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Duration
8 days
Cost
£2850
Arrival Airport
Cusco (CUZ)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
25°C (77F)
Water Temp
17°C (63F)
Camping
2 nights
Hotel
5 nights

Overview


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. Alternative options in Peru for your adventure are in the world’s deepest canyon, The Rio Cotahuasi or the wildlife and wilderness adventure on the Rio Tambopata.

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What you will be up to


1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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.

8

Departure for your flight back home.
Included: Breakfast.

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UK +44 1709 802 203

USA +1 303 261 8896

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Saturday 4 June 2022- Saturday 11 June 20228 days£2850€3350$3995
Saturday 11 June 2022 - Saturday 18 June 20228 days£2850€3350$3995
Saturday 18 June 2022 - Saturday 25 June 20228 days£2850€3350$3995
Saturday 25 June 2022 - Saturday 2 July 20228 days£2850€3350$3995
Saturday 2 July 2022 - Saturday 9 July 20228 days£2850€3350$3995

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 pay your deposit  of £600 per person (USD$750 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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Image of camping on the Rio Cotahuasi

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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