For Students and Institutions

Built for Students and Schools

Did you know the retreat was designed in 2007 as an academic base for kayak academies and university programs? Some of our educational affiliates World Class Kayak Academy, Colorado Mountain College – Chile Study Abroad Semester, the National Center for Outdoor and Adventure Education Patagonia, the Swiftwater Safety Institute, Chile’s Universidad de la Frontera, and Nantahala Outdoor Center International Kayak Programs.

Got a School or Institution Group? Seeking river sustainability, cultural interactions, institution partnerships, an adventure itinerary. We’ve got you covered. Email info@puconkayakretreat or call +1-828-788-5135 for custom curriculum and itinerary development.

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Student and Institution Trips + Custom Options

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2022-23 Trip Calendar

2022-23 Trip Calendar

All TripsNovember Trips - Experts Only This is the Chilean spring time and that means optimum levels for creeking, more rivers and waterfalls options. Dates Trip Details Guides OCT 29 - NOV 4 Pucon Creek Week (IV - V) David & Staff Book Trip OCT 29 - NOV 11 Custom...

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Students Kayak Chile Rivers and Waterfalls

Students Kayak Chile Rivers and Waterfalls

DEC 18 – JAN 2
Students kayak Chile waterfalls, rivers plus earn swift water rescue certification. We’ll throw in a vertical canyon extraction scenario just to give students the best rescue training in kayaking. Check out our Holiday Trip Gifting options… you’ve earned it.

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Best Chile Adventure Study Abroad Semester

Best Chile Adventure Study Abroad Semester

JAN 3 – APR 15
Students earn 16 to 19 credits in BUS management, OUT recreation, sustainability, marketing and internships. Tour Patagonia threatened rivers, meet Chilean students, learn business management, and explore Chile.

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Custom Group Trip Testimonial

Don’t take our word for it, read how this group with varying skill levels and interests had the time of their lives.

Curtis, my NOC kayak instructor mentioned Chile offers numerous beautiful rivers in breath-taking landscapes, that are safe, full of white water, and promise amazing days of paddling. That is all it took for twelve of us, ages 21-60, to venture to Chile. Our skill level varied from Class II to Class IV. One of the strongest paddlers was my son Jack (21 years) joined us with the hope of running more challenging sections and running a few waterfalls. The instructors at the retreat skillfully, graciously, and energetically accommodated our varying kayak skills, abilities and interests. Even guiding a few members of our group down in a raft when the river was more than they felt comfortable kayaking. Experiencing Chile kayaking was even more memorable and special with our private group of paddling friends.

Shawna Shade Richmond, VA

Trip Organizer "Shawna's Richmond Friends Big Chile Kayak Adventure", Custom Pucon Classic Intermediate Trip

We’ve Got You Covered

Our Trips Include


We’ve got Chile’s best whitewater kayak fleet. Plus we coordinate the gear for other scheduled activities.


Choose from one of our unique lodging options that best suits your needs.

Wining & Dining

We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some trips come with special wining & dining.


We will get you to and from the airport during scheduled times. We also handle shuttling for all activities.

View Our Scheduled Trips

Not sure what you want your custom trip to look like? Browse our scheduled kayak trips by experience level to get some ideas. Maybe you like a particular one but just need different dates.

Beginner Kayaking Trips

Class I to III

Beginner whitewater kayaking in Chile is exciting as you learn paddle skills, the whitewater roll, and get to explore rivers in your kayak. Kayakers begin with learning to roll in a lake or hot springs and daily practice your new skills on a safe river section. Whitewater skills you will learn include strokes, rolling, eddy catching, and ferrying rapids.

Intermediate Kayaking Trips

Class II to III+

Intermediate whitewater kayakers have a multitude of class II to III+ river sections with remarkable eddyline, current, rapids, and boof features for safe development. Your riverside base is the heart of Chile’s most abundant whitewater. By the end of the week it’s possible to run a waterfall or advance to running class III+ to IV rapids.

Advanced Kayaking Trips

Class III+ to IV

Experienced river ready whitewater kayakers with combat rolls progress and explore. River features include boofing, high speed eddy hopping and piercing, in-rapid challenges, and big water or low volume access. Trips offer a variety of rivers, cultural experiences, and personalized instruction. Did we mention there are clean waterfall options too?

Expert Kayaking Trips

Class IV to V

Expert whitewater kayakers requested our infrastructure, network, and professionals to gain access and experience Chile’s most exciting rivers and canyons. For solid kayakers with creeking experience seeking to charge stouts, spouts, and boofs. Trips feature Chile’s best river canyons, fast paced rapids, and waterfalls. We’ll deal with access, safety, and logistics. You enjoy the best runs of your life. 

Pucon Classics Advanced (III to IV)

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

Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

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.

Pucon Creek Week (IV to V)

Multiple Dates Available
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.

Activities Available For Custom Trips

Pick out some of your desired activities, give us a shout, and we’ll work with you to customize the best trip for your group or club.


Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Hike a Volcano

Rock Climbing



Canopy Tours

Hot Springs


Horseback Riding

Wine Tasting


Mountain Biking

Hike in Ice Caves

Explore Town of Pucon


Tandem Paragliding


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