Rafting in the Coast
Rivers of Peru
The Cañete River, south of the
city of Lima, is without a doubt a rafting favorite
amongst Lima enthusiasts. The stretch that can be paddled,
near the pleasant fruit-growing region of Lunahuaná,
160 km southeast of Lima, features Class II-IV rapids.
The rafting season runs from October to April.
The Tumbes River, which flows through the Tumbes department,
is the fastest-flowing river along the Peruvian coast.
The stretch chosen for rafting, between the communities
of Figueroa and Rica Playa, includes Class II-IV rapids
along a two-three day journey through the scenic dry
forests of the Tumbes Reserved Zone, which teem with
alligators, river otters and iguana lizards. The rafting
season runs from May to October.