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“The most fun we had in Argentina and in a long time!”
Review of Rafting El Chalten

Rafting El Chalten
Ranked #1 of 15 Tours in El Chalten
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The experience starts when the passengers arrive to our headquarters located in El Chalten. Visitors are given the necessary rafting equipment. The first 4 Km have calm and quiet water with the Fitz Roy at your back. Afterwards, we go over a deep ravine where we are able to enjoy a series of rapids for 8 Km. The speed ok the river keeps you alert up to the last 2 Km where we return to calm water. Important: Available from 12 years old (from 12 to 18, minors must be accompanied by their parents or legal tutor).
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Me and my family spent about 2 weeks in Argentina and 2 nights (3 days) in El Chalten, but this was the highlight of our trip. The wonderful guides, who spoke English perfectly, gave us watertight suits that would allow the majority of our bodies to stay dry and warm (ish) . They kept us safe with one guide in the boat and one guide in a kayak taking pictures, watching from a distance. We had great views of the mountains and the near by glaciers. The only thing was that our hands and feet were very cold so if anybody is thinking about doing this awesome excursion, I would recommend bringing very warm (or thick) neoprene gloves and some warm wool socks. They had some snacks and warm drinks in the car on the way back to the town which was greatly appreciated. The water was extremely cold because it was melted glacier water. The guide called, "Lolly", made the trip very fun by always being exciting and keeping us on our feet (literally). If you are thinking about bringing a action camera, AKA a GoPro, I would highly recommend bringing it because they have a few helmets with mounts for the cameras and if you are looking for a another view point, Lolly can put the GoPro on his head to film you and your family. They make sure that you know how to paddle, what to do in every possible situation of falling out of the boat, and the names of every rapid and rock formation along with the names of the mountains. Overall, this trip is for people who are willing to do some physical activity in the upper body. I have two kids the ages of 13 and 15 who were the perfect ages for this activity.

Thank Mako S
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Rafting El Chalten, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Mako S
Thanks a lot for your great review!
We are glad you and your family enjoyed the Rafting and the experience!!!!
Many thanks for your recomnendation about gloves and socks!
Regards
Staff Rafting El Chalten - Mil Outdoor

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

What a rush! This was such a great experience. I felt very safe and well informed on the raft. We had a very experienced guide. I love every minute, the laughter and screams. A great way to see a different side to Patagonia and also an nice change from hiking. Finished the rafting dry. The suits were warm and didn’t leak at. All. We got warm tea and muffins on the way back and they took great pictures during the rafting. I would highly recommend it. No experience is needed as they teach you everything you need to know.

Thank leesh86
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Rafting El Chalten, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks a lot for your review!!
Glad you enjoyed the experience!!
Kind regards
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Great experience rafting in el chalten ! They were very good in providing instructions in English and offered all of the right gear (onesie under dry suit to stay warm, booties, helmet etc.) I was able to wear leggings and shirt underneath as well.) I was warm the entire time (besides hands a couple of occasions but they adjust to 4 degree Celsius water temperature surprisingly quickly). The guides were very fun and engaging. The rapids were not overly overwhelming but a great way to experience rafting for first time !! Overall it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. We would recommend anyone to do it :)

Thank Melanie B
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Rafting El Chalten, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thanks a lot Melanie B for your nice review and recommendation!
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

My famiy spent two incredible weeks in Argentina over the Christmas break, and all four of us agreed that rafting in El Chalten was one of our top highlights. What an amazing experience, rafting down a river through some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscape in the world. It was a very windy day, which made the rapids high and fast, and TONS of fun. We stayed warm and dry -- we were given state-of-the-art wet suits, and laughed our way down the river, with our guides Lolly and Martin. "Everyone celebrate!!" (our victory cry after conquering each rapid). It was a day we will always remember.

Thank Taylor T
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Rafting El Chalten, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you so much for you fantartic review!
We are really glad you have enjoyed the Rafting and feel very proud of being the highlight of your trip!
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The team at Rafting El Chalten delivered a truly unforgettable experience with a white water rafting trip. The team were friendly, the equipment was good quality and appeared new and they were very professional throughout the tour. This tour offers a unique Patagonian experience that should not be missed.

Thank Jackson M
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Rafting El Chalten, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much Jackson M for your nice review!
Great you have really enjoyed the Rafting!
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