Combo Kayak Expedition 13 - D
Extreme. Class 4 and 5
is needed and good physical condition is essential.
Demanding hiking (1day)Duration: 13 days
Location: Colca and Cotahuasi.
Departures: SEASON between June and October. Group
Point: Arequipa (South Peru).
This type of trip is something special, self support
means that you have to be in a good level of kayaking (class
5) and be able to adjust to a team of kayaker have to
with a technical and insolate river, and where is
important to bring their own equipment and food in each
talking about a real expedition rowing the two deepest
canyons in the world in only one expedition. Colca (3180
meters deep) has impressive walls and lunatic landscapes;
Cotahuasi (3535 meters) has incredible archaeological
sites at the end of the canyon and intense rapids. Both
have class 4 and 4+ rapids.
years of experience rowing Peru’s rivers, feel confident
and secure leading you through the rivers, showing you
the best routes, arranging logistics and selecting the
safest spots for campsites.
arrive to Lima and make a connection to Arequipa. Our
private transportation will take you to your hotel to
rest a while. Then will have lunch and we’ll have a
short visit through the famous white city of Arequipa.
At night will go out to have dinner and welcome you to
Drive to Colca Canyon
depart early morning from Arequipa, lunch in Chivay,
main town of the Valley of Colca (14,984 feet). By the
afternoon will continue our journey going through the
rest of the towns that make up the valley, enjoying all
of its churches and the beautiful landscape of the
glaciers in the mountain rage of the Ampato until
reaching Huambo, point where we’ll start our trek the
next day. We’ll sleep in a basic hostal in Huambo.
Hike to Canco Put In
morning will set up all of our equipment in the mules
and will trek for about six hour’s until reaching the
property of Canco, first base camp next to the shores of
the Colca River.
Kayaking the Colca
morning will get into the river to row for about 4
kilometers until reaching the crossing of the Mamacocha
River, here is where the Colca River really starts, from
this point the river becomes much wilder. We’ll continue
until the wall section, section in which the river turns
in IV class. Here we’ll have lunch. In the afternoon
we’ll go through the Canoandes rapid and we will reach
Jazmín ridge where will sleep. From here one can trek.
Kayaking the Colca
we’ll row class IV rapids, we’ll go through the condors
shower, is a waterfall of hundred of meters. With the
help of the wind the water gets pulverize in the way,
becoming the perfect shower for the huge birds. After
seeing a few condors take a shower, we’ll continue
through the chocolate canyon, the cholo rapid, the
disaster rapid, and will finish the day rowing the
Reparaz rapid. Set up of base camp in Esperanza beach.
Kayaking the Colca-Drive to Cotahuasi
from Esperanza beach, rowing for about half an hour
until reaching the important Green Canyon (polish canyon)
which will row. We will be doing class II and III for
about two hours, until reaching the confluence of the
Mamacocha River, this is the end of the Colca canyon.
Here we’ll have lunch and will head over to the town of
Cotawasi in our 4x4 pickup trucks, here will sleep in a
Cotahuasi Town Leisure
leisure in Cotahuasi town. Rest and ime to visite the
area and the hot springs of Luicho.
Hke to Velinga
have a six hour trek; going through the waterfall of
Sipia of 493 feet, through a Forrest of giant cactus
until reaching Velinga, here will set up camp, at the
shores of the Cotahuasi River.
09, 10, 11: Kayaking the Cotahuasi
three days will go through the canyon rowing III and IV.
Every night will set up camp in the ruins, from here
will be able to see and explore the archeological
remains that surround us.
Iquipi Take Out to Arequipa
through the confluence of the Cotawasi and Marán river
these become the Ocoña River with very quiet rapids
class II. Rowing the Ocoña will reach the end point in
the town of Iquipí. Here our pickup trucks will wait for
us, with some cold beers to refresh our expedition and
to take us back to Arequipa. At night will enjoy our
farewell deserve dinner.
Arequipa End of the Trip
Is time to
go back to reality!!!!! Flight to Lima and start the
return at home.
Fixed Departure Usd: $2010.00 (Minimum 04 people)
KAYAK EXPEDITION 2009 FIXED DEPARTURE DATES:
Transfer Airport-hotel –Airport ( Lima and
Hotel in Arequipa (02 nights)
Hostal in Huambo and Cotahuasi
All the meals during the expedition from dinner
day one to dinner day thirteen
Truks 4 x 4 Arequipa – Humbo and Andamayo – Cotahuasi
and transportation Iquipí – Arequipa.
All logistics arrangements to transport gear by
mules to river put in.
One safety kayak for each 5 guest (Swift water
rescue and wilderness first responder )
All cocking gear and dishes
Professional First aid kit
Tips and extra spends or services no described
Sleeping Bag and mattress
Meals in Lima and Arequipa
Kayak (available for rent)