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 8 day rafting trip in Peru offers a one-of-a kind blend of scenic river journey, cultural experience 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 its best for you. The best time to go is from June-November, however it's possible to raft this section year round.
We will take you to the heart of the Marañón.
The main season for this raft tour is June to October, where weather is warm, sunny and water levels are perfect, trips are also offered in the shoulder season in May and November.
It is possible to travel between November-May, however water levels can be extremely high, and weather less predicatable (storms to be expected). For this reason, trips in highwater season are only open to participants who are strong swimmers and experienced in the outdoors and not afraid of a true adventure.
After breakfast we travel over Peruvian highlands before descending deep
into the Marañon Canyon. When we reach the river we will load up the
gear, give safety briefings and begin training the crew for the rapids ahead.
The journey truly starts when we pass under the bridge and plunge into
the Balsas rapid (III), just a taste of what is to come. A short way
downstream we will complete a set of rescue drills, allowing each raft
crew to unite as a team and prepare for the journey ahead. As a
passenger, you will be travelling in a 16’ oar assisted raft, guided by a
highly trained and experienced river guide.