The Urubamba is divided into Upper Urubamba and Lower Urubamba, the dividing feature being the Pongo de Mainique, a white water canyon that opens into the Amazon plain. It has some exciting white water depending on 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 of the river on the Upper Urubamba. There are good class II rapids and the water is not contaminated, as unfortunately the Sacred Valley of the Incas sections of the river are. This section is perfect for one day tours, with nice class II, III and III+ rapids along with excellent scenic riverside views with big eucalyptus trees, beautiful flowers. This white water rafting section is open all year long and from early December to late March the river is Class IV.
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We pick you up at your hotel, after one and a half hours drive we arrive at the put -in at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, at " CUSIPATA RIVER SECTION", our private campground. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. We will be floating for approximately two and a half hours, traversing class II and III rapids. During the rainy season December to early March, the rapids can be class IV and IV plus.
Afterwards, we arrive at the take-out at "CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP", where a hot Sauna and hot showers will be waiting for you, also a full course lunch will be provided. As an option, you can do a ZIP-LINE over 4 cables across the river. Our return to Cusco should be around 5 in the afternoon. That evening you can look at the pictures of your trip at our office.