Rafting Río Majes - Arequipa

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    4:30-5:00AM, Monday - Sunday
  • Departure Details :
    Passenger's hotel/hostel in Arequipa's city center
  • Return Details :
    Passenger's hotel/hostel in Arequipa's city center


The Full Day Rio Majes Tour is an exhilarating expedition into high white waters recommended for people with or without rafting experience. We run a 20-25 kilometer section of Class III and IV rapids that takes approximately 3 hours. Aftewards, you will experience the Majes Valley culture by eating the famous Majes river shrimp and exploring the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs.


  • Our full-day Ro Majes tour includes:
  • Chauffeured hotel pickup (Arequipa city center only)
  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Professional rafting guides 
  • All river gear (helmet, life vest, wetsuit, booties, splash jacket)
  • Chauffeured hotel drop-off (Arequipa city center only)


  • The following are not included in this tour but are available for purchase:
  • Drinking water (at certain tour stops)
  • Snacks (at certain tour stops)
  • Alcoholic drinks (at certain tour stops)
  • GoPro video

Know More about this tour

We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:30AM and 5AM and drive 3.5 hour to the beautiful Majes Valley until reaching the cross section of Rio Andamayo and Rio Colca where we will start the tour. Here, we will eat a buffet breakfast of bread, cheese, avocado, tomato, jam, butter, tea and coffee. Before entering the water our guides will give a brief lesson on river safety and rescue, as well as explain the role of the rafting guides and the safety kayaker. 

The first section of rapids is Class IV with high water and exciting drops. Next, we will stop briefly where swimming is an option. After eating a small snack along the riverside, we will run a series of intense Class III rapids.  At the end of our tour, transportation will be waiting to bring everyone to a local restaurant for lunch.  

After eating a delicious shrimp lunch typical of the region, we will visit the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs, an archeological zoo. All the petroglyphs are carved into large volcanic boulders concentrated in a 5 square kilometer area of desert. This dense collection of large volcanic rocks is most likely a result of violent eruptions of the Coropuna and Chachani volcanoes. More than a thousand rocks of all sizes and shapes have been crudely, yet strikingly, engraved with a wide variety of distinct representations. The engravings include images of humans, dancers, snakes, llamas, deer, parrots, sun discs and simple geometric motifs. Some of the figures appear to be dancing and others look like spacemen with large round helmets, obvious potential for Eric Von Danikens extraterrestrial musings. The petroglyphs are believed to be 1000 to 1500 years old and are largely attributed to the Hauri culture. However, there were probable additions during the subsequent Chuquibamba and Inca periods of domination in the region. 

After an hour long visit to the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs, we will begin the drive back to Arequipa. You will be dropped off at your hotel between 6:30 and 7:00PM. 

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Booking details:

Please provide passenger heights and shoe size at time of booking

All passengers must know how to swim

Dietary restrictions:

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.

Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.

What to bring with you:



Drinking water


Insect repellant

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.