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Duration
10 days
Cost
£3795
Arrival Airport
Lima (LIM)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
21°C (70F)
Water Temp
15°C (59F)
Camping
5 nights
Hotel
4 nights

Overview


From the shores of Lake Titicaca, the Tambopata River courses through unspoilt uninhabited Amazon rainforest, challenging you with some exciting Grade III and IV rapids.    But consider where you are spending your days and nights, in one of the richest ecosystems on the planet. Home to 800 species of birds, 1200 species of butterflies, 200 species of mammals and 10,000 species of plants, this dense jungle will stimulate all your senses with its diversity of flora and fauna. You will spend your evenings falling asleep to the wild orchestra of sounds, from the steady buzz of insects and grasshoppers, the rhythmical beat of woodpeckers, intersperced with the unique cries and whoops of the birds overhead.

A truly remarkable place to be. Other rafting vacations in this destination include world class Rio Cotahuasi and the multiactivity adventure, Ultimate Peru.

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What you will be up to


1

Arrival into Lima and overnight in your hotel.
Included: No meals.

2

Take an early flight from Lima to Juliaca. We drive overland bound for the river, high into the Andes and descend in to the cloud forest where we camp or stay in a local hostel.
Included: All meals.

3

Continue onto the put in point of the river where we inflate the rafts, pack the gear and after a thorough safety briefing set off on our river journey.
Included: All meals.

4

Leaving all traces of civilisation behind, we raft exciting rapids by day and at night camp on pristine sandy beaches. The first days are full of class II-III rapids.
Included: All meals.

5

As tributaries join the Tambopata the river increases in volume creating exciting and challenging class IV rapids.
Included: All meals.

6

We enter the canyon of forty seven rapids. In low water these are fun drops, in big water these can be quite exciting.
Included: All meals.

7

Here we hope to see capybaras – the world’s largest rodent, and herds of peccaries. Jaguars, jaguarondis, caiman, ant-eaters, tapirs, monkeys and giant river otters are also present as well as rare birds and butterflies.
Included: All meals.

8

Today a motor boat transfers us a few hours down river to a comfortable jungle lodge situated beside the famous Macaw lick. Here we can enjoy the luxuries of a refreshing shower and a comfy bed!
Included: All meals.

9

We rise just before dawn to see hundreds of macaws, parrots, and parakeets feasting on the minerals contained within the cliff wall. After breakfast, the motor boat transfers us to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado where we catch the last flight out to Lima and connect with our international flight home. Or for those extending to Machu Picchu, we fly to Cusco.
Included: Breakfast and lunch.

10 Extension

Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Whether your interest is 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.

11 Extension

A full day trip to explore Machu Picchu. We enjoy an exciting train ride and bus up to these amazing ruins, followed by a full guided tour, a chance to look round Aguas Calientes and then the train back to Cusco for our final night out.
Included: Breakfast

12 Extension

Depart Cusco for your flight home.
Included: Breakfast.

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USA +1 303 261 8896

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Sunday 20 June 2021 - Tuesday 29 June 202110 days£3795€4450$5295
Sunday 20 June 2021 - Thursday 2 July 2021 (EXTENSION)12 days£4595€5350$5995

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 Lima. 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 pay your deposit  of £750 per person (USD$1000 for U.S. customers). See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.

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

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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.

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Current COVID Travel Status To Peru


Travelling from the US

Peru is open to travellers from the USA and Europe, just not the UK, Brazil and South Africa at present.

  1. Please ensure you have a suitable Travel Insurance Policy from a reputable company who are able to help in the unlikely event that you need to get some. We highly recommend arranging this through Global Rescue. https://partner.globalrescue.com/waterbynature/
  2. Passengers must present a negative PCR test that was taken less than 72 hours (3 days) prior to travel from the US. This will be at your own cost.
  3. On arrival into Arequipa, you are required to take an Antigen test which can be taken at the airport or at our hotel. This will be at your own cost. If you get a positive result on this test, you will be taken to a secure hotel to quarantine for 14 days which can be reduced to 6 days if you get a negative test on day 6.
  4. You must also complete a sworn affidavit(https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/) stating  you have no symptoms before travelling.
  5. Temperatures will be taken before entering buildings, sanitising and social distancing will be in place. Wearing a mask in public is compulsory, however once we get on the river, we will be in our own bubble, so this won’t be as necessary and essentially your choice around camp. Obviously on the raft, no masks will be worn (yes we have been asked that!)

ALWAYS CHECK WITH US BEFORE BOOKING FLIGHTS

Updated 22 April 2021

Travelling from the UK

Currently Peru is on the Governments ‘Red List’ meaning visitors who have been in or transited through Peru in the previous 10 days cannot enter the UK. British and Irish nationals, and third country nationals with residence rights in the UK arriving in England from Peru will be required to quarantine in a hotel  at your own expense.

Travelling from elsewhere then contact us to find out the latest.

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