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 of 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 (8:30 am – 9:00 am).
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 classes II and III. From December to the beginning of March, rapids can even become class IV and IV + during the rainy season.
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
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You’ll pay your remaining balance once you arrive in Cusco and in cash in US dollars or soles (Peruvian currency) to the change of the day. If you prefer payment through PayPal, you’ll be charged an additional 6% due to bank commissions. It is better to pay us with cash because there is no transaction fee.
Of course! During the tour with us, your main luggage can be stored in our office or at your hotel. Both of them are free.
Yes, it is possible. But you should let us know 7 days in advance.
It is not mandatory to bring your Passport.
At least 7 days in advance.
Unfortunately, there is no student discount.
Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated if you are satisfied with the services. Even though it might not be familiar in your country, the people who will look after you during the tour place a lot of importance on it. Many Huaynas Expeditions’ destinations encourage top-notch service and are a foundational aspect of the travel and tourism sector. It’s up to you how much to tip based on how well you thought out the tour and how long it lasted. Remember that leaving a tip is optional and should only be done if you receive first-class service.
Yes, Huaynas Expeditions is a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator; for that, we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and appreciate the local places and their people.
Our guides make us so happy! Their English is excellent, and they are extremely professional. They have a great deal of knowledge and love for the history and heritage of the Incas. Constant professional and personal growth is a priority for our tour guides. They conduct research to make sure that the Inca and Andean cultural theories you are given are accurate and widely accepted. Our team members are smart, athletic, and fun-loving. All of them have academic backgrounds in archaeology, tourism, botany, history, or anthropology.
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