The transfer takes us towards the southern part of Nahuel Huapi National Park. We’ll drive down the famous Ruta 40 highway, passing the Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillermo lakes. After bordering the Manso River we arrive at John’s Ranch, our base camp.
We’ll recharge our energy after the drive with a cup of coffee, listen to the safety talk, gather our gear, and get ready to hit the water. In the first part of our descent through the final section of the Manso River, the quietness of the river allows us to appreciate the environment, enjoy the white sand beaches and watch the waterfalls that splash into the river. Then, the Manso gets more impetuous. We'll be met with exciting rapids through narrow canyons surrounded by lush vegetation. With short breaks in between, we’ll start dropping through the chain of rapids that run from entertaining Class IIs to violent Class IVs, including "Ozone Hole", "Scrambled Egg", and "Little Toboggan".
The raft will shake and rattle, so it’s very important to pay attention to instructions from our guides. The Safety Kayaker is always at our side providing optimal safety, and allowing us to really enjoy the adventure.
The "International" Rapid is a Class II that announces our arrival at the Chilean border and the end of the day’s rafting. We load our equipment and make our way to John’s ranch, treading the road of an old muleteers’ path, as well as passing varied streams and cross creeks. When we arrive at John’s ranch, we will be surprised not only by the warm hospitality of the family, but also by the unequalled beauty of this typical Patagonian ranch. More than sixty years of work are reflected in the picturesque house, the warehouses, and the garden; the ranch itself home to an impressive view of Mt. Bastión. While sharing our many highlights of the day, we'll enjoy a delightful Patagonian asado (grilled meat). We then return to Bariloche, arriving at the hotel at around 7 p.m.
Includes: morning transfers, professional guides, equipment and insurance
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- Morning Coffee
- Group Equipment
- Personal Equipment