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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips


Whitewater can be found in many regions of this vast country for all levels of whitewater experience. Choose from Half-Day romps to week long whitewater excursions from the salt plains of the northern most region of Argentina to southwest Patagonia near the Chilean border.

Alumine River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): The Alumine is one of the true gems of Patagonian Argentina in terms of whitewater rivers. Beginning rafters can get their bearings on the class III whitewater in the upper canyon in preparation for the intermediate class IV whitewater downstream.

Atuel River Rafting Trips (Class II-IV): The longest river in Argentina and a world renowned destination for rafting, the Atuel offers a variety of whitewater rapids for a broad range of water enthusiasts from novice to experienced.

Corcovado River Rafting Trips (Class II-III): Flowing through the Patagonia region of Argentina one feels complete immersion in the natural surroundings of the Corcovado River. Ideal for beginners or more experienced rafters looking for a classic Argentine adventure.

Hua-Hum River Rafting Trips (Class III): Meaning “Hole in the Sky” in the Mapuche language, the Hua-Hum River has been said to be one of the most beautiful rivers in South America.

Juramento River Rafting Trips (Class III): Río Salado, literally meaning “Salty River” also goes by the name Juramento. The source of this multi-named river is found in the Andes Mountains. Traveling through the Salta region to the Santa Fe region of Argentina the river offers rafting for all skill levels.

Manso River Rafting Trips (Class II-IV): The Manso River, meaning “calm”, makes its way through the oldest protected region of Argentina, Nahuel Huapi National Park. The best rafting is found in its lower stretch near the border of Chile, the most popular region of Patagonia.

More About Rafting in Argentina

One of the best aspects of rafting in Argentina is that you can pair your river trip with an excursion to many points of interest throughout various regions of the country. Highlights include rafting in the Salta region in northern Argentina and then traveling a few hours east to Iguaza Falls near the Brazilian border. Home of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world and an hour and a half from Buenos Aires, the Devil’s Throat gorge gushes water over a drop 230 feet high. Visit Bariloche, a region resembling the alpine regions of Europe and nicknamed the “Switzerland” of South America for its soaring mountians and crystal clear lakes or the world famous vineyards of Mendoza in central Argentina, this gateway to the high Andes and the Chilean border produces over 70 percent of Argentinian wine. At the very southern tip of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego cradles distinct flora and fauna on this unique Patagonian island.