We meet at the arranged place for the transfer to Lake Cholila, distant only 150 miles. We will set camp there on the inlet of the Carrileufu river, deep in the Andes mountains, where we will enjoy our first night out.
At dawn, after breakfast, we will get our kayaks ready for our first day on the Carrileufu river. This is a small river with a large water volume, without rapids but with several places with river trunks that do not involve much difficulty. We will be able to spot trout and a varied bird life while going downstream. This will be a long day, as we aim at reaching the mouth of the river on Lake Rivadavia and spending there our second night out. We will plan our second day on the water during dinner.
We will spend this day on Lake Rivadavia, guarded by the high peaks, until we reach the south inlet, where we will spend the night.
We will begin our fourth day on Lake Rivadavia, although we will stay there just for a while, as we will soon be on the Rivadavia river. Stretching for over 5 miles, this breathtaking river has only one very small rapid, as well as several places with tree trunks. Depending on the water level, we will be able to navigate through or else be forced to walk along shore. Soon we will be reaching the small Lake Verde, which we will cross swiftly to reach the Arrayanes river, where we will enjoy our fourth camping day.
The schedule for this day out is to hike up to Port Chucao, on Lake Men?ndez, where a boat excursion is available to visit two unique places: the Torrecillas Glacier, and a Larch Forest, where we will encounter "Grandfather" a 2,600-year-old tree. Back in our camp, we will get our kayaks ready and paddle to our next campsite, on Lake Futalaufquen.
On our last day, we will travel to the town of Esquel, where we will spend the morning and further return along a paved road to the town of Bariloche.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,600 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.
The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.