Eastern Andes to the Pacific Ocean Expedition

This rafting adventure takes place on the rapids of the Manso River - taking you all the way down to Lago Tagua Tagua. You'll spend 6-8 hours a day rafting and then camp on the sandy beaches of the nearest lake or river.

7 Days


Eastern Andes to the Pacific Ocean Expedition - 7 - $1,650

Itinerary Map

Start from Bariloche and end at Puerto Montt

Landmarks visited on Eastern Andes to the Pacific Ocean Expedition

Operator's Itinerary

Trip Details

Day 1: Welcome and Check in Bariloche. We welcome you at Bariloche international airport. Introduction to the program and dinner with the Guides and Guests. Arrange of gear for next day

Day 2: Bariloche - Río Manso – Rafting to the frontier Argentina- Chile We drive to 100km from Bariloche to the Rio Manso, to Tierraventura camping. We change our clothes for the first Rafting Adventure . Rapids Class II and III getting to the frontier Argentina- Chile (8km rafting day). Here we stamp our passports in a nice cabin in the middle of the forest in between Argentina and Chile. First camping beside de river y “Playa Huiño”. Dinner and relax until next day

Day 3: Frontier ARGENTINA / CHILE –Torrentoso Camp After breakfast , back to the rafts and another day of rafting coming!! This day the rapids are little bit more challenging and technical, includes 2 portages. After one hour paddling starts the firsts rapids and son the first portage. Then some rapids Class III until we get to the second portage. The best rapid is a solid class IV called “Atajala si podés” (Catch it if you can) after we get to others rapids, getting finally to the Torrentoso Camp. End of the water part of the day. We change our neoprene for dry and warm clothes, getting ready to have a typical Patagonian Lamb made by real gauchos in the middle of an Andean Valley, listening the sound of the river and watching the stars.

Day 4: Trekking from Torrentoso Camp – Río Steffen After breakfast we get ready for a long trekking day besides the Manso River. We will trek 17 km above a deep canyon where runs the Manso River, impossible to navigate it. We will transit through many valleys and local farmers cabins who lives there, totally away from any civilization, living in a very rustic situation Arrive to Rio Tigre. Local farmers will welcome us and we will set up our camp close to them.

Day 5: Rafting Río Steffen – Lago Tagua Tagua After breakfast we head to the river join (Manso and Steffen). Here we meet again with the rafts where starts the best day for rafting. As son as we put- in the rafts the “Falso Trono” rapids welcome us. Fun and continuous rapids. At lunch time and after cruising two powerful rapids class IV, the canyon allows us to see an amazing and very green prairie. Then we will get to the Puelo River , the most powerful affluent from Manso River. Some kilometres more and we arrive to Lago Tagua Tagua. We spend the night in a Camp on the shore of the lake.

Day 6: Rafting Tagua Tagua – Océano Pacífico From the hotel some rustic “wood boats” will cruise us through the Lago Tagua Tagua. Takes 45 minutes more or less to get to the west side of the lake. Here we prepare the gear again to do our last descent getting finally to the Pacific Ocean. Rapids class II. The highlight of this day is the Volcán Yates showing its glaciers. Takes two hour to get to Seno De Reloncaví in the Pacific Ocean. The team welcome us and we celebrate the Andes crossing through the River. Transfer to Pto. Varas (closer city, close from Pto Montt). We spend the night in a nice hotel. Dinner with the team to celebrate again!!

Day 7: Puerto Varas – Bariloche/Petrohué/Puerto Montt Drive back to Puerto Montt, Petrohué. End of our services.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Price from USD $1,650 per person.

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  • Guide
  • Accommodation
  • Meals


  • Personal Equipment
  • Tips

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