We enjoyed river rafting in the Aluminé, a fantastic river that crosses one of the most beautiful and less explored sceneries in the mountain range area in Neuquén.
Long before reaching Aluminé, a district in the mountain range area in Neuquén, the river after which this villages has been named winds around the scenery from the Andean Patagonian forest to the steppe.
This impetuous jade-colored water course starts at Lake Aluminé, which along with Lake Moquehue, represents the first water mirrors of the well known "Lakes Corridor". The large volume of the Aluminé offers stretches featuring degrees from II to IV, a condition that has caused it to be a privileged river among the best in the country for the practice of river rafting and kayaking. This is the reason why the main competitions regarding these aquatic sports are organised in these waters.
The river rafting ride has become a kind of baptism for those visiting this place. There options for all tastes and sizes, from the most intrepid to those searching to enjoy adventure with the family.
In order to have this experience, we reached Aluminé on the first summer days willing to grasp the paddles and have fun.
To the Rafts!
At three o´clock in the afternoon, when the sun would not give us a rest, Ricardo from Aluminé Rafting was expecting us at the base, 2 kilometers away from town, with a group of tourists and the rafts ready. As the river level was low at the time, we could not practice this activity in the upper Aluminé, where the hard rapids which require mores skilled techniques are located. Instead, in the area known as Abra Ancha, which spreads between kilometer marker 6 and 8, the river is navigable all year round and features a class II skill level.
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Tour Kind: Rafting
Level of Difficulty: Low
Duration: 3 hours approximately
Recommendations: The best season to enjoy river rafting class III and IV in Aluminé are from October to December, when the river volume is optimum for sailing throughout all its length.
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