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.
The Urubamba River or Willkamayu (Quechua for “sacred river” is a river in located near the Incan capital city of Cuzco. Upstream it is called by its Aymara name Willkanuta (“house of the sun”, hispanicized Vilcanota). Within the La Convención Province the naming changes to Urubamba. A partially navigable headwater of the Amazon River, it rises in the Andes to the southeast of Cuzco. It originates in the mountain Khunurana in the Puno Region, Melgar Province, near the La Raya pass. It flows north-north-west for 724 kilometers before coalescing with the Tambo River to form the larger Ucayali River.
Rafting on the section of the river is surely an adventure! This section the river is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a two hour trip by bus from the city of Cusco.
Enjoy a scenic ride from Cusco to the rafting site – complete with views of distant glaciers, vast plateaus and local communities.
After arriving from our exciting previous adventure, we will tackle a chat on safety instructions, Each passenger will receive the necessary equipment to later enjoy rafting with rapid class and the II- II+, from December to March (rainy season of).
After finishing the tour, lunch will be served on the banks of the river – after which we will begin our return tour to Cusco.
Rafting and kayaking the rivers of Peru will be an unforgettable experience that you will really enjoy. The waters that flows down from the Andes form the mighty rivers of Peru and Chile, an authentic and irresistible challenge for lovers of rafting and kayaking, is an experience that will put you on the edge of risk and danger. This fascinating adventures of rafting or kayaking in Peru sprinkled with adrenaline, native ancient Inca culture wildlife and safe serious fun will be epic journey that is once in a lifetime.
(Class 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering (Skill level: basic paddling skill)
Class 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering
Class 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed.)
The Urubamba River, also known as the Vilcanota River, passes through the beautiful region of Cusco. This river is a tourist spot of interest, for those people who enjoy sports such as kayaking.