Duckies or inflatable kayaks are light, maneuverable and safe watercrafts. Under the supervision of our professional guides you will leave with memories of being more in touch with Mother Nature.
We offer multiple trips based on the level of difficulty:
Futaleufu River Upper Part + Hiking Futaleufu National Park:
We run this beautiful upper part of the “Fu” River. In Class I, II, and III rapids, we will paddle ahead meanwhile pulling over to explain the obstacles downstream. In the middle of the way we stop to start a our hiking to one of the point views of the National Park “Los Huemules”, you will see an amazing view of the valley.
We come back to our duckies and start paddling, which continues into entertaining class III rapids . This is the most popular section of the Upper part of the Futaleufú River for children and adults that want adventure!
Hanging Bridge “Valle Bonito” – Espolon Bridge Section (floating):
Class I, flat moving water with some tree and debris obstacles. 1 hour and a half of tranquil waters ideal for first-timers or families that want to enjoy a memorably pleasant experience without having to experience any challenging rapids. Especially designed for families and children.
It’s more than obvious that we want more adrenaline, so we’ll add class V rapids to the Bridge to Bridge Section beggining in the Azul River. We paddle the famouse class V rapids on the Futaleufu “Terminator” and “Himalayas” and more. We guarantee that you will enjoy this section, its awesome rapids and its gorgeous surroundings. (Duration approximately 6 hours).
This section is the most popular and one of the most exciting stretches of whitewater offered anywhere. It is not necessary to have previous whitewater experience to join us on this stretch. Referred to as the “the bridge to bridge section” the run includes numerous class III, IV and IV+ rapids including; “Puente Colgante”, “Alfombra Mágica”, Pillow, and “Mundaca” and numerous others. (Duration Approximately 4.5 hours).
This section combines both the “Azul-Bridge” section, going farther down to the class 5 “Macal” section (left part of the river map). In terms of Challenging whitewater and breath taking scenery, this is perhaps the greatest day of whitewater rafting on Earth and includes four class 5 rapids and a dozen class 4. The seven hour run will include lunch in the middle. It is not necessary to have previous whitewater experience to join to this section, remember that our experienced staff will offer an extensive safety talk, followed by lessons in paddling and river rescue.
Beginning at the Chile-Argentina border the river flows west towards the ocean. We put in just downstream of the border crossing and float towards the town of Futaleufu, part of the way down we will come across a spectacular waterfall. This is a great trip to take children or non fishing family members for the pure beauty and enjoyment of the float.
(*)Rate based on two people
Kayaking is getting bigger all around the world, and of course in FUTALEUFU is the perfect place to learn because its surroundings and all class of rivers that are close to town (class II, III, IV and V).
We offer you the possibility of taking a kayak course for beginners and advanced. We recommend to take one of our two or three days courses for begginers.
What is included:
Professional Bilingual Guides
All the kayak gear
First Aid Kit
Close to town there is a beautiful river called Espolon. Class II, flat moving water with some tree and debris obstacles. 1 hour and a half of tranquil waters ideal for first-timers or families that want to enjoy a memorably pleasant experience without having to experience any challenging rapids. Especially designed for families and children.
A full day fly fishing – Float down the Futaleufu River in Las Escalas Valley
Nestled between two Class V+ canyons, the Rainbow and Brown Trout thrive in this tranquil valley. Located in “Las Escalas” valley, your guide will row you down the river while directing you to the fish. Whether an expert or beginner, this section has potential to produce beautiful fish all while enjoying a spectacular view. Lunch will be provided in a relaxing atmosphere on land right next to a convenient fishing hole. The day will be rounded out with more fishing and floating, with a local landowner waiting for us at the end of the trip to carry the raft back upstream using his ox and cart.
(*)Rate based on two people
Enjoy the adventure of exploring forests and ravines using ropes to descend in the middle of waterfalls that transform it into an unforgettable experience. Very close to town is located the small canyon where we made the descent in 2 waterfalls and a wall approximately 5 meters high.
We will start with a nice 10 minute walk and then have an instructional talk and safety rules. We will descend using ropes, and you will enjoy natural pools in which you can safely jump, waterfalls and natural slides where you will feel like a child again.
Releasing the adventurous spirit and feeling as if you are floating in the air is the objective of this activity. Canopy is a favorite activity for children and adults who want to fly through the sky and feel free suspended in the air, moving from one side to another through a steel cable.
The starting point is only 10 minutes from town. The circuit consists of 6 zip lines of different distances, heights and speeds, making a total of 700 meters. These surround and traverse a picturesque landscape in the middle of a forest of native trees such as Coihues, cypresses, ancient Mañíos, among other native species. Feel free with this adventure!!!
Since the beginning of the history of Futaleufu, the horses have been the best friend of the settlers especially during the most difficult years of colonization, when the routes that we see today were just a dream.
In many ways, their lives of these settlers depended largely on these noble animals. We invite you to go back in time and walk the trails by visiting some of these families (with the option of sharing a meal with them), how they have done and continue doing these days “riding a horse”.