Rafting in Lunahuana
Each year in Lunahuana, thousands of daring visitors test themselves with the tumultuous river. There is a large variety of specialized and safe agencies offering rafting services in the river. Just try it !
A cheerful and picturesque town, located 138 km southeast of the city of Lima
, in the province of Cañete, Lunahuana
offers a wide array of attractions for every taste. The town became famous for the practice of rafting in the Cañete River, which surrounds the town. Each year, thousands of daring visitors travel through this uproarious stream in rafts. There is a large variety of specialized and safe agencies
offering rafting services in the river. Just do it !
You can do rafting all year long but two seasons can clearly be distinguished :
Between May and October : the river flow drops to its lowest level (class I, II). In the Catapalla-Lunahuaná section, rafting is done safely.
Between November and April : the river flow is constantly increasing, class III and IV rafting can be performed in the Catapalla - Lunahuana
- Paullo sections. Class I and II rafting can be performed in the Paullo - Socsi section.
Difficulty levels :
- Class I : Very easy. the river is almost flat with few turbulences and small waves. Fully navigable.
- Class II : Easy. Some turbulent waters with waves of no more than 25 centimeters, without danger for a swimmer.
- Class III : Intermediate. Troubled waters with medium waves of no more than 1 meter, eddies important for a swimmer and serious for a boat. Navigation requires good technique and knowledge of the river.
- Class IV : Difficult. Very turbulent whitewater but predictable. Waves up to two meters, considerable eddies for both swimmers and boats. Navigation requires very good technique and knowledge of the river. There are narrow passages that require complicated technical maneuvers.
- Class V : Expert. Very turbulent whitewater and unpredictable waves of more than two meters. Dangerous eddies and cascades. It requires a high degree of technical expertise and a very good knowledge of the river. Need for highly technical maneuvers.
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is located 138 km southeast of Lima
, 198 km by road (+/- 2h30).
District : Lunahuana
Province : Cañete
Department : Lima
Coordinates : -12.96295, -76.14015
How to get to Lunahuana
The nearest main city is Cañete
The nearest main city is Lima
How to get to Cañete by bus :
: Between 1h30 and 2 hours. To see bus companies, click here
: Between 2h and 2h30. To see bus companies, click here
: Between 3 hours and 3h30. To see bus companies, click here
In Cañete, there are taxis that will go to Lunahuana
in +/- 45 min. You can also take a van (or "combi") to the town of Imperial and then another combi to Lunahuana. In combi, the trip from Cañete to Imperial takes about 15 min and the trip from Imperial to Lunahuana takes about 45 min.
Be careful, after +/- 5:00pm, if it's not a weekend of high season (national holidays, long weekends, etc.), it can become difficult to find a taxi back to Cañete
. The latest combis departures are at about the same time.
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Nearby tourist attractions
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To see all the tourist attractions of the department of Lima
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