Getting There

There are a number of options for joining the Earth River Yavero River Expedition.


Fly in the evening from U.S. to Lima. Arrive in Lima the following morning and transfer to flight to Cuzco. Spend night in Hotel in Cuzco or transfer by taxi (one hour, $20) to Calca and spend night in Hotel. Or fly from U.S. overnight arriving in Lima on Saturday morning.

NOTE: Lima is at a very high altitude and it may be difficult to sleep there if you’re not acclimatized.


Fly from the U.S. to Lima during the day. Arrive in Lima in the early evening. Spend night at Hotel in Lima. Catch early flight to Cuzco the following morning and take taxi to Calca.


Fly from the U.S to Lima in the evening. Arrive in Lima early in the morning. Transfer to the early flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco and take one hour taxi to Calca.


NOTE:If you arrive the night before, you can spend the night in Calca at the Casa de Mama Gloria bed and breakfast This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Calca is over 2,000 feet lower in elevation than Cuzco making acclimatizing and sleeping much easier than it is in Cuzco. You can also spend the night in Cuzco and take a taxi to Calca the following (Saturday) morning.

“Eric Hertz has devoted his life and his company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers.".
"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."
“Earth River is more than a great whitewater outfitter. Their contributions have made a real difference in our efforts to preserve some of the world's most beautiful rivers in Chile and Canada."
"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.
“I’ve rafted with Eric Hertz down some tough rivers—the Futaleufu in Chile, the Colca in Peru. He's one of the best in the business—obsessed with safety."
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