Hiking, climbing, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, and kayaking are all on the docket. Argentina’s Río Corcovado is a Class II–III starter river, but the Class V Futaleufú, across the Chilean border, has world-class white water. For ski information, see La Hoya.
Patagonia Verde (9 de Julio 926, tel. 02945/45-4396, www.patagonia-verde.com.ar) arranges activities like hiking, climbing, and riding. Frontera Sur (Sarmiento 784, tel. 02945/45-0505, www.fronterasur.net) organizes water sports like rafting (US$46 for a full day) and kayaking on the Corcovado, as well as hiking, riding, and mountain biking.
Epa Expediciones (Avenida Fontana 482, tel. 02945/45-7015, www.grupoepa.com) also does rafting and other activities.
For fishing licenses, contact the Dirección de Pesca (Belgrano 722, tel. 0297/45-1063); the season runs November–mid-April. Andrés Müller (Sarmiento 120, tel. 02945/45-4572, framumi [at] ar [dot] inter [dot] net) is a reliable independent fishing guide, while Rincón Andino (Miguens 40, tel. 02945/45-2185, www.rinconandino.com.ar) is a specialist operator.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition