Description Tolten River & Lago Villarrica (II to III)

Flowing out of Lago Villarrica to the Pacific Ocean is the spectacular Rio Tolten. The water is clear blue and warm during summer months. With deep water the Tolten is a quality run for beginners learning to kayak, intermediates seeking to practice combat rolls, fishers, and SUP boarders. The river has at least a half dozen vistas of the volcano. The put-in beach and access is idea for pre-trip roll practice and instruction during the shuttle. 

Whitewater Kayak Skills Learning

  • flat water roll

  • combat roll

  • river communication and scouting

  • eddy catching & surfing

  • ferrying

  • confidence building

Access Put in/Takeout

Requires 2 vehicles or shuttle driver with specific access knowledge as the access points are complex. Can offer commercial fish operators to run your shuttle for 10,000 pesos. 

Put In: At the estuary where Lago Villarrica transmutes from lake to river just above bridge. 

Take Out: Specific farmer access cost 5,000 pesos. 

Dangers

The section is relatively safe. Although, overhanging tree limbs are a serious danger for beginner kayakers. This run requires safety kayakers to assist.  

Instructor Tips & Challenges

Practice rolling at beach below the bridge. There is a tree to jump out of on river right below beach but getting more difficult to climb. Great section to practice combat rolls, ferrying, and eddy piercing with safety spotters.

Pucon Chile Beginner Kayak Rivers


Trancura River Delta & Lago Caburgua (II to III)

Lower Maichin Canyon (II to III) 

Liucura Bridge and Liucura Wave (II to III) coming soon. 

Tolten River & Lago Villarrica (II to III)

San Pedro River (II to IV) – Ducky, Kayak or Raft

Pucon Hotsprings & Lakes for kayaking. When its cold we negotiate to use nearby hotsprings for roll lessons. When its hot we use Lago Caburgua.

 

Chile Kayak Trips Featuring
Tolten River

Chile Week of Rivers – For Beginner Intermediate & Advanced Kayakers

Multiple Dates Available
Designed for groups with diverse skills – two groups go to intermediate and advanced rivers daily. Beginners and intermediates can safely learn while advanced chargers can lap waterfalls and get their boof on. Celebrate nightly around the fire.

Rolls & Rivers for Beginner Kayakers

Multiple Dates Available
For beginner and wannabe whitewater kayakers. Equipment, rivers, fun adventures, and challenges included. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Multiple Dates Available
Fifteen river sections for intermediate kayakers ready to up their game learning rapid navigation, 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.

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Other Beginner & Intermediate Chile Kayak Trip Options

Keeners & Families Chile Holidays

Keeners & Families Chile Holidays

Multiple WEEKS Available
The perfect vacation for Keeners to safely learn creeking and river running skills, and for families to have a menu of multi-adventures within Chile’s blessed Lakes and Volcanos District. Watch your Keener stick their first waterfall.

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Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Multiple Dates Available
Fifteen river sections for intermediate kayakers ready to up their game learning rapid navigation, 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.

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