For those who do not have the opportunity to stay in El Chalten, we offer the option of making the trip Rafting at the Vueltas River, departing from Calafate at 7.30 AM. and returning late in the day (8.30 PM. approximately). The Full Day program begins with pick up by the hotels in El Calafate, after traveling 220 kms. that separates the city from El Chalten, 11 am., we will be welcomed by the tour guides.
The experience begins when passengers "Rafting El Chalten" reach the base in the village of El Chalten. After a welcome and explanation about the area, where we are located, the guides provide to each passenger rafting team, such as: thermal suit, dry suit, helmet, life jacket and neoprene boots. Once equipped passengers move along the guides to the entrance area to the river, where the talk about technical and security rafting activity is provided. After practicing the technique of sculling and security movements, the group embarks and begins the activity in the water. The first zone consists of four kilometers of calm and meandering waters with views of Fitz Roy on his back. ideal for contact with the raft, river and practice with clients paddling techniques needed for the next zone. The second part advances over the canyon area. After the initial fast, we will find a series of fun and exciting rapids for 8 km. The speed of the river makes beating the raft; ups and downs in the purest waters; a tour to go with the course of nature. By the end, one last fall with an area of 2 km of calm water. Water moved to a quiet end, a way to see Patagonia with all possible rhythms.
A complimentary lunch box is offered at the end of the descent of the River, and in the operational base. Return to El Calafate at about 8.30 PM