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Urubamba River Rafting

Urubamba River Rafting

The Urubamba River extends from the Andean high mountain ranges through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing through Machu Picchu and into the jungle. It has some exciting white water depending on the section of the river that is being made and the time of year. One of our most popular rafting sections during the season is the "Chuqui" section of the river in the Upper Urubamba. There are good class II rapids and the water is not contaminated, since unfortunately the section of the Huambutio and Ollantaytambo rivers is.

Enjoy this exciting Urubamba river rafting and trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we will see some beautiful landscapes near the city of Cusco.


Quick Itinerary:

Day 1:

08:20 We pick you up from your hotel

08:30 Driving to Urubamba

10:00 Arriving to "Cusipata River Lodge"

10:15 Guide will explain you the safety measures and provide you the rafting equipment

10:30 Start rafting in Urubamba River (class II type rapids)

13:00 Return to the campsite for lunch Free Afternoon and Overnight in the campsite.


Day 2:

08:00 Wake up and have breakfast

09:00 Driving to Chuquicahuana section of the Urubamba River

10:15 Guide will explain you the safety measures and provide you the rafting equipment

10:30 Start rafting in Urubamba River (class III and IV+ type rapids)

13:00 Return to the campsite for lunch

14:30 Return to Cusco

16:00 Arriving to Cusco


Urubamba River Rafting Tour:

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

Destination: Urubamba River

Departures: Daily

Difficulty level: High

Max. Altitude: 3,335 m

Group size: 2-10

Trip Category: Adventure


Day 1: Rafting in class II type rapids

We will pick you up at 8:30 a.m. From your hotel in Cusco with our private transport, after an hour and a half by car we arrived at the entrance to the shores of the "Camp Cusipata River", our private camp. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the right equipment for Rafting. You would be floating for approximately two and a half hours, running class I and II, introductory rapids. Then, we will return and spend the night in the "Cusipata River Camp", where we have a thatched camping area with a comfortable place to eat, sauna and jacuzzi, hammocks and excellent food. You will fall asleep under the whisper of the river.

Day 2: Rafting in class III and IV type rapids

After a relaxing sauna and a good night's sleep, we get up for a healthy breakfast and drive upstream to the CHUQUI section of the river, where we will ride class III and III + rapids. We will include some additional security such as Kayaker or Catarafs. After approximately 2 and a half hours, we return to the "Cusipata River Camp", where a lunch will be served. Then we return to Cusco arriving at approximately 4 in the afternoon.



  • Transportation from Cusco to the entrance of the river.
  • All rafting equipment, such as Helmet, life jacket, paddle, self-balsa raft.
  • Spray jacket, wet suit.
  • Spray Jacket, wet Suit
  • Professional English / Spanish speaking Rafting guide
  • Double or Single room with private toilet in our "Cusipata River Lodge"
  • One breakfast, Two lunches, One Dinner
  • Relaxing Sauna in our "Cusipata River Lodge"


Not Included

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Others not mentioned
  • Tips

What to pack

  • A complete set of dry clothes
  • A pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river that will get wet.
  • Sunscreen
  • A small towel
  • A swimsuit to wear under the swimsuit
  • A good positive mental aptitude

Urubamba River Rafting Rapids

The rapids are cataloged as follows:


Class I: Flat water, lakes, low level rivers

Class II: Small rapids with small rocks

Class III: Rapids, Waves, Rocks, incredible for rafting

Class IV: Strong rapids, Waves, very fun!

Class V: The hardest level a person can run, really dangerous

Class VI: Not to run !, Avoid!

Important Information

  • Pick up time from your hotel is an approximate time, this may vary according to traffic and group size.
  • You have to know how to swim
  • The level of the river can change according to the season
  • We reserve the right to change the itinerary according to the safety of our customers
  • The Video and Images service is an optional service that is sometimes offered by a kayak photographer from our team, usually after your tour, you can buy it (the CD), just pay once you have this product with you.
  • After each trip, we delete images and videos, therefore, we can not guarantee the existence of videos and images during a prolonged period of time.
  • Children must go with their parents, we also have equipment for children If you have special needs, inform us in advance
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