RAFTING VIA THE VILCANOTA RIVER (SACRED VALLEY)

Perú is characterized by more than a dozen rivers that are more than 600 kilometers long; the five longest rivers find themselves with a total length of 7,000 kilometers within the country of Perú. Within all these rivers, the Vilcanota River can be found – located at 1.5 hours from the city of Cusco; it was found to be sacred by the Inkas, who called the river “Wilkamayu” due to the fact that it was born in the knot of the Vilcanota mountain range between Cusco and Puno, reaching the province of Urubamba and passing through a large canyon that, in its descent, irrigates the Sacred Valley of Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu, ending in the Amazon.

Rafting through the Vilcanota River is a free air watersport that offers sportsters the most maximum adrenaline that one can imagine; furthermore, the river provides incredible landscapes with a diversity of ecosystems. The river at the farthest length offers different sections with differing levels of rapids; Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 are easy to conquer with little risk, can be realized without previous experience, and are participated in during the dry season – however, Classes 4 and 5 are a challenge and are participated in during the rainy season. The adventure allows everyone to enjoy different areas and levels. We recommend coming to experience the most exciting and the best rafting in Perú via the Vilcanota River.

Duration

8 Hours

Availability

Every Day of the Year from Cusco

Services

Shared / Private

Suggestion

Participate in rafting between May and November

 

08:30–09:00 AM – We will personally pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco in order to take touristic transport towards the Sacred Valley of the Inkas (Urubamba), passing through typical villages of the area, as well some beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival to the Vilcanota River – and before the start of our rafting experience – our guide will give us instructions on how to maintain security and use the equipment; we will then embark on the 2.5-hour adventure, rafting through Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and/or Class 4 rapids depending on the route. The following are the different class routes:

·         Ollantaytambo: Classes 2 and 3 (the months of May through November)

·         Quiquijana: Classes 3 and 4 (the months of December through May)

After lunch, we will return to Cusco, arriving approximately at 17:00 PM.

Included: Shared transport, helmets, lifejackets, rain coats, neoprene suits, oars, boots, professional rafting tour guide, boxed lunch + hot drinks.

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NOTE: Please take with you a complete set of dry clothes, sandals, shoes, personal belongings (towels, hats, sunglasses, and sunblock), swimming trunks and/or bathing suits which will be used within the neoprene suits, shorts, warm clothing (for after getting out of the river), bottles of water, and snacks.

INFO.: In order to provide tour and/or tour package prices, we would appreciate if you would please provide for us the number of people who would be going on the tour.

PRICE PER PERSON: USD$

For more information and pricing, please contact us at
reservashoteltierrainka@gmail.com

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