Chile Whitewater Kayak Trips by Skill or Month

Chile Rivers are known for clean waterfalls, turquoise blue waters, basalt canyons, and great whitewater features mostly by countless pro kayaker videos. But few realize Chilean rivers are equally safe and fun for beginner Chile whitewater kayak trips, intermediate Chile kayak trips, and advanced Chile kayak trips. Whether you are just starting to learn kayaking, want to safely master your combat roll, get media of boofing a clean waterfall, or are coming to run the basalt canyon stouts… Pucon Kayak Retreat offers kayaking options for all skills.  

Beginner Chile Kayaking Trips

Class I to III

Beginner whitewater kayaking in Chile is exciting as you learn paddle skills, the whitewater roll, and get to explore rivers in your kayak. Kayakers begin with learning to roll in a lake or hot springs and daily practice your new skills on a safe river section. Whitewater skills you will learn include strokes, rolling, eddy catching, and ferrying rapids.

Intermediate Chile Kayaking Trips

Class II to III+

Intermediate whitewater kayakers have a multitude of class II to III+ river sections with remarkable eddyline, current, rapids, and boof features for safe development. Your riverside base is the heart of Chile’s most abundant whitewater. By the end of the week it’s possible to run a waterfall or advance to running class III+ to IV rapids.

Advanced Chile Kayaking Trips

Class III+ to IV

Experienced river ready whitewater kayakers with combat rolls progress and explore. River features include boofing, high speed eddy hopping and piercing, in-rapid challenges, and big water or low volume access. Trips offer a variety of rivers, cultural experiences, and personalized instruction. Did we mention there are clean waterfall options too?

Expert Chile Kayaking Trips

Class IV to V

Expert whitewater kayakers requested our infrastructure, network, and professionals to gain access and experience Chile’s most exciting rivers and canyons. For solid kayakers with creeking experience seeking to charge stouts, spouts, and boofs. Trips feature Chile’s best river canyons, fast paced rapids, and waterfalls. We’ll deal with access, safety, and logistics. You enjoy the best runs of your life. 

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Our Kayak Trips Include

Gear

Chile’s best whitewater kayak fleet allows guests to select preferred and reliable kayak. 

Lodging

Choose from unique riverside lodging options that best suit your comforts & budget.

Wining & Dining

Trips include chef cooked breakfast, lunch, appetizers, and dinner. 

Transportation

Airport transfers, daily river trips, and multi-adventure activities in reliable vehicles. 

Pucon Classics Advanced (III to IV)

Multiple WEEKS Available
MOST POPULAR. Want to up your kayaking game with the safety of world class coaches on rapids that will challenge and excite you? Trip guarantees blue rivers, waterfalls, slides, and boofing all on world class creeking and big rivers.

Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Multiple Dates Available
Fifteen river sections for intermediate kayakers ready to up their game learning rapid navigation, self-scouting, piercing eddies, boofing, edge control, and explore Chile’s beautiful rivers. Bring a friend or bond with new ones during your daily challenges.

Pucon Creek Week (IV to V)

Multiple Dates Available
Chile’s best whitewater kayaking within Pucón’s basalt canyons. High speed rapids, big water, huck and plug waterfalls… Boof right. Boof left. Everywhere a boof.

Clubs, Schools &
Custom Groups

Got a group or itinerary that does not fit with our planned trips? We can customize a trip for you. If you have a dream itinerary, we have the existing infrastructure, resources, and staff to accommodate you. Not sure what you have in mind for your trip? We can help with that, too. Many clubs, schools, and groups work closely with our team to organize custom logistics.

Our Calendar of Scheduled Trips

Pucon Classics Advanced (III to IV)

Pucon Classics Advanced (III to IV)

Multiple WEEKS Available
MOST POPULAR. Want to up your kayaking game with the safety of world class coaches on rapids that will challenge and excite you? Trip guarantees blue rivers, waterfalls, slides, and boofing all on world class creeking and big rivers.

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Beginner Whitewater Kayak Chile Trips

Beginner Whitewater Kayak Chile Trips

Multiple Dates Available
For beginner and wannabe whitewater kayakers. Equipment, rivers, fun adventures, and challenges included. Bring a friend or meet new ones while you learn to kayak Chile rivers.

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Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers

Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers

JAN 18 – 25
Advance Kayak Chile’s best January whitewater destinations with the Fuy blue waterfalls and Pucon rivers and basalt canyons. Rio Fuy offers multiple sections from mellow to advanced within the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve. With Pucon’s diverse river options this is as good as kayaking gets.

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Pucon Multi-Sport Adventures

Pucon Multi-Sport Adventures

FEB 5 – 12
Pucon’s best multi-sport adventures travelers choose from raft, horse, hot springs, wine tasting, volcanos and glaciers while living riverside.

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Students Kayak Chile Rivers and Waterfalls

Students Kayak Chile Rivers and Waterfalls

DEC 18 – JAN 2
Students kayak Chile waterfalls, rivers plus earn swift water rescue certification. We’ll throw in a vertical canyon extraction scenario just to give students the best rescue training in kayaking. Check out our Holiday Trip Gifting options… you’ve earned it.

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Huilo Huilo Plus Pucon Multi-Sport

Huilo Huilo Plus Pucon Multi-Sport

JAN 18 – 25
Choose from Pucon and Huilo Huilo Biological Reserves best adventures and comfort activities. Riverside lodging, and reliving your failures and summits with friends and warm fire. Is this real life.

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Kathy Zerkle and Friends Chile Birthday Party

Happy birthday Kathy. Over the years nurse/ranger/psychotherapist Kathy Zerkle has mended more broken river bodies and minds than all of us put together. It is with great pleasure that Pucon Kayak Retreat offers Kathy & friends a birthday week of retreat Chilean river style amongst her besties.

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Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Multiple Dates Available
Fifteen river sections for intermediate kayakers ready to up their game learning rapid navigation, self-scouting, piercing eddies, boofing, edge control, and explore Chile’s beautiful rivers. Bring a friend or bond with new ones during your daily challenges.

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Week of Rivers Chile Kayaking Trip

Week of Rivers Chile Kayaking Trip

Multiple Dates. FOR Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced Kayakers
For clubs & groups with a range of skills: beginner – intermediate – advanced kayakers. Beginners and intermediates can safely learn while advanced kayakers can challenge their skills with separate rivers and instructors. Celebrate nightly around the fire.

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Pucon Creek Week (IV to V)

Pucon Creek Week (IV to V)

Multiple Dates Available
Chile’s best whitewater kayaking within Pucón’s basalt canyons. High speed rapids, big water, huck and plug waterfalls… Boof right. Boof left. Everywhere a boof.

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Best Chile Adventure Study Abroad Semester

Best Chile Adventure Study Abroad Semester

JAN 3 – APR 15
Students earn 16 to 19 credits in BUS management, OUT recreation, sustainability, marketing and internships. Tour Patagonia threatened rivers, meet Chilean students, learn business management, and explore Chile.

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Hughes Family Goes to Patagonia

Hughes Family Goes to Patagonia

Hughes Family Goes to Patagonia! It is with pride retreat owner David Hughes announces the Hughes Family Goes to Patagonia trip. This page serves as a guide and checklist for the Hughes Family Patagonia Vacation Plan. Trip will focus on mellow activities, back yard...

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