• Season Dates TBD

  • Trip Length 8 Days/7 Nights

  • Age 18+

$3,300/Person Call for Availability

Trip Info

Wildwater River Guides is thrilled to take our love for rafting overseas! This year, we are offering an international trip to Chile to raft one of the world's premier whitewater rafting rivers, the Rio Futaleufu. Located in northern Patagonia, Chile - the Rio Futaleufu winds its way through lush rainforests and is corralled only by sleek granite cliffs. The continuous Class IV-V rapids offer an exciting and gripping experience.

Enjoy this Patagonian Adventure of a Lifetime

You'll want to experience as much as possible on this week-long trip; that's why we will be mixing up the rafting with inflatable kayaking trips, horseback riding, and canyoning or hiking in the Andes. Each adventurous day is followed by relaxation and pampering at our luxury riverside camp and spa. You can indulge in the majestic view of the Futaleufu from the hot tub, receive a massage from one of our on-site massage therapists, or read a book by the fire in our Patagonia-style quincho.

We are offering this trip with our partners at Global Descents.

Trip Itinerary

Wildwater River Guides reserves the right to change the order of, or offering of, activities due to changes in weather, transportation, or other unforeseen events.

Day 1
Arrival Day

A Wildwater representative will meet you at the Esquel Airport in Argentina before whisking you away to our 175-acre riverside range on the mighty Rio Futaleufu. Entry into Esquel, Argentina, is a breathtaking drive over the Andes Mountain Range to Futaleufu, Chile. Once you are settled in, you will meet your rafting guides who will prepare you for the week's adventures.

Day 2
Bridge to Bridge, Class III-IV+

These rapids are big and exciting, but consider today a warm­up for the whitewater to come. After rafting, we will return to base camp where the activity options include: 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
Hike and Float Upper Futaleufu

This morning will be spent trekking through an awe-inspiring nature preserve along the Upper Futaleufu River. Later, we'll paddle inflatable kayaks back down to our riverside camp. Your night is spent dining on exquisite food and relaxing in our spa.

Day 4
Horseback Ride with Local "Huasos" (Chilean Cowboys)

On this day, cool­-tempered horses lead you through the breathtaking hills and valleys of Futaleufu. This ride will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time, back into the old­-world charm that permeates this region. After the ride, we'll return to our camp for a restful evening of pampering.

Day 5
Rafting the Futaleufu River, Inferno Canyon Class V

Back to whitewater rafting! Today we'll 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 luxury and comfort of our riverside camp.

Day 6
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. Day six will be full of rappelling down waterfalls, leaping into turquoise pools, zooming down water slides, and crawling through tiny caverns. After canyoning, you'll spend the afternoon kayaking down the Espolon, a stunning tributary of the Futaleufu.

Day 7 ­
Rafting the Futaleufu River, Pasarella to Casa de Empanadas, Class III­-V

Your adventurous week will surely close with a bang! World-­class rapids are interspersed with calm pools on this final day of rafting.

Day 8
Departure Day

After a hearty breakfast and a farewell to your guides, our drop off service will return you to Esquel.

What's Included

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • Transportation from Esquel Airport in Argentina to Wildwater's all-inclusive riverside ranch and spa
  • All food and drinks from the time we pick you up from the airport to the time we return you at the end of the eight days
  • All riverside ranch amenities, including: hot tub use, fine wines and freshly prepared meals by our on-site chef, and one complimentary massage by our on-site massage therapist
  • All technical equipment for rafting and multi-sport activities (except fly fishing)
  • Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in the price.

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with croakie attachment
  • Waterbottle with attachment
  • Head torch (headlamp or flashlight)
  • Waterproof camera for raft
  • Warm fleece jacket, hat, socks, and gloves
  • Quality rain gear
  • 2 pairs of long pants, shorts, and shirt for camp
  • 2 pairs polypropylene tops/bottoms (1 midweight and 1 expedition weight)
  • Brimmed hat for sun protection
  • 3 pairs swimsuit or swimming trunks
  • Book/journal
  • Toiletries
  • River footwear (river shoes or quality river sandals
  • Lightweight waterproof hiking shoes/socks

Optional:

  • Camera for off river
  • Sandals for traveling
  • Binoculars
  • Personal First Aid kit

Chile Travel Tips

  • Visas

    For US and European citizens, visas are not necessary for travel in Chile or Argentina. Residents of other countries should check with their travel agencies for other visa requirements.
  • Personal Documents

    Months before you travel, make sure your passport is up-to-date and will not expire while you are traveling. Keep at least one copy of your airplane tickets, passport, and driver's license in a separate place while traveling.
  • Health

    Though water quality in Chile is generally safe, it is recommended that you drink bottled or filtered water. While there are not required immunizations or vaccinations for Chile, it is a good idea to check with your doctor to see which ones you might want before traveling.
  • Shopping

    There will be opportunities on the trip to purchase locally produced goods, such as woolens, and artwork, and the famous chocolate factories in Bariloche. There are ATMs available all over town.

50% deposit will need to be made by August 15th, 2015 to claim your spot on this adventure of a lifetime!

Please contact us if you have additional questions. 509-470-8558 or [email protected]

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Participant Agreement Form

We have attached our participant agreement form for your convenience. Feel free to print and fill it out to bring with you to the river, but we will have agreement forms available for you in case you are unable to print this document out. All minors not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian need to make sure they bring this document with all fields filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian or they won’t be able to join us on the river, no exceptions!

Participant Agreement Form