Mayo River, San Martin

This is a well-loved, half-day excursion from Tarapoto. The entry point is at the small riverside village of Churuyacu, a 45-minute drive along the main road towards Moyobamba

The rapids are Level II - III year round, so good for beginners, and it is also deep enough at a couple of points to jump out of the boat and float downstream. 

The 'tarzan rope' into the Mayo River.

The 'tarzan rope' into the Mayo River.

The scenery in the valley is beautiful, being a mix of high jungle and agricultural land, with plenty of birdlife in evidence. 

15 minutes from the exit point - the village of Maceda - there is a riverside beach, where there is a rope swing (‘soga de Tarzan’) into the river, tied to an overhanging tree, and a couple of swings (also hanging from trees). 

What our clients say about Mayo River rafting:

We had a fantastic time rafting! It was so fun. We loved the stop at the beach and trying the snake-alcohol.

Thanks again for the memorable adventure!
— Madison Giesbrecht & Sisters - Barry's Bay, ON