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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 personUS$ 121
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Rafting for 2 hours.
English and Spanish speaking instructor.
Necessary rafting equipment: thermal suit, dry suit and boots.
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.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Mil Outdoor Office