1 day of River Rafting in Cusco - Urubamba River Rafting Full Day
This Inca Trail Packing List will help you to prepare for your outdoor adventure in one of the most stunning regions of South America.
Luggage for the Inca Trail Trek and Alternative trek is generally divided as follows:
- 1.- Your main suitcase or backpack, can be left in the storage of the of Cusco hotel. most of the tourist generally stay at the same hotel before and after the trek
- 2.- A small daypack that you will use to carry daily essentials such as a jacket, camera, water and sunscreen
We hope that this packing list for Machu Picchu will be useful for any trek you choose and you can do only a few small variations that can suite better for you
Sacred Valley Rafting, 1 day of River Rafting in Cusco, The Urubamba Rafting 1 Day, It is one of the most important rivers in Peru and is part of the Amazon basin, it runs from the high Andean ranges down through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, past Machupicchu and into the jungle. It has some exciting whitewater depending on the section of the river being done and the time of the year. You can find the most important section of Rafting during the season, it is located in Chuquicahuana area “Chuqui” class III sections on the Upper Urubamba river. There are good class III rapids and the water is not contaminated.
This section of the river is full of adrenaline, with fast rapids Class III and III+ on the “Chuqui” section of the river we will include a safety Cataraft or Kayak.
Overview 1 day of Sacred Valley Rafting – Urubamba River Rafting
09:00AM – 05:00PM
1 day of River Rafting in Cusco – Urubamba River Rafting
- Tour Start Time: Between 9:00 and 9:30 am
- Tour End Time: Approximately 5:00 pm
- River grading: II and III
- Distance travelled in the water: 18 km
- Time in the water: 2.5 hours
Itinerary Sacred Valley Rafting
We will meet you at our office (392 Triunfo Street) at 8:30 a.m. We will then take you on a 2-hours bus ride through a beautiful and very scenic area, full of lakes and villages 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 at 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 wet, 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 a half, your ride is about to come to an end, and your guide will get you to the shore.
After you dry off and change from your 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 around 5:30 -6:00 p.m.
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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
you can visit our Tripadvisor: TRIPADVISOR INTI SUN TREK
Included / Not Included
What is Included to 1 day of River Rafting in Cusco
- Transportation by private bus to the start of the rapids
- Experienced safety guide
- All equipment (life jacket, spray jacket, wetsuit, UK Avon Boats, etc)
- Safety Locker to leave your clothes 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
- Tips for your guides (optional).
what to bring
what to bring to 1 day of River Rafting in Cusco
- Bathing suit
- Clothes to change afterward
- Water to drink
- Waterproof footwear, runners or tennis are recommended
- Some cash
What should I wear?
You should wear a swimsuit 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 am not able to 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 is 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. They 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).