145 kilometers with a gradient of 2.5 meters per kilometer.
7 days and between 10 to 30 kilometers per day.
Put-in: Balsas, Chachapoyas, Amazonas (855 m).
Take-out: Puerto Malleta, Utcubamba, Amazonas (505 m).
The Marañón River is a major tributary of the Amazon River, flowing from the center of Perú in a northwest direction through the Andes to turn east in the north, then turning into the Ucayali River which joins to form the Amazon River. This makes it one of the most important rivers in the country and the world. The Rio Marañón has been declared a biodiversity hotspot of global importance, as it has one of the highest levels of endemism in the world.
Prices from US. $1969 p/p. Confirmed departure dates 10 th June, 17th June
Spending time with the communities living along the banks of the Marañon make this trip a unique and very interesting cultural experience. We visit with the locals whom maintain a lifestyle deeply connected to nature. It is a pleasant surprise to receive their hospitality as they prepare and serve us a typical Peruvian rural lunch, using their locally grown fresh produce.
There are hikes available through their fields to a nearby waterfall.
When you join this trip, you’ll be supporting these communities and the project Remando Juntos for the Marañón, which seeks to defend the Marañón and its people from the mega dams which are to be built along the river basin. If the Chadin II Project continues, this entire section of river canyon and forests will be under a reservoir due to the mega-dam. The people of Mendán and Tupén Grande will have to move to an unknown area when they lose their land and homes.
Downstream, the Amazon and its indigenous communities will also suffer from the impacts of dams.
Please join us to enjoy this unique river experience and help protect the Amazon Marañón!
Itinerary Link – Expedition – Rafting – Marañon – River – 8d