Rafting on the Chile River Arequipa
This is an exciting experience and a premium choice for anyone with a couple of free hours in Arequipa,
Start morning 8:00 & 11:00 AM and afternoon 14:00 HRS / Total 3 H.
only a 20 minute drive from Arequipa city center. We run a 6 km section with rapids up to class IV with an approximate floating time of 1.15 to 1.30 hours in the river. The tour takes a total of around 3 hours in our beautiful Chili Valley. We run rapids of continuous and fun sections of class II and III, this being an intermediate level considering the international classification goes up to class V. There are two rapids class IV that we encounter forty-five minutes into the trip. By this time having acquired plenty of practice. If necessary these rapids can be portaged with a simple 200 meter walk. Also possible for families with kids.
Chili River is located between to colossal volcanoes as known as Misti and Chachani in Arequipa, the southern east of Peru territory. The river flows from the high Andes of Arequipa and the border of Cusco and Puno, there are mountain range and lakes from where drain the cold water (8°C) into the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca y Salinas, them the river goes down to Chilina Valley, Arequipa city and finally the river cut the dries desert between the Uchumayo and the Pacific Ocean.
What you should bring: Towel. Flip flops. Sunscreen. Short and polo.
- Rafting equipment
- Professional guide