Chile Whitewater Kayaking Trip Designed for Diverse Groups

Finally, a whitewater kayaking trip that encompasses the diveristy of skills for whitewater clubs, schools and groups for friends. Imagine your kayak group living riverside at the epi-center of the world’s best whitewater rivers. Development sections with playful and challenging features are in each direction. The Palguin guarantees year round clean waterfalls. This trip means beginners and intermediates can enjoy kayaking the same week as advanced kayakers on different sections. The perfect trip for diverse skills.

Pikes Peak Whitewater Club needed a kayak trip for class II to III boaters still swimming, III+ kayakers seeking to be challenged, and a couple of chargers wanting to run clean waterfalls. Group organizer Randy Lindovsky found the perfect trip for the PPWC members.

“I’m not good enough to kayak in Chile.” We often hear this and shake our heads. It’s akin to the person who wants to get in shape saying, “I’m not strong enough to go to the gym.” You go to the gym because you want change, and the hardest part is first going. Joining a kayak trip with PKR is more than an adventure vacation. It’s a week or two of progressive kayak instruction on proper whitewater features. Of course, our team is trained on safety and river knowledge. More impactful is the application of skills lessons to fun and challenging features.

Who should whitewater kayak the Chile Week of Rivers? 

Combat Proof Guarantee. Each kayaker will learn and progress with student-centric instruction on appropriate level river features.  You will be provided safe challenges, exploration, whitewater accomplishments and skills foundations that will help you develop for years.

For Beginner Kayakers. Rolling and river running fundamentals on class II to III with daily instruction and features. Itinerary follows closely the Rolls and Rivers program mixed in with intermediate river sections.

For Intermediate Kayakers. Progress your skills, improve river running confidence, practice advanced boat and paddle mechanics all while paddling Chile’s beautiful III to III+ rivers. Heck, you might even run a clean waterfall. Follows closely Pucon Classics Intermediate program.

For Advanced Kayakers. Kayakers will step up established fundamentals and apply to more challenging river features. Lessons include: boat scouting/leading; waterfall protection, safety, and art of flight lessons; and advanced skills river challenges and applications. Kayak group leadership lessons offered upon request.

For Non-Kayaker Friends. Want to join your friend or partner but don’t kayak? We’ve got you covered with our Multi-Sport Adventure Trip itinerary.

Full Group Activities. Meals and lessons happen at your Pucon riverside home where you’ll laugh at your failures and celebrate your accomplishments nightly. Each morning we’ll instruct lessons to apply to the day’s features and challenges. Some rivers like the Rio San Pedro all will paddle: beginners in inflatables, intermediates with kayak or inflatable options, and advanced will charge the big waves and stouts. Hot springs, hikes, Pucon tours, and other options are available.


Tentative Itinerary

*Due to water levels, skills, and group needs the following itinerary is subject to change and is a best prediction of the itinerary.


Day 1 (SAT)

Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting, orientation and welcome.
Potential afternoon river run or activity pending time. Welcome dinner to Pucon Kayak Retreat.

Day 2  (SUN) Skills Assessment on Lago Villarrica and Rio Tolten Chile Kayaking 

AM – Beginners & Intermediates. Rio Tolten & Lago Villarrica (I to III). Rolls and Strokes at Lago Villarrica plus river run.
Advanced Kayakers. Skills assessment Lower Trancura laps.
PM – Rio Tolten (II to III) Plus Artisan Ice Cream

Day 3 (MON) Liucura Wave to Rio Trancura Confluence Chile Kayaking

AM – Kayak Theory Lesson. Beginners. – Liucura Bridge to Wave; Intermediates/Advanced – Liucura Wave to Quelhue Bridge.
PM – Beginners. Trancura Delta and roll practices; Intermediates/Advanced – Lower Trancura

Day 4 (TUE) Lower Maichin Canyon Plus Multi-Sport Activity 

AM – Mirador Laguna Leona Hike
PM – Beginners. Lower Maichin (II to III) Canyon; Intermediates/Advanced. Maichin Canyon.

Day 5 (WED) Turbio Lava Falls, Swimming Holes, and Liucura Play Wave to Trancura Confluence

AM – Beginners – Middle Trancura; Intermediates/Advanced – Upper Trancura
PM – ALL. Liucura Play Wave to Trancura Confluence. Surfing is our favorite way to gain confidence with boat control and combat rolling.
For the afternoon we’ll drive the group to overlook Lago Caburgua with vistas of two volcanos.

Day 6 (THU) Travel Day – Rio San Pedro Chile Kayaking

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) – Farewell Celebration Chilean Asado 

AM – ALL. Optional Palguin clean ten foot waterfall. Yes, we even have a safe option for beginners and intermediates to try a clean waterfall in kayak or inflatable kayak. Advanced kayakers have option to run the basalt canyon.
PM – Pucon tour and shopping.
Afternoon – Farewell Chilean Asado Celebration

Day 8 (SAT) – Airport Transfers. Morning lap time permitting. 

AM – Pack your bags. If time permits you can charge a last lap.

PM –Temuco Airport (ZCO) Departure Flights Between 11 AM to 5 PM.

 KEEP KAYAKING.

What’s Included.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizers & Dinner
  • Kayak Rental
  • Airport Transfer *per scheduled times
  • Riverside Base & Lodging
  • World’s Best Kayak Instruction
  • Daily River Transports

Not Included.

  • 2 meals out at group chosen cultural, favorite cafe, or travel meal
  • Alcohol
  • Some optional multi-adventure activities such as massage therapy and hot springs.

 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

*Due to water levels, skills, and group needs the following itinerary is subject to change and is a best prediction of the itinerary.


 

Day 1

Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome.
Potential afternoon Lower Trancura (II to III+) run pending time.

Day 2

AM – Load for Rio Tolten & Lago Villarrica (I to III). Rolls and Strokes at Lago Villarrica

PM – Rio Tolten (II to III)

Day 3

AM – Kayak Theory +PLUS Liucura Wave to Trancura Confluence (II to III+)

PM – Lower Trancura (III to IV) or Trancura Delta (II)

Day 4 Travel Day -San Pedro, Fuy, Blanco, or Truful Truful 

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.

Day 5 

AM – River Section or Mapuche Indian Presentation on the state of Rio Trancura Headwaters vs. hydropower.

PM – Lower Maichin (II to III) Canyon.

Day 6 – Travel Day – San Pedro, Fuy, Blanco, or Truful Truful 

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.

PM – Thursday nights are scheduled for a guest dinner at won of our favorite Chilean cafes. We’ll take time to explore Pucon’s shops, eateries, and have a cerveza or artisan ice cream.
*Guests are responsible to cover this cultural dinner estimate at $US9 to $US12.

Day 7 – Group Option, Farewell Celebration Asado & Video

We’ll gauge the group energy and discuss kayaking or multi-adventure options for the final day. Some may want to try a clean waterfall for a grand finale. Others may want to get redemption on a section. We’ll celebrate the week’s accomplishments Chilean style with a grand fire and asado.

Day 8 – There’s still time to get in one last run. 

AM – Optional Morning Lap or Pucon souvenirs and crafts shopping.

PM –Temuco Airport (ZCO) Departure Flights Between 11 AM to 5 PM.

KEEP KAYAKING.

Certification Courses

 Lodging Options

River Suite (pp dbl occ)
$2,695.00/per

Hosteria Cabañas (pp dbl occ)
$2,395.00/per

Treehouse Dorm (pp shr occ)
$2,195.00/per

Camp (pp)
$1,995.00/per

Trip Details

Skill Level: III+ to IV+

Deposit: $US600 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

Discount Extension Option: Yes

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