Coursing through its unique mix of jungle, mountain and coastal terrain Peru has more than a dozen rivers that are at least 600 kilometers, or 370 miles long.
It is a new frontier for kayakers and whitewater rafters.
River running opportunities start on the Cañete River near the coast to the south of Lima, The Apurímac and Urubamba rivers in the Cusco region offer multi-day trips featuring class four and five rapids. The Colca Canyon near Arequipa is attracting river runners from all over the planet, and a trip down one of the deepest canyons in the world can take more than a week.
Lovers of the sport are constantly opening new river journeys for kayaks and rafts, even on rivers in close proximity to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley near Cusco.