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The Urubamba River is one of the most beautiful rivers in Peru that runs from the high Andean ranges southern and down through the Sacred Valley, looping Machu Picchu and into the Peruvian Jungle. It has some exciting white water rafting depending on the section of the river and what time of the year it is.

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Rapids Class 2- 3.
Very good for begginers
To know how to swim well is mandatory.

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River Rafting 1 Day Urubamba

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! (for group tour). You must book and pay in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) Low season (November to April, 3-1 month in advance.)
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred departure date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) then fill it out with your details and all the requested, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: then you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) to pay online with Visa or MC on Step 3. Add 5% card fee for your payment online.
  • Write us the name and address of your hotel for your pick-up at 8:45am the date of your tour.

DAILY DEPARTURES !!! * From 09:00 am to 16:45 pm.
One of our most popular rafting sections during the season is the
Cusipata section, in the upper part of the river. It is a scenic tour and half to arrive there and it is worth every minute. Cusipata section is one of the nicest rivers of the Urubamba for rafting activities, as it is less crowded, tranquil and cleaner than the Ollantaytambo part in the Sacred Valley. It consists of rapids that are graded II, III, and IV plus. Overall, you will be running the water for about 2 and a half hours, with some parts for relaxing and soaking up the experience, and other parts for pumping up your adrenalina levels.

Upon your arrival to the river, you will gear up with your wetsuits, helmets, waterproof jacket, and life jacket. The guide will take that oppertunity to give a 15 minute safely briefing, anda give general information for beginners (how to paddle, follow instructions).

You can leave your day pack on the bus while you are the trip. On the river, you will be encounter class II, and III plus rapids, as well as some introductory rapids. Some rapids are techinical so our expert guides will scout ahead and indicate appropriate directions, commands. Also, there will be a guide in a Kayac for protecction for your safety. Finally, you will arrive at the end of the rafting section. This trip is known to be full of fun, with lots of “adrenalina pumpers” along the way. You will have a great picnic lunch, with hot and cold drinks, right there in the middle of the small village or near the river with fantastic landscapes from the andes in Peru.

Program Itinerary


This section is called Chuquicahuana and is the best part of the Urubamba River it is located at 2 hours southern from Cusco. It is classified as class II, III and III+. This section has continuous rapids and for one day trip it's a great fun.

this section is usually too high in Jan Feb and March so the Cusipata section is run when the river is high.

Departure: 09:00am
Return 16:30 pm.
Trip grading II and III
Distance in the water 18 km
Time in the water 2.4 hours
Best time from May to December

Meeting point at 08:25 am in our SAS office: Calle Garcilaso 270 near Plaza San Francisco or we can also collect from your hotel. 2 hours private transport into a beautiful and very scenic views of lakes, villages and towns in the way to Urcos and Cusipata. Once we get there, you have time to change in a river rafting clothes, you will find a wetsuit that will fit you. Afterwards, you have to pick up a helmet, a life-jacket and a paddle, once you are ready, your guides will offer a field briefing of each details after definitely a great picture time !!!.
Time to pull the raft to the river and to learn the commands. Once on the raft and far from the shore, the real fun starts. 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 bumps will come soon. You realize soon that the river is getting rougher, it's time to paddle. Suddenly the rapids show up, and you will see yourself paddling. You will get soak, even if you don't fall, water splash from 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 after the commands, this will keep in a good balance of the boat. After various rapids the river calm down for a while, giving you the chance to rest for a little while until the next rapid come. The rapids are basically rocks and holes on the riverbed. Rapids are classified from I to VI, been VI the roughest. In the Urubamba river, the rapids are class II up to III+ and IV when the river is high after the rainy season (December to March).
After two hours and an half your ride is about to end, I suggest, if it's a sunny day, to jump into the water and flow with the river. Don't worry, the guide will get you to the shore or back on the raft. It is always another guide on a kayak who goes next to the raft to pick up the people who fall, and also he will take pictures, this is great because back in Cusco you can buy a CD with all the pictures taken.
Once back on the shore, the same bus will be waiting for you. After dry yourself and change your wetsuit for warm clothing, you will have a delicious lunch. Then a good nap on the ride back to Cusco.
• Class II, Ollantaytambo ( in the Sacred Valley of the Incas; Only 1.3 hrs of rafting )
• Class III (We run it from May to December), Quiquijana, Cusipata, Chuquicahuana.
• IV and V (Dec to May). For the last one, which is the hardest,
• We always take a safety kayak with us, so it means one extra guide for the safety of our clients.
• After lunch we return to Cusco, arriving at around 4:00 -4:30 pm.


What is Included:

  • Transportation by private bus or van
  • Experienced Rafting Guide Class IV-V
  • Experienced safety Cayaker
  • All Equipment (life jacket, spray jacket, wet suit, UK Avon Boats, etc)
  • Training by a Professional River Guide
  • Experienced saftey Cayaker
  • Lunch (Vegetarian Option), comes with hot and cold drinks
  • 2 hours plus riding the Rapids

What is not Included:

  • Tips for your guides are optional.

We recommend that you bring

  • Bathing suits
  • A change of clothes for afterwards
  • T-shirts
  • Sun Screen, hat
  • Towel
  • Water to drink
  • Waterproof footwear, runners or tennis are recommended

Additional options

  • -Photo and video extra service. Please advise if you want this service in office.

Please note

  • This white water river rafting is offered on Urubamba river (Cusipata and Chukicawana sections:at south of Cusco) Class of water and rapids II and III (moderate and minimum experienced is required) Wet Season in Cusco: (Generally from Jan to March) Not recommended.

Booking Information

  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred departure date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) then fill it out with your details and all the requested, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: then you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) to pay online with Visa or MC on Step 3. Add 5% card fee for your payment online. Write us the name and address of your hotel for your pick-up at 8:45am the date of your tour.

Terms & Conditions

  • 1.- You must advise SAS Travel of any medical problems or allergies.
  • 2.- You need to be in good physical health.
  • 3.- If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the guide or tour
  • please advise the guide in this moment so he can resolve problems as soon as possible.
  • 4.- If the guide believes that the river conditions and levels are considered too risky, he has the right to move the trip to an alternative section of the river in consideration of your personal safety.
  • - Rafting is a high risk activity and often for this reason not covered by your Travel Insurance.
  • - The activity takes place in rural areas with very poor emergency assistance.
  • - For rafting trips that may include grades higher that III+ you must indicate on the personal information form that you have previous rafting experience .
  • - If you do not have rafting experience and still wish to do a section of the river classed grades IV + you must acknowledge that we advise you to first do a beginners rafting course on a lower graded river section before attempting a river section that involves technical rafting skills.
  • -If we do not have a minimum number of passengers we work with our associate company to ensure a minimum number of rafters.
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  • If you find it necessary to cancel your confirmed tour reservation, you may transfer your space to another suitable person, or request us to hold the monies to be applied towards a future SAS Travel tour that is to be taken no more than 2 years after the dates of the original tour. If this is not possible, the cancellation of your reservation will become effective upon receipt by us of your written notification via email and the following charges will apply:
  • 30 -7 days before the rafting date is 20% of total tour cost
  • 7 days-24 hours before departure is 50% of total tour cost.
  • 24 hours 100% of tour cost.
  • Full travel insurance is considered mandatory, which includes cover, under most circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges. Please note that no reimbursements are given when cancellations occur or for any unused services.