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1 day of River Rafting in Cusco – Urubamba River Rafting

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Departure: 9:00 a.m.

Return: 5:30 p.m.
River grading: II and III
Distance travelled in the water: 18 km
Time in the water: 2.5 hours
Peak Season: May to December
Daily Departures: From 09:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


We will meet you at our office at 392 Triunfo Street at 8:30 a.m. We will then take you on a 2 hour bus ride into a beautiful and very scenic area, full of lakes, villages, and towns as we travel to Chuquibambilla Camp. Once we get there, you will have time to change into river rafting clothes and will choose a wet suit we provide. Afterwards, you will pick a helmet, a life-jacket, and a paddle.

Once you are ready, your guides will offer a field briefing of all the details you need to successfully navigate the rapids. If your group is less than 4 people, you will have to join another group to complete the minimum group size requested for each raft.

You and your group will pull the raft to the river where you will learn the commands. Once on the raft and far from the shore, the real fun will start. The river is smooth in the beginning, giving you the chance to practice the commands when the guide tells you, but don’t worry, the rapids will come soon. When you feel like the river is getting rougher, it’s time to paddle. Suddenly the rapids pop up, and you will begin paddling. Be prepared to get soaked, even if you don’t fall out of the raft! Water splashes everywhere, and it’s cold! You will be glad that you are wearing the wetsuit and a wind cutter.

It is very important to follow the guide´s instructions and paddle seriously along with the commands in order to keep a good balance of the boat. After various rapids, the river calms down for a while, giving you the chance to rest for a little while until the next rapids come. After two hours and an half, your ride is about at an end, and your guide will get you to the shore.

After you dry off and change from you wetsuit into warm clothing, you will have a delicious lunch. And, if you still have energy, you will be able to do some Zip-lining! Finally, you can enjoy a good nap on the ride back to Cusco, where we will be arriving at around 5:30 -6:00 p.m.


Price:  US $55 per person

160 soles per person in peruvian currency

Group size: 6 people per boat, minimum of 4 people

Important: We only accept direct booking and cash payments in our office for this tour

Included / Not Included

What is Included:

Transportation by private bus to the start of the rapids
Experienced safety guide
All Equipment (life jacket, spray jacket, wet suit, UK Avon Boats, etc)
Safety Locker to leave your cloths in our camps
Training by a Professional River Guide Experienced Safety Rafter
Lunch (Vegetarian Option), comes with hot and cold drinks
Over 2 hours of riding the rapids

Not Included:

Tips for your guides are optional.

What you need to bring:

Bathing suits
A change of clothes for afterwards
Water to drink
Waterproof footwear, runners or tennis are recommended
Some cash


What should I wear?
You should wear a swim suit and runners/tennis shoes. You should bring a warm pair of clothes for after the rapids.

Will there be a locker for me to store my belongings?
Yes, there are lockers on site.

How many hours will we raft for?
You will raft for 2.5 hours.

Can I go rafting if I can’t swim?
White-water rafting contains certain risks. You need to have a least a basic level of swimming proficiency to go on the rafting trip.

Is the lunch included?
Yes, you will get lunch after rafting.

How many zip-lines will I do?
You do two zip-lines across the river.

Can you pick me up from your hotel?

Yes, we can also pick you up from your hotel.

What are the class of the rapids?

The Rapids are Class 2- 3. Very good for beginners. However, knowing how to swim is mandatory.

It is very important to follow the guide´s instructions and paddle seriously to the commands in order to keep a good balance of the boat.

There is always another guide on a kayak who paddles next to the raft should anyone fall out. He will also take pictures, which will be available for purchase on CD once we get back to Cusco.

The rapids are basically rocks and holes on the riverbed. In the Urubamba river, the rapids are class II, III, and up to III+ in a section of the Urubamba River called Chuquicahuana. IT MAY EVEN GET UP TO A CLASS IV when the river is high after the rainy season (December to March).