Full day tour in which you can enjoy a unique and totally different experience from the typical activities of Los Glaciares National Park. The 2 hours rafting is carried out in the River Las Vueltas in Chalten, through rapids of varying difficulty, which can reach category III, in a unique environment of Patagonia Argentina and having Cerro Fitz Roy as part of the adventure.
If you book the tour with transfer from El Calafate, at 8:00 am we start with the pick up at the hotels and, after traveling 220 km, you will arrive at 11:00 am at the operations base in El Chalten, where you will be received by the tour guides. If you book the tour without transfer from El Calafate, you must get to the operations base located in the city center of Chalten at 10:00 am.
After a welcome and an explanation about the Chalten area, you will be provided the rafting equipment: thermal suit, dry suit, helmet, life jacket and neoprene boots. Once equipped, you will travel along with the guides to the entrance area to the river, where they will give a talk on technical and safety rafting activity. After practicing the technique of sculling and security movements, you will embark to start the activity in the water.
The first rafting area consists of 4 kilometers on calm and meandering waters with views of Mount Fitz Roy on your back. It is an ideal place to make contact with the raft, the river and practice paddling techniques needed for what comes next.
The second part takes place over the canyon area. After the initial rapid, you will come across a series of fun and exciting rapids for 8 km. Here, the speed of the river makes the raft to beat with ups and downs in the purest waters.
Finally, you will descend with the raft through an area of 2 km in calm water. From rough waters to a quiet end, a way to see Patagonia with all possible rhythms.
At the end of the 2 hours rafting descent on the River Las Vueltas, and back at the operating base in El Chalten, you will have a complimentary snack. Those passengers who booked the tour with transfer from El Calafate will return, arriving at 20:30 at the city.
No previous rafting experience is needed