Carving through the Colca Canyon is the aptly named Rio Colca, one of the most famous rivers to raft in Peru for both its beauty and formidable current. Composed of mainly rocky, class III and IV rapids, this intense aquatic adventure allows participants to navigate the surging swells of southern Peru while marveling at the scenic splendor of one of the world's deepest canyons.
Interested in the same aesthetically rewarding challenge without so much risk (and alliteration)? As Rio Colca nears the Pacific coast, both its intensity and its name change. Now known as the Majes River, the more manageable currents of "Lower Colca" allow plenty of time for sight seeing while still providing enough excitement to keep you on your toes.
Location:Colca Canyon, 200 km (124 miles) north of Arequipa, Peru