Pucon Classics – Advanced (III to IV)
For skilled whitewater kayakers ready to up their game whether that be charging fun boofs, challenging self with safe rapids, experience a basalt canyon, or notch a clean waterfalls this trip has got the goods. The retreat is the epicenter of Chile’s lakes and rivers district based right on two sections of the Trancura River. River types include bigger water with boulder features, play runs, low volume creeking, waterfalls, and basalt canyons. Its downright spectacular. Your instructors know the features, every boof, challenge move, play wave, and eddy line. Highlights start on day one and continue until you depart proud of your accomplishments. By the end of this week your skills will improve so much you’ll wish you had another week to continue progressing.
Biggest surprise? How much your skills will not only improve during your week, but will continue to improve throughout the year.
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
Click on each river name to be taken to more information about the river (when available).
- 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.
Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome.
Afternoon Lower Trancura skills assessment. Welcome to Pucon Kayak Retreat appetizers, provisions, and dinner by fire.
DAY 2 – River Goals, Coaching, Boofing, Piercing Eddies and Making Moves
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower (II-III+) or Upper Trancura (III, IV, IV+ w/portagables) run.
PM – Upper Palguin (IV) or Liucura Wave to Trancura (II, III+).
AM – Pack for Maichin Full Day trip.
AM/PM – Maichin (III – IV w/portagables) +PLUS Pucon Fireworks Optional.
DAY 4 – Full Day Road Trip Options: Blanco, San Pedro, Truful Truful, Fuy
AM – Depart for Rio San Pedro (II – IV w/portagables. Inflatable kayak options).
PM – Paddle San Pedro.
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower Trancura or Upper Palguin (IV) Full Day.
PM – Liucura Wave to Trancura or Upper Palguin Full Day.
AM / PM – Full Day Road Trip River Option.
AM – Upper Palguin (III+ to IV Group).
PM – Afternoon group favorite. Celebration asado and video show.
DAY 8 – Time for one last lap.
AM – Last river laps and/or souvenir shopping.
PM – Temuco Airport Transfers.
Dates. OCT 30 - NOV 12, 2021
Arrival City. Temuco Airport (ZCO), OCT 30 (11 AM to 5 PM *airport transfer included for posted times)
Departure City. Santiago (SCL), NOV 12 (After 7 pm *airport transfer included for posted times)
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