This convenient base camp for river running on the Río Majes is in the village of Ongoro, 190km by road west of Arequipa. The lodge offers 1½-hour trips for beginner to experienced rafters (S100 per person), as well as camping (S20 per person) or triple rooms with private bathrooms (S130 per room).

The cheapest way to get here is to take a Transportes del Carpio bus from Arequipa’s Terminal Terrestre to Aplao (S12, three hours, hourly) and then a combi (minibus; S2) or a taxi (S15) to Ongoro.