There are many rivers that are categorised as low difficulty, where canoeing and rafting take place. You can also go kayaking on these rivers, in particular in the still lagoons that are found in many different parts of the country, where kayaks can be rented.
The exact origins of the kayak are unknown, although the vessel was used as a mode of transport by Nordic peoples. According to some historians, kayak means "clothes for travelling by water" or "man-boat", as the vessel is characterised by the fact that generally only one person fits inside.
Kayaking requires basic control of the craft, which essentially demands balance.
It is essential to know how to swim in case of any mishaps during the trip. In Peru, you can practise kayaking to perfection in the bays and lagoons of the coast, mountains or jungle.