The Urubamba River is another affluent of the Amazon River. This winding, swift river with its narrow gorges crosses important areas of the Andes and Jungle. River Explorers, promises you Urubamba River rafting adventures fulfilled with exhilarating rapids, relaxation camps and pools, astonishing scenery, best river guides, delicious food, amazing sunsets, fun and safe navigation river system and an experience of a life time.
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The Urubamba River rises in La Raya near Puno region up in the Andes. It flows thorough different Andean towns including the Sacred Valle, Machu Pichu and Quillabamba. This river offers fantastic white water rafting for all levels of experience. Adult groups, families, scouts, camps and individuals enjoy rafting year after year. Along his way the river takes different names according the location where it enters. The name upper Urubamba corresponds to the towns between Sicuani and Urcos. Vilcanota is a name that is giving between Urcos and Santa Teresa. Alto Urubamba or Rain forest between Santa Teresa to the Amazon Jungle. Subsequently each of these names are divided into different sections suitable for rafting adventures in Cusco region.
The Andes, because the Pacific Ocean and the Amazon Jungle have two distinctive season along the year, the rainy and dry season. The dry season is the longer period of the year, while in the rest of south America is winter in the Andes is sunny days with nice blue sky with cold mornings and evenings. The dry season last from May to October with a little variation with rains during spring (September to December). During this period, the river offers great section for advanced, beginners and first timers boaters.
The rainy season ranges between December to April. January and February are the months with most rain fall during the year. While in dry season rafting in Cusco is open commercially for all rivers, the Alto Urubamba or rain forest section is closed during rainy season, the increase of volume of water makes this section unsafe for commercial rafting. However, the upper Urubamba comes back to life with spectacular white water rafting offering different sections suitable for advanced, beginners and first time boaters during rainy season.