Futaleufu Rafting Multi Sport
Futaleufu Rafting & Multi-Sport Adventure in Chile
If you are looking for the best in Futaleufu River rafting & active adventure, you have found it!
We first fell in love with Chile 21 years ago and have been safely and expertly rafting the Futaleufu River since 1993. With almost every imaginable activity to choose from on this action-packed vacation in southern Chile, our Futaleufu adventure is based out of our deluxe riverside camp overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the Futaleufu River as it surges beneath Patagonia’s snow capped mountains. Enjoy the best in Chile rafting and multi-sport fun on Bio Bio Expedition’s signature adventure vacation and one which truly represents who we are as a company. Chile and the Futaleufu River is the place – and this is the trip – where we discovered and developed that magical alchemy of adventure, rivers, culture, camaraderie, and unique touches that have come to represent who we are at Bio Bio Expeditions.
Once you arrive at our gorgeous Futaleufu Adventure Base Camp overlooking the river, you will realize that you have stepped into your dream adventure travel trip. This will become your home-away-from-home for your vacation week in Chile – your own “safari-style” tented bungalow nestled into the cliff overlooking the turquoise waters and complete with warm down comforters and mattresses for your lazing pleasure. Every morning, after being delivered a hot cup of coffee or tea to your door, you will look forward to another day of fun adventures on or around the Futaleufu. Each day involves a new and customized mix of activities guided by some of the most accomplished and talented international outdoor guides. River-based fun include whitewater rafting the famous, incomparable Futaleufu River, inflatable kayaking the aptly named Rio Azul, fly fishing (or spin) for Patagonia rainbow trout, or taking a lesson in whitewater kayaking. Land-based activities include horseback riding and hiking up pristine valleys and mountain biking a mix of ox-trails and single track.
Futaleufu athletic fun is rounded out by the luxurious amenities available back at our deluxe Base Camp – relax in two riverside hot tubs, luxuriate with a professional massage, relax with daily yoga classes, enjoy our wood fired sauna, savor the gourmet cuisine prepared by our professional chef, try wine tasting at the sunset bar and salsa dancing under the Southern Cross, or just chill out around the campfire with a cup of tea. Really, what could be better?
Leave the cold, dark North American winter behind and join us for the adventure vacation of a lifetime in the heart of Patagonia at the Futaleufu River in Chile!
Day 1 Overnight in Hotel Villa Huinid in Bariloche, Argentina on Lake Nahuel Huapi and enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2 Beautiful drive 300 km south through deep valleys and open pampas, passing the headwaters of the Futaleufu. Arrive early afternoon at camp; camp orientation, swim, hot tub, and welcome happy hour. (B+L+D)
Day 3 Optional early morning hike (2 hour roundtrip) for an excellent, and scenic, orientation of the Futaleufu Valley. Then raft from camp to Futaleufú bridgeOptional activities include mountain biking, fly-fishing and intro to river kayaking. (B+L+D)
Day 4 Step-up the rafting today! Raft from camp to below the Casa de Piedra rapid – class V. The afternoon is a scenic float to take in the magnificence of Patagonia. (B+L+D)
Day 5 Introduction and training for a day in the inflatable kayaks on the Rio Azul. (B+L+D)
Day 6 Horseback ride deep into the pristine wilderness of the Rio Azul Valley. Option to enjoy a quick nature hike to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Patagonia region. (B+L+D)
Day 7 Drive to the Pueblo of Futaleufú. Raft the Inferno Canyon from the Rio Espolón to Rio Azul. A five-mile canyon of class V whitewater, walk around the Dynamite, Zeta and Throne Room rapids, four-mile class II float, then five miles of class IV. There is the option to only raft the rapids below Inferno Canyon. (B+L+D)
Day 8 Raft from the Rio Azul through the Terminator, Kyburz, and Himalayas rapids. Lunch at camp. Raft from camp again to below Casa De Piedra. Optional hiking, mountain biking or fly-fishing activities available as well. Last night in camp: lamb roast/Chilean “asado feast” and party. (B+L+D)
Day 9 Drive to Esquel or Bariloche to catch your flight home, or elsewhere in South America should you choose to extend your trip.
Activities can be interchanged depending on your preference for the day.
(Legend: B = Breakfast included , L = Lunch included, D = Dinner included)