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Rafting in El Chalten

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 in El Chalten

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

  • 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. 

Price

Per person
Rafting
US$ 121

Rafting

  • Per person

    US$ 121

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

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

Included

Rafting for 2 hours.

English and Spanish speaking instructor.

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

Life jacket.

Insurance.

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 (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

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.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 121
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 4 days before

Meeting point

Mil Outdoor Office

Cancellations

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.