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Cusco Urubamba River Rafting

Cusco Urubamba River Rafting

Our adventure takes place in the Urubamba River in what is the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the way we can see the different and picturesque villages that are located along this valley, which forms a beautiful landscape that crosses the Andes.

Join in a trip that combines the thrill of white-water rafting with the natural beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Dominate the rapids of the Urubamba River and conosca because the Incas considered this place as the center of the universe.

The Urubamba River runs from the high snowy peaks to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passes through Machupicchu and into the jungle, this is divided into high and low Urubamba, this division ends in the Pongo de Mainique, a white water cannon that It opens inside the jungle plains. One of the most fascinating areas for boating is the so-called "Chuquicahuana (CHUQUI)" located in the upper part of the Urubamba. This section is called Chuquicahuana and is the best place to do rafting on the Urubamba River. It is classified for boating in class II, III and superior to III. This section has continuous rapids and for a single day of tour the fun is guaranteed.

Quick Itinerary:

Dia 1: Cusco - Chuquicahuana - Cusco

07:45 We pick you up from your hotel

08:00 Start our trip to Urubamba

09:30 Arriving to Urubamba River

09:45 The guide will explain you the safety measures and provide you the rafting equipment

10:00 Start Cusco Urubamba River Rafting

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Return to Cusco

17:00 Arriving to Cusco


Cusco Urubamba River Rafting:

Location: Cusco.

Availability: Every day.

Duration: Full Day (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Difficulty: Intermediate


Dia 1: Cusco - Chuquicahuana - Cusco

We pick you up at your hotel, after an hour and a half of a trip by bus we will arrive at our camp located on the banks of the Urubamba River in the upper part (Chuquicahuana) "CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP", our private campsite offers many facilities such as changing rooms, showers hot, sauna, and dining room. Upon arrival, our professional rafting guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the right equipment for boating such as spray suit, windbreaker jackets, helmets and floats. Then we will be floating for approximately 02 hours running class II and III. During the rainy season from December to the beginning of March, rapids can be class III + and IV.

Afterwards, we will arrive back to our campsite where they have hot showers and a small sauna, then they will have a delicious lunch. As an option, the zip line can be done by zip line crossing the river from one end to the other, then we will board our mobility to return to Cusco at 5 p.m.



  • Transportation Cusco - Urubamba River - Cusco
  • All the boating equipment, helmets, spray suit, floats, short wind jacket.
  • Kayacker security professionals.
  • Professional river guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Small Sauna and hot showers.
  • Social Recreation Area.

Not Included

  • Extras not mentioned (Water, Snacks)
  • Tips

What to pack

  • Swimwear
  • Short, Towel, Sandals or slippers to enter the river.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water bottle.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Dry clothes.
  • Small towel.

Rapids in Cusco Urubamba River Rafting

The rapids are cataloged as follows:

Difficulty I-II: Easy without risk, something exciting

Difficulty V: Very exciting and risky, you need an additional safety boat, it can be a kayak or a boat, it is the highest level that can be done with tourists.

Difficulty VI: Extreme risk, boating can not be done.

Days 1
Code UR1
Activity level
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