Canotaje rafting en el río Chili de Arequipa

Chili River Rafting Tour in Arequipa

Aquatic tour with local Guides


Book for our rafting tour on the Chili River in Arequipa, enjoy this adventure on the Chili River which crosses the city of Arequipa. The origin of the Chili River is due to the union of both Zumba and Blanco rivers, it is 121.7 kilometers long and it has Class II to IV rapids.

The word Chili comes from the term “Chiri” — which is a word language Quechua and it means “cold“. This fact denotes the temperature of the river; however, as the river comes down from the mountain, the river temperature gets warmer and more friendly for rafting activies.

Why to reserve with us?
  • 100% Peruvian company
  • 100% Indigenous team
  • Licensed tour guides


Duration: About 3 hours.


  • Group tour: Spanish and English simultaneously
  • Private tour: Spanish, English — separate groups based on the language. If you want another language, just let us know!

Tour Type:

  • Group tour: 10 to up to 30 attendees
  • Private tour: No strangers

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What to bring?

  • A full change of clothes to use when finish
  • A swimsuit to wear under your wetsuit
  • Towels and sandals
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency in cash


  • Group tour:
    • Pick up from your hotel — applies only for hotels located in the historic center
    • Rafting equipment: Boat, helmet, life jacket, paddle, and wetsuit
    • Licensed rafting tour Guides for rafting
    • Tourist bus with air conditioning
    • First aid kit
  • Private tour:
    • Pick up with vehicle and tour Guide from your hotel
    • On time pick up from your hotel
    • Rafting equipment: Boat, helmet, life jacket, paddle, and wetsuit
    • Private, professional and authorized rafting tour Guide
    • Private Driver
    • Private vehicle: Auto, H1, Van, Renault, Sprinter — it will depend on the group size
    • First aid kit
    • Drop off at your hotel

Not Included:

  • Tips (optional)
  • Meal

How to book? Please book on this webpage.

WhatsApp: +51 958745640 & +51 984479073.


The itinerary can always change because of weather, strikes and festivals. If you book a private tour, we will pick you up from anywhere in the city of Arequipa and drop you off at your hotel.

Meeting Point — 8 am, 11 am and 2 pm — You choose

We will pick you up from your hotel—applies only for hotels located in the historic center; otherwise, we will coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience.

Transfer from Arequipa to Charcani

You will depart by bus from Arequipa city towards the small town of Charcani located in the Chilina Valley, this bus ride lasts approx. 25 minutes.

Charcani — start of Rafting activity 

At this place your Guide will provide you with all the river rafting equipment, after that your Guide will give you all the instructions about this adventure to finally start the activity. This experience lasts approx. 45 minutes along the Chilli river, you will paddle approx. 6 kilometers, there will be rapids from Class II to IV.

Return transfer to Arequipa

The transfer back to Arequipa lasts about 30 minutes.

Tour Ending Place

This excursion ends in the historic center of Arequipa city, three blocks away from the main square. This tour doesn’t end at your hotel unless you book a private tour.



Group tour:

  • 25 USD per person

Private tour:

  • 55 USD per person based on 2 people
  • 40 USD per person based on 3 people
  • 30 USD per person based on 4 people
  • 25 USD per person based on 5 people
  • If your group is bigger, contact us pls!


Group Tour: Everyday, three schedules.

  • Pick up at 8:00 approx. and it ends by 11:00 approx.
  • Pick up at 11:00 approx. and it ends by 14:00 approx.
  • Pick up at 14:00 approx. and it ends by 17:00 approx.

Private Tour: Everyday.

  • If you book a private tour, we are flexible with the schedule

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No Surcharges
25 USD



    We pick you up at your Hotel — applies only for hotels located in the historic center; otherwise, we’ll coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience.


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