River Explorers
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  • To all lovers of Adventure!

    The Machu Picchu region offers a new glimpse of the world’s civilization. Immerse yourself in the magnificent views as you travel through this magnificent territory. Take in the rich fragrance of the lush vegetation and enjoy the activities we have in store for you. Surely there is something for everyone.

    Join us as we take you on a journey to the lost world! A place of serene beauty, our Machu Picchu adventure tours offer you an unparalleled view of the Inca people, their culture and the diversity of the region.Take a break from the hustles of your daily life and immerse in the slow, rejuvenating lifestyle of the native Peruvian. Enjoy hiking, trekking, biking in the mountains and river sports when you book a spot in any of our tour packages.We have more than 20 years of guiding experience, and our visitors not only see the wonder of Machu Picchu, they experience it!

  • Our fun multi-active Machu Picchu adventure tours

    Yavero River rafting: Amazon & Machu Picchu 11 days

    Through The Lost Inca City of Paititi (11 days)
    Yavero is our well-kept secret gem. In terms of biodiversity, weather, scenery, native culture and whitewater, this rafting expedition stands alone in the world of river-based adventure experiences.
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    Off the beaten path Cusco to Machu Picchu

    Hiking MTB and rafting to Machu Picchu 5 days
    This active package is ideal for travelers who search for an adventure-boosting holiday, away from tourist crowds. We will introduce you to Cusco’s adventurous side – from hiking into the Andes to jungle & rain-forest biking & rafting.
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    Trip To Machu Picchu – Multi Active Adventure

    MTB, rafting and hiking Machu Picchu 3 days
    The tour features mountain biking through unique Inca ruins, salt mines, and lovely traditional Andean villages. Furthermore, we’ll take you hiking via tunnels with views of Machu Picchu and rafting in the best section of the Urubamba rain forest.
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    Inca Jungle tour – Active Machu Picchu

    One of the most popular multi active tour to Machu Picchu. Futures MTB downhill, rafting, hiking in a well-preserved Inca trail or Zip line. Ends with a visit to Machu Picchu
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    Cusco Multi-Sport Highlights (12 days)

    Inca Trail, Apurimac River & Sacred valley (12 days)
    This tour includes a three-day rafting adventure. Relax with no stress and no schedules running level II, III, IV and V rapids. Explore the Sacred Valley and end the journey with the Inca trail – four days hiking across mountains to Machu Picchu.
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    The Inca Jungle trip 3 days

    No time for 4 days? the Inca jungle 3-day trip will still take you to MTB downhill, river rafting & walk to Machu Picchu. Last day is to explore Machu Picchu with your guide
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  • Activities

    Enjoying the scenery

    These adventure trips come in a combination of different activities and multi-active sports to spice up your vacation. Our choice of multi-active sports is premised on the fact that it combines contact with nature and the spirit of endurance. Some of the activities and sports we have lined up for you include hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, zip lining and of course a fascinating visit to Machu Picchu, hiking to Huayna Picchu or the Machu Picchu Montaña.

    The Hiking tours

    Breathtaking hiking tours

    Mountain biking tours

    Mountain biking tours

    Machu Picchu boasts of amazing downhill mountain bike trails. Test your mountain bike skills as you take on the trails of the Megantoni national park from Lares pass (4500 m – 14764) to Quebrada Honda (1164m-3820 feet). The network of biking trails offers diverse roads that are classified according to the degree of difficulty so that everyone, from the very beginner to expert can enjoy the beauty of mountain biking.

    Ride away in the sunset, high up in the mountains with the Andean snow mountain peaks and the Amazonian rain forest as backdrops.

    River rafting

    Splashy whitewater rafting trips

    The Urubamba River in the rain forest offers exceptional whitewater rafting opportunities. One of which we the team at RIVER EXPLORERS have taken advantage of and added to your itinerary for a fun filled vacation experience.

    Stretching for over 45 kilometers, the Urubamba river has some exciting history, and of course, nice views. The travel packages covers all sections, starting at the upper section that provides big rapids for advanced boaters, the middle section which is ideal for intermediate to experienced boaters and the lower section offering plenty of sunshine and fun for beginners, families and experienced boaters alike. The lower section is one of the most frequently rafted section in the rain forest due to its encompassing nature for all boaters alike.

    Experience the Yanatile when you choose the off the beaten track to Machu Picchu adventure tour. This section is a gem hidden deep in the rain forest. The upper section is good for advanced and intermediate boaters while the lower section is good for beginners and families. If you are experienced boater you can make use of our inflatable kayak, although more difficult it is exciting.

    Canopy Zipline

    Thrilling canopy

    Experience the adrenaline rush of the canopy zip-line trips. The tour takes place at the canopy center of Cola de Mono. This is the first zip line ever installed in Peru and it is located few minutes away from Santa Teresa a small town 15 km from Machu Picchu.

    The canopy center of Cola de Mono provides different zip line circuits of 2500 meters and 150 meters long via ferrata over the Sacsara River.

  • Private tours

    Exploring Machu Picchu with family

    When you need to experience Peru and particularly Machu Picchu alone or with a loved on a private trip, we are the agency to turn to. At RIVER EXPLORERS we offer Machu Picchu adventure tours packages tailored to suit your most demanding tastes and desire. Planning a weekend getaway with family, a proposal, honeymoon or just an unforgettable vacation with your loved ones, RIVER EXPLORERS have the right sets of adventure activities put together to guarantee you a fun-filled vacation. Whatever your demands, a less-demanding adventure trip, or a more exciting rafting or biking road trip, we can help you plan an unforgettable adventure vacation just for you at a destination that will truly make you feel like you are the only one. Our experienced team are always exploring all the possible new destinations to provide you with the ultimate experience you seek in an adventure. We bring to you options that is sure to guarantee you outstanding trip! Our Machu Picchu private tours give you the flexibility and control of your adventure travel. Take your time, relax and savor the rich experience we have in store for you and your loved ones.

    For families

    For families with kids

    All our Machu Picchu  tours and travel packages are kids friendly. With so many alternative roads for biking and hiking, and different sections for rafting we make sure you will always be at the right place. The circuit roads for the adventure activities are pre-defined with just the right amount of action. Whichever adventure tour you pick, we guarantee your kids will be talking about it for a lifetime.

    For couples

    Trips for Couples

    Want to discover Machu Picchu with a loved one? We’ve got you covered! Take advantage of our over 2 decades of experience leading couples and through this jewel in the jungle. From tours through the Andes to hikes in the jungle, we provide the right setting to help sprout your relationship.

    Let us know what your preferences are, and we can start from there.

    For friends

    Adventures for friends

    A trip for friends is a little different with us, away from the norm and what many have termed… UNBRIDLED FUN! When you and your friends signup for any of our Machu Picchu Adventure tours, you will explore the breathtaking wonders of Machu Picchu and most importantly you will have FUN.

  • Amazing destinations

  • Exclusive accommodations

    Our trip packages include overnight stay at camping sites watching the sunset behind the Andean Mountains, and or lodging and stay at hotels for maximum relaxation and enjoyment. Take-in the view from the balcony at many of the numerous hotels in the Aguas Calientes area or a dip at the Colcamayo hot springs.Camping near Machu Picchu

    Whatever you prefer, we always have something for you.



    From rugged mountains to jungle forest, from hot springs to cool rivers our Machu Picchu adventure tours means that you can experience some of the finest landscapes in the world. Machu Picchu surroundings are great for camping and ideal for those who love the great outdoors!

    Hotels and lodges

    Hotels, lodges and basic accommodations

    With our tour packages, you can have great hotel accommodation with some of the best discounts and promotions you can find. During the height of the tourist season, most hotels for the Machu Picchu tours in Aguas Calientes are typically booked months in advance. But no worries, we provide all our customers with a wide range of options suitable for any budget.

    * Some special adventure packages take place in remote areas where accommodations are basic and simple, do not expect fancy hotels with hot showers, internet, cable tv, etc. These tours are designed to give you real authentic local travel experience.

  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    Planning a dream vacation is never easy, there is always the doubts, concerns, and queries. Booking with us at RIVER EXPLORERS puts all of your concerns at rest. Be rest assured that all of your concerns will be treated with the utmost professionalism and empathy.

    Some questions we have encountered in the course of dealing with thousands of clients includes; Is this activity right for me? Do I need passports? How much do I tip? Are entry permits to Machu Picchu included? Etc. We have tried to answer these questions and more in the section below, but if you do not find answers to your specific question, you can send us a mail at;

    What’s the maximum number of people per group?

    Our maximum number of people per group is 12. However, if you have a larger group, we can still make arrangements to cover all participants.

    How fit do you need to be to participate in the tours?

    We would require participants to be fit as activities would involve some exercises that exert pressure on the physical and mental body of participants. However, most of our multi-sport adventure tours have been designed to fit all ages and abilities.

    The mountain biking is mostly downhill, there will be few small uphills but they can be easily avoided. The rivers we use for our tours offer different sections from beginners to advance. For hiking, there will be only one place that will need you to hike uphill, but this is up to since there are different options to choose from besides hiking. There is the canopy or the walk through the dirt road to the next destination.

    What should I bring when I’m on tour?

    Each of our tour programs is described in detail. In the prospectus, you will find a list of all the necessary items you need to take with you before you embark with us on a tour.

    How is the weather?

    The weather is clearly defined in dry and rainy season.

    The dry season: From April to the end of November, the climate is warm and humid by day. The temperatures range from 25ºC – 77ºF by day time and in the evenings’, can fall to 15ºC – 59ºF.

    The rainy season: December to mid-April. The average temperatures during daylight hours is 20ºC – 68ºF and at night can fall to 12ºC – 53ºF. The highest rainfall is between January and February. Even during the raining season, it is normal to have nice clear mornings, and this is an excellent weather for hiking

    Do you need to book ahead for the adventure tours?

    The ministry of culture is the only entity responsible for selling ticket permits to Machu Picchu. In order to maintain a semblance of order and the serenity of the area, only 2500 people are allowed to enter Machu Picchu per day.

    To get tickets and secure your space to enter Machu Picchu it is essential to book 4 months in advance. The same availability is for all the thousands of travel agencies who opt to buy tickets for their clients, therefore making early decision is basic to getting logistics and planning well in advance of the adventure.

    Do we require a permit for the tours?

    Yes. As described above only 2500 spaces are open a day, these permits can easily be sold out especially between May to December. The tickets to Machu Picchu are sold electronically, one little mistake can incur a loss of the permits and incursion penalties. It’s highly recommended to send your details exactly as it appears on your passports.

    Do I need a valid passport to visit Machu Picchu?

    Yes, your passport is the only document that will allow you to enter Machu Picchu.

    Do I need any vaccinations to participate in the adventure tours?

    Some of our tours take place in remote areas of the rain forest. During the length of years of our operations, we have had the distinct pleasure of not having recorded any malaria, yellow fever or any other kind of diseases, however we always recommend having a yellow fever vaccination in general to travel in Peru.

    Is English spoken by the guides?

    Our guides are very experienced with a University degree and with a lot of knowledge about our history, nature, customs, and culture. All our guides are fluent in English and some in other languages.

    What about altitude sickness?

    Before booking any Machu Picchu adventure tours, it is advisable that you give yourself and others enough time in the program for acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness and enjoy the experience to the full.

    Are there toilets on the tours?

    While camping we provide chemical toilets. Even in the remote areas where accommodation is basic, we always try to get rooms with private bathrooms, they are clean and safe.

    Are there any discounts for larger groups?

    Absolutely! Our discounts raise according to the number of participants in your group, the larger your group the cheaper you pay, without compromising the quality of service.