We pick up passengers at
their lodging. We leave Bariloche through Route 258, proceeding to
Lake Steffen by-passing lakes Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillelmo. Once
at the Steffen, while the guides set up the rafting gear we change
clothes, to wear the navigation ones. After a brief Put-in Safety
Talk given by the head-guide and a coffee, we are ready to go down
the Río Manso.
Surrounded by high peaks
and exuberant forest, our raft is dragged by the stream while we
watch the rich flora of the National Park: coihue, cypress, arrayan,
maiten, radal, colihue cane, chilco, etc. We can also watch birds
such as martin pescador, bandurria, avutarda and tero. The crystal
clear waters of the Manso will allow us to watch different kinds of
trout as well.
Alka Seltzer, Billiard
Edge, Hippo Tooth, Roller Coaster and Magnetic Rock are some of the
rapids we will run. In the summertime, the sun invites us to enjoy a
plunge on the lukewarm backwaters. After merging with Rio Villegas we
run the funniest rapids.
Arriving to the Lower
Manso valley, the trip concludes.
Once we arrive to our
private take out, Puerto Manso, we change clothing and enjoy an
exquisite cold buffet. A long table with assorted fresh meals:
vegetables, cold meat, breads, dressings, juices and something sweet,
disposed in such a way that our guests can taste the meals of their
Then we start our trip
back to Bariloche, arriving around 7pm.