Chile - Pucon Classics + Rio Claro
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- Total amount of days - 12 days
- Accommodation - Cabins on the banks of the Palguin and Camping
- Ability level - Advanced
(2022 dates coming soon)
We are super stoked to announce we have teamed up with Ben May from Kayak Chile to offer a 2 week trip based out of his house in Pucon for the ultimate white water kayaking experience!
Ben May is the owner of the company Kayak Chile, born in the UK he now lives in a cabin next to the Palguin river and paddles this unique river most days. He is the co-author of the Chile White Water Guide book and has paddled with some of the best paddlers from around the world in a variety of countries.
Who is this trip aimed at?
We are aiming this trip at the paddler who really want to push their white water kayaking in a steep creek environment. During this trip we will be running grade 3+ to 5 rivers. You will need a good level of fitness for this trip, as it is full on!
We aim to paddle as many of the "classic" rivers as we can during this trip, and with the huge variety of whitewater available no two days need be the same! Given the quality of the rivers in the area though, the plan can be flexible to allow repeat days on some rivers if the group wants to revisit any favourite runs. Below we have a plan outlining how we'll spend the 12 days in Chile.
12 Days Pucon Classics + Rio Claro:
Day 1 - Arrive in Pucon. Fly or bus from Santiago to arrive in Pucon, stay at Palguin cabins.
Day 2 - Lower Trancura + Upper Trancura.
Day 3 - Upper Palguin (Laps, laps, laps).
Day 4 - Maichien.
Day 5 - Upper, middle and lower Palguin.
Day 6 - Nevados
Day 7 - Truful Truful - camping
Day 8 - Upper and Lower Cutain - camping
Day 9 - Laja (two laps) - camping
Day 10 - Rio Claro, 7 Teacups (multiple laps) - camping
Day 11 - Rio Claro, 22 Teacups - camping
Day 12 - Drive back to Santiago for your flight home.
Travelling to Chile:
For our adventure you will need to arrive in Chile on the morning of the 00/00/0000, we would recommend flying in to Santiago. Once there you will need to catch a connecting flight to Temuco, which is the closest airport to Pucon or you can get an over night bus down to Pucon. Below is a summary of how we recommend making the journey:
- Depart London Heathrow 00/00/0000 - Arrive in Santiago on 00/00/0000 - Connecting flight to Temuco.
For returning to the UK, we recommend booking a flight in the evening of the 00/00/0000, and following the same route back as your journey out. Below is a summary of the route:
- Evening departure on the 00/00/0000 from Santiago Airport on overnight flight - Arrive in London Heathrow in the morning of 00/00/0000.
During your time in Chile we will be staying in cabins on the banks of the Palguin river. These cabins are fully out fitted with kitchen, dinning room and living room. You will be sharing a room but as always we will make sure women and men are in separate rooms. The only time we wont stay here is when we are on the road trip north, where we will be will camping.
- Expert coaching and guiding on and off the water.
- Cabin Accommodation.
- Camping on the road trip North (day 7 to 12)
- 2 coaches/guides throughout trip.
- Breakfast and Lunch (Dinners at own expense).
- Kayak rental (must bring own gear and paddle).
- Daily transport to and from the river.
- Airport pick up and drop off (if you fly in and out of Temuco).
- Advice prior to trip.
- Photos and Videos from the trip.
Price doesn’t include:
- Dinner and bar bills.
- Flights to Chile.
- Personal Travel Insurance.
- Transport from Santiago to Pucon.
Guides/Coaches on this trip:
Ben May - Kayak Chile
Joshua Telling - Rapid Skills
Tom Botterill - Rapid Skills
Pay $400 deposit now and then pay remainder 2 months before trip start date or earlier.
*All payments for this trip go to Ben May at Kayak Chile in US Dollars.