Rafting in De las Vueltas River, El Chalten.
From USD: 120

Rafting in El Chalten

El Chalten rafting adventure on Rio de las Vueltas. Expert guides, challenging rapids, and stunning scenery. A safe and unforgettable experience.

Why choose this excursion?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Good dose of action and adrenaline
  • Civil liablity and personal accidents insurance

Rafting in El Chalten

Ready to experience, explore and discover Patagonia with a rafting adventure?

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.


The De las Vueltas River belongs to the basin of the Santa Cruz River. An important portion of the water of the De las Vueltas River is of glacial origin, partly from the melting of the glaciers in the Northern area of the Los Glaciares National Park. It is born in Lake of the Desert at an altitude of 506 meters above sea level and flows into Lake Viedma at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level. The section that is navigated is 16 km long, which due to its characteristics is class III to III + in rafting.


The adventure starts at the Fitz Roy Rafting base of operations in El Chaltén (475 Lago del Desierto Avenue). The guides deliver the technical and safety equipment required for the activity, and you walk together 50 meters to the boarding area. On the De las Vueltas River’s banks, they conduct a technical and safety talk that includes instructions on how to hold the paddles and move forward, turn, and move backward so that the entire team rows in unison. The river’s first section has calm water and meanders, providing stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy and the nearby mountains. Enjoy traveling for about 6 km through areas of the Andean Forest on your way to the steppe. Birds (including condors, upland geese, buff-necked ibis, among many others) and native wildlife (foxes, armadillos, and guanacos) are frequently seen. You can contemplate the scenery, practice rowing, and learn safety procedures during this leg of the journey. The river is enclosed in a natural canyon on the second 10-kilometer leg of the trip, producing 20 rapids ranging in class from III to III+. It is approximately a two-hour navigation journey through the De las Vueltas River, including time to contemplate and enjoy a good dose of action and adrenaline. A comforting snack (hot drink and something tasty to eat) is offered when you disembark. A vehicle awaits on the Provincial Route 23 bridge to return to the operating base.

Type: Not Assigned
Duration: AM
Cancellation Policy: 22 days or more prior to reservation: no charge.
Availability: All year
Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Finishing Time: 12:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.
Pick Up: Meeting Point
Drop Off: Meeting Point
Language: English and Spanish
Minimum Booking: 2

What is Included

  • Technical and safety equipment
  • Warm snack after rafting (tea, coffe, and sweet or salty snack)
  • Transfer back (from the bridge on Provincial Route 23 to El Chaltén, base of Fitz Roy Rafting) in private vehicle
  • Digital photos and videos
  • Civil liability and personal accidents insurance
  • In/out transfer from the hotel to the operational base


There's no optionals available for this excursions. Let us know if you need anything on your booking.

Cancellation Policy

• 22 days or more prior to reservation: no charge. Reimbursement is done in the same currency, minus the bank expenses produced by such operation.
• From 8 to 21 days prior to reservation: penalty equivalent to the 50% reservation fee.
• 7 days prior to reservation. Penalty equivalent to the amount paid up to that moment.
• Any changes to confirmed reservations is subject to the availability of the company.


Please check with us.

Minimum age is 12 years old. Minors between 12 and 18 years old who want to do this activity must be accompanied by at least one of their parents.

After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation for your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.

If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and send you the voucher before your excursion begins.

In case of cancellation due weather conditions, reservations which cannot be reprogrammed will be reimbursed.

No. Transfers are not included.

From USD: 120

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How Do I Book?

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What Happens After Booking?

After you’ve successfully completed your booking and payment, you’ll promptly receive a confirmation of your purchase. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive the voucher required for your participation in the activity.

If you’ve reserved an activity for the next day, there’s no need to worry. We’ll ensure that you receive the voucher before your activity begins.

Do I Need to Print my Voucher?

No, printing is not necessary. You can simply show your voucher on your mobile device, and it will be sufficient for check-in or participation in the activity.

Are There Any Age or Health Restrictions?

Certain activities may impose age or health restrictions for the safety of participants.

These restrictions will be clearly outlined in the activity details. We encourage you to review this information before making a booking. If you have any concerns or require clarification, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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