02 hours in the river
Beautiful and easy trip by the Sacred Valley of the Incas with mountain range views, safe and fun whitewater rafting. Experience is not necessary, flotation option available
At 8:30 am. our guide will pick you up from your hotel (Cusco) and drive through the mountains towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas until we reach our private river put--in located in Pachar. Here you will receive your rafting equipment and a safety briefing.
(Toilet facilities are available). After a brief period practicing on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters, while we admire the spectacular view of the mountains and archaeological remains. We will continue towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces, at the 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 owned by the local community. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects. Finally, you will return to your hotel in Cusco or to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
OPTIONAL UPPER SECTION, SOUTH OF CUSCO FOR CLIENTS STAYING IN CUSCO::
At 8:30AM the guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco from We will drive South towards Piñipampa town where We will pump the raft and will receive our gear and safety talk. After a period of training we will board our rafts and start the descent by the Vilcanotariver. We will cross a narrow canyon with some class 2--3 rapids. The scenery is beautiful and will give us the chance to see villagers working on their crops, fishermen and Andean wild birds. Then we will go back to the hotel.
From Mid-‑ April to mid-‑ December we run the Ollantaytambo section and from mid-‑ December to mid-‑ April we run the Cusipata section, located south of Cusco, so passengers have to stay in Cusco, to be picked up from there, otherwise therewill be an extra cost to pay for transportation.