The Arequipa landscape is home to large variety of adventure activities and rafting is perhaps the most exciting one - Chili River offers the best rapids of the Arequipa area with routes of II, III and IV class, therefore being suitable both for unexperienced amateurs and more experienced rafters. Rafting near Arequipa is a great way to add some adventure to your visit to Peru.
You will get picked up from your accommodation in Arequipa and head towards the river which you will get to after a short car drive. The starting point of the activity is called "Gruta de la Virgen de Chapi" and here our professional guide(s) will give you all the equipment as well as a detailed briefing on how to use it. We treat safety as a priority and we will only start the activity once you feel completely confident.
Once you are ready, you will start your descent of around 6 km down the rapids - it will take around 1.50 / 2 hours for you to get to the ending point. You will mainly be focused on keeping your balance but don't forget to take a look around and enjoy the stunning surrounding views. You will have the opportunity to spot nearby volcanoes as well as pre-Inca terraces as we make our way down the river. The activity finishes in the district of Chilina and our transport will be there waiting for you and ready to take you back to your hotel in Arequipa.
INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Arequipa accommodation pickup and dropoff
- English-speaking professional rafting guide(s)
- Security kayak guide(s)
- Name brand rafting equipment (raft, vests, oars, helmets, rescue lines, waterproof coats)
- First aid kit
- Tools kit
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Food and beverages
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- Travel insurance
- Tips and others not mentioned
You don't have to have rafting experience but you have to be reasonably fit to take part in this tour and must be able to swim. The sun can be strong so sun cream is essential. The best time of the year for this tour is between April and December. You can still book it for the other months of the year but it might not get confirmed due to unfavorable weather conditions - safety comes first!
There are 6 spaces on each raft (plus 1 professional guide). You can book this tour even if you are a solo traveller and we can check whether there are other people for the same dates so that we can confirm your booking. It is a popular activity and takes place almost daily between April and December.
HOW TO BOOK
Simply fill in the required details in the form boxes at the bottom of this page and when completed click "add to cart". Your product should appear in the mini cart on the right hand side and you can then continue shopping for more products or go to checkout by clicking on the "checkout" link at the top right hand section of the page.
BOOKING WITH STUDENT DISCOUNT
If you are choosing the student discount option when booking then ALL people being added in the booking form must be students with a valid ISIC and you MUST supply a scan of each card by uploading the file using the supplied upload box. Only an ISIC card is valid - the student ID cards or youth discounts cards (such as IYTC) are NOT valid.
IMPORTANT - You must be able to bring the International Student Identity card that you book with with you and it MUST be real and not expired. If you turn up to the trek without or it is found to be a fake (and they are good at spotting fakes at the in your will lose 100% of your trek).
If you want to book a mixture of Students with Discount and Non students at normal price you must add them to the shopping cart separately to ensure you pay the correct price for each person. We are not responsible for any delays in processing your booking for this being done incorrectly.
YOU MUST PROVIDE DETAILS FOR EACH PASSENGER THAT YOU ARE BOOKING FOR AND ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU CHANGE THE QTY BOX TO SHOW THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS THAT YOU ARE BOOKING FOR. IF YOU PROVIDE ANY INCORRECT DETAILS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO THIS. IF YOU DO NOT SUPPLY ALL THE REQUIRED INFORMATION THERE MAY BE A DELAY IN PROCESSING YOUR ORDER AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROBLEMS THAT ARISE DUE TO THIS.