If you’re short on time but long to experience the many aspects of this alluring country, then this is your trip. Combining white water rafting on the challenging Apurimac river, with a hike into the cloud forest in the foothills of the Andes to marvel at the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and time to absorb the delights of the city of Cusco. An option to add yet more elements to your trip by choosing to spend one of your days mountain biking in the foothills, or simply taking more time to immerse yourself in Peruvian history and culture in Cusco.

5 Nights
2 Nights
What You Will Be Up To!
  • Day 1

    Flyingsleepingwalking

    On arrival at the airport, you will be met and escorted to your hotel. We’ll explore the city to get your bearings and adjust to the altitude.
    No meals included.

    Day 2

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    This morning, a spectacular journey to the river. Full safety talk in white water rafting, we cast off into the waters of the mighty Apurimac. The grade II and III rapids this afternoon are excellent training for the days ahead.   
    Included: All meals.

    Day 3

    campingrafting

    The Apurimac was a sacred river to the Incas and thought to be a great source of wisdom. Five hundred years later it is still a river to be treated with the utmost respect.Today we challenge some amazing grade IV and V before arriving at camp.
    Included: All meals.

    Day 4

    drivingraftingsleeping

    Your last day on the water. Rapids such as Babalua and Last Laugh that would once have seemed daunting are now just pure adrenaline pulsing fun. Finally you reach a break in the canyon walls and from here we drive back to Cusco for the night.
    Included: All meals.

  • Day 5

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    Enjoy a free day in Cusco for some rest and recuperation. Whether your interest is exploring Inca ruins, mountain biking, visiting Colonial churches, bargain hunting in artisan markets, chocolate museums or just relaxing over a cappuccino on a terrace overlooking the Plaza de Armas, Cusco has it all.
    Included: Breakfast.

    Day 6

    drivingsleepingwalking

    You start the day with an early transfer to catch the train towards Machu Picchu. Jumping off at km104 you pass through the control point and begin your Inca Trail trek. We visit the recently restored ruins of Chachabamba before gradually ascending through tropical cloud forest up towards the base of Wiñay Wayna. Here you climb more steeply on old Inca stairways through these beautiful terraces, stopping to explore the various buildings and water features.
    Soon you will reach a final set of stairs to arrive at Inti Punku, the gateway of the Sun. As you step through the old stone gate-way, Machu Picchu appears laid out before your eyes. After plenty of photos you carry on past this wonder of the world to catch the bus down to the lively town of Machu Picchu Pueblo and a well-deserved hotel and shower. Total hiking distance: 11 km.
    Included: All meals.

    Day 7

    drivingsleepingwalking

    A day to explore the pinnacle of Inca engineering, Machu Picchu. Eventually the time comes to catch the bus down to Machu Picchu Pueblo and board your train back along the Urubamba River.
    Included: All meals.

    Day 8

    Flying

    Departure for your flight back home.
    Included: Breakfast.

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Dates & Prices

In order to give you increased flexibility for your holiday please call our UK or US office's for advice on who to book your flights with. Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure. Many airlines offer flights to Lima, such as Iberia from the UK or contact Trailfinders for your best flight options. Your trip starts and finishes in Cusco. We also recommend contacting the excellent and competitive folks at Exito Travel. Many operators also offer flights from the US, but we suggest for the best deals check out Skyscanner.  If you need any help with flights, please dont hesitate to contact us

Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.
We have price and departure information about the following trips in Peru (river prices only - flights not included).

In order to secure your place you can pay just your deposit now of £400 per person. The remainder isn't due until 90 days before your trip.

Please note that prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.

Ultimate Peru - Multisport Adventure

Sat 10 June 2017 - Saturday 17 June 2017
8 days
GBP £1995
Euro € 2250
USD $2795

What You Should Bring

We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you'll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

River wear:

  • A pair of trainers or Keens that cover your toes and provide grip on wet rocks.
  • 2 pairs of river shorts (longer leg length) shorts can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • Swimming costume or bikini for ladies.
  • 2 Long sleeved thermal tops and bottoms to wear under your spray jacket. Capilene, Polypropylene or Merino wool is best. (not cotton)
  • A rash vest (not cotton) as an alternative to the thermal layer.
  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off – can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head – can be purchased on line.
  • 1 Litre Nalgene / Sigg or similar water bottle or Camel-back hydration system.
  • Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
  • Waterproof camera such as GoPro for the ‘action’ shots
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF50 minimum.

 

Around Camp:

  • Warm tracksuit pants.
  • 2 Lightweight tops - long sleeved shirts or t shirts.
  • Fleece or wool jumper.
  • Light weight down jacket.
  • Rain jacket
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Woolly hat, gloves, buff / scarf.
  • Wide brimmed sun hat.
  • Underwear.
  • 2 pairs of Woollen or Thermal socks.
  • A 4-season sleeping bag. (Can be hired in advance)
  • Travel Pillow.
  • Trainers or walking shoes for wearing around camp.
  • Thermal top and bottoms. (Good to sleep in)

You do not need to bring tents + sleeping mats.

We provide personal flotation jackets and helmets.

 

Personal items:

  • Glasses or Contact lenses. Disposable lenses are ideal.
  • Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap and shampoo.
  • Forget the cosmetics and hair dryer! But we do suggest moisturizer.
  • Hand wipes and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.
  • Small pack towel.
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare batteries.

Optional:

  • Your favourite book/kindle or a journal for recording your river memories.
  • Sketchpad.
  • Binoculars.
  • Photographic or video equipment. We recommend a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere.
  • Spare memory card.
  • Solar or portable charger.
  • Padded cycle shorts.
  • Zip lock bags to keep valuables dry and sand free.
  • Rehydration tablets (Phizz, Nuun and O.R.S are easily available)
  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, personal items, gratuities and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink.
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