Duration:
2 hs into the water

Difficulty:
Moderate

Departure:
October to April

The southernmost rafting experience in Patagonia Argentina.

It is a rafting 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 the 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 experience begins at the Fitz Roy Rafting dome located in Hostel El Paredón, El Chalten, where the guides will receive the passengers and provide them with the equipment (suit, jacket, helmet, life jacket, boots, mittens and paddle).

Once dressed, they walk with the guides to the entrance area to the river, where the technical and safety talk of the activity is given. The first section of the river are 6 km

of calm and winding waters, an opportunity to contemplate Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite needles, the Andean forest, the steppe and eventually native fauna and avifauna, it is the ideal moment to make contact with the raft and practice rowing and safety techniques explained.

The second part advances over the canyon area. After the initial rapid, called “Portage” we will find a succession of rapids from class III to III + for 10 km. It is the moment of adventure and adrenaline. Once the descent is finished, a truck awaits them to return to the base where they will change and enjoy a snack and a drink to recover energy.

Be older than 12 years. Pregnant women, people with heart disease, people recently operated can not do the activity.

Bring a towel, a change of underwear, a thermal shirt and an extra pair of socks.

What includes

  • Equipment (wetsuit, jacket, helmet, life jacket, boots and paddles)
  • Rafting and safety guides
  • Snack at the end of the activity
  • Transfer back to El Chalten
  • Photos

Does not include:

  • Transfer from El Calafate
  • Presentation times (08:45 a.m. / 13:15 p.m.)
  • Place: Fitz Roy Rafting Dome (Hostel El Paredón)
  • After dressing up we walk 50 mts to the river
  • Technical talk
  • River descent
  • End of the experience and return to the base.
  • End of service 12.30/17.00
DESCRIPTION

The southernmost rafting experience in Patagonia Argentina.

It is a rafting 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 the 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 experience begins at the Fitz Roy Rafting dome located in Hostel El Paredón, El Chalten, where the guides will receive the passengers and provide them with the equipment (suit, jacket, helmet, life jacket, boots, mittens and paddle).

Once dressed, they walk with the guides to the entrance area to the river, where the technical and safety talk of the activity is given. The first section of the river are 6 km

of calm and winding waters, an opportunity to contemplate Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite needles, the Andean forest, the steppe and eventually native fauna and avifauna, it is the ideal moment to make contact with the raft and practice rowing and safety techniques explained.

The second part advances over the canyon area. After the initial rapid, called “Portage” we will find a succession of rapids from class III to III + for 10 km. It is the moment of adventure and adrenaline. Once the descent is finished, a truck awaits them to return to the base where they will change and enjoy a snack and a drink to recover energy.

RECOMENDATIONS

Be older than 12 years. Pregnant women, people with heart disease, people recently operated can not do the activity.

Bring a towel, a change of underwear, a thermal shirt and an extra pair of socks.

INCLUDED/NOT INCLUDED

What includes

  • Equipment (wetsuit, jacket, helmet, life jacket, boots and paddles)
  • Rafting and safety guides
  • Snack at the end of the activity
  • Transfer back to El Chalten
  • Photos

Does not include:

  • Transfer from El Calafate
ITINERARY
  • Presentation times (08:45 a.m. / 13:15 p.m.)
  • Place: Fitz Roy Rafting Dome (Hostel El Paredón)
  • After dressing up we walk 50 mts to the river
  • Technical talk
  • River descent
  • End of the experience and return to the base.
  • End of service 12.30/17.00

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

Select the date you want to book this excursion. Tell us the number of people. Remember that you must make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance

EXCURSION VALUE (per person):
USD 120

Place of presentation: Fitz Roy Rafting Office
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