Will Oakes 22 June - Heart of the Marañón 8 Days

Cajamarca, Peru

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Marañón Experience
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Jun 22 - 29, 2019
Group size: 9 - 25
Will Oakes 22 June - Heart of the Marañón 8 Days
Cajamarca, Peru

Marañón Experience
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9 reviews

$1250
Deposit: $500
Jun 22 - 29, 2019
Group size: 9 - 25

About this trip

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.

Season

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. 

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Available options

Hire Sleeping Bag
$15
Upgrade to Delux Sleeping Pad
$40
Hire Tent
$56
Basic med Insurance for Raft Trip < $33k
$100
3 Day Add On - City of the Clouds
$350
3 Day Add On Monkeys & Rainforest Life
$260
Beverage Pre-OrderSold Out
$723

Itinerary

Day 1
Get to river and begin Rafting!

 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.

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Marañón Experience
9 reviews
We offer the finest whitewater rafting journeys down the Marañón River, Peru - Source of the Amazon and accompanying experiences in Northern Peru.

Reviews

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Absolutely incredible experience! I have know Ben for quite a few years, but never gone on a trip with him and Luigi. I knew it would be fun and interesting -- but this really blew all expectations out of the water. The rafting was wildly fun. The food was fantastic. The camaraderie was great and we made lasting friendships. More than anything, Ben and Luigi shared their passion and knowledge of the area with us. It was an amazing experience.
What an amazing experience! This trip was better than I could have hoped for. The scenery, the guides, the food, the fun. It is obvious from the beginning that these guides are passionate about their work and about the river that they are working hard to protect. They are attentive, organized, and just all around excellent people to spend time with. Our 7 day experience combined a perfect mix of adventure, learning, and simply being. I will cherish my memories of the Maranon for a lifetime. Thank you Ben and Luigi!
We floated the Rio Maranon in October 2019 from Chagual to Puerto Malleta (13 days) with Maranon Experience. We found large sandy beaches, exciting rapids, beautiful scenery, good food and educational cultural experiences with local people. It was a row-your-own style trip with a group of our experienced river friends. Our guide Luigi was fantastic - very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, thoughtful, and fit right in with our group. We highly recommend this trip with Maranon Experience!
I absolutely loved my 7-day trip on the Maranon with Ben, Luigi, and company. The river itself was a perfect introduction to whitewater rafting, with the right balance of thrilling class IV rapids but the safety net of very experienced guides. The natural beauty of the canyon was stunning, with breathtaking views of the Andes around every corner. I really enjoyed the day hikes to lookouts and waterfalls. Connecting with local villagers (e.g., taking part in soccer games and fiestas) was also a highlight. And the food was far better than I thought possible for a large group camping trip. The guides themselves were super friendly and easy to get along with, extremely knowledgeable about the river, the local geography, and history of the region. They are clearly passionate about preserving the Maranon, and have done a fantastic job at creating an enivironmentally-friendly, ethical business. It was truly an experience of a lifetime!
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