17th Annual Amazon International Raft Race
September 18 - 30, 2015 The River Amazon International Raft Race has been staged here in Iquitos Peru since 1999. At first it was just a one day affair attracting local people. In 2006 the race was extended to cover 118 miles of the mighty River Amazon over 3 days. The event has now been officially recognized as the Longest Raft Race in the World by Guinness World Records. Some of the countries participating are: Germany, Australia, Belgium , Iran, Ireland, Canada , Scotland , USA, Mexico , New Zealand , France, the Netherlands , Peru , United Kingdom, South Africa , England, Costa Rica and Switzerland.