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Cotahuasi River Canyon

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Address: Peru
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Starting on the western side of the Andes, this river forms one of the most...

Starting on the western side of the Andes, this river forms one of the most spectacular and deepest canyons in the world reaching more than 3,350 meters in depth.

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NONSTOP RAPIDS........virtually no flat water for six days!

This is a very technical river and the trip definitely requires stamina, but the rewards are enormous in terms of thrills, amazing ruins to explore and staggeringly beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a very technical river and the trip definitely requires stamina, but the rewards are enormous in terms of thrills, amazing ruins to explore and staggeringly beautiful scenery. Not for the faint of heart and probably NOT a family destination. You are definitely roughing it and working hard, but you'll never sleep better or see so many stars............I have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

A Water by Nature trip (UK) in co-operation with Amazonas Explorers (Cusco). A very challenging river (grade 4 and 5 rapids for 100 km) with Inca ruins, incredible scenery, wild life and total tranquillity (no noise or light pollution).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

amazing 5 days rafting tour. good guides ...good food...excellent weather...and full of history of the Huari culture. the rafting was excellent all time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Cotahuasi is about 12 hours by semi-comfortable overnight bus from Arequipa and is well worth the trip. The canyon, which is the deepest in the world, is stunning and the area does not have too many tourists. There are countless trekking and kayaking opportunities. In addition, there are many small villages, ruins and sights nearby. The tourist office in the... More 

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