Chalten Rafting

It is a Rafting experience that takes place in the Río de las Vueltas. This river belongs to the Santa Cruz River basin. A significant portion of the waters of the Río de las Vueltas are of glacial origin, partly coming from the melting of glaciers in the northern area of the PNLG. It rises 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 Comarka Rafting & Kayak operational base located at Av. San Martin 872, 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 will travel with the guides in a 5-minute van to the entrance area of the river, where the technical and safety talk of the activity will be given. The first section of the river is 6 km of calm and meandering waters, an opportunity to contemplate Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite spiers, the Andean forest, the steppe and eventually native fauna and bird life, it is the ideal time to make contact with the raft. and practice the rowing and safety techniques explained.

The second part advances over the canyon area. After the initial rapid called “Portage”, we will encounter a succession of class III to III + rapids for 10 km. It is the time for adventure and adrenaline. Once the descent is finished, a van awaits you to return to the base where you will change and enjoy a snack and a drink to regain energy.

The TOUR: see in this link the section of the river that is navigated in this program.


Total duration: 3 hours
Hours: 9:45 a.m. / 2:15 p.m.

Difficulty: moderate.
Suitable for those who do not have kayaking experience.

Minimum age: 12 years.

Reservations are made within 24 hours. in advance.

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