• Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Cathy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Really enjoyed this tour, everyone was so nice and our guide made us feel so welcome and safe even though I could not speak Spanish. The staff made us feel very welcome. We had a great day. Professionally run, friendly and affordable. Loved it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The rafting was amazing! I don't know where to start. The guides were very very knowledge and gave us good instructions to keep all safe. We had a beautiful clear day the river rapids were very strong, I believe a class IV so I was told. On the river our guide was awesome and we had alot of fun and we stayed safe. I will spare you all the details while on the water so you can experience it yourself. We brought our GoPro to capture the whole thing and even bought the souvenir DVD pictures. After the rafting, we relaxed at the base and enjoyed a hearty lunch overlooking the river. I will do this again if I am in Mendoza in the future.

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!

Claire B

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

Really fun day! In reality the actual rafting experience was very short - maybe one hour in total. There was a lot of hanging around afterwards, waiting for the bus to take us back to town. But worth it for the rafting experience itself.

Thelma H

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

for my first river rafting experience, it was perfecto!

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