The Tumbes River in Peru travels along the Tumbes department. A fast-flowing river, pretty famous for its hard-hitting whitewaters and challenging rapids, offers ample excitement to all enthusiastic rafters.
With several bends present along the entire river course, a rafter is sure to face the mighty whitewaters of the Tumbes River at every river bend. The crystalline torrents stand as an irresistible challenge for every rafting aficionado. The Tumbes River comprises of different types of rapids, starting from level I, which is best for novices. Then the waves go up to level IV that is ideal for the experts. As the waters underneath your canoe are quite fast and challenging, the fascinating rafting adventure is bound to make your adrenalin rush.
So, gather all your strengths and cut through the mighty waves, conquering the torrents of the mind-blowing Tumbes River. Even though the entire river offers several places for rafting, the best stretch is, however, along the communities of Figueroa and Rica Playa. Studded with impressive scenic beauty and startling wildlife, the river is rich in terms of natural splendor too. Thus, as the river moves through the long valleys, you can get a glance of the stupendous natural beauty by the riverside while getting past the dense forests. The best rafting season on this river starts in the month of May and continues till October.
Hence, as you plan out for an exciting tour in your weekend, you can try out rafting on this marvelous South American river. Making your holiday all the more enthralling, the rafting expedition will bring all the excitement back into your monotonous life. However, make sure to carry all the essentials along with you on the trip. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and float down the cascading Tumbes River!