A complete list of equipment included in the package:
1) Down sleeping bag for 17°C
2) Sleeping mattress
3) Plate & Spork
4) 4 Season Winter tents
5) Cooking stove
7) Food & Beverages for the trip
8) Battery for charging USB electrical devices (phones, cameras)
10) Satellite communicator
11) First Aid Kit
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Ezeiza International Airport (Argentina)|
|RETURN TIME & DEPARTURE TIME||as per request|
Day 1 – Arrive and get accustomed
When you will arrive at Ezeiza International Airport, you will meet our Spanish speaking representative. Together, you will drive by a private transfer to 3* hotel (Waldorf or similar). The afternoon will comprise of a walking city tour of the city’s street art. A Spanish language lesson will be included for you to have some fun around the city! The evening will be free for you to relax.
Day 2 – Another domestic flight to Bariloche
After the breakfast and check out, we will be transferred to Jorge Newberry domestic airport for a flight to Bariloche. A private transfer will take us from Bariloche to the lake Pueblo (135km from Bariloche), where we will seep at the campsite. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day.
Day 3 – Trekking day
After the breakfast, but quite early in the morning, the group will take the boat to the other side of the lake. We will hike to our first camp beside Turbio river. No fording yet. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.
Day 4 – Trekking day
After the breakfast, the group will reach the end of the trail and we will need to get creative to find the best way to keep going forward. It will depend on the jungle density, river depth and cliffs that will block our way. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.
Day 5 – Trekking day
Same as the previous day. Lots of river fording and pathfinding. We should reach the Rio Turbio junction, called “La Horqueta”. We will leave the boats and some other gear with food there. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.
Day 6 – Trekking day
After the breakfast, we will keep hiking through the thick Valdivian jungle to reach the Mariposa Valley where we will see some large granite walls and glaciers. There’s no trail to get there, so it will take more work to get there than in the previous days. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.
Day 7 – Trekking day
Today we will head back to “La Horqueta”. Camp there overnight and have everything ready for the next day. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day.
Day 8 – Trekking day
After the breakfast, we will pack a raft down the Turbio river to its mouth at lake Puelo. The speedboat will pick us up and take us across to the campsite at lake Puelo. We sleep at the camp.
Day 9 – Returning back to Buenos Aires
A transfer back to Bariloche early in the morning for a flight back to Buenos Aires. On the arrival, the group will be transferred back to 3* hotel. Evening Tango show including a 3-course meal with drinks and a tango lesson will follow, with return transfers to the hotel.
Day 10 – A typical Argentinian day
After the breakfast, the group will be transferred out to Puerto Viejo Polo estancia for the day, where they will have a polo lesson, learn about life on an Argentine Polo estancia, enjoy a typical Argentine asado (BBQ) lunch and have the afternoon to horse ride, enjoy the grounds or to relax by the swimming pool. On a return to the hotel in the late afternoon, the group will have an end of the trip meal at a restaurant nearby.
Day 11 – Departure day
After the breakfast and late checkout, the group will have time to purchase any souvenirs of their trip in the nearby area before being transferred back to the Ezeiza International airport for their return flight.
Arrival and departure day’s activities are dependant on the arrival/departure times. These activities will be fitted into the trip on another day if activities are not possible on the day of arrival/departure.
Also, the itinerary is a guideline. Reaching the end of the Valley might not be possible due to terrain and weather conditions. Depending on the weather, we can start the rafting out earlier or postpone it. The river is Class I with no jumps and obstacles on most of the descent. On the last part, there might be some branches from trees to dodge. The rafts we will use are top-class Alpacka rafts, very durable, whitewater capable and very lightweight.