El Chalten Rafting Experience

El Chalten Rafting Experience

In the town of El Chalten, Santa Cruz, we found the Rio de Las Vueltas which originates at Lake Desert to 506 meters above the sea. Its most important tributaries are the Rio Electric, and the Rio Fitz Roy both glacial (Marconi Glacier and Glacier Torre respectively).

As glacial tributaries, it is a river that has the characteristic whitish stable water levels; or brown in case of rain or snowmelt. The water temperature is between 5 and 7 degrees.

During spring, summer and autumn (September to April) its average flow is 52.35 m³ / s, which allows to the confluence of the river Fitz Roy, navigate between slopes and enjoying the quiet landscape around us .

By the morphology of the river and the unique beauty of the place, two new products “Rafting El Chalten” and “Full Day Rafting” offer plenty of adventure and ensuring an exclusive activity (maximum 8 passengers in each raft).


"El Chalten Rafting Experience" takes place in the Rio de Las Vueltas, with daily departures at 10AM and 3PM, from Mil Outdoor offices in El Chalten. There, each passenger is provided with the appropriate equipment, and is transported to the entrance of the river. This is where technical and safety procedures are reviewed.
The first zone consists of 6 km of calm and curving waters with views of Fitz Roy. An ideal area to get used to the raft and to practice rowing techniques. The second area goes over a canyon. After the initial rapid, we will find a succession of rapids over a 9 km stretch. Towards the end of our excursion we will run into a 1km long area of calm water. The tour ends here, just in time for everyone to board our vehicle and travel back to El Chaltén.

Difficulty: Easy.

Duration of the Rafting excursion: 2 hours.

Minimum of passengers to confirm departure: 2 (two).

Minimum age: 12 years

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Season: From November to March"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour.

The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing."

Duration: 4 Hours
Start location: El Chalten Rafting Experience, San Martín 56, Z9301 El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Equipment needed: thermal suit, watertight suit, boots, life jacket and helmet.
  • Professional instructor

Not Included

  • Food and drink
  • Transportation to the meeting point


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