The thrill of rafting on river rapids is unlike anything else, but in Cusco, the best rivers for this adventure will give you the ultimate experience.
With the exciting rush of the rapids, splendid scenery, and the chance to explore new destinations, Cusco rafting tours give you that one-of-a-kind adventure experience you’re looking for. Our tours have it all and with our experienced guides, you’ll find Cusco whitewater river rafting to be one of the most memorable moments of your life. With so many rivers, it’s no wonder everyone comes here from all over the world to take the plunge into the daring white waters.
Discover our whitewater rafting tours on a variety of rivers in the area of Cusco, including favorite wonders like Machu Picchu, the Andes, and the stunning rain-forest. Choose from one-day or multi-day rafting trips at any level of experience. At River Explorers, our Cusco rafting tours offer every type of experience for you, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Everyone will have the adventure they desire.
Apurimac River rafting
Urubamba River rafting
River Explorers also recently opened this fantastic river section, ideal for newer adventurers. Perfect for beginners, families, and even school tours, you’ll get a taste of the world of whitewater river rafting. Advanced rafters can take part too but the section is limited to small boats and kayaking only. Just 5 hours from Cusco, this river will take you on an incredible journey from the Andes all the way to the rainforest. It’s one of our favorite rivers simply because it’s unspoiled, only known to the friendly locals. The surrounding little villages and the warm jungle weather make it a form of paradise. Plus you’ll love it all the more when you combine it with hikes and mountain biking tours in Lares area. Ask us how to do that if you’re interested!
Looking for something unique?
We’d love to tell you more about our tours for experienced paddlers and adventurous beginners alike. The Apurimac 6-day and Yavero 11-day each offer world-class whitewater rafting experiences set amid the unique terrain of Peru. Ask us about setting up a date for a visit to one of these amazing places or joining an already scheduled trip.
Yavero River rafting tour (11 days)
This is one of the best rafting adventures anywhere in the world, right in the rainforest in Cusco. Only recently was Yavero opened for commercial rafting, and the only company that can get you in is River Explorers. It is a rare treat to raft upon this river as only a few people in the world have had this opportunity. It includes tours of the spectacular waterfalls, an overnight stay with a Machiganga indigenous tribe, outstanding rapids with perfect waves and a balance of calm in between, a visit to Pongo the Mainique, and the chance to discover this unique ecosystem formed by the convergence of two glorious rivers. At the end of the trip, we bring you to Machu Picchu where you embark on a completely guided tour to discover this wonder of the world, capping off 11 days of absolute adventure.
The full Apurimac River Canyon expedition (6 days)
Get in with nature on this full Apurimac whitewater experience with the purest level IV and V rafting adventures in all of South America. The great outdoors is your playground to discover untold adventures and natural serenity. As the source of the Amazon River, the waters flow through untamed Class III, IV and V rapids and around deep, brilliantly-hued canyons. See untouched sandy beaches and ancient ruins all around, and watch how many wild animals you see in the lush jungle surrounds. It’s a dazzling place unspoiled by the callousness of mankind.
Take your family
Stop doing the same family vacations year after year. If you have children ages 6 and up and are looking for an exciting adventure, come to Peru for the many unique opportunities to see something that doesn’t have characters dancing about. Cusco whitewater river rafting is the best way to have an unforgettable family vacation with easy rapids on the Urubamba River and in the rain-forest. It’s great for your little adventurers any time of year.
We accept school groups
At River Explorers, we’re a local operator that loves putting young people in touch with our robust nature, history, and culture in the area. Just like all of our tour packages, youth and school group tours get delicious meals brimming with local, fresh products and are led by guides with extensive experience of more than 8 years. Contact us today to discuss your group size and budget, which should be a good match for our Urubamba River option.
Choosing the right river for your adventure
There’s no doubt about it – the Cusco region is absolutely the best place for whitewater rafting in Peru. With so many diverse rivers and different sections that are suitable for all types of rafters – from young to old and from beginner to advanced. Safety is our top priority to ensure we show you the best time possible. We recommend you follow these helpful tips to help us give you the best experience while keeping you safe.
Please choose a section of the river that suits your level of experience. If you’re a beginner, we’re going to show you everything you need to know and give you an amazing time on the water. If you’re advanced, we’ll help you push your limits. We offer 4 different rivers for Cusco whitewater river rafting. Each river features different sections from Level II to V. If it’s your first time, please choose a beginner river. It is important to always consider the abilities of the least experienced member when planning a whitewater rafting trip for a group too. If you’re not sure which river to choose, contact us and we’ll be delighted to advise you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our Cusco whitewater river rafting tours. If you don’t find your answer here or have other questions, please contact us so we can assist you.