The Upper Fuy is one of Chile’s white water kayaking gems with its crystalline blue warm water and relatively easy to run rapids and waterfalls. A short 4 KM section full of boofs, moves, and spectacular drops within a magical basalt canyon. The Upper Fuy starts as Lago Neltume overflows into riverbed and ends prior to the Huilo Huilo park and Middle Fuy Canyons.

 

Whitewater Kayak Skills Require

  • bomb proof combat roll

  • river running experience

  • river communication

  • creek eddy catching

  • low volume ferrying

  • boof skills

Access Put in/Takeout

Two hours from Pucón requires bike or shuttle driver.

Put In: Lago Neltume bridge

Take Out: Just prior to Neltume

Dangers

High and low levels may be the biggest dangers. Levels too high are of extreme danger and can be terminal swim at Bird Sucker (sucks birds out of sky) below Las Leonas. There is a cave behind the last 15 foot waterfall with rescue access at regular flows. At regular optimal flows the run is safe with proper guiding and trained swift water rescue.

Instructor Tips & Challenges

Go with someone that knows the levels and lines. You can lap Las Leonas and paddle behind the veil at regular flows. Check out the Neltume port and have lunch at the market. DON’T paddle this section at higher flows without expert experience. Serious dangers from Las Leonas down with horrific high water flow pushing into terminal undercut eddy. Ask your guide to stop for a beer at the Ewok village tavern.

 

Advanced Pucon Chile Rivers to Kayak 


Lower Trancura (III to IV)

Upper Palguin River (III to IV+)

Lower Palguin (III to IV+)

Maichin Canyon (III+ to IV+)

Upper Fuy (III+ to IV+)

San Pedro River (II to IV) 

Liucura Wave to Trancura Confluence (III to III+)

Rio Claro (III+ to V)

Salto Blanco del Sur (IV)

Other advanced rivers descriptions coming soon: Coilaco 30 Footer, Maipo (Lower & Upper), Rio Nuble, Futaleufu

 

Chile Kayak Trips Featuring
Fuy River

Fuy 50 Foot Waterfall Canyon PLUS Pucon

FEB 20 – 27, 2021
Expert kayakers can now run Chile’s cleanest 50 foot waterfall and Pucon’s best whitewater.

Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers

JAN 18 – 25
Advance Kayak Chile’s best January whitewater destinations with the Fuy blue waterfalls and Pucon rivers and basalt canyons. Rio Fuy offers multiple sections from mellow to advanced within the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve. With Pucon’s diverse river options this is as good as kayaking gets.

Pucon Creek Week (IV to V)

Multiple Dates Available
Chile’s best whitewater kayaking within Pucón’s basalt canyons. High speed rapids, big water, huck and plug waterfalls… Boof right. Boof left. Everywhere a boof.

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Other Advanced Chile Kayak Trip Options

Students Kayak Chile Waterfalls + Rescue Certification

Students Kayak Chile Waterfalls + Rescue Certification

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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Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers

Fuy Plus Pucon Rivers

JAN 18 – 25
Advance Kayak Chile’s best January whitewater destinations with the Fuy blue waterfalls and Pucon rivers and basalt canyons. Rio Fuy offers multiple sections from mellow to advanced within the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve. With Pucon’s diverse river options this is as good as kayaking gets.

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Pucon Classics Advanced (III to IV)

Pucon Classics Advanced (III to IV)

Multiple WEEKS Available
MOST POPULAR. Want to up your kayaking game with the safety of world class coaches on rapids that will challenge and excite you? Trip guarantees blue rivers, waterfalls, slides, and boofing all on world class creeking and big rivers.

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