Kayaking in El chalten, Fitz roy area
From USD: 120

Kayaking in El Chalten

Enjoy the adventure in Estancia Bonanza, with the mountain biking and rafting activitites

Why choose this excursion?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Enjoy the adrenaline in El Chaltén area
  • Insurance included

Kayaking in El Chalten

Adrenaline, adventure and amazing landscapes in El Chalten!

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If you need to cancel or postpone, just send us an email and we will take care of everything.

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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.


This experience takes place on the Río de las Vueltas, which belongs to the Santa Cruz River basin. A significant portion of the waters of the Río de las Vueltas comes from glaciers, partly from the melting of glaciers in the northern area of the Los Glaciares National Park (PNLG). It originates in Lake del Desierto, at an altitude of 506 meters above sea level, and flows into Lake Viedma at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level.

The starting point is at the operational base located in El Chalten (Av. San Martin 872), where guides provide the necessary technical and safety equipment for the activity. Once equipped, participants will be transported by van about 21 km along RP 41, towards Lake del Desierto.

The navigation begins at the Laguna Cóndor Viewpoint. Upon arrival, participants are further equipped with jackets, life jackets, and helmets, followed by a technical and safety briefing. The section of the river navigated is characterized by being shallow and with many meanders. You pass through a beautiful Patagonian Andean forest, and the north face of Fitz Roy stands out on the horizon. You navigate 12 km from Laguna Cóndor to Estancia Bonanza. The navigation lasts approximately 1:30 hours, depending on the river flow and wind conditions.

Personal belongings will be left in the support vehicle, which will be waiting for us at the end of the journey at Estancia Bonanza, where a delicious lunch awaits with a spectacular view of Cerro Fitz Roy. After lunch, the return is by van to the town of El Chalten.

You can choose not to have lunch and return to El Chalten at approximately 1:00 pm.


• Difficulty: moderate.
• Minimum age: 12 years old.
• Navigation time: 1:30 to 2:00 hours depending on weather conditions and river flow.
• Rapids category I.


The journey starts at the Laguna Cóndor Overlook. Upon arrival, participants receive additional gear such as coats, life vests, and helmets, followed by a technical and safety briefing. The stretch of the river is shallow and winding. You’ll traverse a stunning Patagonian Andean forest, with Fitz Roy marking its presence on the northern horizon. The journey spans 12 km from Laguna Condor to Estancia Bonanza and typically lasts around 1:30 hours, contingent upon river flow and wind conditions.

Presentation times (08:45 am or 2.45 pm)
Once equipped, you will be transported 21 km to the starting point of the activity.
A technical and safety briefing will be provided.
Approximately 1.30 hours of navigation.
Arrival at Estancia Bonanza
End of service without lunch (only snack) at 12:30 pm.
End of service with lunch at Bonanza at 3:00 pm.

Type: Adventure
Duration: AM
Cancellation Policy: 72 hs before your tour
Availability: From Oct 1 to April 30
Starting Time: 9.00 - 9.30 am
Finishing Time: 5 pm aprox
Pick Up: Meeting Point
Drop Off: Meeting Point
Language: English and Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • Equipment (wetsuit, microfleece, jacket, helmet, life jacket, boots, mittens, and paddles)
  • Licensed kayak guide
  • Roundtrip transfer (from the starting point to Bonanza and back to El Chaltén)
  • Liability and accident insurance
  • Lunch at Bonanza (can be added in the booking process)


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.


Yes, every day from October 4st to April 30th

Minimum age is 12years 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


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