Rafting one of the most beautiful rivers in Peru, the Urubamba, that runs from the high Andes ranges into the Peruvian jungle, taking different names along its long way, passing through the Sacred Valley, so called due to the fertility provided by this river to the land of the Incas, will become an unforgettable lifetime experience. With no doubt during rainy season, the rafting on this section is the best in Cusco and Peru.
Early morning, the guide will pick you up from your hotel (Cusco) and drive through the mountains towards the south valley of Cusco, until reaching the picturesque Andean town of Checacupe, the perfect ideal starting point for the Two Canyons river adventure.
Upon arrival to the river, your river guide will give you a safety briefing and demonstrate rafting commands. It will be then time to gear up with your wetsuits, helmets, waterproof jacket and life jacket. It will take some minutes to practice all the commands and instructions given, and once, when everyone is ready it’s time to begin your rafting adventure!
You will begin practicing on the river where the first hour on the river is calm, with nice rapids ideal to practice commands and safety instructions. After a nice lunch, the river becomes a little more aggressive, with constant class III and III+ rapids, until you reach your first campsite.
After a healthy and energizing breakfast, you will start running the river with class III and III+ rapids. At last, you arrive to the middle of the canyon called Chuquicahuana, considered the most difficult and exciting section of this trip with more than 4m/8 kms. of constant long rapids full of massive holes and waves. The river then calms for about 25 minutes and next is about to come, the last part of the section, Quiquijana canyon with mostly standing waves, good to try our one person inflatable kayaks.
As the perfect end of this rafting adventure, you will have a delicious lunch with a fantastic Andean scenery, with hot and cold drinks waiting for you.
As soon as the van is loaded it’s time to say goodbye to the river and to start the drive back to Cusco.
NOTE: this section can be one of the most dangerous to run. If river conditions are too risky, we will choose another section to prevent accidents and minimize risks. This decision is 100% up to the rafting guides.
THE SERVICE INCLUDES:
Wilderness First Responder.
THE SERVICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:
RIVER RAFTING TWO CANYONS CHECK LIST:
ON THE WATER
OFF THE WATER
NOTE: we highly recommend to overnight in Cusco city in order to avoid additional transfer surcharges
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