After picking up participants in the hotels in El Calafate, the group heads to El Chaltén, 220km away, arriving at about 10:30hs. Experienced guides will be waiting for them to provide them with the box lunches and the information concerning short treks that each participant could do on his own. The meeting time is 14:30hs, when the group gathers again to begin the activity. Once every participant is provided with the necessary equipment, the group is taken to De Las Vueltas River, where the guides give a technical and security talk.
The first stage will develop over 6km of calm and winding waters, having the imposing Fitz Roy Mount on the back: this is an ideal area to have contact with the raft and practice the previously explained paddling techniques. The second stage moves forward over the canyon; after the first rapid, participants will go through 9km of successive rapids. Calm waters will announce the last part of the circuit, the last one thousand meters.
Having enjoyed a unique adventure experience and a day of teamwork, the way back to El Calafate begins, arriving at about 21:30hs.
NOTE: Technical equipment included: thermal suit, dry suit, boots, life vest and helmet
Pick up: 07:30hs – Drop off: 21:30hs
NOTE: Informed schedule is estimative and it could be modified for a better activity development.
For the ones who are staying in El Chaltén, it is possible to start the Program from the base of operations located in town. In this case, the meeting time may be 10:00hs and the returning time, 15:00hs.
There are 2 hours of Rafting.
Minimum age: 12 years
Minors from 12 to 18 years old should be accompanied by an adult who exercises parental rights.
NOTE: Prior experience in Rafting is not required.
– Maximum capacity per excursion: 15 participants
-Maximum capacity per raft: 8 participants
The Program includes the technical equipment required in the activity. However, it is recommended to bring the following items: warm jacket, preferably waterproof; warm sweater; waterproof or synthetic trousers; sports footwear, preferably trekking boots; sunglasses and skin protection; hat and gloves.
The Program includes Box Lunch: meat or vegetables sandwich, fruit and drink.
November to April