Rafting Rio Manso to the border
Rafting in the heart of the Andes. Get to the border with Chile running the best rapids through narrow canyons surrounded by lush vegetation. This trip is the most exciting one for those who seek action. Average physical condition and swimming ability are required.
We pick up the passengers at their hotel in our van and head down Route 40 up to the south edge of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After bordering the Manso River, we arrive at John’s Ranch. We then have a cup of coffee on, put on our wet suits and booties, and after the safety talk by the head-guide, we are ready to descend the final section of the Manso River in Argentina. In the first part, the quietness of the river allows us to appreciate the environment, enjoy the white sand beaches and watch the waterfalls that splash into the river. Then, the Manso gets more impetuous. On our raft, we will run exciting rapids through narrow canyons surrounded by lush vegetation. El cajón de terciopelo (Velvet Box), Agujero de ozono (Ozone Hole), Gritá y doblá a la izquierda (Screaming Turn Left), Tobogancito (Little Toboggan), Garganta profunda (Deep Gorge), Éxtasis (Ecstasy), Huevo revuelto (Scrambled Egg), Colmillo (Eye Tooth) and Internacional (International). On our way along the Andes Range, we are accompanied by deep gorges.
Our trip ends when we get to the Chilean border. The border marker crowns the place. We load our equipment and we start our way back to John’s ranch along the road that goes along an old muleteers’ path. On our way, we will border streams and cross creeks.
When we arrive at John’s ranch, we will be surprised not only by the warm hospitality of the family but also by the unequaled beauty of this typical Patagonian ranch. More than sixty years of work are reflected in the picturesque house, the warehouses, and their beautiful garden with flowers and trees, all of this surrounded by an impressive view of Mt. Bastión. We will have time to enjoy a delightful Patagonian Asado (grilled meat). Then, we return to Bariloche, arriving at the hotel at around 7 p.m.
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Available from 14 years old
Cancellations can be done until 48 hours prior departure
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 we will send you the voucher before your excursion begins.
Includes: Transfers, guides, safety kayak, rafting outfit (waterproof jacket, neoprene suit, and boots), and morning coffee. Lunch is not included.
Class: III and IV
Class 3. Intermediate.
Rapids with high, irregular, and constant waves, which can swamp an open canoe. Tight passages often require complex maneuvers in fast current and good boat control. May require scouting. Self-rescue is usually easy but group assistance may be required in long rapids.
Class 4. Advanced.
Intense, powerful, but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. Depending on the character of the river, it may feature large waves and holes or constricted passages demanding fast maneuvers under pressure. Rapids may require “must” moves above dangerous hazards. Scouting may be necessary the first time down. In case of an accident, rescue is difficult and must be done by trained people. A strong Eskimo roll is highly recommended.
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As soon as you finish the booking, check your email. There you will receive the instant confirmation of your excursion
In that email you will also have the voucher. Print it or take it on your phone the day of your excursion.
This tour is 100% refundable until 72hs before your tour.