The Urubamba River extends from the high Andes mountain range through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passes Machu Picchu and enters the jungle. The Urubamba is divided into upper and lower Urubamba, the dividing feature is the Pongo, a canyon white water which opens into the Amazon basin.
The Urubamba river has some great places for rafting, depending on the section of the river being done and the time of year. One of our most popular rafting sections during the season is the “Chuquicahuna- (CHUQUI)” at the top of Urubamba.
There are good class III rapids and the water is not contaminated as unfortunately it is in the Sacred Valley. This section of rapids is perfect for day trips, with nice rapids class II, III and III +. Along the route there are excellent panoramic views of the banks with large eucalyptus trees and beautiful flowers.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (8:30am – 9:00am).
We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning. After 1.5 hours by car, we arrive at the sale option -on the banks of the Alto Urubamba River– in “Cusipata RIVER CAMP.“
Our professional rafting guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the right equipment for rafting. Then, we will start the adventure on a raft and be in the river for about 2.5 hours.
On this occasion we will run class II and III. During the rainy season, from December to the beginning of March, rapids can even become class IV and IV +.
Finally, we will arrive at the starting point at “Cusipata RIVER CAMP“, where a hot sauna and hot showers will be waiting for you. Here we are also going to enjoy a full meal of the course. If you want even more adventure in your day, you can zipline over 4 cables across the river.
We will return to Cusco around 5 in the afternoon. Later in the evening, you can see the images of your trip in our office.
From 1 to 3 : USD 50.00/Person
From 4 to 6 : USD 45.00/Person
From 7+ : USD 40.00/Person
Can i be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick up time (It has an extra cost for it).