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1-Day Chuquicahuana River Rafting Adventure

Navigate the challenging rapids of the Chuquicahuana River for an adrenaline-filled day.


Cusco, Peru


1 Day




Year Round

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1-Day Chuquicahuana River Rafting Adventure Overview

Dive into the heart-pounding excitement of the “1-Day Chuquicahuana River Rafting Adventure.” As you navigate the wild rapids of the Chuquicahuana River, you’ll be surrounded by the untouched beauty of the Sacred Valley, making every moment a blend of thrill and awe.

But the adventure doesn’t stop at the river’s edge. The day culminates with a high-flying zipline experience over the majestic Urubamba River, adding another layer of exhilaration. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or just looking to break free from the mundane, this 1-Day Chuquicahuana adventure promises a day of memories you won’t soon forget.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 8:30 AM
Estimated Return Time 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Chuquicahuana River, Sacred Valley landscapes, Cusipata River Lodge, Urubamba River

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 08:30
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 08:30
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 08:30
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 08:30
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 08:30
  • Deluxe Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 08:30

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1-Day Chuquicahuana River Rafting Adventure

Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Cusco – Chiquicahuana – Cusco

Your thrilling day begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Cusco around 8:50 a.m. As you journey through the picturesque landscape, our private transport will whisk you away to the tranquil setting of the Cusipata River Lodge. This journey of approximately 1.5 hours provides ample opportunities to take in the scenic vistas.

Upon arrival at the lodge, you can stretch your legs, rejuvenate, and safely store any personal items or bags. Here, our seasoned river guides will introduce you to the exhilarating world of river rafting. You’ll be briefed on safety protocols, introduced to the essential commands used during rafting, and equipped with all the necessary gear. From helmets and wetsuits to paddles and the self-bailing raft, we’ve got you covered.

The real adventure kicks off with a short 10-minute drive to our launch point on the Chuquicahuana section of the iconic Urubamba River. As you set forth on this aquatic journey, prepare for a surge of adrenaline. The river challenges you with its Class III and IV rapids, featuring towering waves and thrilling holes. Fear not; our safety kayaker will accompany your raft, ensuring a safe yet exhilarating experience. Over the course of two hours, not only will you battle the rapids, but you’ll also be treated to the stunning natural beauty that lines the river’s path.

Having conquered the river, you’ll return to the comforts of the Cusipata River Lodge. Here, a delectable lunch awaits, offering a chance to share stories and relive the day’s highlights. If you wish, indulge in a rejuvenating sauna session to relax those hard-worked muscles.

But the day isn’t over yet! To add another dose of adventure, brace yourself for ziplining. With two ziplines stretching over the Urubamba River, each approximately 120 meters long, you’ll feel the rush of soaring above the water. This aerial escapade provides a fitting end to a day brimming with adventure.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll pack up and journey back to Cusco. You’ll return not just with memories of a thrilling adventure, but with stories that will last a lifetime.

Important Notice:

While we highly recommend the “1-Day Chuquicahuana River Rafting Adventure,” please note that it is operated by a trusted third-party tour operator. Our selection of this partner is based on their exceptional service, adherence to safety standards, and deep local knowledge. Our commitment is to ensure you have a seamless and extraordinary experience under our guidance and support.

Tour Highlights

1-Day Chuquicahuana River Rafting Adventure Highlights

  • Challenging Rapids: Navigate the exhilarating Class III and IV rapids of the Chuquicahuana River, promising a heart-pounding experience.
  • Stunning Scenery: Raft through the breathtaking landscapes of the Sacred Valley, offering a visual treat alongside the adventure.
  • Professional Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of seasoned river guides, ensuring both safety and an enriching rafting experience.
  • Cusipata River Lodge: Start the journey at this serene lodge, a perfect blend of comfort and nature.
  • Safety First: Feel secure with the accompaniment of a safety kayaker throughout the rafting journey.
  • Delicious Lunch: Refuel and reminisce about the day’s adventure with a tasty meal at the Cusipata River Lodge.
  • Ziplining Adventure: Elevate the thrill with a soaring zipline experience over the majestic Urubamba River.
  • All-inclusive Experience: From top-notch equipment to transport, everything is taken care of, ensuring a hassle-free adventure.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off to ensure a hassle-free experience.
  • Transportation to and from the rafting and ziplining sites.
  • Comprehensive safety briefing by professional river guides.
  • All necessary rafting equipment: helmet, wetsuit, paddle, and self-bailing raft.
  • Guided rafting experience on the Chuquicahuana River.
  • Safety kayaker accompaniment during the rafting journey.
  • Delicious lunch at Cusipata River Lodge.
  • Ziplining experience over the Urubamba River.
  • Basic first aid kit for emergency situations.


Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Additional meals and beverages not specified in the inclusions.
  • Travel/health/emergency insurance.
  • Equipment damage fees (if applicable).
  • Tips (optional and at your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Expert River Guide: Dedicated guide for a more personalized rafting and ziplining experience.
  • Customizable Itinerary: Tailor your day to fit your interests, giving you the freedom to focus on the sites that intrigue you the most.
  • Photo Package: Professional photography package capturing the best moments of your adventure.
  • VIP Support: Priority assistance and personalized service throughout your tour.
  • Fair Compensation: Ethical and fair remuneration ensured for all our dedicated team members.


Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max



Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max



Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Huaynas Expeditions is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Personal identification (passport, ID card).
  • Quick-drying shorts or swimwear.
  • Synthetic t-shirt (avoid cotton as it remains wet).
  • Change of clothes for post-rafting.
  • Sturdy sandals or water shoes (no flip-flops).
  • Hat or cap for sun protection.
  • Sunglasses (with a retaining strap).
  • Camera or smartphone for photos.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Waterproof bag or pouch for valuables.
  • Waterproof camera or action camera (like GoPro) with mount.
  • Personal snacks (granola bars, fruit, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Cash for any extra expenses or tips.


This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Layer Up: While rafting can get wet and wild, the weather in the Sacred Valley can be variable. Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to the conditions.
  • Stay Dry: Investing in a small waterproof bag or pouch can help keep essentials like phones, cameras, and wallets safe from water.
  • Footwear Matters: Ensure your footwear is secure and won’t come off easily in the water. It’s also a good idea to have a pair of dry shoes waiting for you post-rafting.
  • Preserve Memories: While the tour might offer photos, having your own waterproof camera can help you capture personal moments.
  • Stay Hydrated: Rafting can be strenuous. Keep a reusable water bottle handy and stay hydrated throughout.
  • Less is More: While it’s essential to be prepared, try not to overpack. A clutter-free experience will be more enjoyable.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Local Expertise

As a Cusco-based travel agency, our knowledgeable local guides and travel experts have an in-depth understanding of Peru's history, culture, and hidden gems, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience.

Experienced Team

Our dedicated team shares a deep love for Peru and its diverse offerings, ensuring you receive a memorable and uniquely crafted travel experience.

Personalized Itineraries

We understand that every traveler has unique interests and preferences. That's why we work closely with you to create customized itineraries tailored to suit your travel goals and desires.

Top Support

Our devoted team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.

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Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. We adhere to strict safety protocols and maintain strong relationships with trusted local partners to provide you with the best possible experience.

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