Rio Fuy Plus Pucón Rivers


Rio Fuy PLUS Pucon Rivers.

Absolutely Guaranteed Epic Runs.

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

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The Rio Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers 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 in Chile is the Palguin River with seal launch

JAN 4 – 11, 2025

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The Rio Fuy and Pucon Rivers


Kayaking Chile’s Upper Fuy Basalt Canyon

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.

Pucon Kayak Retreat Johnnie Kayaker

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Itinerary for Rio Fuy Plus Pucón Rivers


Day 1.

Bienvenidos a Pucon, Chile

Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome. Possible Lower Trancura river assessment run(pending timing)
Welcome to Pucon Kayak Retreat appetizers, provisions, and dinner by fire.

Day 2.

Rio Liucura or Upper Trancura

AM/PM (Full day) – Kayak assessment, goals, drills and runs of the Rio Liurcura or Upper Trancura.

Afternoon appetizers/provisions

Day 3.

Maichin, Trancura or Palguin

AM/PM Full Day – River runs depending on water levels

Day 4.

Rio San Pedro (read more)

AM – Early departure for San Pedro.
PM – Drive to Lago Panguipulli Lodging (Lower Fuy Takeout)

Day 5.

Rio Fuy Fun

AM – Breakfast and Lower Fuy with Middle Fuy below class V canyon advanced option.
PM – Upper Rio Fuy Option.

Day 6.

Mas Fuy!

AM – Fuy Choice Lap
PM – Return to Pucon

Day 7.

Choice Pucon River Sections

AM – Upper Palguin laps or session a clean waterfall.
PM – Upper Palguin with optional double header Upper Trancura lap to home base. 

Celebration Asado. The farewell asado BBQ is a celebration to cherish and remember your time in Pucon with incredible food and live music.

Day 8.

DAY 8, SAT. Pack, Activity Option, Departure Transfers

AM – One last quick run on the water, schedule permitting. Airport transfers.
PM  Temuco Airport (ZCO) Departure Flights Between 11 AM to 5 PM.

*Due to varying river levels and individual skills we retain flexibility with the itinerary. For example, Fuy and Pucon destinations could be flip flopped due to levels.

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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.