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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Manso River

Location: South of Bariloche Patagonia, Argentina

The most popular region in Patagonia and nicknamed the “Switzerland” of South America. The town of Bariloche, a 2 hour plane flight west from Buenos Aires, resembles European Alpine regions.

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Level of Difficulty: II-IV / Beginner – Intermediate

Rafters look forward to such rapids as “Montaña Rusa” (Roller-coaster) and a challenging obstacle called Roca Magnética (Magnetic Rock). Fast water currents create lots of action on this river. Fun waves and cascades provide continuous smiles. In the summer quiet pools form and make a swim irresistible.

Scenery: Birdwatcher’s paradise, sandy beaches surrounded by Andean woods

The turquoise, glacial melt waters cultivate native forests and wildlife. A backdrop of snow-capped mountains surrounded by plant life such as coihues, cypresses, myrtles, maitenes, radales, cañas colihues and chilcos. Birds such as kingfishers, ibis, avutardas and lapwings may be observed flying over the crystal-clear waters of the river.

Season: November – March

Summer months provide best flows for rafting on the Manso River