Industry Pros Week


Kayak Guides & Pros qualify for a week of kayaking Chile rivers. The dream guide – pros kayaking all-inclusive trip just enjoying life riverside and kayaking Chile’s rivers and waterfalls. The daily kayaking andd/or adventure trips are treated like normal trips with accommodations, meals, daily adventures, and nightly celebreations of our failures and successes.

Custom Group Kayaking Rio Claro

How to Join Guide – Pros Kayak Trip

STEP 1. Complete GUIDES – PROS FORM (3 Minutes) for DISCOUNT CODE.

STEP 2. Book a GUIDE WEEK: NOV 25 – DEC 2 or JAN 27 – FEB 3 Trip. You will receive packing list and helpful Chile travel logistics.

STEP 3. Book a plane ticket & pack your GoPro.

Kayaking in Chile is the Palguin River with seal launch


Who qualifies for discounts?

Kayak and adventure industry employees, companies, industry influencers, alumni guides that may refer future guests.

What’s 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. 

What’s NOT included?

Team Buena Onda Tips; 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.

How much does Guide week cost?

Trip prices vary based on the particular trip and the lodging a guest chooses. Qualified guide-instructors receive a 50% DISCOUNT from the trip and lodging they select. View prices by clicking trip BOOK NOW button.

Can my company join?

Yes, email for details.

What rivers will we paddle?

Daily river runs and instruction mimic one of three trips we offer:

What about multi-sport adventures?

Primarily, the trip will follow a kayak week intinerary. Yet, we will plan to experience some popular multi-adventures such as hot springs, massage sessions, and Pucon tours to be paid out of pocket. We can also organize any private request to be subcontracted such as a volcano trek.

Can I guide Chile trips?

That’s the idea! The retreat mission is to recruit and train industry leaders. We hope your intro to Chile rivers and our services will inspire you to join Team Buena Onda and refer future guests.

NOV 25 – DEC 2, 2024

JAN 27 – FEB 3, 2025

*Cost varies by lodging choice. Click here to view options.

Got questions? We’re here to help. 

Whatsapp: +1-828-788-5135
Email: [email protected]

Pucon Kayak Retreat Johnnie Kayaker

Johnnie Kayaker

It started when Colorado River School owner Lyle Phetteplace asked if CRS could have a staft reunion kayaking Chile rives. A 50% discount and Guide – Pros Week emerged.

Trip Itinerary for Industry Pros Week


Day 1.

Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM – 5 PM. Boat outfitting and welcome. Afternoon Lower Trancura skills assessment. Welcome to Pucon Kayak Retreat appetizers, provisions, and dinner by fire.

Day 2.

River Goals, Coaching, Boofing, Piercing Eddies and Making Moves.

AM – Kayak Theory + Lower (II-III+) or Upper Trancura (III, IV, IV+ w/portagables) run.
PM – Upper Palguin (IV) or Liucura Wave to Trancura (II, III+).

Day 3.

AM – Pack for Maichin Full Day trip.
AM/PM – Maichin (III – IV w/portagables) +PLUS Pucon Fireworks Optional.

Day 4.

Full Day RIO San Pedro, Truful Truful

AM – Depart for Rio San Pedro (II – IV w/portagables. Inflatable kayak options).
PM – Paddle San Pedro.

Day 5.

AM – Kayak Theory + Lower Trancura or Upper Palguin (IV) Full Day.
PM – Liucura Wave to Trancura or Upper Palguin Full Day.

Day 6.

AM / PM – Full Day Road Trip River Option.

Day 7.

AM – Upper Palguin (III+ to IV Group).
PM – Afternoon group favorite. Celebration asado and video show.

Day 8.

AM – Last river laps and/or souvenir shopping.
PM – Temuco Airport Transfers.

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


Nevados Canyon // Upper Fuy // Upper Palguin Canyon // Lower Palguin // Middle Palguin // High Water Upper Trancura River // Maichin Canyon // Claro River // Upper Nuble River // Middle Fuy 50 Footer Canyon // High Water Lower Trancura // Magic Canyon Liucura
Click on each river name to be taken to more information about the river (when available).

Let us do it ALL for you… ALL-INCLUSIVE!

Retreat Kayak Trips Include

Kayak Choice

Choose from Chile’s best whitewater kayak fleet.


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

Wining & Dining

Breakfast, lunch, appetizers and dinner. Some VIP trips come with special additional provisions.


Airport transfers during scheduled time and daily river and town transportation included.

Clubs, Schools &
Custom Groups

Got a group of friends or club, school group with academic needs, varying skills, your dates don’t match with our trips, or want to explore a customized itinerary? We’ve developed custom itineraries for universities for credits, clubs, high schools, friends of varying skills, paragliders, bikers and trekkers.