We’ve detailed a list of best white water kayak Chile rivers giving data on access, directions, skills, dangers and links too. Most know about Chile’s great waterfalls and class V expert rives. Yet, few know just how good the beginner and intermediate rivers are for white water kayakers. We  believe that Chile offers the best beginner, intermediate and advanced white water development features on the planet. Need help with shuttles, safety, access or instruction? Then you should check out our Kayak Chile Trips detailed by levels including beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert kayaking skills.

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List of RiversClassSkill LevelBest seasonAreaFavoritesCraft (K - IK - PR - R)
Liucura Wave to Trancura ConfluenceII - IIIINT - ADVDEC - APRPUCONK - IK - PR - R
Lower Maichin CanyonII - IIIBEGDEC - APRPUCONK - IK - PR - R
Lower Trancura RiverII - III+INT - ADVOCT - APRPUCONK - IK - PR - R
Middle TrancuraII - IIIBEGDEC - APRPUCONK - IK - PR - R
Rio ToltenII - IIIBEGDEC - APRPUCONK - IK - PR - R
Trancura Delta to Lago VillarricaII - IIIBEGDEC - APRPUCONK - IK - PR - R
Salto Blanco del SurIVINT - ADVNOV - FEBPUCONK
San Pedro RiverII - IVINT - ADVNOV - MARPUCONK - IK - PR - R
NubleII - IV+BEG - INT - ADVNOV - DECSANTIAGO - PUCONK - IK - PR - R
MaipoIII - VINT - ADVOCT - JANSANTIAGO - PUCONK - IK - PR - R
TenaII - III+BEG - INTOCT - DECSANTIAGO - PUCONK - IK - PR - R
MauleIVADVOCT - DECSANTIAGO - PUCONK - IK - PR - R
FutaII+ - VBEG - INT - ADVJAN - MARSOUTH CHILEK
Upper Trancura RiverIII - VINT - ADVNOV - MARPUCONK
Upper MaichinIII - IV+ADVDEC - JANPUCONK
Upper Palguin Basalt CanyonIII - IVADVDEC - MARPUCONK
Lower PalguinIII - IVADVDEC - FEBPUCONK
Upper LiucuraIII - IVADVOCT - NOVPUCONK
Tres SaltosVADVOCT - NOVPUCONK
Salto CoilacoIV+ADVOCT - NOVPUCONK
Upper Rio FuyIII - IV+ADVDEC - JANPUCONK
Middle FuyIV - VADVDEC - MARPUCONK
Lower FuyIII - IVINT - ADVDEC - MARPUCONK - IK - PR - R
BakerIV - V+ADVDEC - MARSOUTH CHILEK
Negro de HornopirenIVADVDEC - JANSOUTH CHILEK
Blanco de HornopirenIII+ - IV+INT - ADVDEC - MARSOUTH CHILEK - IK - PR - R
CochamoIV - V+ADVJAN - MARSOUTH CHILEK
Puelo CanyonIV - V+ADVDEC - MARSOUTH CHILEK
Puelo Pizzeria EntradaIIIINTDEC - MARSOUTH CHILEK - IK - PR
Puelo Bridge to PizzeriaIIBEGDEC - MARSOUTH CHILEK - IK - PR - R
VentisqueroII - IIIBEGDEC - FEBSOUTH CHILEFAVEPR
CarhuelloIV - VEXPOCT - NOVPUCON
Upper NevadoIV - VADVOCT - NOVPUCONFAVEK
Claro Siete Tazas CanyonIII - IVINT - ADVOCT - NOVSANTIAGO - PUCONFAVEK - IK
Claro Ventidos Saltos CanyonIV - IV+ADVOCT - NOVSANTIAGO - PUCONFAVE
Claro Entres Saltos CanyonIII - VADVOCT - NOVSANTIAGO - PUCONK
Claro Cinco Tazas CanyonII - IIIINTOCT - NOVSANTIAGO - PUCONK
Claro Garganta del Diablo CanyonIV - VADVOCT - NOVSANTIAGO - PUCONK
Liucura Bridge to WaterwheelIIBEGOCT - MARPUCONK - IK - PR - R

Easy Kayak Chile Rivers & Lakes

Class I to III for beginner kayakers.

Intermediate Kayak Chile Rivers

Class II to III+ for intermediate kayakers.

Advanced Kayak Chile Rivers

Class III+ to IV for advanced kayakers. 

Expert Kayak Chile Rivers

Class IV to V for expert kayakers. 
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Easy Chile Whitewater Rivers Lakes & Hotsprings

Easy Chile Rivers & Lakes is designed for the recreational kayaker or wannabe whitewater kayaker seeking to learn the roll, explore and play in the lakes or rivers. The Lakes District is a Chile phenomenon of Andean precipitation gathering and flowing in a series of lakes and lagunas en route to the Pacific. 

Women of Chile Rivers Kayak Trip

Chile kayaking trip for intermediate and advanced women kayakers led by kayak school owners, competitors and expedition leaders on Chile’s best whitewater.

Rolls & Rivers Beginner Chile Kayak Trip

Multiple Dates Available
For BEGINNER (no experience required) kayakers keen to learn the combat roll and paddling fundamentals on Chile rivers. Bring a friend or meet new ones while you learn to kayak Chile rivers. All-inclusive

Beginner Chile Kayak Trips We’re Offering

Chile’s rivers are remarkably beautiful and ideal for beginner kayaking. Beginner trips are designed to teach you skills to progress to intermediate rivers, and love the sport of whitewater kayaking.

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Intermediate Chile Whitewater Rivers

Chile’s best whitewater rivers for intermediate kayakers with development features including eddy lines, safe rapids, combat rolls, wave trains, and eddy hopping. Great to safely progress and challenge your kayak skills as you learn. 

Women of Chile Rivers Kayak Trip

Chile kayaking trip for intermediate and advanced women kayakers led by kayak school owners, competitors and expedition leaders on Chile’s best whitewater.

Pucon Classics Intermediate Chile Kayak Trip

Multiple Dates Available
15 INTERMEDIATE sections to learn 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.

Intermediate Chile Kayak Trips We’re Offering

With a multitude of class III river sections intermediate kayakers progress daily to more challenging rapids. Your riverside base is the heart of Chile’s most abundant whitewater. After a week of coaching and world class features it’s possible to run a waterfall or progress to the Advanced Kayaking programs.

Advanced Chile Whitewater Rivers

Chile’s advanced whitewater rivers are for experienced rivers runners with a solid combat roll. The variety of beautiful rivers are packed full of quality features to challenge and improve your skills. Rivers include big water blue rapids, low volume creeking, canyon sections, and even safe clean waterfalls. 

Women of Chile Rivers Kayak Trip

Chile kayaking trip for intermediate and advanced women kayakers led by kayak school owners, competitors and expedition leaders on Chile’s best whitewater.

Pucon Classics Advanced

Multiple WEEKS Available
Advanced Chile Whitewater Kayaking Trip guarantees blue rivers, waterfalls, slides, and boofing all on world class creeking and big rivers.

Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers

MULTIPLE DATES AVAILABLE
Advanced kayaking in Chiles best waterfall destinations of Rio Fuy and Pucon. Blue waterfalls with Pucon rivers and basalt canyons offers multiple sections for advanced whitewater kayakers.

Pucon Creek Week (IV to V)

NOV 11 – 18
POPULAR… combo with Claro Plus

Kayak Chile’s best whitewater in basalt canyons, volcano drainages, slides, big water rapids, and stick your waterfall lines. A week of epic kayaking and celebrating Chile’s best whitewater region during optimal flows.

Rio Claro Plus – Kayak Chile Waterfalls

MULTIPLE DATES AVAILABLE
Advanced and Expert Kayakers

Kayak Chiles Claro Canyon basalt waterfalls. 66,000,000 years milled and carved to kayaking perfection. Access, logistics, equipment, meals, coaching included. Bring your Go Pro and elbow pads.

Advanced Kayak Trips We’re Offering

For kayakers with combat roll, river running skills, keen to improve and explore a variety of Chile rivers and whitewater challenges. River features with blue colors offer challenge eddies, boofs, waterfalls, fast paced rapids, and canyons idea to progress your skills and experience.

Expert Chile Whitewater Rivers

Expert Chile whitewater rivers are for hard core kayakers seeking quality creeking, waterfalls, spouts, stout, and to be challenged on rapid rich sections. Whether you want canyons with glorious waterfalls, big volume rapids, or even to notch a clean 50 footer we’ve got an option. 

Chile Kayak y Multi-Adventure Trips Calendar

Chile Kayak y Multi-Adventure Trips Calendar

Calendar details best white water kayak Chile and multi-sport adventure trips by month and skill. Links to trip data make reserving your trip easy.

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Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers

MULTIPLE DATES AVAILABLE
Advanced kayaking in Chiles best waterfall destinations of Rio Fuy and Pucon. Blue waterfalls with Pucon rivers and basalt canyons offers multiple sections for advanced whitewater kayakers.

Pucon Creek Week (IV to V)

NOV 11 – 18
POPULAR… combo with Claro Plus

Kayak Chile’s best whitewater in basalt canyons, volcano drainages, slides, big water rapids, and stick your waterfall lines. A week of epic kayaking and celebrating Chile’s best whitewater region during optimal flows.

Rio Claro Plus – Kayak Chile Waterfalls

MULTIPLE DATES AVAILABLE
Advanced and Expert Kayakers

Kayak Chiles Claro Canyon basalt waterfalls. 66,000,000 years milled and carved to kayaking perfection. Access, logistics, equipment, meals, coaching included. Bring your Go Pro and elbow pads.

Expert Chile Kayak Trips We’re Offering

For solid whitewater kayakers seeking to explore canyons, charge stouts and spouts, and notch Chile’s best waterfalls, rivers, and creeking… as good as whitewater kayaking gets.