During four days, experience the adventure of paddling the Apurimac River and enjoy the tranquility of being isolated in the wilderness surrounding one of the deepest canyons in the world. Its waters descend through a 3,000 meter (10,140 ft.) deep canyon, forming fun class III, IV, and V rapids. Encounter immense rock walls, a spectacular granite canyon, and beautiful camping beaches.
Southwest from the city of Cusco is the Huallpachaca Bridge, the starting point of the expedition.
After a safety briefing and with the equipment ready, say goodbye to civilization and enter a remote area of breathtaking natural beauty. Paddle fun class III rapids until you reach your first campsite on the banks of the river.
Witness the first rays of sunlight enter between the walls of this canyon and prepare for an adrenaline-filled day.
Paddle the deepest section of the canyon composed of continuous and fun class III and IV rapids.
Travel through a stretch of incredible geological formations until you reach Calabazas Beach, where you will enjoy a fire on the banks of the river and another night under a million stars.
Another action-packed day awaits you. Today you will paddle many class III and IV rapids such as the Gol, Three Marys, the Trinche, and the exciting Maze. Continue down the river until you reach the Toothache, a class V rapid that we will portage for safety.
Return to the raft and paddle a few more minutes until you reach the third camp of the expedition.
A morning of incredible class IV and V rapids, including Babalua and the Last Smile, precludes the end of the expedition.
At the Cunyac Bridge, the final point of the trip, enjoy a delicious lunch to say goodbye and thank the Apurimac for these incredible four days of pure nature, adrenaline, and fun.
To ensure the well-being and safety of our travelers and staff throughout our operational chain, Terra Explorer will comply with the health and safety measures and protocols established by the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism (APTAE), and implement the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines for adventure tourism developed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
Our experiences are designed considering the least possible exposure, where the final destinations are usually remote places. By their very nature, our adventure activities are considered to be low risk, mainly because they are performed outdoors where ventilation is constant and making it easy to achieve social distancing.
During these times we are working together with a small staff of honorable people who have been part of the Terra Explorer family for many years. They and their families are aligned with the established health and safety measures. Employing these staff members also seeks to reactivate the local economy.
We guarantee a safe, soul-fulfilling trip to all our travelers for whom we make these adventures possible.
Terra Explorer will strictly comply with the safety, cleaning, and hygiene protocols during our internal processes, third parties, and throughout your trip. This involves:
Follow the instructions related to health and safety given by the Terra Explorer team and your guide, before and during your trip.
Stay home if:
With the intention of delivering the most flexibility at the time of confirming your trip, we will determine the amount of the initial deposit individually and according to your itinerary characteristics.
Secure your trip with a deposit and pay the rest in one or more payments, at a time that suits you best. Please make sure you adhere to our policy and pay in full at least 31 days prior to your trip date.
If you need to cancel your trip, we will apply the following flexible policies.
For more detailed information on our terms and conditions and Covid-19 policies, please contact us at [email protected]