North of Cusco, is an immense canyon called (Pongo de Mainique). This is the breakdown of Cordillera Vilcabamba where crosses the Urubamba river. This famous river originates in the glaciers near its waters irrigate Cusco and the Sacred Valley of Incas. The put has an area of 3.8 km and is the gateway to the sanctuary which is part Megantoni.
While it is true is risky only in the rainy season when the river is loaded a bit, but during the months of April to November, the waters remain completely calm and is most recommended to visit this place, with which is realized many visits during these months.
The starting point for this magnificent tour in motorized canoe begins in Echarate (La Conveción, province to 17 km from Quillabamba) when in a small village nearby, with Ivochote name, starts the departure in Canoe heading toward Mainique’s Pongo, during this tour will observe the diverse flora and fauna, as well as the magnificent waterfalls that make the landscape a paradise.
To enjoy a little more experientially this place, you can camp at nearby beaches, which you can walk around, bathe in natural waters, enjoy a good fishing, becouse this place has a variety of fish for human consumption.
Really it is one of bests adventure that realized in Cusco, obviously with a guide who has knowledge of place.