Here’s a list of the questions we hear most often in our offices. If you have any other questions for us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What time of year can I go whitewater rafting on the Manso River?

We provide services from October to April. In October we only operate with groups and from November we begin to work with individual reservations.

Is it safe to go whitewater rafting on the Manso river?

As with any adventure sport, rafting involves a degree of risk on the part of the participant. That said, at Aguas Blancas, we make your safety our number one priority both on and off the river, from the first-class equipment we employ to our professional guides and strict controls, we do everything in our power to minimize the risk to our passengers.

What should I bring along?

Manso from Villegas: we recommend you bring a complete change of clothes, a towel, a swimsuit, shoes that can get wet (you are not allowed to go barefooted) and sunscreen.

Manso to the Frontier: you need to bring your ID or Passport, a change of underwear or a swimsuit to change, a towel and sunscreen.

How long do we spend rafting?

Manso from Villegas trip: we raft 7km and according to the current of the river, this might take us between an hour and an hour and a half.

The Manso to the Frontier trip: is about 12 km long and takes around 2 hours.

Do I need any previous experience?

We recommend that you have some previous experience if you choose the Manso to the Frontier trip (class III rapids) mostly to have an idea of what rafting is about, but it is not essential.

If you are unsure, the Manso From Villegas is great for beginners to get some experience in the sport and get comfortable enough to try our more daring adventures!

Do I need to know how to swim?

Although knowing how to swim is not a prerequisite for our Manso From Villegas trip, we recommend you have a good level of comfort with moving water for the Manso to the Frontier rafting trip, as there are higher chances of making a premature exit from the raft. In case of accidentally falling into the river, it is important not to panic in order to follow the guide’s instructions or receive the assistance of the safety kayakist.

What is the minimum age limit?

Limay River: 3 years old

Manso from Villegas: 5 years old

Classic Manso: 5 years old

Manso to the Frontier: 14 years old

*Important: Children under 12 must be accompanied by at least one parent/ legal guardian.

Do we have to bring our meals?

All meals, be it breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack, are included in the price of almost all of our trips. The only exception is the Manso to the Frontier trip, in which you can choose to buy lunch at the campsite (paid in cash only) or to bring your own.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes. There are great sightseeing spots along the road to take pictures and once we are on the raft, we put them into a dry bag. But if you do not want to risk it you can always leave it in the car.

A professional photographer will capture all the action on and off the river. At the end of the excursion, his photographs will be available for you to purchase if you wish.

Do we get wet?

Yes, you get soaked.

Do you suspend the rafting trip if it is rainy?

The rafting trip does not get suspended in case of bad weather or rain.

Your gear will be reinforced with waterproof jackets if necessary.

As for lunch and snack services, they are provided in places sheltered from the rain.

Can I change the day of my trip?

Yes, as long as you do it 24 hours in advance.