White water rafting in Peru
Navigate the rapids with your on board team. It's fun and exhilarating, no experience necessary!
What is a day's rafting on the Urubamba like?
Whichever section you choose it is essentially a full day out. It’s about a one and a half-hour drive from Cusco to the put-in point. Here we’ll inflate the rafts and following a full safety briefing and instruction in the art of white water rafting, we'll set off for approx two hours of fun white water rafting.
The river starts gently with time to practice the manoeuvres required, then builds up with more fun rapids through beautiful scenery. We will hopefully see torrents ducks and views of the surrounding peaks. After approximately two hours of rafting, we reach our take-out point and enjoy a full picnic lunch before returning to Cusco mid to late afternoon.
Rafting Peru's Apurimac River
If you are really keen on white-water rafting there are also multi-day options rafting various sections of the Apurimac River, the headwaters of the Amazon. This is in the top ten rafting destinations in the world and is perfect for anyone wanting a three or four day real wilderness rafting experience, with a mix of exhilarating rapids and truly awesome scenery.
Where to go
Cusco is the most common starting point for rafting on the Urubamba River. You would be collected from your hotel and taken to the start point of your raft.
How to do it
We have some fixed departure dates for our Peru rafting and canoeing trips, but we can also arrange them privately.
We can build these into most holiday itineraries, so you simply need to talk to us about planning this for you.
When to go
When you can raft the rivers depends on which river you choose and the degree of difficulty you’re hoping for. On the whole though, the Urubamba is raftable from about March to December. The Apurimac has a shorter season from about May to October. There is an annual fixed departure rafting the Tambopata in about September, but this can also be done privately from around March to November.