Cabra Corral Dam, Juramento River
Low / Medium
Physical Requirement
Tiempo en el agua

Salta Rafting is one of the favorite adventure activities in Salta.

Many rivers in Salta province are able to practice this sport. But these rivers depends exclusively for rains in summer, and makes it not regular to do this activity all round year.

This is not the case of fabulous Juramento River. A large and important river that born in the 3 rivers unions: Arenales, Rosario and Guachipas.

Juramento River where Salta Rafting is practiced is dominated and content through various reservoirs and canals as derivatives.

The most importantly reservoir or dam is that everyone knows as “Dique Cabra Corral” Its official name is “Presa Embalse General Belgrano”.

The clear waters leaving the Cabra Corral dam, run between stones, curves and different natural formations, so it has been assigned the degree “River Level III” or Intermediate and the wikipedia explains:

It has medium turbulent waters with waves of no more than 1 meter, eddies dangerous to swimmers and any consideration for boats.
The navigation and requires technical knowledge and there are some important technical steps.

Characteristics of Salta Rafting

DEPARTURE For reservations with transfer from Salta: From the San Bernardo Convent at 08:30 am.
For those who go with their own vehicle: At 10:00 am at the Salta Rafting base on the Juramento River.
WHAT TO BRING? Comfortable sportswear, sneakers with sole, cap, sunglasses, a coat and sunscreen. Bathing suit, towel, insect repellent. Double change of clothes.
The price includes an optional neoprene wetsuit in case it is cold. Warm vests and neoprene slippers are also provided along with life jackets.
1 guide per raft.
Security Kayak.
Rafts, oars, helmet and life jacket.
Neoprene suit and fleece coats in case it gets cold.
Water shoes.
High quality photographs are taken with option to purchase at the end.
Transfer from Salta City.
Lunch (barbecue and vegetarian options).


  1. Can I combine Rafting and Canopy same day?  Yes, both activities are in the same location.
  2. There is a Parking place?  Yes.
  3. Other services?  Barbacue at lunch, PRO rafting photographs, towels, soap and shampoo.
  4. Is suspended due to bad weather??  Canopy is stoped by heavy rain and electrical storms only, rafting is usually done.
  5. Where activities are done?  In the Juramento River canyon 2 hours from the city of Salta.
  6. Do you offer Transfers?  yes, from the center, always by reservation. Out 08:30 am.
  7. What is included?  all equipment and pro guides.
  8. Activities are done all year long?  Yes, except June, close.
  9. Should we have experience?  There is no need, and they are given an instructive and safety talk before.
  10. Can I go with my children?  yes, they can do rafting from 5 years old and the canopy from 11 years old.
  11. Is there a place to eat?  yes, only for performing the activities and / or companions.
  12. How far in advance should I book?  With two days in advance if possible.

Tour Reviews

4.63 based on 3 reviews

We booked the whole package–transportation from downtown Salta, rafting, BBQ lunch & zip-lining (called “canopy” here). The quality of the equipment, the guides’ leadership (shout out to Stephanie!), the spectacular location, the food, the attention to safety–five stars all the way. Only drawback was the inability to purchase small numbers of the really good rafting photos. Only option is to buy all the photos on a CD for 400 pesos. That’s a bit pricey.


We went here as a family with our 9 year old boy. Our guide Steffy was really nice and professional in instructing us and made sure it was an unforgettable experience. She keept an extra eye on our son and made sure he wad always safe and enjoying the trip.

The rapids are category 2 and 3, perfect for us as beginners. It was still quite wild, do you really felt challenged still.

If you have the possibility for taking a trip with Salta Rafting: JUST DO IT (and bring your kids).


Rafting for amateurs exceeded expectations. Guides were nice and extremely professional. The Asado was top quality, even to Argentinian standards, and Cannopy was the cherry on the cake. Guides were great with children. Would do it again!

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