White waters & Rafting
More than four thousand kilometers of mountain range form a countless number of rivers that foster the development of white water sports in Argentina. With crazy water flows, many types of sediment, stones covered with water and new rapids appearing every year, the summer thaw marks the beginning of the rafting season. .
In the North, the Los Sosa river is for experts: with obstacles, stones, and Grade 5 whirlpools. Pueblo Viejo river has almost the same difficulties. The exception is the Juramento river in Salta, right after the Cabra Corral dam, where rafting is very accessible (grade 3).
The major rafting sites in Argentina are at the rivers Mendoza and Atuel. Potrerillos is the epicenter of water aquatic activities at the Mendoza river. There is rafting for beginners (grade 2 and 3) and for experienced rafters (grade IV). It has rapids like “Z”, “Quebrada del 60" and “Campo Minado”. Close to San Rafael, the Atuel river is ideal for a first rafting and ducky experience. At the neighbor province of San Juan, rafting rivers are Jachal and Los Patos.
In the Patagonia, Aluminé, Hua-Hum and Chimehuín are rivers most suitable for rafting. Aluminé river has complicated spots, and in 15 kms presents a 150 m. slope; with Waikiki being its most famous rapid.
Manso river is born at the eastern glaciers of Tronador mount, in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, ideal for those willing to share family adventures. The tour called "Manso a la Frontera”, near the border with Chile, has class 3 and 4 rapids.
Corcovado is the southernmost rafting proposal in Patagonia. Rafting is practiced in the second stage of the Corcovado or Carrenleufú. It features grade 2 and 3 rapids.