Description Trancura River Delta & Lago Villarrica (II to III)

A great section for beginner and intermediate whitewater kayakers with safe eddy lines, lots of eddy lines to learn your kayak edges, ferrying, and eddy hopping in safer section.. Ending in Lago Villarrica allows kayakers to work on their rolls in flat water. At the takeout to the Lower Trancura section commences the Trancura River Delta section at the Quelhue Bridge. During summer months there is a Mapuche market with great fruit smoothies and lunches. The section offers multiple vistas of area volcanos, mellow eddies, and rapids. Idea for beginners with a professional instructor or intermediates seeking to gain confidence on a safe section.     

Whitewater Kayak Skills Learning

No skills required as this is where you begin learning to whitewater kayak. 

  • flat water roll
  • combat roll
  • river communication and scouting
  • eddy catching & surfing
  • ferrying
  • confidence building

Access Put in/Takeout

2 vehicles or shuttle driver with specific access knowledge as the access points are complex. Takeout during summer months the beach gate is often locked. Idea option to co-op shuttle with a Lower Trancura group. 

Put In: Quelhue Bridge same as takeout to Lower Trancura.  

Take Out: Requires 4 x 4 truck to cross Rio Plata for beach take out or hike out of beach to road (not idea for beginners).

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

Great place to roll practice at the Lago Villarrica beach at takout with grand view of the volcanos. Great section to practice combat rolls, ferrying, and eddy piercing with safety spotters. Take out requires 4 x 4 truck to cross Rio Plata, avoid deep sand with vehicle.

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
Trancura Delta

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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