Julio Baca Vargas

Senior Trip Leader & Safety Kayaker

Where do you call home?

Our river camps. I feel at home on the river with an amazing night with a million stars.

What do you love most about multi-day trips?

That I know that the trip is gonna be amazing. It doesn’t matter if you have storms or whatever nature deals you, it will be an amazing experience!

When did you start working for Water By Nature?

2015 in Peru, but since then I have been on the Zambezi and in Morocco as well.

Your best river meal you like to prepare?

There are so many, but I love to share a Peruvian meal on our Cotahuasi and Apurimac trips.

Favourite Rapid?

Well that is hard to pick one!  Apurimac river “Rapid Trinche”, Cotahuasi river “Hyside for your Life”, Zambezi – Ghostrider, Number 7 and 5. Futaleufu, Terminator and Más o Menos.

Most important piece of equipment you take on every adventure?

Good personal equipment and the great team I work with.

Biggest achievement to date?

Living my dreams, paddling around the world.

What do you do when you are not on the river?

Chill with my Mum and nephews

Best River story? Favourite rafting trips?

Running a rapid called “You first”. The name says it all.

Apurimas, Zambezi and Cotahuasi

Anywhere still on the rafting ‘bucket list’?

So many places. Nepal, USA, Iceland and Papua New Guinea.

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