Tutuaca - Lower Tutuaca



The run described here begins in a beautiful section of river dubbed “Walls of the Giants” with towering rock walls above and below the put-in. Below the put-in, the river meanders through mostly Class II rapids for several miles. Before reaching the confluence with the Rio Sirupa, there are some more difficult rapids. A good reason to run this section is to access the upper Rio Aros (see description below) at one of the closest points to the take out.


Neil Nikirk
Class III- to IV
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum: 500.0
Average: 1200.0
Maximum: 4000.0
Typical Season Begins: July
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: Yes
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge Visual or Unknown
Length 68.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 30.0 FPM