Tour code: 5693RAFT
Discover the wild side of Mendoza on a white-water rafting tour down the Mendoza River. Soak up gorgeous scenery of vineyards and mountains, and test your paddling skills as you navigate the river’s intermediate-level rapids with an expert guide. Enjoy free time to explore the town of Potrerillos in the afternoon, where you can add on optional adventure activities like ziplining or trekking. No rafting experience is necessary — just bring your sense of adventure!


  • 3-hour rafting trip from Mendoza
  • Splash your way down the Mendoza River
  • Experience the white-water fun of rafting intermediate-class rapids
  • All equipment and professional guide provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Half-Day Rafting Adventure on the Mendoza River

Raft on the Mendoza River

While Mendoza is best known for its wine, the beautiful region is also a prime playground for adventure seekers. The tour begins with pickup from your Mendoza hotel and a scenic drive through historic vineyards to arrive at the town of Potrerillos. A local restaurant serves as your base camp for the day, complete with bathroom and locker facilities and river views. 

Change into a provided neoprene suit designed to keep you comfortable when you get soaked out on the river, and gear up with a helmet, vest and paddle. After a safety orientation and brief training from your guide, hop aboard an inflatable raft and set off to test your mettle on the Mendoza River. 

As you travel approximately 8 miles (13 km) down the river, navigate your way through mostly class II rapids (though rising water levels can lead to class III or IV rapids during the summertime). No experience is necessary, as your guide will provide instruction and tips during the ride.

After your triumph over the churning waters, change into dry clothes back at base camp and enjoy an afternoon of leisure time in Potrerillos. Explore the town on your own, or add on an optional adventure activity, such as a zipline tour, trekking, or rappelling. You can also choose to return to Mendoza early (hotel drop-off is not included with this option).

Customer Reviews

Chris USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of the highlights of our 21 day Chile/Patagonia/Argentina vacation. The tour group was outstanding including pick up and drop off from hotel, to their home base and making it feel comfortable, to the safety factor they followed for the rafting adventure, having plenty of gear wet suits, helmets, boots, etc to choose from. Although we did not take advantage of it - hiking and zip line was also available. After our raft adventure we enjoyed a very nice lunch cost extra before leaving. Very good food and a nice variety to choose from. I am 72 years old and did it after breaking 5 ribs to months earlier from a fall from a ladder. You can do it to and enjoy a great adventure.

Jennifer D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

We had a great time on this tour! They picked us up prompty at our hotel and took us to a little oasis in the mountains complete with a restaurant, huge patio, kitchen (with great food) and lounging chairs. We went whitewater rafting in the morning, which was one of the highlights of our trip to Argentina. We then did the ziplining in the afternoon, which had lines that extended over the Mendoza River. Some of the longest I've ever experienced. The guides were professional and helpful and the costs for these excursions was very reasonable compared to their competitors. I highly recommend!

Thelma H

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

for my first river rafting experience, it was perfecto!

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