Vilcanota - Urubamba River Private Services. Full Day

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Level Class 2-3 rapids.
Duration 2 hours in the river.
Location Sacred Valley - Cusco.
Description Beautiful views and easy activity. Experience is not necessary. White water rafting floating options.
Departure Every day. All year round.

Itinerary description:

At 8:30AM the guide will pick you up from your hotel (Cusco) and drive through the mountains towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas until we reach our private river put in located in Pachar. Here you will receive your rafting equipment and a safety briefing. (Toilet facilities are available).

After a brief period practicing on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters, while we admire the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological remains. Continue towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces, at the time we experience class 2-3 rapids, to finish with “El Resbaladero” (The Slide), a strong class 3 rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. We will then have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside and owned by the local community. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects. Return to your hotel in Cusco or to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.


At 8:30AM the guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco from We will drive South towards Cusipata town where We will pump the raft and will receive our gear and safety talk. After a period of training We board our rafts and start descent by the Vilcanota river. We will cross a narrow canyon with some class 2-3 rapids. The scenery is beautiful and give us the chance to see villagers working on their crops, fishermans and Andean birdlife.

Back to the hotel

NOTE: From Mid April to mid December we run the Ollantaytambo section and from mid December to mid April, for safety reasons we run Urcos-Piñipampa section, located south of Cusco; so passengers have to stay in Cusco, to be pick up from there, otherwise will be an extra cost to pay for transportation.