Packrafting Rio Olivia from Ushuaia

From: $ 130.000,00

About the Excursion

Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Verano, Otoño, Primavera, Todo el año

Discover the majesty of the landscape by rafting on the Olivia River.

In this half day trip, which combines trekking with paddling, you will enjoy all the excitement of a river surrounded by peat bogs, where at every turn the landscape surprises you with its imposing snow-capped peaks and glaciers, a magical environment of the Andes Mountains. Designed for those who want to have fun, share and get carried away by the water. No previous experience is necessary, but a minimum of physical condition and an adventurous spirit is required. The boats are individual and very stable, which makes for a pleasant experience. At the beginning of the activity, we will give everyone a backpack with the inflatable boat, which is light, compact and easy to carry, weighing a total of 6 kg. The trekking is of low intensity and lasts 40 minutes. During the hike we cross through forests and peat bogs, native species of Tierra del Fuego. We arrive at the Laguna Mariposa where before entering the water we will inflate the boats and get ready. With all the equipment ready we will have a safety and paddling technique briefing. The lagoon is a space that allows us to gain confidence with the boat, practice the technique and feel stable and safe before entering the river. Between preparations and practices we are there for about an hour.

Get to know Tierra del Fuego from a different point of view

The second part of the adventure begins, an hour paddling down the river, steering our boat and letting ourselves go. We connect with the moment and the unaltered and imposing environment between mountains and valleys, mimicking the environment around us. Ducks, birds and sometimes beavers often appear in the river. Our first stop will be at a small river beach where the Laguna Esmeralda stream connects with the Olivia River. Here we will dedicate some time to eat something delicious and rest a little. It will be time to relax and share contemplating the majesty of the unique place where we are, alone, with no one around us. In the second part of the tour, we cross stretches with native forest and bushes on the sides of the river, the landscape that surrounds us is beautiful and our mission is to take care of it always bringing our waste and all that we see along the river.

Ideal activity for fans of adventure and trekking in the Patagonian forests.

To be taken into account

Departures: morning, afternoon and evening with dinner on the river! Difficulty: a minimum of physical condition and an adventurous spirit are required. Hiking time: 1 hour, distance 3 km (with 6 kg backpack). River Descent Time: 2 Hs approx. (+ picnic on a river beach).

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More details

  • Includes boat, paddle, life jacket, waterproof backpack and waterproof pants.
Does not include
  • Aspects not mentioned in the description
5 hs
Points of interest

  • Andes Mountains
  • Butterfly Lagoon
  • Olivia River
  • Laguna Esmeralda Creek


Cancellation Policy

The service can be cancelled without penalty up to 7 days prior to the activity. From 3 to 7 days prior to the activity, the penalty will be 50% of the final value of the excursion. From 0 to 3 days prior to the excursion the penalty cost will be *100% of the activity.

⚠️Devoluciones and refunds:

A transaction fee per payment method will be applied: 10% of the credit card amount and 5% of the amount for bank transfers.

For trekking excursions it is mandatory to bring hiking boots, backpack, water bottle and waterproof clothes.

Tours are not cancelled due to bad weather.

⚠️ The order of activities may change without prior notice.