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First Ever White Water Rafting Course in El Chalten Launches

Argentina’s trekking capital of El Chalten is now offering guests the opportunity to experience white water rafting. Operated by Calafate Mountain Park, this new course is located inside Los Glaciares National Park, providing participants with incredible views of the towering Mount Fitz Roy and its beautiful surroundings.

Rafting El ChaltenThe route is divided into three sections, beginning in the Las Vueltas River and leading into the conjoining Fitz Roy River. After receiving a safety briefing and gearing up with the provided equipment, participants begin the journey by embarking in rafts on the first leg of the course. This segment has a distance of four kilometers and is the easiest of the three, allowing guests to familiarize themselves with the raft, the water and at the same time appreciate the beautiful scenery of the national park around them.

From here the real fun begins as the second segment opens with an initial rapid and continues with an eight kilometer stretch of exciting and challenging rapids. This section is the most difficult of the three and is the reason for the Class III difficulty rating of the course. The final leg of the course is a two kilometer portion of peaceful waters, providing a chance for participants to relax and enjoy more of the beautiful nature before heading back to El Chalten. The total duration of the course is around five hours and promises an exciting and unique adventure throughout.

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