Water activity

Arequipa: Chili River Rafting

4.9 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider:Bamba Travel
Water activity

Arequipa: Chili River Rafting

Activity provider:Bamba Travel
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From US$ 31 per person

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Experience the adrenaline of river rafting on the Chili River. Experience spectacular landscapes with stunning views as you travel down the rapids.

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English
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Arequipa Accommodation Pick-up


  • Experience the adrenaline of river rafting
  • Be amazed at the amazing natural landscapes
  • Discover pre-Inca sites surrounded by volcanoes
Full description
Embark on a thrilling rafting experience and conquer class II, III and IV rapids on the Chili River. This tour is perfect for beginner rafters who are seeking an adrenaline rush! The best times of year for this rafting trip are the months of April to December.  A short 20-minute drive from the Arequipa city centre, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the 'Gruta de la Virgen de Chapi' starting point. Here, you will receive a detailed safety briefing and all of your equipment. Listen carefully to your guide as he explains the rules of the river and how to use the equipment in the safest way possible. Then, your adventure begins with a 6-km descent in a 6-person raft plus your professional rafting guide. You will be on the water for about 1 hour and 45 minutes braving the rapids and enjoying the beautiful pristine scenery. Travel among beautiful natural landscapes in this spectacular canyon formed by the volcanic rock with views of pre-Inca terraces and stunning views of the nearby volcanoes. Your river journey will come to an end in the Chilina district from where you will be taken back to Arequipa. You will be dropped off at your hotel upon arrival.
  • Transportation
  • Professional bilingual rafting guide
  • Bottle of water
  • All necessary equipment
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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4.9 /5

based on 21 reviews

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Had the best fun ever as a first time river rafter. Our guide Daniel was excellent. The route was interesting with a few high adrenaline moments but never unsafe. Reasonably priced activity for a morning or afternoon while in Arequipa. Highly recommend.

October 18, 2022

Fun quick activity. The guides were great! This is definitely an all-inclusive experience, meaning anyone can participate. You really don't do much yourself outside a couple paddles; it's a great intro if you've never rafted before and beautiful to float along the river and take in the scenery. If you're looking to actually raft or have an adventure, I would look into more difficult offerings.

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September 18, 2022

great experience, well organised with highly capable guides. couple of points FYI: 1) the water is freezing , so bring warm clothes for afterwards. 2) there is a chance to purchase photos of your river rafting experience, this was 10 soles per head for us, so make sure to take some spare cash

August 27, 2022

Product ID: 205620