Early in the morning you are picked up from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and transfer to Pachar. Here, receive your safety briefing and equipment as well as a brief practice in the flat parts of the river. Admire the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological sites on the way towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces in between the class II and III rapids. Finish the three hour trip on the river with “El Resbaladero” (The Slide), a strong class III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant located on the riverside and owned by the local community before you proceed to Ollantaytambo for a guided visit. Return to Cusco in the evening.
This trip is approximately 7 hours total with 1.5 hours on the water. The difficulty level is easy with Class II and III rapids. No prior experience required.
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1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
Professional English-speaking guide
Gear Rental: Rafting Gear & Safety Kayakers
Roundtrip transfers from Cusco
Accommodations as listed
Meals as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
Excursions and activities as listed
Park Entrance Fee - Ollantaytambo or Picquillacta Archaeological Site
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.