White Water Rafting – Urubamba River (Full Day)

Adventure Cusco

The Urubamba River runs from high in the Andes & weaves down through the Sacred Valley, and into the thick Peruvian jungles for great white water rafting. 

Tour Description

For visitors wanting to get off the well beaten tourist path and escape to a part of Peru that has changed little over the last 500 years then a trek through the spectacular scenery of the Lares Valley is a must. This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into the real lives of the Andean farmer, dressed in their traditional brightly colored ponchos. You’ll have the opportunity to see thatched stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas. Inside the houses you’ll see guinea pigs running loose and finally in this tour, you will feel very remote and far from any crowds and to take relax after the Inca Trail, Salkantay or any harshest hike but this is highly recommended for all the visitors while you will be surprised once you visit the thermal baths which are completely natural water comes from the ANDEAN mountain.. This water is recommended for the treatment of rheumatic disorders, traumatic disorders (arthritis) in treating fractures, bone and joint pain, muscle pain, stomach ailments, etc.

Pricing and Reservations

Rafting Urubamba River (1D)

Price per Person
• $50 USD
Includes sauna at the end of the tour

Schedule and Duration

Start Time:
• 7:00 am

Duration:
• Full Day

What's Included

Rafting Urubamba River (1D) Includes:

• Pick up and drop off at your Cusco hotel
• Transportation by van or bus
• Bi-lingual whitewater certified guide
• River raft and paddles
• Safety equipment (helmets and life jackets)
• Wetsuit, windbreaker
• Rafting instruction
• Safety boat
• Changing tent
• Portable toilet
• Picnic lunch
• Safety Kayak

What's NOT Included

Rafting Urubamba River (1D) Does NOT Include:

• Breakfast and other no mentioned in itinerary
• Tips for your guide, driver, transfer agent.
• Personal expenses
• Phone call and internet access
• Personal gear: sun screen, swimsuit, hat

What to Bring

What to Bring:
• Bathing suits
• A change of clothes for afterwards
• T-shirts & Towel
• Sun Screen, hat
• Water to drink
• Waterproof
• Footwear, runners or tennis are recommended
• Swimming suit
• A Couple set of dry clothing
• A pair of sandals or Tennis shows for the river that will get wet
• A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
• A Good positive mental attitude

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Rafting Urubamba River Tour (Full Day)

Detailed Travel Program

Rafting Urubamba River Tour (1D)

Full Day White water Rafting at Urubamba River. – Daily Departures at 9.00 am till 4:30pm :Cusipata section – Wet Season (generally mid Oct. – mid May)Chuquikawana Dry Season“Get ready for the time of your life riding the waves in the Andes” The day long rafting trip has become an extremely popular tour for all sorts of tourists here in Cusco. We will go to one the 2 different sections of the river, depending on the season. “This trip will get your adrenaline pumping, for sure!” Cusipata or Chuquicahuana river is one of the nicest sections of the Urubamba river for rafting activities, as it is less crowded, very scenic and cleaner than the Ollantaytambo section in the Sacred Valley. It consists of rapids that are graded II, III, and IV plus. Overall, you will be riding the water for about 2 and a half hours, with some parts for relaxing and soaking up the experience, and other parts for pumping up your adrenaline levels.

Description:

The Urubamba River is a beautiful river that runs from the high Andean ranges and weaves down through the Sacred Valley, past Machu Picchu and into the thick Peruvian jungles. It has some very exciting white water rafting, depending on the section of the river and what time of the year it is. One of our most popular rafting sections, during the season, is the Cusipata section, in the upper section of the river. It is a scenic hour and half to arrive there and it is worth every minute.Upon your arrival to the river, you will gear up with your wetsuits, helmets, waterproof jackets, and life jackets. The guide will then take that opportunity to give a 15 minute safety briefing, and give general information for beginners (how to paddle, following instructions, etc.). You can leave your day pack on the bus while you are the trip…On the river, you will encounter class II, and III plus rapids, as well as some introductory rapids. Some rapids are technical, so our expert guides will scout ahead and indicate appropriate directions/ commands. Also, there will be a guide in a kayac for protection for your safety.

Finally, you will arrive at the end of the rafting section. This trip is known to be TONs of fun, with lots of “adrenaline pumps” along the way. You will have a great picnic lunch, with hot and cold drinks, right there in the middle of the lush landscapes of Peru.

Cusipata Section

Rafting Urubamba River Tour (1D)

Wet Season (generally mid Oct. – mid May): Chuquikawana Dry Season “Get ready for the time of your life riding the waves in the Andes” The day long rafting trip has become an extremely popular tour for all sorts of tourists here in Cusco. We will go to one the 2 different sections of the river, depending on the season. “This trip will get your adrenaline pumping, for sure!” Cusipata or Chuquicahuana river is one of the nicest sections of the Urubamba river for rafting activities, as it is less crowded, very scenic and cleaner than the Ollantaytambo section in the Sacred Valley. It consists of rapids that are graded II, III, and IV plus. Overall, you will be riding the waterfor about 2 and a half hours, with some parts for relaxing and soaking up the experience, and other parts for pumping up your adrenaline levels.

Description:

The Urubamba River is a beautiful river that runs from the high Andean ranges and weaves down through the Sacred Valley, past Machu Picchu and into the thick Peruvian jungles. It has some very exciting white water rafting, depending on the section of the river and what time of the year it is. One of our most popular rafting sections, during the season, is the Cusipata section, in the upper section of the river. It is a scenic hour and half to arrive there and it is worth every minute.

Upon your arrival to the river, you will gear up with your wetsuits, helmets, waterproof jackets, and life jackets. The guide will then take that opportunity to give a 15 minute safety briefing, and give general information for beginners (how to paddle, following instructions, etc.). You can leave your day pack on the bus while you are the trip…On the river, you will encounter class II, and III plus rapids, as well as some introductory rapids. Some rapids are technical, so our expert guides will scout ahead and indicate appropriate directions/ commands. Also, there will be a guide in a kayac for protection for your safety.
Finally, you will arrive at the end of the rafting section. This trip is known to be TONs of fun, with lots of “adrenaline pumps” along the way. You will have a great picnic lunch, with hot and cold drinks, right there in the middle of the lush landscapes of Peru.

Rafting Urubamba River Tour

Start Time: Flexible timing 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Duration: 6-7 Hours
Private Service: Private Service for organized groups departs any day. Highly recommended.

Important note about the Local Kids and Adults:

Along the way you will meet many people, specially kids walking long distance to arrive at school and study 5 hours and they back home after maybe 30 minutes or 2 – 4 hours depending how far they live from the school. Normally they are son or daughter of poor farmers living on the mountains. We strongly recommend help us to give some present to them like pencils, notebook, dictionaries, toys, clothes (socks, gloves, hat, t-shirt, etc) and something to eat. We don’t recommend giving them things like candies, chew gun, soda, camping knife or money. If you really like to make picture of them, especially of adults we strongly advise you to ask first. If you don’t speak any word of Spanish language (español) coordinate with your guide to see if is possible to have picture of them. Local people don’t permit take picture of them, because they believe you taking their spirit on your camera.

What to Bring:

• Bathing suits
• A change of clothes for afterwards
• T-shirts & Towel
• Sun Screen, hat
• Water to drink
• Waterproof
• Footwear, runners or tennis are recommended
• Swimming suit
• A Couple set of dry clothing
• A pair of sandals or Tennis shows for the river that will get wet
• A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
• A Good positive mental attitude

Tour Details

Start Time:
• 7:00 AM

Duration:
• Full Day

Pricing and Reservations

Rafting Urubamba River Tour (1D)

• $50 USD
Includes sauna at the end of the tour

Schedule and Duration

Start Time:
• 7:00 am

Duration:
• Full Day

What's Included

Rafting Urubamba River Tour (1D) Includes:

• Pick up and drop off at your Cusco hotel
• Transportation by van or bus
• Bi-lingual whitewater certified guide
• River raft and paddles
• Safety equipment (helmets and life jackets)
• Wetsuit, windbreaker
• Rafting instruction
• Safety boat
• Changing tent
• Portable toilet
• Picnic lunch
• Safety Kayak

What's NOT Included

Rafting Urubamba River Tour (1D) Does NOT Include:

• Breakfast and other no mentioned in itinerary
• Tips for your guide, driver, transfer agent.
• Personal expenses
• Phone call and internet access
• Personal gear: sun screen, swimsuit, hat

What to Bring

What to Bring:
• Bathing suits
• A change of clothes for afterwards
• T-shirts & Towel
• Sun Screen, hat
• Water to drink
• Waterproof
• Footwear, runners or tennis are recommended
• Swimming suit
• A Couple set of dry clothing
• A pair of sandals or Tennis shows for the river that will get wet
• A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
• A Good positive mental attitude