RAFTING TWO CANYONS

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.

Cusco, Cuzco, Qusco, Cosco, Qosco, Qozco, Qosqo, Rafting, Nature, Chuquicahuana, Quiquijana, Sacred Valley.

 


TOUR CATEGORY
  • Active Tour
  • Rafting
  • Nature

LOCATION
  • Checacupe
  • Chuquicahuana
  • Cusco
  • Peru
  • Quiquijana

ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • Challeging in rainy season (Class IV - IV+ rapids)
  • Easy in dry season (Class II - III rapids)

DURATION
  • 2 days

WHEN TO GO
  • December to Mid April (Rainy Season)
  • Mid April to November (Dry Season)
  • Year round

URUBAMBA RIVER - CHUQUICAHUANA AND QUIQUIJANA CANYONS

  • Enjoy unsurpassed Andean landscapes
  • Dive into adrenaline with this two days rafting trip in two of the best sections of the Urubamba, one of the most beautiful rivers in Peru

DAY 01 CUSCO - CHECACUPE - CHUQUICAHUANA

Lunch, dinner

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.

DAY 02 CHUQUICAHUANA - QUIQUIJANA - CUSCO

Breakfast, lunch

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:

  • Professional English speaking guides, certified in Swift Water Rescue and

Wilderness First Responder.

  • Private round trip transportation
  • State of the art rafting equipment including self-bailing rafts, hi-flotation life- jackets, helmets, paddle jackets, wetsuits, dry bags for personal gear, special containers
  • Safety and professional river system navigation
  • Complete first aid kit
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, optional Vegetarians and Vegans.
  • All camping equipment: Two persons tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs, cooking gear, inflatable mattress

THE SERVICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses not mentioned
  • Visit to archaeological sites

RIVER RAFTING TWO CANYONS CHECK LIST:

ON THE WATER

  • Don’t wear heavy cotton, the water of the river is always cold, it does not dry easily and provides not warmth. Take dry clothes for after rafting.
  • Sandals like Teva or Chacos with straps that secure the foot properly with good gripping soles, tennis shoes can also be a good alternative (flip flops not acceptable).
  • Dry shoes for after the rafting.
  • One pair of thermal, woolen or neoprene socks.
  • Under wet suit: First swimwear and then a thin, light and comfortable top, pants or suits made from materials that insulate when wet. This includes, pile, fleece, wool, polypropylene etc. but no cotton materials.
  • Shorts: Some wet-suits materials are slippery on the rafts, wearing shorts gives more grip and can help preventing for falling over the raft.
  • Peaked cap
  • Water resistant sunscreen (small).
  • Neoprene or leather gloves.
  • Sunglasses with croakie (strap strip to attach to the two ends of your sunglasses)

OFF THE WATER

  • Sleeping bag rated to Comfort 0°C
  • Rain jacket with hood.
  • Fast dry camping pants or tracksuit pants, not jeans or heavy pants, shorts.
  • T-shirts.
  • A fleece jacket.
  • Thermal pant and top.
  • Two pair of socks.
  • Runners or very lightweight boots or Sandals *heavy boots are not necessary and they can take lots of room in your dry bag.
  • Head flash light (Petzl or similar) small torch plus spare batteries.
  • Biodegradable soap, tooth paste and tooth brush.
  • Woolen or thermal hat (during May to July).
  • Money: You can buy drinks or snacks in the first and last day during the driving.
  • Medication: bring any medications that you use regularly, analgesics etc. We carry our own medications for emergency use.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Spare prescribed glasses or contact lenses; book.
  • Please, avoid wearing jewelry
  • Eyes glasses need to have a string or rope attached to avoid falling down.

 

NOTE: we highly recommend to overnight in Cusco city in order to avoid additional transfer surcharges

MAKE IT DIFFERENT (OPTIONAL)

Ask our experts to complete your trip including the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu, the challenging Inca Trail or the beautiful Lake Titicaca.

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