white water rafting cusco
The Ultimate All inclusive peru Rafting Adventure
The Wilcamayu River (Sacred River) is the premier rafting river in Cusco and one of the most popular rivers in Peru. Located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills on the way to Puno, the Wilcamayu River is a great way for families, friends, and nervous first timers to be introduced to the thrills and fun of whitewater rafting in a safe yet exhilarating environment.
Enjoy the fun and excitement of rafting with your kids or a group of friends in the outdoors while creating wonderful memories of time spent together on the river. Ideally located, the 8 miles of the Wilcamayu River offers a Class 3 rafting experience with over 20 exhilarating rapids and a great deal of fun and enjoyment. Whether it will be your first time or you are a whitewater veteran, the Wilcamayu River will provide an exciting and thrilling adventure.
We will pick you up at 8:30 am in the morning from your hotel in Cusco.
Our tour bus will take us about 2 hours south of Cusco on the Cusco-Puno road to the town of Chukicahuana.
All the rafting equipment such as helmet, PFD, neo-prene wetsuit, and waterproof jacket will be provided when we arrive at the put-in for the river.
The guides will also provide all the necessary safety information before we begin the 2 hour rafting tour.
The rapids in this section are Class III and III+ and there will be a safety kayaker joining us on the trip. At the end of the rafting trip there will be a delicious lunch (we offer vegetarian options). We will arrive back to Cusco at approximately 4:30 pm.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Transportation to and from the river in a tour bus.
- All river equipment such as: PFD, waterproof jacket, wetsuit, helmet, and paddle.
- Lunch including hot and cold drinks
- Professional class V guides
- Dry clothes for after the rafting trip.
- A pair of sandals or shoes for the river.
- A small towel.
- Swimwear for under the wetsuit.
- Optional photo service.
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- A backpack with a change of clothes
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
- Small towel
What’s the Willcamayu River Like?
The Willcamayu River (sacred river) is an easy to moderate intensity Class 3 rafting river and is a great way for everyone from ages 8 to 100 to experience the fun of whitewater rafting. Perfect for families and friends, corporate groups, scout groups and school groups to nervous first timers, a Wilcamayu rafting adventure has the ability to bring out huge smiles on of all your faces. Enjoy the relaxation of floating down a river with moments of sheer excitement as you paddle through fun filled rapids.
We offer 3 different rafting experiences for Wilcamayu River rafting ranging from a half day to multi day trips covering between 8 to 16 miles. You can also combine any one of our Wilcamayu rafting experiences with an Apurimac rafting trip for a truly exhilarating and unforgettable multi-day rafting adventure.
When to go rafting on the Willcamayu river?
The season for rafting the Wilcamayu River it is year around. We are able to raft year around however, the water level is typically slightly higher during the rain season. Rain season rafting on the Wilcamyu River is a fantastic experience for those looking for a slightly more exciting run!
Where is the Willcamayu river located?
The Willcamayu River is located in the town of Chukicahuana, just a short drive South of Cusco or North of Puno. It is an easy 2 hour drive from the Cusco depending on traffic.
Trip Photography Package Option – Share your Adventure
Photos are taken beginning with the safety talk and continue until the end of your trip. Photos are available for purchase at the completion of your trip. Photos will be shown following each trip.
Peru Travel information
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