During your day of exploration, you visit the colorful local market in the town of Chinchero. This is one of the most traditional markets in all of South America, and you will be surrounded by locals in their traditional dress all buying and selling their produce.
White water rafting on the Urubamba
White water rafting on the Urubamba, Peru
Today will take you above Cuzco to the Chuquicahuana section of the Urubamba River to raft on class III-IV rapids. Here the river is much cleaner and more fun than in the lower sections, and no previous experience is necessary.
You will be collected from your hotel to drive to the river. On arrival you will have a full safety briefing and instruction before setting off for approximately two hours of fun white-water rafting. The river starts gently with time to practice the maneuvers required, then builds up with more fun rapids through a beautiful canyon where you may be able to see local wildlife and birds including torrents ducks, as well as views of the surrounding peaks. After approximately two hours of rafting you reach the take out point where you will change before returning to Cuzco. Lunch and snacks are included, as well as all equipment.
Please note that this trip only operates from April to November since the water level is too high outside of these months.
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Other experiences in Cuzco
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
A half-day tour of the city and nearby Inca ruins begins at Koricancha, which was the Inca’s sumptuous Temple of Sun before becoming the Spaniard’s Santo Domingo church.
The trail takes you through small hamlets and affords stunning views of the Sacred Valley and Pisac below. The trail climbs steadily to a pass at 4200m, beyond which you will descend to a beautiful canyon, where a picnic lunch is served.
Visit the Maras salt pans, the experimental agricultural terraces of Moray and the remnants of Ollantaytambo, once an important Inca administrative center.
In the small colonial village of Pisac, spend the morning exploring the colorful Indian market, with its wide variety of textiles and ceramics.