Adventure Kayak, Limay River 2 days


  • Kayak en Bariloche

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Our two-day adventure trip begins at only 62 miles from the wet forest of Bariloche, in the middle of the Steppe, where it only rains 10 to 12 inches per year. In the Mapuche aborigine tongue, Limay means “crystal-clear”.
We kayak along this river until it meets the Traful River, rowing 3 to 4 hours a day on very calm waters, and enjoying unique scenery.
On our second day, we bear witness to the Patagonian past by taking part in an archaeological excavation with experts who teach and guide us, and we also share different activities with rural dwellers, which include a tasty Patagonian barbecue. With luck, we get to see guanacos, condors, eagles, trout, and other animal species, until we reach the Enchanted Valley, where the scenery is truly breathtaking. Three days getting to know and enjoying life in the Limay River, one of the true big clear water reservoirs in Argentine Patagonia. PURA_VIDAPATAGONIA invites you to discover a unique way of life on the river shores, among river folk…

Programme

Previous day: If it is not possible for you to check in at our office, we ask that you call us on the previous day to confirm the exact time and place to pick you up, and so that we may answer any last-minute queries.

Day 1: We meet at the arranged place for the transfer to the source of the river, where we become acquainted with our kayaks and the rest of the group while we pack. After a brief talk on kayaking safety and orientation, we are ready to begin our trip. We row along the Limay River until reaching the Rincón Chico area, where we set up our camp.

Day 2: On this day, we row half our journey from its central point, getting to know the river folk, their customs, and their anecdotes. After lunch, we approach the Enchanted Valley, with strange rock formations that make it a very special place. After a pleasant day, we reach the spot where the Limay and Traful rivers meet at approximately 3 pm. A van awaits us there to take us to the town of Bariloche

Summary of the trip

Type:
2 days touring kayak
Start: 
Limay river
Difficulty level: 
Medium
Includes: Kayaks, rowing gear, english-speaking guides, delicious meals, camping gear (except for sleeping bag and insulation pads), insurance.
Sights/what to do: 
Wildlife, local culture, Enchanted Valley
Flora/Fauna: 
Guanacos, birds, trouts, etc.

Requirements:

  1. Physical shape in accordance with the activity to carry out.
  2. Swimming ability.
  3. Will to strictly follow the indications of the guides, and to enjoy adventure in Patagonia.
  4. No prior experience required.
  5. Minimum number of passengers: 2.
  6. Read and accept the General Conditions and submit a signed copy of the Disclaimer.

 

Notes:
The outing is available from september to april, even with rain or snow.

Depending on weather conditions, the place of the outing could change.
We must bear in mind that this is a true touring kayak expedition, which means that we are self-sufficient, carrying in our kayaks everything we need for the trip.