Canyon This trip is categorized as both advanced and expert kayak trip as the Fuy has the rapid diversity to serve both groups. Want to walk tougher rapids and canyons. Got you covered with lots of whitewater action still available. Kayakers are guaranteed waterfalls, creeking, and river running experiences in both the Fuy and Pucon Valleys during optimal January flows. Its the best of two of Chile’s epic kayak destinations.
About Fuy PLUS Pucon… Guaranteed Epic.
The trip starts with a river-running and creeking warmup at our Pucon base. With backyard runs offering lots of boofs, big water rapids, and waterfall canyons its idea to hone your skills prior to game time. Then its three days of epic-ness lapping the Fuy canyons and sections. The Fuy PLUS Pucon is the perfect balance of light travel, Chile exploration, and a variety of Chile’s best whitewater.
Kayaking Chile’s Rio Fuy.
It’s 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. Structures in this area kind of match the magic of the forests, lakes, volcanos, glaciers, and canyon drainages. Every advanced kayaker that comes to Pucon makes the day trip to the Rio Fuy. But few realize to stay multiple days, and just how great the short lived Rio Fuy is. Lago Neltume is a narrow lake collecting annual glacial melt guaranteeing even the lowest of water levels class III to IV creeking. Within 12 miles the Fuy makes it’s way through a handful of canyons and three river sections before it drains into Lago Neltume.
Warm water paddling out of Lago Neltume this is waterfall and river running paradise. Over 20 classic drops including the las Leonas (the Lions) triple header 25 – 16- and 12 footers. The most amazing clear blue you will kayak.
Middle Fuy Canyon Below 50-Footer (IV to V)
At this time of season the Middle Fuy is just too much volume for our trips. Although, we know a trail to hike into the canyon just below the gnarliest class V rapids offering endless 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)
The easiest of the Fuy sections begins where the Middle Fuy ends. It’s worth a run as the boofs and charging continue for another 4 KM. Plus views of the glacier and rapids are worth it.
Pucon Rivers and Sections
Our back yard Trancura offers the best advanced whitewater in the area. We’ll mix Upper Trancura, Upper Palguin, Maichin and other local laps as a warmer upper for our Fuy road trip.
Two Lodging Options – Choose Your Comfort & Budget
Kayakers have the option to reserve cabin lodging or camping.
Camping. Many kayakers prefer to save their budgets and sleep under the stars. Campers need to bring their own camping supplies.
Cabins. Do you prefer the comforts of a bed and bathroom. We’ve got you covered and arrange for cabin rentals near to the river.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
- Kayak Rental.
- Airport Transfer.
- World’s Best Kayak Instruction.
- Daily River Transports.
- Optional multi-adventure activities such as massage therapy, hot springs, paragliding…
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.
Mornings. 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.
Price & Lodging Options
Pucon River Suite/Fuy Cabin (pp dbl occ)
Pucon Hosteria/Fuy Cabin
Prices per person
Skill Level: IV to V
Deposit: $600 deposit during COVID Restrictions. Read Payment Guarantees
Arrival City: Temuco Airport (ZCO) 11 AM to 5 PM
Temuco Airport (ZCO) 11 AM to 5 PM
Trip Length: 8 Days
Trip Extension Option: Ask about a discounted trip extension.