Combine with a visit to Pisac artesan market
If you prefer to paddle your own canoe, rather than follow the raft guide, why not try this? The Pinipampa section of the Urubamba is perfect for those who like to be in charge. If you are confident in water and like a bit of a challenge, this is ideal. No previous experience required.
The Pinipampa section of the river is clean, tranquil and incredibly beautiful. It lies just forty-five minutes outside Cusco and one hour from the Sacred Valley. The Class I-II rapids are perfect for beginners.
On arrival we inflate the one and two person canoes, while you don your wetsuits and life-jackets. Your guide will give you a full safety brief and instruction in the art of canoeing.
The river starts gently with time to practice your technique, and then builds up with a few fun rapids through a beautiful canyon where you may see the famous torrent ducks. After a final flat section where you can play some games, you reach the take out point where your dry clothes and a tasty picnic lunch will be waiting.
A short drive takes you to Pisac. This beautiful town is famous for its daily craft market, selling everything from colourful textiles to hand-made bags. You will have time to fully explore the market and winding streets, before continuing to your hotel for the night.
Please note the visit to Pisac is optional. If the group wishes to return directly to Cusco that is fine.
Included: lunch, transport, all white-water & safety equipment
Add 40 U$ each way if Sacred Valley pick up or drop off is required
Amazonas Explorer offers exceptional Peru adventures for discerning travellers.
Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am - 4pm local time (GMT-5)