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River Rafting - Vilcanota & Apurimac
Internationally, rapids are classified on a scale of Class I to VI according to their difficulty (VI usually being impossible to tackle and requires portering the raft along the river bank). There are no age limits for rafters, the only requisite is a taste for adventure.

The Vilcanota, or Urubamba, River, which runs through the heart of the Sacred Valley in Cusco, features some areas that are highly popular amongst rafters.
One stretch between Calca and Urubamba and another between Huambutio and Pisac both feature rapids, rating Class II and III. A third stretch downstream from Ollantaytambo features Class III and IV rapids. The river is rafted from May to October.

Urubamba River Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Our private transportation will pick you up at your hotel, after one and a half-hours drive we arrive to the put -in at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River at CASA CUSI. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. You would be floating for approximately two and half-hours, running class II and III, introductory type rapids. Afterwards, you arrive to the take-out, a short bus ride will bring us back to CASA CUSI , where lunch will be served and you can enjoy a relaxing Sauna. Our return to Cusco should be around 5.00 pm.

Day 2: After a very good night sleep under the whisper of the river, you will have a good healthy breakfast and drive up river for a second day of exciting white water rafting. Today you will be doing class III and IV rapids, so we will include a safety kayaker. You will spend about two and half-hours in the water arriving later to our camp at CASA CUSI. A Bar BQ lunch will be served and we should be back in Cusco around 5:00 pm.

Includes :

- Transportation from your hotel to the put-in at the river
- All the rafting equipment, such as Helmet , Life jacket, paddle, self bailing Raft
- Spray Jacket, Wet Suit
- Professional English speaking Rafting guide
- Picnic lunch
- Transportation back from the River


The Apurimac River, which has only recently been added to the rafting circuit, is a unique experience due to its landscapes and difficulty. The river features Class III and IV rapids, while the trip takes three to four days. Expeditions set off from the city of Cusco. Recommended for experts.
The best season for these adventurers is from December to April, which is the ideal season to feel the exciting sensation of rafting down the river in a rubber dinghy.

 
WHITE WATER RAFTING APURIMAC RIVER (4D / 3N)

DAY 1 : We meet at 9:00 am in Cusco. From Cusco we drive 4 hours through the Andes to the put-in point at Huallpachaca bridge (2,000 mts.altitude) It will take us about two hours to prepare all the equipment, self-bailing rafts, oars, paddles, coolers, helmets, lifejackets, wet suits etc. You will be given a safety briefing, explaining different rafting techniques and safety procedures. We will put emphasis on training all the participants, especially on paddling techniques, how to get back into the raft, responses to a raft flip, how to safely swim a rapid.

We will raft for 2 or 3 hours, including Class II and III rapids. Then camp in a narrow gorge with impressive rock walls . Here the guides will prepare dinner, as you relax around the campfire (L+D).

DAY 2 : After a healthy breakfast we stat rafting around 10:00am. Today we will be in the water for about 4 1/2 hour doing mostly class III and IV rapids, dealing with another short portage stopping for lunch and arriving to camp between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, today we?ll have tea time and sleep on a sandy beach under the night sky of the southern hemisphere ( B+L+D ).

DAY 3 : After a good breakfast we are going to be rafting through a couple of class V rapids with names such us ?tooth ache?, ?you first?, ?last laugh?, after 3 or 4 hours of rafting we will arrive to camp at another nice sandy beach at river night, lunch and happy hour before dinner are included. ( B+L+D ).

DAY 4 : After a good healthy breakfast , we will float down and encounter rapids class V such as \"tooch ache\", \"you firts\", and arriving for lunch at the the take out where we pack all the equipment and drive back to Cusco arriving around 6:00pm. ( B+L ).

INCLUDES :

- Private Transportation to and from the river
- Professional Class V Guides.
- State of the art self bailing rafts.
- All the meals whilst at the river .
- Water proof-bags for personal luggage
- Safety conscious techniques and procedures
- Wet-suit, spray jacket, helmet
- Double occupancy tents

You will admire the great scenery: inca bridges and constructions on the sides of the mountains.

Psje. America P-2-16 Urb. Ttio Wanchaq, Mobile Phone +51-984747775 and +51-984061003. Cusco - Peru
info@nkexpeditions.com