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Chile - River Running Adventure

  • Arrival Day - 30th November 2024

  • Paddling Days - 1st December to 10th December 2024

  • Departure Day -  11th December 2024

  • Total amount of days - 14 days (including travel)

  • Accommodation - Cabins on the banks of the Palguin and Camping

  • Ability level - Intermediate 


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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's comfortable paddling grade 3 and looking to push their paddling to grade 4. An example of this would be paddling the Upper Dart but may occasionally walk round features like surprise surprise. If you're still not sure, drop us a message and we will be able to discuss if this trip is right for you.

Chile Flag

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, the final river selection will be confirmed based on water levels and how demanding an experience the group would like.

12 Days River Running Adventure:

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Pucon. Stay at Palguin cabins.

  • Day 2 - Lower Liucura River and Lower Trancura

  • Day 3 - Upper and Lower Trancura

  • Day 4 - Truful Truful

  • Day 5 - Upper Maichin or Upper Upper Palguin Coaching

  • Day 6 - Upper Palguin

  • Day 7 - Rest day - *optional rock climbing, hot springs, paddle boarding, volcano hike.

  • Day 8 - Lower Fuy

  • Day 9 - Rio San Pedro overnight trip (camp by the river). Kayak or Raft.

  • Day 10 - Rio San Pedro (evening stay at palguin cabins).

  • Day 11 - Upper Palguin or group choice

  • Day 12 - Departure day.

Pyranha Scorch, Chile

Travelling to Chile:

For our adventure you will need to arrive in Temuco, Chile on the 30th November 2024. Where possible its best to book the full journey in one, as, if anything is delayed, the airline will sort it. If not possible make sure you leave plenty of time between landing in Chile for customs, baggage collection/re-checking and changing terminal. The flights between Santiago and Temuco run every couple of hours.

Below is a summary of how we recommend you make the journey:


Depart London Heathrow 29th November 2024 - Arrive in Santiago on 30th November 2024 - Connecting flight Santiago to Temuco on the 30th November 2024. We will collect you from Temuco Airport.


For returning to the UK, we recommend booking a flight in the morning of the 11th December 2024 out of Temuco and following the same route back as your journey out. Below is a summary of the route:


Morning flight of the 11th December 2024 Temuco to Santiago. Mid day or evening flight on the 12th December 2024 from Santiago Airport to arrive in London Heathrow in the morning of 12th December 2024.


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 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 Rio San Pedro trip where we will be will camping on the river bank.


Price Includes:

  • Expert coaching and guiding on and off the water.

  • Fluent speaking Spanish and English Guide.

  • Cabin accommodation with hot tub.

  • Camping on the overnight San Pedro Expedition 

  • Minimum of 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.

  • Pick up and drop off at Temuco Airport.

  • Advice prior to trip.

  • Photos and Videos from the trip.

Price doesn’t include:

  • Dinner and bar bills.

  • Flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

  • *External activities costs in spare time, evenings or on the rest day.

  • National park entry fees.

  • Lunch on rest day.

Guides/Coaches on this trip:

  • Ben May - Kayak Chile

  • Joshua Telling - Rapid Skills

  • Tom Botterill - Rapid Skills


(Chile River Running Adventure 2024)



Pay $400 deposit now and then pay remainder 8 weeks before trip start date or earlier.

Deposit is non-refundable.

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Client Reviews


"Big water, big stoke, big fun. Minimal faff"

"Such a wonderful few days staying in what felt like paddlers paradise. The rivers were a perfect combination of natural beauty and exciting paddling! The guides could not have been more professional, inspiring and all round fun to be with! The accommodation had incredible views and felt like a slice of heaven. I would happily do this trip over and over."

"This trip has been amazing and so rich in experiences. I would highly recommend this trip and felt it was great value for money. I would not have been able to paddle so much with such a great group without this trip. Felt so well looked after and safe with all the guides."

“Expert guidance and a positive up tempo vibe from pick up to drop off and everything in between”

“With these guys, they do everything to make sure each day is great – they are just so quietly and smoothly considerate and thoughtful. Professional.”

“Well run, professional and well organised trip that was appropriate for the group and offered a good variety of the things that the location has to offer”

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