Colca River – Majes – white water rafting

From December to March, expert white water rafters with plenty of experience in the sport can navigate down the upper and middle portions of the Colca River, which was explored by Polish teams in 1979. There are extremely dangerous rapids, and sections of the river are very remote since the riverside towns and villages are spread far apart from each other. While you can travel the lower Colca in rubber rafts, the canyon section can only be traversed using a kayak, handled by very experienced, expert kayakers.

The river changes its name as it flows towards the Pacific Ocean. After it leaves the canyon, it is called the Majes, and this part is the most practical for tourist rafting. There are also lodges in this area and easy river access. The navigable section (Andamayo – Aplao River) has no long rapids, and you can navigate it quite comfortably on its tranquil current, admiring the beautiful surroundings. Its rafting season is also long: from April to November, and sometimes, the entire year.

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