Party Bike Travel

Combo Kayak Expedition 13 - D


Code: Rf CK/09

Level: Extreme. Class 4 and 5

Experience 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 departures available

Meeting 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 kayak

We are 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.

We, with 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.


Day 01: Arrive Arequipa


They 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 the trip.


Day 02: Drive to Colca Canyon


We’ll 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. (B/L/D)


Day 03: Hike to Canco Put In


Early 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.


Day 04: Kayaking the Colca


In the 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.


Day 05: Kayaking the Colca


Today 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.


Day 06: Kayaking the Colca-Drive to Cotahuasi


We start 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 Hostel.


Day 07: Cotahuasi Town Leisure


Day at leisure in Cotahuasi town. Rest and ime to visite the area and the hot springs of Luicho.


Day 08: Hke to Velinga


Today will 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.


Days 09, 10, 11: Kayaking the Cotahuasi


In this 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.


Day 12: Iquipi Take Out to Arequipa


Passing 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.


Day 13: Arequipa End of the Trip


Is time to go back to reality!!!!! Flight to Lima and start the return at home.

Group Fixed Departure Usd: $2010.00 (Minimum 04 people)



1. October 25th



  • Transfer Airport-hotel –Airport ( Lima and Arequipa)

  • Hotel in Arequipa (02 nights)

  • Hostal in Huambo and Cotahuasi

  • All the meals during the expedition from dinner day one to dinner day thirteen

  • Private 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

  • Satellite Phone

Not Included:

  • Tips and extra spends or services no described

  • Sleeping Bag and mattress

  • Meals in Lima and Arequipa

  • Kayaking Gear

  • Kayak (available for rent)