Kayak crossing and canoeing
At the Paraná’s Delta, hundreds of islands with jungle vegetation are framed by perfect channels and rivers fit for kayaks and canoes. Nature is purer at sections II and III of the Delta, where a good touristic infrastructure brings comfort to the crossing.
Heading to the North, the Paraná and Uruguay are the maximum river challenges in Argentina. The Chaco’s ecosystem, the Iberá Swamps, with a huge colony of yacarés, or the Paraná’s jungle in Misiones are oriented towards ecotourism.
In the Patagonia, Aluminé, Hua-Hum and Chimehuín are rivers most suitable for these sports. Aluminé river has complicated spots, and in 15 kms presents a 150 m slope; with Waikiki being its most famous rapid. Chimehuín is born at the Huechulafken lake, at Lanín National Park. It covers the transition between the Andes Range valleys and the plateau.
The Hua-Hum, in the border with Chile, has the spectacular frame of the valdivian jungle getting into the river. Northern Patagonia has countless options for kayaking and canoeing, but they require certain boating expertise.
The Nahuel Huapi lake outstands with its ramifications and cliffs. Other remarkable lakes are Lácar, Hermoso and Puelo. At Los Alerces National Park, the rivers Carrileufú, Rivadavia and Arrayanes join the lakes Rivadavia, Verde, Menéndez and Futalaufquen.