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Rafting in El Calafate
  • English English
  • 12 hours
  • Hotel pick up

If you're the adventurous type, this activity is for you. You'll be able to go rafting down the Vueltas river in El Chaltén. You're guaranteed to have fun

Rafting in El Calafate

We'll pick you up from your hotels at 8 am and set off on a three-hour journey to El Chaltén.

When we arrive, the guides will give you a picnic and show you different trails you can enjoy in the morning before starting the rafting activity. You'll be able to enjoy a blissful morning admiring the area's nature until 2:50 pm.

Now the adventure begins! We'll head to the Vueltas river, where you'll receive a brief theory class on basic safety rules.

Now to put the theory into practice. First of all, we'll enjoy 6 kilometres of calm water, admiring magnificent views of Mount Fitz Roy at over 3000 metres high. You'll be able to take advantage of this quiet stretch to gain confidence with the oars. But... don't get too confident! Suddenly, the rapids will hit you. You'll have to fight against them for 9 kilometres before reaching the last small stretch of calm water where you can catch your breath let your heart rate lower. The rafting experience lasts about two hours in total.

You did it! At the end of the activity, we'll pick you up and take you back to El Calafate, arriving by around 8:30 pm.

Previous experience

Anyone can do it! You don't need any previous rafting experience to enjoy this adventure. The rapids are medium difficulty (category III). You'll have all the necessary equipment and safety measures to make the most of the activity. 

Maximum capacity 

  • The maximum capacity of the rafts is 8 people.
  • On each ride down the river, there will be no more than 15 people, i.e. no more than two rafts

Important information

  • The minimum age to do this activity is 12 years old. 
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • You must be able to swim to take part. 


Per person
US$ 213


  • Per person

    US$ 213

More Information


12 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport in air conditioned vehicle.

Rafting for 2 hours.

English and Spanish speaking instructor.

Necessary rafting equipment: thermal suit, dry suit and boots.


Life jacket.

Picnic lunch.


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (8:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 213
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 4 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 4 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (3) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.