River Rafting & Cachiccata Hike

  • Cusco

  • 08 Hours

  • Sacred Valley of the Incas


  • Level :Easy to Moderate
  • Duration : 08 Hours: 02 hours in the river and 01 hour hike
  • Location :Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Season :From mid April to December
  • Activities :Rafting and hiking
  • Departures : Every day from April to December upon request
  • River rafting level :Class 2--3 rapids. No prior experience required.
  • Hiking level :Easy hike with smooth ups and downs.

Beautiful Vilcanota mountain range view, safe and fun whitewater rafting. Experience is not necessary, flotation option available. Afternoon hike to Ollantaytambo throw some corn field and archeological sites.There is opportunity to watch the local Andean people on their daily work.


At 8:30AM the guide will pick you up from your hotel (Cusco) and drive through the mountains towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas until reaching our private river put-in located in Pachar. Here you will receive your rafting equipment and a safety briefing. (Toilet facilities are available). While we admire the spectacular mountain view and archaeological remains, we will continuing towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces, at that time we will experience class 2‑3 rapids, to finish with “El Resbaladero” (The Slide), a strong class 3 rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. We will then have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside and owned by the local community family. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects.

Optional: Passengers may be part of a tree planting, at the local reforestation project, located just 5 minutes away on foot from Cachiccata restaurant. After lunch, we will rest for a short while before starting our two hour hike to Ollantaytambo, passing along Andean terraces still being used by local villagers for farming. We will reach a Mirador, from where we will have a spectacular view of the Pacaritampu pyramid and the magnificent Ollantaytambo Inca fortress, among breathtaking views of the Urubamba mountain range and the Urubamba river, views which only few people have seen. We will then descend to the Inca Bridge near Ollantaytambo from where our private vehicle will be waiting for us to transfer us back to our hotel, either in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.


This tour works just during the dry season: April – December.

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