Intermediate Chile Kayak Trips – Pucon Classics

For intermediate whitewater kayakers seeking to progress skills to advanced kayaking. Add the security of professional instructors, safe and challenging development features, quality equipment, Chile’s beautiful rivers at our riverside retreat with Team Buena Oncda.

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.

Tinkerbell is a high speed eddy line that will spin your kayak out if you don’t use proper technique. The feature becomes your instructor as much as your coach.

“I’m not good enough to go kayaking in Chile,” we often hear this wrong assumption.  Yes, intermediate kayakers come to Chile to get student centric kayak instruction and explore safe fun rivers too. Proper features plus skillful instructors. c

With more than 15 class II to III+ river sections Pucon area rivers guarantee proper features to challenge and progress your kayaking. Team Buena Onda instructors are trained to benefit your river running with skills such as control kayak on ferries, improve combat rolls, pierce and catch eddies. By the time you leave your kayaking and confidence will improve. It is our goal to give you foundational kayak tools so you continue to improve all year. Your Trancura riverside base is as good as kayaking gets with development rapids both upstream and downstream and rivers in every direction. There is even a clean ten foot waterfall for the thrill seekers. It’s whitewater heaven, and you get to kayak multiple times daily.

Did we mention volcanos and hot springs?

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.

INTERMEDIATE KAYAK CHILE RIVERS GUIDE & LINKS

Lower Trancura // San Pedro // Liucura Wave to Trancura // Middle Trancura // Lower Maichin // Rio Tolten
Kayaking Chile Instagram // Kayaking Chile Facebook // Kayaking Chile Youtube //

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.

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

AM – Rio Tolten & Lago Villarrica (I to III). Rolls and Strokes at Lago Villarrica
PM – Rio Tolten (II to III) Plus Artisan Ice Cream

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

AM – Kayak Theory PLUS Middle Trancura Strokes, Ferries and Roll Practice
PM – Liucura Wave to Trancura Confluence (II to III+)

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

AM – Lower Maichin (II to III) Canyon Chile Kayaking.
PM – Multi-Sport Activity

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

AM – Optional Turbio Lava Falls and Swimming Holes Hike
PM – Liucura Play Wave to Trancura Confluence. Surfing is our favorite way to gain confidence with boat control and combat rolling.
Lago Caburuga Vista and Appetizers. 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 & Video
Optional Palguin Ten Foot Waterfall with Pool Safety Set

AM – Optional Palguin clean ten foot waterfall.
PM – Lower Trancura River
Afternoon – Farewell Chilean Asado Celebration

Day 8 (SAT) – Pucon Shopping and Airport Transfers 

AM – Pucon souvenirs and crafts shopping.

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

Got Questions. Email or give us a call. [email protected] or +1-828-788-5135.

KEEP KAYAKING. 

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.

RESERVE TRIPS

 Lodging Options

River Suite (/per dbl occ)
$3,090.00/per

Hosteria Cabañas (/per dbl occ)
$2,490.00/per

Treehouse Dorm (/per shr occ)
$2,390.00/per

Camp (/per tent not included)
$2,290.00/per

Trip Details

Skill Level: INTERMEDIATES: II+ to III+

Deposit: $US750 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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