The Marañón River is one of the most unique river journeys on the planet. Isolated riverside villages, cascading waterfalls, natural swimming holes, ancient rock art, ruins, along with flora and fauna not found anywhere else on the planet. Our tour through the Grand Canyon of South America will leave you wanting more.
This 7 day whitewater rafting trip in Peru (total 9D/8N package) offers a one-of-a kind blend of scenic river journey, cultural experience in local villages and brilliant whitewater; all which can be squeezed into a single week of vacation. The Marañón offers unparalleled fly in- fly out access from starting and finish points and a long season which means you can go when it's best for you. The best time to go is from May-November, however it's possible to raft this section outside of this season.
We will take you to the heart of the Marañón.
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The main season for this raft tour is May to November, when weather is perfect! Almost guaranteed to be hot, dry and sunny; and water levels are prime.
In the shoulder seasons, May and November, water levels may fluctuate between low and high, and it's possible to have some rain come through. It is possible to travel between December and January, however water levels can be very high, and weather less predictable (storms are more likely in the wet season). For this reason if you want to join a trip at this time of year, we will screen participants carefully.
At the end of your trip we highly recommend visiting the ancient fortress of Kuelap, a remnant of the Chachapoyan culture and hiking to the stunning Gocta waterfall. Both these attractions are quite close to the trip finish point. We offer top quality 3 day add on package, or you are very welcome to go exploring on your own.
We are more than happy to arrange custom departure dates. Send us a message to line up your perfect dates.
22nd-29th June - Fully Booked, Sorry!
10th – 18th August
30th September – 8th October 2019 (Confirmed Departure)
13th-27th October -15 Days Tranquil Canyon – Fully Booked, Sorry!
You will arrive to Cajamarca, Peru and check into the Hotel we have booked for you. You can explore this Andean City with unique blend of Peruvian and Colonial Architecture, or visit the Hot Springs that the Incas used at 'Baños del Inca'.
In the evening we will meet at 6pm in hotel lobby for a briefing and welcome dinner.