The Urubamba River is a great river in Peru, a partially navigable headwater of the Amazon River. It rises in the Andes and then flows to the south-east of Cusco near the Puno region border, where it is called Vilcanota River. In the Sacred Valley, between Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, it is also called the Wilcamayu River (Sacred River). It flows north-west for 724 kilometers before coalescing with the lower Apurimac River to form the Ucayali River.
The Urubamba river has a lot to offer! The white water offers us a great experience doing the rafting, depending the section of the river and the time of the year. One of our most popular rafting sections during the season is the “Chuquicahuna- (CHUQUI)”-section on the Upper Urubamba. Here, we can find good class II-rapids and the water is not contaminated (as unfortunately some other river sections in the Sacred Valley of the Incas).
This section is perfect for one-day-tours with nice class II, III and IV plus rapids, riding along the river while enjoying excellent scenic views with big eucalyptus trees, many beautiful flowers, a profusion of coctus and even Inca ruins. This white water rafting section is open all year long; from early december to late march the river even offers class IV-rapids.
In the early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and then start our 1,5 hour-journey until we arrive at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, at the “CUSIPATA RIVER SECTION”, our private campground. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the necessary Rafting equipment. We will be floating along the river for approximately two and a half hours, traversing class II and III rapids.
Afterwards, we arrive at the”CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, where we a enjoy both a hot sauna and hot showers and then a delicious full course lunch. 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 a hot tub, hammocks and excellent food.
After a relaxing sauna and a good night of sleep, we get up for a healthy breakfast and drive upriver to the CHUQUICAHUANA (CHUQUI) section of the river, where we will be running class III and IV rapids. We include some extra safety such as a Kayaker or a Cataraft. After about 2,5 hours, we arrive again at our “CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, where we have a great lunch. Afterwards we drive back to Cusco, arriving in the late afternoon.
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Cost per person: US$ 135
Price is based on 4 people.
Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.
Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.