Only a handful of people have made this extraordinarily diverse journey. It begins on a trail that once led to the Lost Incan City of Gold, and ends at soaring mountain-top Inca ruins. The river takes you from the silent, white crown of the Andes through the green tapestry and raucous 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 flocks of 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.