Rafting to the Chilean Border
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Rafting to the Chilean Border on the Manso River
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Get ready for an exciting adventure day full of adrenaline and fun in the class III and IV rapids of the Manso River. This journey starts at Bariloche and you will paddle all the way to the border with Chile! Fasten your adventure belts and bring your towel... you`ll be completely soaked from head to toes!

Our chauffeur will meet you at your hotel to start your adventure journey.

We will drive for 65 miles (approximately 100 kilometers) until we reach our refuge at about 10:30 AM. On the way you will enjoy astonishing views of high mountains on a road zigzagging through the wilderness. It will take 2 hours approximately to reach the refuge where the rafting adventure begins.

If it is cold we will provide you with a dry-fit neoprene jacket. After you are dressed and ready our expert guide will give you the basic paddling techniques and safety instructions for this thrilling rafting adventure, ensuring everybody's safety and comfort.

We are now ready to set off and start our rafting descent. The first half an hour you will enjoy rafting through a breathtaking canyon (Velvet Canyon). The tranquil emerald green waters set a perfect setting to practice and start feeling confident with your paddling skills.

Following, you´ll reach white water rapids and the adventure begins! Team effort and spirit will be needed to ride over these rapids (Class III/IV) that the Manso River has. Indeed, the "welcome rapid" shakes our boat, but it gets better along the way, better and wilder!

You´ll see why we have named some of these rapids with names as "Ozone hole"; "scream out loud"; "ecstasy" ; etcétera.

Two hours later our adventure ends, very close to the border with Chile, where a van will be waiting to drive us to a camping site where you will delighted with an "asado patagónico" (meat barbecue) with beverages and wine.

We then return to Bariloche arriving back to our hotel at around 7:00 PM.

Requirements for this tour: being older than 14 years old, physically fit, and confident about swimming.

You should know that you are definitely going to be wet from head to toes in cold river water. Though this tour is terribly fun, travelers who aren`t comfortable with fast water riding should strongly consider not not pursuing this tour. Be assured that full safety is always achieved, ensured by the professional experienced guides and a safety kayak that continuously follows the raft. If you should fall from the raft, there´s nothing to worry about because the guide in the safety kayak will assist you and help you get to the nearest shore, so you can rest assured your wellbeing and safety is completely covered at all times.

If your children are less than 14 years old or if you are just looking for a fun but easy rafting experience, please request the "Classic Manso rafting" experience which can be done by anyone older than 6 years, presenting almost no difficulty at all. (Class I/II rapids)

Difficulty : moderate

Duration : full day

Guide : shared English/Spanish speaking guide

Transfer : shared vehicle

Includes : transfers + complete rafting equipment and a safety kayak + dry-fit neoprene jackets + lunch with beverages and wine