We (Whitewater Club) had a group of friends with diverse skills ranging from combat swimmers to river runners to advanced kayakers wanting waterfalls. The retreat’s base offers rivers for every skill, and their instructors are as diverse as our club boaters. – SAMPLE QUOTE
Chile Week of Rivers is designed specifically for whitewater groups and clubs needing daily kayak trips for all skills. We know that swimmers need safety and private instruction, and advanced kayakers want to have fun challenging their skills in beautiful canyons too. Our quality instructors organize multiple daily trips with multiple groups in mind. It just so happens that the Pucon rivers offer world class features for every skill set.
Did we mention volcanos, hot springs, and multi-adventures?
Click on the Chile rivers based on skill level. River descriptions updating weekly.
INTERMEDIATE CHILE RIVERS GUIDE & LINKS
Lower Trancura // San Pedro // Liucura Wave to Trancura // Middle Trancura // Lower Maichin // Tolten
ADVANCED CHILE RIVERS GUIDE & LINKS
Claro River // Nuble River // Maipo River // San Pedro River // Upper Palguin River // Lower Palguin River // Upper Fuy River // Lower Section of Middle Fuy River // Maichin River // Upper Trancura River // Lower Trancura River
- Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizers & Dinner
- Kayak Rental
- Airport Transfer *per scheduled times
- Riverside Base & Lodging
- World’s Best Kayak Instruction
- Daily River Transports
- 2 meals out at group chosen cultural, favorite cafe, or travel meal
- Some optional multi-adventure activities such as massage therapy and hot springs.
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 (SAT)
Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome.
Intermediate Group Assessment – Lake or Middle Liucura.
Afternoon Group Assessment – Lower Trancura (III to IV).
Day 2 (SUN)
Intermediate Group. AM – Trancura Delta and Lago Villarrica (I to III); PM – Middle Liucura to Wave
Advanced Group. AM – Lower Trancura (III to IV); PM – Liucura Wave to Trancura Bridge (II to IV)
Day 3 (MON)
Intermediate Group. Load for Rio Tolten & Lago Villarrica (I to III). Rolls and Strokes at Lago Villarrica plus river run.
Advanced Group. AM -Upper Trancura (III to V, portages available); PM – Lower Trancura (III to IV);
Day 4 (TUE) Maichin Canyon
Multi-Adventure Activity. Mapuche Indian Presentation on the state of Rio Trancura Headwaters vs. hydropower or Hot Springs.
Intermediate Group. Lower Maichin (II to III) Canyon.
Advanced Group. Maiching Canyon (III to IV)
Day 5 (WED) AM – Waterfall Wednesday
Intermediate Group. Yes, we have a safe waterfall option (pack raft, ducky, or kayak) for intermediates too. There is a hike in option to the Upper Palguin 9 foot waterfall. You can run your first waterfall with set safety.
Advanced Group. Upper Palguin Canyon laps. For many the best kayaking experience of their trip is to explore the Palguin basalt canyon via kayak. Waterfalls range from three to twenty feet.
PM – Group Option Multi-adventure Activity.
Day 6 (THU) Travel Day – San Pedro (II to IV) Both Groups
Instructors will meet with both kayak groups to discuss San Pedro trip logistics. For intermediate kayakers not qualified to kayak we can offer pack rafts, duckys, or raft. San Pedro is a full day river trip also driving 180 degrees around Volcan Villarrica. An early breakfast followed by one of the most scenic drives circling volcanos, lakes and rivers. Thursday nights are scheduled for a guest dinner at one 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 $US12 to $US18.
Day 7 (FRI) 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 lap on a favorite section. Others may want to get redemption on a specific rapid. We’ll celebrate the week’s accomplishments Chilean style with a grand fire and asado.
Day 8 (SAT) 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.
Arrival City. Santiago Airport (SCL)
Departure City. Santiago (SCL); Or Pucon Creek Week Trip Extension Departs from Temuco (ZCO)
River Suite (pp dbl occ)
Hosteria Cabañas (pp dbl occ)
Treehouse Dorm (pp shr occ)
Skill Level: III+ to IV+
Deposit: $600 Zero deposit during COVID Restrictions. 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