Rafting is a good option for your free remainder time in Cusco, we run this tour with all the safety procedures, appropriate equipment and professional guides…, before book your tour, it´s necessary to know: there are 2 classic places to go:
|Location||In the Urubamba Valley, north of Cusco||In Urubamba Valley South of Cusco|
|Distance from Cusco Kms||78km(road goes up and down, curvy)||87 km(road goes inside the Urubamba Valley)|
|Time trip by car from Cusco||1 hour and 15 minutes||1 hour and 15 minutes|
|Departures||Daily(Only in Private Groups)||Daily(Private and Shared Groups)|
|Season||All the year||All the year|
|Number of Class III Rapids||3||6|
At 8:45 AM we will pick up our clients from their Cusco hotels, and after that we'll begin our trip by bus to the Urubamba River (1 hour and 15 minutes more or less), once we arrive to the river, our guides will give you a safety chat (they will explain the equipment to you, navigation, river, rapids, etc), then, you'll get prepared with the rafting equipment, and after that, we're ready to run the river!!
We'll put the rafts on the river and we'll practice paddling with our rafting crew…, then we'll run rapids class II and III for 2 hours and 30 minutes more or less, after it; we'll arrive to the end point, once dry and dressed, we'll have lunch, then we'll begin our trip back to Cusco, arriving at 5pm more or less.
|Class I||Flat water, lakes, flat river places|
|Class II||Small Rapids with small rocks|
|Class III||Rapids, Waves, Rocks, amazing to do rafting|
|Class IV||Strong Rapids, Waves, really fun|
|Class V||The hardest level that a person can run, really dangerous|
|Class VI||Not for run!, avoid!|
* Always use your safety equipment
The rainy season is a really good time to go rafting because the river gets faster and the waves and other hydraulics are larger. The rainy season lasts from December to April.