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2-Day Apurimac River Rafting (Black Canyon) out of Cusco

Apurimac River Rafting (Black Canyon) out of Cusco -- Trip Photo of Peru tour  Peru map

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Day 1 : Transportation from Cusco to the put in point, rafting the canyon, overnight

Visiting: Cusco, Apurimac River

You head out from Cusco for the spectacular drive to the Apurimac canyon, hopefully glimpsing the snow-capped Vilcanota mountain range before descending into the canyon to start your Apurimac rafting adventure.

Here your guides inflate your specialised rafts, load them up with provisions, and after a full safety talk and instruction in the art of white water rafting, you head off into the canyon in search of adventure.

For the next two days you enjoy some of the least visited, but in our opinion best Peru rafting.

The river enters a truly impressive steep sided gorge where you run many excellent class III and IV rapids. In between the rapids, there are relaxing floats through breath-taking scenery. You also have the opportunity to get out and explore waterfalls and colonial bridges.

At night you camp on a deserted beach and enjoy great food, a few drinks and great camaraderie around the camp fire.

  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping

Day 2 : We raft more rapids with views of canyon, return to Cusco

Visiting: Apurimac, Cusco

More great Peru rafting today. Depending on water levels there may be the odd portage between the fun rapids. There are also stretches to just sit and float down the river and enjoy being in this fantastic location.

Keep an eye out as you go for Andean Foxes, Torrent Ducks, otters and even Condors.

Finally you reach a break in the canyon walls in time for lunch. From here it is a four to five hour drive back to Cusco, with views of the towering snow- capped Salkantay Mountain along the way.

  • Meals: BL

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