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All Day Trip: Departure: 10:00 am. Return: 07:00 p.m.

Agenda: We pick up the passengers at their lodging. We leave Bariloche through Route 258, proceeding to Lake Steffen passing lakes Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillelmo. Once at the Steffen, while the guides set up the rafting gear we change in to our rafting attire. After a brief Put-in Safety Talk given by the head-guide, we are ready to go down the Río Manso.

Surrounded by high peaks and exuberant forest, our raft drifts downstream while we watch the rich flora of the National Park: coihue, cypress, arrayan, maiten, radal, colihue cane, chilco, etc. We can also watch birds such as martin pescador (king fisher), bandurria, avutarda and tero. The crystal clear waters of the Manso will allow us to watch different kinds of trout as well.

After approximately an hour and a half, we come ashore in a beautiful sandy beach, where our guides will prepare a delicious lunch. The meal consists of: vegetables, cold meat, breads, dressings, fruits, juices and something sweet.

Around 3:00 p.m. we are all set to resume the trip. From here on, the Manso becomes more and more thrilling. Alka Seltzer, Billiard Edge, Hippo Tooth, Roller Coaster and Magnetic Rock are some of the rapids we will run. In the summertime, we like to enjoy a plunge in the lukewarm backwaters. After merging with Rio Villegas we run the most exciting rapids. When we arrive in the Lower Manso valley, the trip concludes.

Once we arrive to our private take out, Campo Piedra Pintada (Painted Rock Ranch) we change clothing and enjoy an exquisite snack. We then start our trip back to Bariloche, arriving around 7pm.

Difficulty: Class II - III

Includes: Transfers, guides, rafting outfit (with waterproof pants and jackets), lunch and snack


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