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Patagonia custom trips - Argentina & Chile - South America


Patagonia location map - Rafting Andes crossing multisport adventurePatagonia custom active trip -
Whitewater rafting over the Andes to the Pacific ocean

* Duration of journey: 14 days, 13 nights

* Best months to travel: December to March

* Visiting: San Carlos de Bariloche, Manso valley from Argentina to the Pacific in Chile crossing the Andes, Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Angelmó docks..

* Type of trip: adventure - active trip (whitewater rafting, horseback riding, trekking & hiking)

* Includes: all entrance fees in national parks and reserves, complete gear, specialized guide for rafting, horseback riding and trekking, full board on tent nights, transfers in Chile and Argentina, all overnights in hotels and inns with breakfast and dinner (except in Buenos Aires - breakfast only), in Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Puerto Varas in 3*** hotels at double rooms with private bathroom




Patagonia (Argentina & Chile) adventure custom trip itinerary:

La Boca - caminito Buenos Aires - Patagonia adventure tour crossing the Andes, Argentina - Chile Private, tailor made trip South AmericaDay 1 - Buenos Aires:
Arrival at Buenos Aires airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay with breakfast included



Day 2 - Bariloche:
Transfer to the domestic airport, flight to Bariloche (not included) in Northwestern Patagonia. Overnight at a cozy hostel in Llao Llao, 25 km from San Carlos de Bariloche. Three hour scenic excursion around "Short Circuit" in the beautiful lake district of Nahuel Huapí.
Overnight stay with breakfast included



Day 3 - Bariloche:
Bariloche lake Nahuel Huapi view with Andes - Patagonia active tour, Argentina - Chile Private, tailor made rafting & horseback riding trip South AmericaMeeting with the rafting guide, short itinerary briefing of the Manso river which crosses the Andes ending in the Pacific ocean,
setting all the equipment for the rafting. Personal afternoon (free time).
Same overnight stay as previous day.



Day 4 - Manso river valley - Steffen lake:
Crossing to Steffen Lake, where we begin our 7-day tour over the Andes to Chile. Rafting along the emerald green Manso River (Grade II-III). Whitewater rafting this section is quiet easy so it serves as a training for the big rapids, at the lower end of the Manso river. Lunch and dinner in the midst of an almost virgin landscape with beautiful views to the Andes and souranded by Andean forest.
The next six nights are spent at the camping site.



Whitewater rafting Manso river, crossing the Andes - Patagonia active tour, Argentina - Chile Private, tailor made rafting & horseback riding trip South AmericaDay 5 - Horseback riding or mountain biking through the Manso river valley (single track):
After breakfast we mount our horses (or mountain bikes) and ride along a shoreside track in the direction of Chile. Wonderful views of Andes mountains and waterfalls await us on the way. (2 hours trekking)



Day 6 - Manso river rafting with duckys:
The whitewater rafting excursion in the river Manso valley continues rafting on kayaks (duckys), where we'll see carp swim around us in the crystal clear waters (about 3 hours paddling leg). After lunch we continue rafting over rapids class III - IV for about 2 hours Shortly after the border crossing to Chile at Leon pass, we set up camp on the river shore and enjoy a Lamb Asado.



Day 7 - Manso river valley horseback riding:
Whitewater rafting Manso river lower, crossing the Andes - Patagonia active tour, Argentina - Chile Private, tailor made rafting & horseback riding trip South AmericaInhabitants of this remote Manso river valley will lend us their horses. Descent on horseback in the midst of the luxurious and damp wilderness called Valdivian rainforest, which shall leave a deep impression on us. We follow the Manso river bank first to the South then turning to the Northeast to Los Morros river with great views of the Andes.
We stay for the night at a Chilean old settler family house or we camp.



Day 8 & 9 - Manso river valley horseback riding:
We continue on foot - hiking or on horse - riding along the Manso river, descending toward the Cochamo river valley which flows to the Reloncaví on the Pacific ocean.
We set up camp for the night.



Day 10 - Manso river valley hiking - Puerto Varas:
Horseback riding Manso river lower, crossing the Andes - Patagonia active tour, Argentina - Chile Private, tailor made rafting & horseback riding trip South AmericaAfter a hearty breakfast, we do some hiking, the last leg until we reach the end of the Manso river which flows into the fiord on the Pacific ocean. Transfer with bus to Puerto Varas.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Puerto Varas by Llanquihue lake shore, with great view to Osorno volcano at front.



Day 11 Puerto Montt - Angelmó market:
Trasfer to Puerto Montt with regular bus (20 minutes). A visit to the very picturesque Angelmó Fish Market in Puerto Montt, where we will also find a great variety of handmade rugs and other such wares, chilean crafts.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Puerto Varas



Day 12 - Bariloche:
Puerto Montt, Angelmó market, crossing the Andes - Patagonia active tour, Argentina - Chile Private, tailor made rafting & horseback riding trip South AmericaRegular service bus to Bariloche, overnight stay at Llao-Llao in an inn.



Day 13 - Bariloche - Buenos Aires:
Private transfer to Bariloche airport, flight back to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and overnight.



Day 14 - Buenos Aires:
City-tour through the center of Buenos Aires
, an overwhelming metropolis, visiting several public buildings, harbor, the Tango quarter San Telmo, and very typical cafés. In the afternoon transfer to the international airport and departure flight.


LLANQUIHUE LAKE Chile, crossing the Andes - Patagonia active tour, Argentina - Chile Private, tailor made rafting & horseback riding trip South AmericaIncludes: all entrance fees in national parks and reserves, complete gear, specialized guide for rafting, horseback riding and trekking, full board on tent nights, transfers in Chile and Argentina, all overnights in hotels and inns with breakfast and dinner (except in Buenos Aires - breakfast only), in Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Puerto Varas in 3*** hotels at double rooms with private bathroom

Not Included: flights, airport taxes, optional excursion and activities, insurance, medical insurance, extras, not specified meals, extras tips and gratitude to the guides.

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