After a hearty breakfast you will be ready to go back to the river once more. The journey starts out with exciting IV level class rapids and some sections over which the rafts need to be portaged.
Immediately after these portages, the canyon opens while we enter Babaluba rapid, grade V, where we organize the safety and that demand full adrenaline pumping concentration from the rafters. The safety kayak will run the rapid first, after the luggage boat, and once kayak and the guides with the rescue lines are properly located, the passengers’ boat will start running the rapid. In the first part, the river goes through small channels with many rocks, after the river gets calm, and then we disappear dramatically while the boat is jumping through drops and holes. We have only few seconds to rest after Babaluba because The Last Laugh rapid, level IV, is coming before the river begins to become calmer.
At the end of this morning, your private bus will be waiting for you with a good lunch and cold drinks, time to load the gear back onto the transport and begin the journey back to Cusco city after a truly memorable and exciting whitewater adventure. Arrival in Cusco in the late afternoon/early evening.
NOTE: we highly recommend to overnight in Cusco city in order to avoid additional transfer surcharges
THE SERVICE INCLUDES:
- Professional English speaking guides, certified in Swift Water Rescue and
Wilderness First Responder.
- Private round trip transportation
- State of the art rafting equipment including self-bailing rafts, hi-flotation life- jackets, helmets, paddle jackets, wetsuits, dry bags for personal gear, special containers
- Safety and professional river system navigation
- Complete first aid kit
- Meals: 2 Breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, optional Vegetarians and Vegans.
- All camping equipment: Two persons tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs, cooking gear, inflatable mattress
THE SERVICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Extra expenses not mentioned
- Visit to archaeological sites
- For rafting the Apurimac river we recommend to have an insurance covering adventure sports.
- Sleeping bag
RIVER RAFTING APURIMAC CHECK LIST:
ON THE WATER
- Don’t wear heavy cotton, the water of the river is always cold, it does not dry easily and provides not warmth. Take dry clothes for after rafting.
- Sandals like Teva or Chacos with straps that secure the foot properly with good gripping soles, tennis shoes can also be a good alternative (flip flops not acceptable).
- Dry shoes for after the rafting.
- One pair of thermal, woolen or neoprene socks.
- Under wet suit: First swimwear and then a thin, light and comfortable top, pants or suits made from materials that insulate when wet. This includes, pile, fleece, wool, polypropylene etc. but no cotton materials.
- Shorts: Some wet-suits materials are slippery on the rafts, wearing shorts gives more grip and can help preventing for falling over the raft.
- Peaked cap
- Water resistant sunscreen (small).
- Neoprene or leather gloves.
- Sunglasses with croakie (strap strip to attach to the two ends of your sunglasses)
OFF THE WATER
- Sleeping bag rated to Comfort 0°C
- Rain jacket with hood.
- Fast dry camping pants or tracksuit pants, not jeans or heavy pants, shorts.
- Two T-shirts.
- A fleece jacket.
- Thermal pants and tops.
- Two pair of socks.
- Runners or very lightweight boots or Sandals *heavy boots are not necessary for rafting the Apurimac and they can take lots of room in your dry bag.
- Head flash light (Petzl or similar) small torch plus spare batteries.
- Biodegradable soap, tooth paste and tooth brush.
- Woolen or thermal hat (during May to July).
- Money: You can buy drinks or snacks in the first and last day during the driving.
- Medication: bring any medications that you use regularly, analgesics etc. We carry our own medications for emergency use.
- Insect repellent.
- Spare prescribed glasses or contact lenses; book.
- Please, avoid wearing jewelry
- Eyes glasses need to have a string or rope attached to avoid falling down.
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