Kayak & Multisport Guides, Industry Pros 50% DISCOUNTS for GUIDE WEEK

Industry PROS and guides are encouraged to APPLY for 50% DISCOUNT.

Are you an adventure industry pro? 

Kayak and multisport guides, work for manufacturer, own an online an adventure business, social media influencer, kayak team paddler, rep, club leader-influencer… You may qualify for Guide Week 50% DISCOUNT.

About Guide Week

It started when Colorado River School owner Lyle Phetteplace asked if he could have a reunion for his past 30 years of kayak instruction staff. We offered a 50% discount in exchange for in good faith word of mouth guest referrals and to possibly meet our next Chile adventure travel guides. Everyone wins.

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.

What’s the Catch?

We’re so proud of our product that we believe the more pros that experience it the more guests we will have. PKR is offering pros compensated employment and attractive commissions via our individual guest referral opportunities (iGRO plan). In short, the retreat provides legals, trip infrastructure, training, and riverside facilites. You invite your guests and we compensate you for referrals and guide pay.

Recruiting and Retaining Team Buena Onda. Part of PKR’s sustainable business plan is to recruit and retain person’s of high character and professionalism. This is the pros pathway to get started and paid immediately. Is it free? No, pros secure their compensation and access to the retreat via referrals. Don’t want to join the iGRO plan. No worries. You can still receive 50% discounts for Guide Week. 

What skills qualify you to guide in Chile? Our guides and instructors must be trained on the level of adventure they choose to lead. We often pair our international guides with domestic certified guides to meet municipal mandates. Yet, we can still overemploy and offer you compensation based on iGRO definitions.  Gainful employment is based on the referrals of your guests not ours. So, if you refer packrafters or beginner kayakers then we’ll train you to guide packraft and beginner kayak trips.

How much does Guide week cost? Trip prices vary based on the particular trip and the lodging a guest chooses. Qualified guide-instructors will receive a 50% DISCOUNT from the trip and lodging they select.

How to GET the KAYAK INSTRUCTOR DISCOUNT approval? You have 3 options:

1. Complete the KAYAK INSTRUCTORS FORM to apply for 50% DISCOUNTS.

2. Can I apply for discounts for other trips? Ideally, kayak instructors join for this one special week of kayaking dedicated to professionals. Complete the KAYAK INSTRUCTORS FORM and send us an email with your personal situation.

3. Are you interested in learning more about our guide and company guest referral programs? Let us know. [email protected]





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.



Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 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.


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

DAY 8 – Time for one last lap. 

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




 Lodging Options
*Deduct 50% DISCOUNT

River Suite (/per dbl occ)

Hosteria Cabañas (/per dbl occ)

Treehouse Dorm (/per shr occ)

Camp (/per tent not included)

Trip Details

Skill Level: Kayak Instructors All Levels. 

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: No. 

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