Kayaking in Chiles Rio Fuy and Pucon’s whitewater epicenter is the best of two of Chile’s epic kayak destinations. Now, advanced and expert kayakers can get two great destinations in one trip.

Fuy PLUS Pucon Rivers. Guaranteed Epic.

Fuy Plus Pucon trip starts with a river-running and creeking warmup at your Rio Trancura base. Backyard Pucon kayaking offer quality whitewater features on various rivers, big water rapids, and waterfall canyons. After your Pucon warmup the kayaking group roadtrips to lap Rio Fuy canyons. The Fuy PLUS Pucon is the perfect balance of light travel, Chile exploration, and a variety of Chile’s best whitewater.

Kayaking Chile’s Upper Fuy Basalt Canyon

Chile Kayaking Rio Fuy

Kayaking in Chiles Rio Fuy. Las Leonas series of tres saltos.


Rio Fuy is like a real-world Ewok fantasy land. We’re serious, a giant Ewok architected spiraling tree hotel is the center-piece of one of Chile’s most outrageous eco-parks right at the Las Leonas section of waterfalls. Structures in this area match the magic of the forests, lakes, volcanos, glaciers, and canyon drainages.

Meanwhile,  the Lago Neltume is a narrow lake extending from the Argentina frontera collecting annual glacial melt. You will paddle out of this warm water lake with a view of glaciers into the clear blue yonder. The short lived Rio Fuy (15 KM) makes it’s way through a handful of canyons and three river sections before it drains into Lago Panguipulli. More than 20 classic drops including the las Leonas (the Lions) triple drop section make the Fuy a kayaker’s paradise.  Kayakers may also paddle a lower section of the Middle Fuy below the class V canyon. And the Lower Fuy.

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Middle Fuy Canyon Below Class V Canyon 

During January the Middle Fuy canyon is just too much volume and class V for our trips. Although, we know a trail to hike into the canyon just below the gnarliest class V rapids offering class III to IV turquoise boofs, and one hell of a spectacular canyon experience. Approximately, 3 KM long this section receives a boost of water from two glacial fed creeks.

Lower Fuy (III to IV)

Easiest of the Fuy sections begins where the Middle Fuy ends. Lower Fuy laps add to the boofing and whitewater charging for another 6 KM. Plus views of the glacier and rapids are worth it. 

Pucon Rivers and Sections

Our back yard Upper and Lower Trancura offers the best advanced whitewater in the area. We’ll mix Upper Trancura, Upper Palguin, Maichin rivers as warmer uppers for our Fuy road trip.

Two Lodging Options – Choose Your Comfort & Budget

Kayakers have the option to reserve premium river suite or hosteria cabin lodging while in Pucon. Our Rio Fuy lodging will be in one of our favorite family owned hospedajes.

What’s Included.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Kayak Rental.
  • Airport Transfer.
  • Lodging.
  • World’s Best Kayak Instruction.
  • Daily River Transports.

Not Included.

  • Alcohol.
  • Optional multi-adventure activities such as massage therapy, hot springs, paragliding…

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 (SAT)

Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome a retreat riverside base. Afternoon river lap and welcome dinner.

Day 2 & 3 (SUN & MON)

Boof time. Your Pucon riverside base offers four core sections of whitewater to serve as a warmer upper to get your boof, eddy piercing, communication skills, and rapid running game ready. The Upper and Lower Trancura is packed full of boofs, fast paced rapids, and challenge slot moves. The Upper and Lower Palguin gives you the perfect balance within a canyon experience offering low volume waterfalls and creeking lines. The Maichin Canyon reminds us of the Upper Yough’s many slots and fun lines within a gorgeous canyon experience.
Kayak Theory, Safety Protocol, Waterfall 101, Art of Flight. Morning lap.
Afternoons. Recovery Ciestas and afternoon laps. Keep in mind the days are 13 hours so we have more time than energy.

Day 4 to 6 (TUE to THU) Fuy River Base

We’ll depart the luxuries of our Pucon base for the epicness of the Fuy canyons, waterfalls, rapids, and area wonders. This 3-Day Fuy road trip is simply an epic kayaking experience. Being so close to the Fuy kayakers have plenty of time to actually get a lap in, take a ciesta, then get another lap in.

Day 6 (FRI) Morning Fuy Lap & Return to Pucon

Some guests want a last lap, but don’t be surprised if you are good. There are plenty of activities to do en route back to Pucon.

AM – Morning Fuy Choice Lap or Multi-Adventure Activity
PM – Return to Pucon Kayak Retreat

Day 7 (SAT) Group Pucon Choice & Celebration Asado 

Want to explore Pucon for a morning? Get a final Palguin or Trancura lap in? Try a multi-adventure activity such as tandem paragliding, hike a volcano, hot springs, swimming holes and lagunas… Our celebration asados are world class. This is your moment to relive your epic stories, to celebrate your accomplishments, to laugh at our failures, and to simply enjoy a Chilean feast.

AM – Wake. Pack. I hate good byes. Drive to Temuco airport (ZCO).

Are You Ready?

We recommend before your trip that you kayak often, are part of a normal hiking or workout routine, and who couldn’t lose some weight? Workouts like Crossfit or any intense leg routines… we love them. Yes, get in shape it will help your confidence as you paddle too.


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Price & Lodging Options

Pucon River Suite/Fuy Cabin (pp dbl occ)

Pucon Hosteria/Fuy Cabin

Prices per person

Trip Details

Skill Level: IV to V

Deposit:  $600 deposit during COVID Restrictions. Read Payment Guarantees

Arrival City: Temuco Airport (ZCO) 11 AM to 5 PM

Departure City:

Temuco Airport (ZCO) 11 AM to 5 PM

Trip Length: 8 Days

Trip Extension Option: Ask about a discounted trip extension.

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