Pucon Classics – Advanced (III to IV)

For skilled whitewater kayakers ready to up their game whether that be charging fun boofs, challenging self with safe rapids, experience a basalt canyon, or notching clean waterfalls this trip has got the goods. River types include both bigger volume and creek canyons. Features include ramping boulders, play featuress, creeking tight eddies, clean waterfalls, and basalt canyons. Its downright spectacular. Your instructors know the features, every boof, challenge move, play wave, and eddy line. Highlights start on day one and continue until you depart proud of your whitewater accomplishments. By the end of this week your skills will improve so much you’ll wish you had another week to continue progressing. Biggest surprise? How much your skills will not only improve during your week, but will continue to improve throughout the year.

Which Chile kayak trip – Intermediate or Advanced? We answer UK kayaker Kevin Dudley with a self-analysis. Want to know more? Email [email protected] or message +1-828-788-5135.

What Is Included

  • Breakfast, lunch, appetizers & dinner.
  • Kayak rental.
  • Airport transfer *per published times found on registration page. 
  • Riverside communal ammenities & lodging.
  • Industry leading guides and Team Buena Onda.
  • Daily kayak and adventures.
  • River and town transports.
  • Two house bottles of vino or pisco sour nightly.  
  • KEEP KAYAKING shirt.
  • New friends for life. 

Not Included

  • Team Buena Onda Tips. Recommend 9% to 15% of trip cost to be split across team participants.
  • 1 meal out per week at local culinary adventure.
  • Personal provisions. There are markets within walking distance of retreat.
  • Some optional multi-adventure activities such as massage therapy and hot springs.
  • Airport transfers outside of scheduled times.


Nuble River // Maipo River // San Pedro River // Upper Palguin River // Lower Palguin River // Upper Fuy River // Lower Section of Middle Fuy River // Maichin River // Upper Trancura River // Lower Trancura River

Tentative Itinerary

*Itineraries are tentative pending skills and water levels.

DAY 1 (SAT). Bienvenidos a Pucon Chile. Orientation.

Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome. If time allows we will get you on the river ASAP to wash off the jet lag.
Welcome to Pucon Kayak Retreat appetizers, provisions, and dinner by fire.

DAY 2  (SUN) River Goals, Coaching, Boofing, Piercing Eddies and Making Moves

AM – Kayak Theory + Chile kayaking Lower Rio Trancura River (III to III+)
PM – Chile Kayaking Upper Rio Trancura (III, IV, IV+ w/portagables) run.

DAY 3 (MON). Lower Palguin + Upper Trancura

AM – Lower Palguin (III to IV+)
PM – Kayak Chiles Upper Trancura or Turbio Lava Falls and Swimming Holes

DAY 4 (TUE) Maichin Canyon Plus Multi-Sport Option

AM – Kayak Chiles Rio Maichin Canyon (III to IV+)
PM – Pucon Chile Multi-Sport Activity Option

DAY 5 (WED). Lower Trancura + Upper Palguin + Palguin Appetizers

AM/PM – Lower Trancura lap (III to IV).
Afternoon – Kayak Theory Art of Kayak Flight. Kayak Chiles Upper Rio Palguin (IV).

DAY 6 (THU) Travel Day – Kayak Chiles Rio San Pedro

AM – Full Day Road trips are big days and often the group favorites. An early breakfast followed by won of the most scenic drives circling volcanos, lakes and rivers.
Travel Dinner. *Guests are responsible to cover this cultural dinner estimate at $US12 to $US20.

DAY 7 (FRI) Morning Optiona. Palguin Friday Afternoons. 

AM – Group options for morning.
PM –Upper Palguin Laps.
Celebration asado.

DAY 8 (SAT) – “We hate good byes.”

AM – Packing and Pucon souvenir shopping .
PM Temuco Airport Transfers.


Lodging Options

River Suite (pp dbl occ)

Hosteria Cabañas (pp dbl occ)

Treehouse Dorm (pp shr occ)

Camp (pp)

Trip Details

Skill Level: III+ to IV+

Deposit:  $750 deposit. Read Payment Guarantees

Arrival City: Temuco Airport (ZCO) – 11 AM to 5 PM

Departure City: Temuco (ZCO) – 11 AM to 5 PM

Trip Length: 8 Days

Multi-Sport Option Available: YES. 

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