Duration:
2 hours in the water

Difficulty:
Moderate / High

Departures:
October 1 to April 30

It is an experience that takes place in the Río de las Vueltas. This river belongs to the Santa Cruz river basin. An important portion of the waters of the Río de las Vueltas is of glacial origin, partly from the melting of glaciers in the northern area of the PNLG. It is born in Lago del Desierto, at an altitude of 506 meters above sea level, and flows into Lake Viedma at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level.

The activity we propose is kayaking, for which we will use double seat-on-top kayaks and touring kayaks for experienced clients.

The experience begins at the operational base located in El Chalten, Av. San Martin 872, where the guides will receive the passengers and provide them with the equipment (technical and safety) and a talk about its use.

Once the equipment has been delivered and the group changed, they travel 21 km along RP 41 on the way to Lago del Desierto. Once we arrive at the starting point of the activity (Laguna Condor Lookout), the group will get out of the vehicle to finish putting on their clothing (jacket, vest and helmet) and after the technical and safety talk they will start the activity from the right bank of the Lagoon. Condor.

This section of the river is characterized by being shallow and meandering. We will travel about 12 km that will take an hour and a half to two hours (according to the flow of the river and the wind conditions) until we reach our landing point, Estancia Bonanza.

Once there, the group can get dressed and then enjoy a delicious lunch at Estancia Bonanza. After lunch, the transfer will take you back to El Chalten at approximately 3:00 p.m.

If you do NOT take lunch (which is optional) a transfer will take you back to the town at approximately 1:00 p.m.

THE CIRCUIT: see in this link the section of the river traveled in this program.

The experience includes

  • Equipment (suit, micropolar, jacket, helmet, life jacket, boots, mitts and oars)
    kayak guide
  • One way transfer (to the starting point) and return (from Bonanza to back to El Chaltén)
  • AP and RC insurance

Does not include:

  • Transfer from or to El Calafate
  • Optional: Lunch at Bonanza
  • Presentation times (08:30)
  • Location: Rafting & Kayak Base at Av. San Martin 872
  • Once equipped, they will travel 21 km to the starting point of the activity.
  • They will be given a technical and safety talk
  • It takes approximately 2 hours to navigate
  • Arrival at Estancia Bonanza
  • End of service with lunch at Bonanza 3:00 p.m.
  • End of service without lunch (snack only) 12.30

Be over 12 years old. Pregnant women, people with heart disease, people who have recently undergone surgery cannot do the activity.

Bring a towel, a change of underwear, a thermal shirt, sunglasses and sunscreen.

DESCRIPTION

It is an experience that takes place in the Río de las Vueltas. This river belongs to the Santa Cruz river basin. An important portion of the waters of the Río de las Vueltas is of glacial origin, partly from the melting of glaciers in the northern area of the PNLG. It is born in Lago del Desierto, at an altitude of 506 meters above sea level, and flows into Lake Viedma at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level.

The activity we propose is kayaking, for which we will use double seat-on-top kayaks and touring kayaks for experienced clients.

The experience begins at the operational base located in El Chalten, Av. San Martin 872, where the guides will receive the passengers and provide them with the equipment (technical and safety) and a talk about its use.

Once the equipment has been delivered and the group changed, they travel 21 km along RP 41 on the way to Lago del Desierto. Once we arrive at the starting point of the activity (Laguna Condor Lookout), the group will get out of the vehicle to finish putting on their clothing (jacket, vest and helmet) and after the technical and safety talk they will start the activity from the right bank of the Lagoon. Condor.

This section of the river is characterized by being shallow and meandering. We will travel about 12 km that will take an hour and a half to two hours (according to the flow of the river and the wind conditions) until we reach our landing point, Estancia Bonanza.

Once there, the group can get dressed and then enjoy a delicious lunch at Estancia Bonanza. After lunch, the transfer will take you back to El Chalten at approximately 3:00 p.m.

If you do NOT take lunch (which is optional) a transfer will take you back to the town at approximately 1:00 p.m.

THE CIRCUIT: see in this link the section of the river traveled in this program.

INCLUDED/NOT INCLUDED

The experience includes

  • Equipment (suit, micropolar, jacket, helmet, life jacket, boots, mitts and oars)
    kayak guide
  • One way transfer (to the starting point) and return (from Bonanza to back to El Chaltén)
  • AP and RC insurance

Does not include:

  • Transfer from or to El Calafate
  • Optional: Lunch at Bonanza
ITINERARY
  • Presentation times (08:30)
  • Location: Rafting & Kayak Base at Av. San Martin 872
  • Once equipped, they will travel 21 km to the starting point of the activity.
  • They will be given a technical and safety talk
  • It takes approximately 2 hours to navigate
  • Arrival at Estancia Bonanza
  • End of service with lunch at Bonanza 3:00 p.m.
  • End of service without lunch (snack only) 12.30
RECOMMENDATIONS

Be over 12 years old. Pregnant women, people with heart disease, people who have recently undergone surgery cannot do the activity.

Bring a towel, a change of underwear, a thermal shirt, sunglasses and sunscreen.

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