Whitewater Rafting Vacation in Chile on the Rio Futaleufu
Go whitewater rafting in Chile with H2O Patagonia. The Futaleufu, (pronounced FOO-ta-lay-oo-FOO)is the world's premiere whitewater rafting river. It winds its way through the lush Chilean rain forest and is corralled only by sleek granite cliffs. The Futaleufu boasts one Class IV-V rapid after the other... if you're ready for exciting whitewater, you're ready for rafting in Chile on the Futaleufu River.
Adventure travel in Patagonia has never looked and felt so good! Each exhilarating
day on the Futaleufu River is followed with relaxation and pampering at our all-inclusive
riverside ranch and spa. And just
when you might enjoy a break from whitewater rafting we mix it up with inflatable
kayaking, horseback riding, canyoning or hiking in the Andes. Our world-class
guides take stellar care of you on this Patagonian adventure travel experience
of a lifetime.
In between one adventure and another, guests can enjoy relaxing moments sitting in the hut tub enjoying the view of the majestic Futaleufu River, receiving a massage from one of our onsite massage therapists or simply reading a book by the fire in our Patagonia style quincho.
Whitewater Rafting Vacation Sample Itinerary
Day 1 - An H2O Patagonia representative will meet you at the Esquel airport in the Argentine province of Chubut, before whisking you away to our 175-acre riverside ranch on the mighty Futaleufu River. Once settled, you'll meet your rafting guides who will prepare you for the week's adventures on the Futaleufu river.
Day 2 - Bridge to Bridge, Class III-IV+:
These rapids are big and exciting, but consider today a warm-up for the whitewater to come. After rafting we return to base camp where the activity options abound: kayak on the lake, relax in the hot tub, trek to the top of nearby ridges, or simply enjoy appetizers and drinks at our riverside bar.
Day 3 - Inferno Canyon, Class V:
Today we launch at the ranch and float downstream to Inferno Canyon. This section is the perfect mix of gorgeous pools punctuated by stomping whitewater. At the confluence of the Rio Azul we'll call it a day and return to the rustic luxury and comfort of Antucamay.
Day 4 - Canyoning and Inflatable Kayaking:
If you've ever dreamed of being a kid again, canyoning is for you. Canyoning is the hybrid of water sports and mountain climbing. Rappel down waterfalls, leap into turquoise pools, zoom down water slides, and crawl through tiny caverns. After canyoning, you'll spend the afternoon kayaking down the Espolon, a stunning tributary of the Futaleufu.
Day 5 - Terminator section, Class IV-V:
The continuous Class IV-V action of this section will keep your full attention. Breaks are few and far between until we reach the take-out. Then it's back to the ranch for some well-deserved relaxation.
Day 6 - Personal day:
Today the choice is yours. We give you a moment to rest your paddling muscles while others get a workout. Go canyoning, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, or simply relax in a hammock by the river.
Day 7 - Pasarella to Casa de Empanadas, Class IV-V:
World-class rapids are interspersed with calm pools on this final day of rafting.
Day 8 - Transport to Esquel Airport:
After a hearty breakfast and a farewell to your guides and camp staff the we will make the beautiful drive back to the airport for a scenic flight home.
Patagonia Whitewater Rafting Adventure Packages:
Though we often create custom itineraries, the whitewater rafting adventure vacation in Chile with H2O Patagonia typically takes you away from home for seven to ten days including travel time. We make the travel as pain-free as possible. Your arrival into the heart of Patagonia on day two of your South American adventure is exquisite, and each day after that is fun-filled yet relaxing. Your final day finds you refreshed, renewed and invigorated as your bags are packed for the journey home.
|7 night/ 8 day Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Whitewater Rafting vacations in the Futaleufu River valley run December through early April. View Available Dates
Note: Trips can be added and custom itineraries are available! If you are interested in a multi sport adventure trip during a week not listed here, please fill out an online inquiry form or call us at 1-828-333-4615. We will do our best to accommodate your desires.
Our prices are all-inclusive:
- Land transport from Esquel, Argentina to Futaleufu and back
- Riverside Lodging
- Healthy meals prepared by our personal international chef.
- All amenities available at H2O Patagonia's riverside ranch. These include hot tub, plush robes and towels, Chilean spirits open bar , and fine wines.
- Equipment, gear, guides and safety guides (kayak and cataraft)
- One free massage by our masseuse, on the premise daily.
We reserve the right to change the order of activities or even
some of the activities due to changes in weather, transportation or other unforeseen
- Airfare to and from US/Europe to Esquel, Argentina
- Gratuities for staff and team
- Excess baggage charges
- Travel insurance
(although we offer this as an easy add-on to your travel package)
- All prices are based on double occupancy. There is a 10% surcharge for single occupancy.
- Video and photo service included at extra charge
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