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Would you like to go on an adventure in El Chalten? Enjoy two hours of rafting in the Vueltas River, an experience you won't forget.

Would you like to go on an adventure in El Chalten? Enjoy two hours of rafting in the Vueltas River, an experience you won't forget.

Rafting Vueltas River

We'll meet at the Mil Outdoor office at the specified time and get kitted out in a thermal suit ready to take on this thrilling experience.

When we're all ready, we'll head to the Vueltas river where we'll do a theory lesson on rowing technique and learn some basic safety rules.

Then the adventure begins! For the first 6 kilometres of the river, the water is calmer. You'll be able to start putting the techniques you learnt in the rowing class into practice. You'll also enjoy magnificent views of Mount Fitz Roy. Did you know that for many years it was thought that this mountain was actually a volcano? The clouds around it were often mistaken for the smoke of an active volcano.

Then come the rapids. You will have to weave around them for almost 9 kilometres. You should know that the river's name "vueltas" means "turns" in Spanish, so you can be sure to experience a lot of winding and weaving on the river!

The final stretch will be calmer. Whilst our adrenaline levels drop back to normal, we'll head back to the mainland and hop into a private vehicle to go back to the initial meeting point.

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. 

Pick-up

This activity includes pick up at the indicated time from hotels in the centre of El Chaltén. If you're staying in more remote areas, we'll pick you up at 56 San Martín Avenue.

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Price

Per person Children under 12
Rafting
US$ 112 US$ 84
not permitted

Rafting

  • Per person

    US$ 112 US$ 84
  • 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 English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by minibus.

Rafting for 2 hours.

English and Spanish speaking instructor.

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

Life jacket.

Insurance.

25% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Food and Drink.

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 4 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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