Chile - Futaleufú Adventure

  • Arrival Day - 28th January 2023

  • Paddling Days - 29th January to 5th February 2023

  • Departure Day - 6th February 2023

  • Total amount of days - 12 days (including travel days).

  • Accommodation - Cabin.

  • Trip needs minimum of 4 people to run.

We are super stoked to announce we have teamed up with Ben May from Kayak Chile to be able to offer the Futaleufu Adventure!

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.

Futaleufu Adventure:


Day 1 - Arrive in Futaleufu: 

Fly or drive from Santiago to Puerto Montt. From here we will collect you and drive you down to Futaleufu where we will outfit your boats for the trip and get you settled in to your accommodation.

Day 2 - Futaleufu River:

Paddle the bridge to Macal section of the river as a great introduction to this mighty river. We’ll spend some time working on your whitewater skills before hitting the bigger sections over the next few days.

Day 3 - Futaleufu River:

Set up camp on the banks of the bridge to bridge section of the river. With 46 kilometres of whitewater to explore you’ll get started with a short afternoon paddle from the campsite.

Day 4 - Azul River:

Enjoy the lower volume Azul River today with a couple of steeper rapids. The view from this river is always beautiful!

Day 5 - Futaleufu River:

Paddle the Terminator section with its 4 big rapids – Terminator, Son of Terminator, Kybers and Himalayas. 

Day 6 - Futaleufu River:

Start the 22 kilometre Inferno Canyon section from Futaleufu town. Today will be the most demanding and includes monster rapids like Zeta, Dynamite and the Thrown Room.

Day 7 - Futaleufu River to Barilochex:

Enjoy a one last paddle on a short bridge to bridge run on the Futaleufu River before we drive into Argentina to the beautiful town of Bariloche.

Day 8 - Travel day back to Puerto Montt

Pack up and travel back to Puerto Montt for your internal flight back to Santiago.

Day 9 - Departure flight from Santiago back to UK.


During your time in Chile we will be staying in cabins. 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. 

Travelling to Chile:

For our adventure you will need to arrive in Chile on the morning of the 28/01/2023, we would recommend flying in to Santiago. Once there you will need to catch a connecting flight to Puerto Montt, which is the closest airport to Futaleufu. Below is a summary of how we recommend making the journey:


Depart London Heathrow 27/01/2023 - Arrive in Santiago on 28/01/2023 - Connecting flight to Puerto Montt.


For returning to the UK, we recommend booking a flight in the evening on 06/02/2023, and following the same route back as your journey out. Below is a summary of the route:


Evening departure from Puerto Montt on 05/02/2023. Depart Santiago Airport in the afternoon the 06/02/2023 - Arrive in London Heathrow on the morning of 07/02/2023.

Price Includes:

  • Expert coaching and guiding on and off the water.

  • Fluent speaking Spanish and English guide.

  • Cabin accommodation

  • Kayak rental (must bring own gear and paddle).

  • 2 coaches/guides throughout trip.

  • Breakfast and Lunch (Dinners at own expense

  • Daily transport to and from the river

  • Advice prior to trip.

  • Photos and Videos from the trip.

Price doesn’t include:

  • Dinner and bar bills

  • Flights to Chile.

  • Internal flights in Chile from Santiago to Puerto Montt on arrival day and Puerto Montt to Santiago on departure day.

  • Personal Travel & Boat Insurance.

  • National park fees

  • External activities in spare time/evenings.

Guides/Coaches on this trip:

  • Ben May - Kayak Chile

  • Joshua Telling - Rapid Skills

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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. Deposit is non-refundable.

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