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About Maranon Experience
Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking on Rio Marañón, Peru, Grand Canyon of South America. We are the experts in travel on the Marañón River with the best local knowledge, highest quality equipment and comittment to local sustainable development. We run 7 day fully guided raft journeys through the Heart of the Marañon, the best time to come is May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Most of our guests will complete a 3 day add-on to the Kingdom of the clouds after this trip. We also offer an outfitting service for row your own and custom rafting journeys from 1 to 30 days in length. The Marañón raftable section is over 500km in length, with secrets around every bend- there's a reason they call it the Grand Canyon of South America! Let us share the Marañon Experience with you, we love this river and hope that you will too!
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Phoebe wrote a review Jul 2019
Greenwich, United Kingdom13 contributions9 helpful votes
What an experience! 8 days on the river with Ben, Luigi, Mateus and Daniel for the most incredible trip. As a group of 10 the team had their hands full but over delivered on an awesome trip - the food was delicious, the rapids were thrilling and the clear love these guys have for the river is contagious! It was fantastic to explore the local villages, enjoy the waterfalls and have the most amazing trip. We miss it already! Thank you guys!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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SJ Malins wrote a review Jul 2019
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MIND = BLOWN! The rapids were incredible however the guides, care, campsites, villages and FOOD were even better!! I can’t put into words what an experience this was, I was so nervous but have never felt so safe and had so much fun in my entire life!! I can’t thank you guys enough for such an insane 8 days on the river - She looked after us! I never thought I’d take away from this trip what I have done and I’ll be forever thankful to Ben, Luigi, Matias and Daniel for this trip! SJ x
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Valérie B wrote a review May 2019
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Thanks to Marañón Experience to have made our expedition possible... well, our dream possible! What an incredible journey! The gear is top notch, everything we need for an amazing expedition is provided, and ... the Marañón river is incredibly beautiful! Amazing whitewater, breath-taking scenery, heart-filling encounters... Marañón sin represas!!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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simonwa90 wrote a review May 2019
Kamloops, Canada1 contribution
Being the source of the Amazon, there was definitely an excitement among our group knowing we were going to a special place, however we could have never anticipated just how magical it was going to be. The river is beautiful, with spectacular whitewater, amazing camping spots and many interesting side hikes up slot canyons, big waterfalls and to gorgeous natural swimming pools (just to name a few). Ben and Luigi (the owners and guides) have worked hard to establish meaningful and constructive relationships with the people who call the river home along the few villages along the way. It provided an added element to this trip that will leave lasting memories and a resounding impact on me for years to come. As this area was once (and technically still is) threatened by dams, it was great to see people from wildly different backgrounds and perspectives on the river coming together to fight to protect something they love (rafters, villagers, farmers, fishermen unite!). Ben and Luigi are doing special work here, I look forward to following their progress. In summary, it is a trip of a lifetime in a corner of the world certainly feels off the beaten path. If you have a couple good friends who want something exciting, something different and something inspiring, give Maranon Experience a call. They were very accommodating to our group and we are glad they were part of our journey. I hope to see this place again very soon.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Benjamindelrio, Owner at Maranon Experience
Responded 28 May 2019
Thanks for your kind words Simon, it really was a special trip with the TRU crew. You and James are doing awesome work that touches all the students that come through the adventure studies program. Keep it up and see you in an eddy somewhere!
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Thomas Cameron wrote a review May 2019
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Unbelievable expedition! The Marañon river has so much to offer and running the river with Marañon Experience made it possible for us to see it all. If your looking for a life changing river trip this is the one. From running the rapids to hanging out in the villages to eating delicious food, the Marañon delivers! This is a trip I will never forget. Thank you Ben and Luigi!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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