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Rafting, a must-see activity of a summer in Mendoza

Stronger for the daring, quieter for the fearful. Rafting in our rivers is a fixed one of our summer tourist offer.


Mountain rivers lend themselves to rafting. It is that the slopes that are drawn on the slopes of our summits are steep and dizzying so that the waters descend abruptly and tempting to navigate them by rubber. Rafting is practiced throughout the province, in winter or in summer. In the Mendoza River, if you come to visit the central area. On the Tunuyán River, if you go to the Uco Valley, and on the Atuel River, if your destination is the southern zone. Among other options.

Although of course, at this point it is necessary to describe what is the rafting, for some unsuspecting. It is about navigating the waters of a river on a drone manned by a group of people, who carry a paddle and follow the order of a guide. They do it with security elements such as lifeguards and helmets. The idea is to go in permanent feeling that you're going to fall, which ends up happening in some cases. The point is, depending on how big the river comes, the thing can be complicate more or less. In summer the water flow is higher, while in winter the theme is quieter.

Adventure in Mendoza

Tourists who visit Mendoza do so, in large part, for adventure sport. To the offer of rafting is added the zip line, canopy, horseback riding, quad biking, among others. But the former is usually more accessible, safe and familiar. That's why there are multiple companies qualified for the practice of this sport.

Of all these companies, many offer something special. Is to descend by one of our rivers, but by night. True, it sounds risky and dangerous, but there is a detail in all this. The moon officiates of giant reflector throughout the journey. Sure, when it's full. So general, the activity is usually accompanied by a campfire, something to eat and so on have a good time, because in this case the rafting itself is usually a little more Short. Obviously, this is better done in summer.

Finally, it is important to mention that, for the moment, the The price of a rafting trip in Mendoza ranges from $1000 for half a day to $3000 for the full day. However, it is always good to advise with Ente Mendoza Turismo or with the Tourist Directorates of the departments that offer this service such as Luján de Cuyo, Las Heras, Tunuyán and San Rafael.

Publication Date: 08/12/2019

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