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 (per person S100), as well as camping (per person S20) or triple rooms with private bathrooms (per room S130).

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.