Rafting in the Urubamba River

2Days 3,

Program Overview

Enjoy this exciting rafting trip in the Urubamba Valley, where we will travel different rapids with different levels. It has some exciting white water depending on the section of the river that is being made and the time of year.


Meeting with the guide the night before the departure.

Day 01: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Take up our passengers at 9 am. Departure from Cusco to Ollantaytambo (North of Cusco city), there the guide will give us a safety talk, as well as the necessary equipment for our rafting trip. We will start our ride, running class III rapids, Campsite in the afternoon.

Day 02: Sacred Valley of the Incas – Cusco

Alter breakfast, we will move to the high part of the Valle. There we will run class IV rapids, Lunch and in the afternoon return to Cusco city.

Note: Depending on the season, we can change place the Upper part of the Valley (Rain Season-Quiquijana), or the lower part of the valley (Dry Season-Ollantaytambo).

The Rapids in the river are classified into the following levels:

  • Class I: Really easy, without any risk , just the stream takes us down.
  • Class II: Stream with some waves and small rocks.
  • Class III: Stream, Rocks, holes, waves (enjoyable)
  • ClassIV: Stream, Rocks, waves, holes with more gradient or more volume of water, with a little bit of risk. Here it’s necessary to have a safety kayak with the group
  • Class V: Stronger and more enjoyable than the class IV with an element of risk, maximum Commercial Rafting level, for those kind of rapids is also necessary to have a safety kayak with the group.
  • Class VI: Extremely dangerous , no possible to run!

The price includes

  • Professional English speaking guides, paramedics qualified for class V rafting
  • Rafting equipment (helmet, safe jacket, rain coat, paddle, wetsuit, Hyside Self Bailer Boats)
  • All meals during the trip
  • Double Tents
  • Safety Kayak
  • Private round trip transportation
  • Complete First Aid Kit

Optional: Video and Photos Service


We Recommend to Bring:

  • Bathing suit and light clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals or tennis shoes
  • Short pants(to use over the wet suit, cause the raft is slipper when wet)
  • Four pairs of socks
  • Warm clothes for the night (fleece, long pants)
  • Sleeping bag, mattress and flash light
  • Personal water bottle and snacks
  • Hat, sun block, toilet paper.

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