YAVERO RIVER, PERU

Only a handful of people have made this extraordinarily diverse journey. It begins in an area that once led to the Lost Incan City of Gold and ends at soaring mountain-top Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. The river takes you from the white crown of the Andes to the raucous, green symphony of the Amazon Jungle. The exotic sights and sounds along the river are astounding: palm tree-size ferns, massive cacti, giant otters, finger-size monkeys, blizzards of butterflies, and rainbow-colored Macaws.

This recently discovered whitewater gem has dozens of class 3 and 4 rapids, for paddle rafting and inflatable kayaking. Two of South America’s grandest marvels, the Pongo Mainique Canyon and Machu Picchu, are part of the itinerary. In terms of biological diversity, native culture and history, weather, scenery and whitewater, this Peruvian journey stands alone in the world of river-based adventure travel.  It is also rare to find a river with few bugs, swimming pool temperature water, days in the low eighties and nights in the sixties.

“Earth River runs the only continuous, top to bottom, multi-camp, wilderness expedition on the Futaleufu. A week without roads, electricity or cell phones.”
“I’ve been on nearly all the commercially run rivers in the world and Earth River and the Futaleufu stand out as the very best of the best.”—Fred Wiedemann, Co-founder
"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."
“Earth River’s conservation effort on the Futaleufu is Herculean and represents the single largest river land trust endeavor ever initiated by a commercial outfitter."—Ronald Dodson, Pres."
"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses.
“Earth River’s Futaleufu trip is an astonishment. The amazing camps, all different from one another, but all surprisingly and ingeniously comfortable”—David Rakoff
"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses.
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