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Raft some of South America's top whitewater rivers on one of these 24 extraordinary rafting trips to South America for 2024. Use any of the below rafting trips as a  base to create your own custom itinerary where you can visit hot spots such as Cusco, Quito, Ollantaytambo, Lima, and Mirador Glaciar Exploradores. Our South America white water rafting trips usually feature class II, Class III, and class IV rapids, and experienced local English-speaking guides. These top rafting trips in South America  are accompanied by plenty of opportunities for whitewater rafting, land tours, active, biking, and hiking. Prices for packages that include rafting in South America range from $2,124 to $7,375 for a trip of 5 to 15 days in 2024. Contact one of the South America outdoor experts at Adventure Life to start planning your ideal rafting trip to South America. 
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$2,874
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Andean Multisport with Machu Picchu

9 Day Itinerary
  • Ride bikes through the countryside
  • Hike to a village and volunteer
  • Raft the Apurimac class III rapids
  • Explore the lost city- Machu Picchu
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Challenging
The land of the Incas near Cusco and the Sacred Valley is a great destination for active adventures, especially when you combine the trip with a visit to Machu Picchu. With deep canyons cut by beautiful rivers and backroads and trails in the shadows of the impressive Andes, explore the countryside …
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Enjoying a mountain bike ride
$4,064
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Sacred Valley & Lake Titicaca Multisport

12 Day Itinerary
  • Whitewater raft the Urubamba River
  • Bike past lakes, farms, & villages
  • Trek the Queñua Sundur Valley
  • Kayak around Lake Titicaca
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Homestays, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Whitewater raft the Urubamba River, mountain bike Chinchero, hike out-of-the-way Inca trails near Machu Picchu, and kayak Lake Titicaca on this 12-day trip. Named after the famous Manco rulers of the Inca empire, this multisport adventure offers the chance to visit the famous sites of Peru while …
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Rafting on the Andean Multisport tour
$2,124
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Andean White Water Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Camping, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Challenging
Explore the countryside during this multi-day biking and raft trip and visit the Inca cities of Cusco and Ollantaytambo. Travelers will have a half-day hike on a remote section of the Inca Trail to hike down to the Apurimac River, one of South America's premier rivers. Single-track and more …
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Incredible Cotopaxi
$2,611
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Ecuador Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Bike down the slopes of Pinchincha
  • Explore Bellavista Cloud Forest
  • Raft down Class III rapids
  • Horseback ride across the páramo
Starts / Ends:
Quito / Quito
Activities:
Biking, Hacienda, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Travel by raft, bike, and horseback while exploring four of Ecuador's ecosystems: high altitude Andean forest, paramo (grassland), cloud forest, and glaciers on Cotopaxi Volcano. Jump right into the action with a fast-paced mountain bike descent down Pichincha Volcano to begin your Ecuador …
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Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
$3,982
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Andes and Amazon

15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the colonial city of Cuenca
  • Visit the homes of local weavers
  • Hike through the shadowed jungle
  • Raft down the Jatunyacu River
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Spa Relaxation, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the diversity of the rainforest from your jungle lodge and …
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Breathtaking view of Torres del Paine
$4,110
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Chile North to South

13 Day Itinerary
  • Biking and wine tasting
  • Explore the Atacama Desert
  • Rafting in the Lake District
  • Hike in Torres del Paine
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience the highlights of Chile on our favorite vacation package starting in the North and ending in the South of this impossibly long, narrow country. Explore the arid Atacama Desert, stroll Santiago's streets, and hike, bike, raft and more in the Lakes District near Puerto Varas. Finish …
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Taking in close-up views of glaciers
$4,500
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Explore Aysen and Patagonia National Park

7 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Sail to San Rafael Glacier
  • Raft down the Baker River
  • Explore Lake Bertrand
  • Discover Patagonia's ecosystem
  • Visit Patgonia National Park
Starts / Ends:
Balmaceda / Balmaceda
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Moderate
Southern Chile offers a combination of unique wildlife and spectacular scenery in one of the most isolated regions of South America. On this 7-day tour, explore the Aysen region of Chile and marvel at the Patagonia National Park's stunning natural scenery. Spot unique wildlife as you actively …
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Whitewater rafting adventure tour of Chile's Rio Futaleufu
$6,050
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Futaleufu Wild Whitewater

9 Day Itinerary
  • Tackle world famous rapids
  • Explore stunning valleys & canyons
  • Kayak the stunning Rio Azul
  • Choose from many activities at camp
Activities:
Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Challenging
Patagonia's Futaleufu offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the world. This Chilean river adventure begins in Puerto Varas before traveling further into the heart of Patagonia. Days are spent splashing down the river, through Class III, IV, and even a Class V rapid! Luxury camping, …
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Rainbow over Torres del Paine
$5,125
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Chile North to South Premium

13 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Santiago
  • Explore the Atacama Desert
  • Hike on epic trails in Perez Rosale
  • Enjoy rafting on Chile's rivers
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Discover Chile's awe-inspiring geographical and natural extremes on this premium 13-day, multi-destination adventure. From the world's driest desert to the volcanic peaks, the wild Patagonian steppe, the country's vineyards, unique activities and exclusive boutique accommodation, this …
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Loving every minute of our rafting trip!
$299
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Rafting on the Maipo River

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Paddling through rapids
$3,478
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Sacred Valley Multisport Adventure

8 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Homestays, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Moderate
This is a Peru tour that includes whitewater rafting the Urubamba River, mountain biking Chinchero, and hiking out-of-the-way Inca Trails near Machu Picchu. This shortened version of our Peru Manco Multisport trip is a great choice for active travelers who are short on time. Go behind the scenes of …
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Aysen, Chile
$3,430
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Amazing Adventures in Aysen

5 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Visit the Exploradores Valley
  • Raft down the Baker River
  • Explore Lake Bertrand
Starts / Ends:
Balmaceda / Balmaceda
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Discover the rugged and breathtaking landscape of Aysen, Chile, on this 5-day tour and enjoy your time exploring some of the most remote stretches of Patagonian wilderness while staying in comfortable cabins overlooking Lake General Carrera. Visit the famed Marble Caves by kayak and learn about the …
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Remote region of Aysen
$5,990
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Wild Aysen and Cerro Castillo Trek

9 Day Itinerary
  • Trekking in Cerro Castillo
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Hike in Patagonia National Park
  • Raft down the Baker River
  • Explore Lake Bertrand
  • Visit Cerro Castillo
Starts / Ends:
Coyhaique / Balmaceda
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experience the breathtaking landscape of Cerro Castillo National Park on this 9-day tour, and enjoy the remote Patagonia wilderness while staying in comfortable cabins overlooking Lake General Carrera. Begin your adventure with a two night trek through National Park Cerro Castillo, walking among …
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The stunning landscape of Patagonia
$4,830
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Chelenko Experience

8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Hike to San Rafael Glacier
  • Visit Puerto Guadal
  • Explore the local area
  • Discover Patagonia's ecosystem
  • Visit Patgonia National Park
Starts / Ends:
Balmaceda / Balmaceda
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Carretera Austral Region and General Carrera Lake, also known as Lake Chelenko in Chile, on this 8-day tour and experience the remote Patagonia wilderness on an active adventure tour. Visit the beautiful town of Puerto Guadal, known as the "Pearl of the Lake," and kayak the …
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We made it!
$231
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Vilcanota-Urubamba River Whitewater Rafting

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Take a boat ride through crystalline lagoons
$764
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Paraty Escape

4 Day Itinerary
  • Visit colonial churches and homes
  • Explore the trails and coastline
  • Kayak Brazil's only fjord
Activities:
Kayaking, Land, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Paraty is a charming seaside town nestled in lovely Costa Verde, a region endowed with coastal mountains, lush rainforest, sparkling lagoons, and tropical islands. Paraty's romantic, colonial atmosphere has been preserved over the centuries since its foundation in the 17th century. Soak in the …
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Rafting in Peru
$258
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Upper Vilcanota-Chuquicahauna Whitewater Rafting

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Moderate
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A tour of Rio de Janeiro includes Sugarloaf Mountain
$2,127
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Costa Verde of Brazil

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Explore the colonial town of Paraty
  • Hike to Lopes Mendes Beach
  • Kayak along rugged coastline
Activities:
Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Explore Brazil's Green Coast ("Costa Verde") and the lush rainforest, mountains, white beaches, and remote islands that are south of Rio de Janeiro. This 10-day Brazil tour can be customized and begins with a visit to vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Spend 3 nights and see Rio's famous …
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