Whitewater rafting + rock climbing
In this adventure experience you will be able to feel the current and energy of the majestic melt waters with Rafting on the Mendoza River combined with all the adrenaline of Rock Climbing.
A little more than forty-five minutes from the city of Mendoza, in the heart of Potrerillos, is the base of operations. Here our expert guides will be anxiously waiting for us to live this mixed challenge that fuses the most fun rapids of Rafting and the most picturesque trails along the railroad.
The first thing to do will be to take the necessary equipment for Rafting, we have neoprene suits, boots, polar fleeces, raincoats, life jackets, helmets and paddles. Then we will learn the indications of the guides, who will teach us paddling techniques and everything related to safety. The waters in which we will navigate are known for their intensity and great sedimentation, which guarantees an extreme adventure in a class III+ river.
Once in the boats, we will be able to feel the real connection with this unique natural environment. During the tour, we will see magical places, full of legends. The rock waterfall, the labyrinth, the camel’s hump and the condor’s nest are some of the places that will make you feel all the fun.
After an hour of rafting, we will have free time for lunch with the best views of the Cordon del Plata peaks. You will be able to choose among the options that the parador has or coordinate in advance an additional one in your reservation with the best gourmet dishes from our specialized chefs.
For the second part of the day, we will have a brief introduction to rock climbing. We will familiarize ourselves with the equipment, which is composed of: climbing shoes, helmet, harness, ropes and safety carabiners. Then we will receive a safety talk and learn about the specific objectives of the activity. This part of rock climbing will have a moderate level of complexity, as it is thought as a perfect complement for a whole day immersed in the most outstanding landscapes of the Andes Mountains.
This combined tour has everything for the enjoyment of those seeking pure adrenaline in a unique natural environment. The most fun of the water with the imposing mountain, can be yours in this excursion.
After this adventure you won’t believe you did so much in just one day. Undoubtedly, you will return home as an adventurer.
At SAK Wine & Travel we want our trips to be a transforming experience for those who visit us and we know that sustainable tourism is the tool to achieve it. That is why in every excursion you do with us you are contributing to the care of Mendoza’s water.
What do you need for this tour?
We suggest you to bring these items for personal use to make your excursion perfect:
– Small backpack.
– Extra mineral water.
– Personal care items (lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen SPF50, antibacterial gel/wipes, insect repellent).
– Special clothing: hat or cap, sunglasses, comfortable and warm clothing (fleece/sweater, windbreaker), appropriate footwear for the activity.
Note: The best clothing for mountain activities is wool or synthetic materials in layers, as they dry quickly and keep warmth better. We suggest a base layer, then an intermediate layer, such as a light fleece coat or similar, and then a windproof and waterproof layer.
Safety tips: Inform the guide or driver of any illnesses, allergies or physical restrictions. Remember to bring your medication and administration instructions.