The Urubamba River, is a river in Peru. A partially navigable headwater of the Amazon River, it rises in the Andes to the south-east of Cusco near the Puno Region border, where it is called the Vilcanota River. In the Sacred Valley, between psac and Ollantaytambo, it is also called the Wilcamayu (Sacred River). It flows north-north-west for 724 kilometers before coalescing with the lower ApurÃmac River to form the Ucayali River.
It has some exciting white water depending on the section of the river being done and the time of the year. One of our most popular rafting sections during the season is the “Chuquicahuana” (CHUQUI), section of the river on the Upper Urubamba. There are good class II rapids and the water is not contaminated, as unfortunately the Sacred Valley of the Incas sections of the river are.
This section is perfect for one day tours, with nice class II, III and III+ rapids. Excellent scenic riverside big eucalyptus trees, beautiful flowers, profusion of cactus and Inca ruins adorn this whitewater trip.
This white water rafting season is all year long and from early December to late March the river is Class IV. The rest of the year are rapids Class IIi, on Cusipata (CUSI) section of the river, it has Class II rapids.
We pick you up at your hotel, after one and a half hours drive we arrive to the put -in at the shores of the Urubamba River, at “CUSIPATA RIVER SECTION”, our private campground. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. We would be floating for approximately two and a half hours, running class II and III.
Afterwards, we arrive to the take-out where our private bus will be waiting for us to take us back to” CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, where a hot Sauna will be waiting for you and a full course lunch will be provided. If you are staying for a second day we will spend the night at the camp, where we have a thatched roof camping area with double occupancy tents, a comfortable dining place, a sauna and hot tub, hammocks and excellent food. You will fall asleep under the whispering of the river.
After a relaxing Sauna and a good night sleep, we get up for a healthy breakfast and drive up river to the CHUQUICAHUANA (CHUQUI) section of the river, where we will be running class III plus & IV rapids. We include some extra safety such as a Kayaker or a Cataraft. After about 2 and a half hours, we arrive back to “CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, where a good meal will be served. Afterwards we drive back to Cusco, arriving in the late afternoon.
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Cost per person: US$ 127
Price is based on 4 people.
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With each tour you book with Green Peru Adventures, you are a free walking tour offered by the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. Here you will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.