Destinations: Cusipata River, Urubamba River.
Departures: All Year, class III.
Duration: Full Day.
Pickup location: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Cusco.
Drop off location: Drop off at centrally located hotels in Cusco.
The Urubamba River runs from the high Andean ranges down through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, past Machu Picchu and into the jungle.
The Urubamba is divided into Upper Urubamba and Lower Urubamba, the dividing feature being the Pongo of Mainique, a whitewater canyon that opens into the Amazon plain.
It has some exciting white water depending on the section of the river being done and the time of the year.
One of our most popular rafting sections during the season is the “Chuquicahuana” (CHUQUI) section of the river on the Upper Urubamba. There are good class IIl rapids and the water is not contaminated, as unfortunately the Sacred Valley of the Incas sections of the river is.
This section is perfect for one day tours, with nice class II, III and III+ rapids. Excellent scenic riverside view with big eucalyptus trees and beautiful flowers.
This white water rafting section is all year long and from early December to late March the river is Class IV.
Your passport details are required (Full Name and Passport Number). Please provide your passport details in the additional request box when booking. In the event you do not provide your passport details we reserve the right to not confirm your arrangements.
At 19:00hrs the day before you will have a briefing with a guide about the Urubamba River Rafting in the lobby of your hotel (please provide hotel details).
We pick you up from a hotel in Cusco, after one and a half hours drive we arrive to the put -in at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, at “CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, our private campground.
Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide with all the proper equipment for Rafting.
We would be floating for approximately two and a half hours, running class II and III rapids.
During the rainy season, December to early March, the rapids can be class IV and IV plus.
Afterwards, we arrive to the take out at “CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, where a hot Sauna and hot showers will be waiting, also a full course lunch will be provided. As an option can do ZIP-LINE over 4 cables across the river.
Our return to Cusco should be around 17:00 hrs. That evening you can look at the pictures and videos of your trip at our office (optional upon request).
For the Urubamba River Rafting, you will need to wear light shoes or slippers or tennis, a change of clothes, Long sleeve shirts, Trousers, warm jacket or fleece and wind coot, t-shirts, shorts and long pants, flashlight and extra batteries, sun block and insect repellent, small towel, camera, extra film and extra batteries for your camera, snacks, chocolates, energy bars, a light backpack, Carry currency in small denominations dollars or soles, Sunglasses, plastic bags, Medicine.