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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

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

  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • You must be able to swim to take part. 
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Price

Per person Children under 12
Rafting
US$ 180 US$ 160
not permitted

Rafting

  • Per person

    US$ 180 US$ 160
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

12 hours.

Language

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in.

Included

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.

Helmet.

Life jacket.

Picnic lunch.

Insurance.

11% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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