At New Mexico River Adventures and Global Descents, we are constantly looking toward incredible river experiences. Whether it be rafting the Rio Grande or traveling to southern Peru to descend the deepest canyon in the world. Our goal is to spend as much time on the river as possible and have a great time doing it! This is yet another amazing whitewater journey that we offer, which takes you through the Ancient Incan World. At over twice the depth of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the Cotahuasi is the deepest canyon in the world! Measuring 11,587 feet from river to rim, this scarcely-explored Peruvian wilderness remains one of the most pristine environments on Earth. The Cotahuasi River Canyon features a rare glimpse into the Incan world; a geologic, floral, and fauna paradise; and a river-runner’s dream!
Draining the western slope of the Andes Mountains, the waterway courses 100 miles over a continuous series of Class IV and V drops, making it one of the most gripping stretches of commercially run whitewater anywhere. Visitors to the Cotahuasi encounter some the rarest and the most extraordinary Incan archeological sites, visit a quaint Peruvian village replete with natural hot springs, spot enormous Andean Condors, and experience one of the most fantastic wilderness river expeditions on Earth! Every river trip has its own character and magic, whether it’s a half-day float on a local waterway or a three-week luxury trip down the Grand Canyon. But the allure of the unknown, the excitement of discovery, and the challenge of demanding and continuous whitewater are true and strong on the Cotahuasi. Nowhere else on Earth is like it. A word to the wise: It is not for everyone. But if you long for truly unparalleled adventure, the Cotahuasi should be your next trip. I hope to see you this coming season.