life Jacket, Wetsuit, Helmet, Paddle Jacket.

– Dry bags for personal belongings.

– Double Tents.

– All meals during the trip.

– Safety Kayak & Cargo Boat.

– Complete First Aid Kit.


Ask us about the latest Apurimac River Rafting departures.