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“Amazing day rafting!”

Potrerillos Explorer Rafting
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Potrerillos Explorer is a boutique operator specializing in adventure travel, whitewater rafting and custom trip planning.We love to travel and we love our playground, so we enjoy taking the opportunity to share it with you. Our goal is to offer quality service in the adventure and travel industry no matter what your background, experience or budget is. At Potrerillos Explorer, we focus on quality over quantity. We take a more personal route in your adventure experience by specializing in smaller groups in order to provide higher-quality trips with greater attention to detail.We believe that friendly, experienced guides are what make the difference for the customer. Well traveled and bilingual, they are the most important part of our operation by providing you with a personal experience that sets us far apart from the rest.
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Mendoza, Argentina
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“Amazing day rafting!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I went just a few weeks ago with 7 other students that are studying in Mendoza. It rained and was pretty cold, but we still had so much fun! We were given clothes to stay warm and Mario and his team made it an amazing experience even though it was cold. We still hope to return again on a warmer day. If you are looking for great rafting in Argentina- this is your place!

Visited November 2013
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Potrerillos E, Director General at Potrerillos Explorer Rafting, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
thank for recommend us. it was a really cold day, even that you all were smiling, having fun and paddling hard, not matter weather condition.
We are proud to hear that would like to come back (in a sunny day, wich is more real here) and rafting with Potrerillos Explorer.
We hope to see you soon..
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Awesome experience! Amazing day!”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Mario and his team are awesome! My friends and I came up here for a day of adventure, and we got so much more. They had everything so well organized and put together. It made things very easy for us. They recorded videos for us on a gopro and took photos from land with a great camera. At the end, they had all the pictures and videos ready for us if we wanted to purchase them. Mario even helped me charge my camera before we went out into the water so I was able to take photos of my own. It was awesome! The day was beautiful, the experience was great, and I can't wait to be able to go back and do it again.
I would highly suggest to raft with Potrerillos rafting if you have the opportunity to do so!

Visited October 2013
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Potrerillos E, Director General at Potrerillos Explorer Rafting, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
thank for the friendly words and comments about your day of adventure shared with your friends and Potrerillos Explorer team. We also had so much fun in the water. Hoped your own videos are nice y funny.
We are in Potrerillos wating for more adventures, come see us again....
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Awesome custom day with Potrerillos Explorer!”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

My fiancé and I spent a fantastic day with a custom tour with Mario and his team. Since we only had one day available to explore the region, Potrerillos Explorer was the only tour company that responded to our request very last minute and put together a custom day existing of a horse riding tour in the morning followed by lunch and river rafting in the afternoon.

Mario picked us up at our hostel in Mendoza in the morning and told us with great pride about the Andes and the beautiful area on our hour drive to Potrerillos. Once there, Mario took us to a beautiful little farm where we met our horses and had a relaxing horse ride through the amazing landscapes where we saw condors, wild horses, incredible rock formations and interesting cacti and other plants while riding through little canions, hills and river beds. After the ride we were even offered some chocolates which was the perfect finish to the morning.

Once back in town, we had a very nice 3 course lunch at an authentic Argentinian restaurant with deliciously traditional meat grilled over open fire.

In the afternoon, we met Toni who helped us get ready with all the equipment for rafting. Mario gave us great safety and rafting instructions and off we went to Rio Mendoza. It was a cold day and we were the only ones on the river which didn't keep Mario and his team to be motivated and having fun. It was my first time rafting and the rapids were just big enough. The official photographer captured our experience with some great shots. After the rafting, we were even offered a hot shower back at the office which was very nice before we were driven all the way back to our hostel.

We felt like we were on a private tour the whole day which was excellent value for our money and Mario and his team were great in every aspect. We would definitely recommend anyone who visits Mendoza to book a tour with Potrerillos Explorer as they are fantastic, knowledgeable and flexible to accommodate any schedule or special interest/adventure.

Thank you to Mario and his team to make our time in Mendoza extra special!
Sidonia and Cyrus

Visited March 2013
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“I can now say that we've rafted on two continents.”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

A really fun, easy trip down the Mendoza River. Mario, our guide was helpful and very knowledgeable. We stopped for a snack at an abandoned train station halfway into the trip. When we were done, the food and drinks they provided were excellent.

Visited February 2013
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Mario M, Owner at Potrerillos Explorer Rafting, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Hello
Thank you for the great coment. We are proud that you enjoyed the fullday trip with us and happy to know that also are remember every step about it.
We will be waiting to share more adventure with you next summer.
Keep going rafting wherever you are at.
Suerte
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“A great day of activities!”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We went horse riding and rafting with PE and we really enjoyed it!

This was only my second time on a horse, and the route was a bit scary in parts, but really fun. The horses were great, no-one had any problems. My wife just wished we could have gone a bit faster. I was happy to go slow!

One possible improvement would be to have a bit of information about the geology and history of the area as you go. It was a bit quiet, although our guide was really nice.

We rafted when the river was really low, but it was still great fun. Our guide, Silvio I think, was brilliant. Don't sit at the front if you don't want to get wet!

Visited March 2013
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Mario M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Potrerillos Explorer Rafting, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Thank you for the reviewed.
These details will help us a lot to work out and get better our service.
About the horseback riding, this is classic situation, some people like it mellow and easy, some people wish it tougher. We focus on a safety ride and nice views.
We are proud that you enjoyed the rafting trip with a excelent guide.
Best regards.
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