Discover Argentina's best family-friendly highlights on this weeklong itinerary. Begin with a walking tour of metropolitan Buenos Aires, visiting the city's most famous sites in an interactive setting. Next, you're off to the Lake District and the famous alpine city of Bariloche, where you'll enjoy kayaking, hiking, and whitewater rafting down the Río Manso. Finally, return to the capital city for one more day of food and fun.
The adventure begins at John's Camp, which is located down Route 40 from the city of Bariloche at the edge of Nahuel Huapi National Park. John's is more than a simple campground, too; more than 50 years of work are reflected in this stunning property, from the main house to the beautiful garden abounding with flowers and trees, all of it surrounded by an unobscured view of Mt. Bastion. After a light breakfast of coffee and croissants, the group will change into wetsuits. Then, after a safety talk from the head guide, it will be time to embark down the Río Manso.
The initial stretch of river cuts through a canyon, and it's challenging but beautiful as well. There's fertile vegetation on the riverbanks and some of the best whitewater in the region stretching out in front of you. The rapids are class III and IV, so be prepared to get wet. Even the mere names of the rapids evoke excitement and adventure: Ozone Hole, Shout and Turn, Little Toboggan, and Scrambled Egg are some of the sections you'll brave before pulling up to the riverbank at the Chilean border to enjoy a bit of lunch. Afterward, it will be time to transfer back to Bariloche.
Itineraries with Rafting the Río Manso
Argentina is a destination that's fun for the entire family. During this action-packed adventure, you'll discover some of the country's best family-friendly highlights. Begin your adventure by exploring the metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires on foot, visiting the city's most famous sites while learning about its rich history. Then it's off to the Lake District and the famous alpine city of Bariloche. Here you'll enjoy nature hikes, kayaking excursions, and even a whitewater rafting trip down the Río Manso. Finally, you'll return to Buenos Aires where you'll indulge in city life one more day before returning home.