From our incredible riverside basecamp to the Futaleufu, itself this trip is our signature adventure vacation – and we know how to do it right!
Bio Bio Expeditions traces its roots back to our first trips on the Bio Bio River – the company’s namesake – where we discovered our inspiration and intense love and respect for not only the wild rivers and mountains of Chile, but also the indigenous people living on its banks.
Though the Bio Bio River was eventually dammed, to continue running rivers in this spectacular region, we ventured south where the Futaleufu River in Chilean Patagonia offered Bio Bio Expeditions a most stunning and serene location in which to set up what is one of the preeminent riverside basecamps in the world!
If you’re looking for a good reason, beyond simply enjoying one of the world’s best and most enjoyable whitewater experiences, to join us on this incredible trip, read on – because we’ve got six.
One of the Most Acclaimed Rafting Rivers: Nestled in the heart of Patagonia, Chile, the Futaleufu is one the world’s most acclaimed rafting rivers. One of the premier whitewater rivers in the world, the turquoise waters of the Fu are fed by glacial snow melt in the Andean lakes region of Argentina and Chile. The river gorge drops as low as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) beneath towering snow-capped mountains and breathtaking glaciers.
5 Star Rated: We are proud of this unique, unforgettable, and exciting international experience, from start to finish. 5-star rated across the board, Bio Bio Expedition’s Futaleufu River trip continually sets the standard for multi-sport adventure, cuisine, friendly and helpful staff and expert, world-class guides.
Futaleufu River Basecamp: A big part of our great ratings can be credited to our Futaleufu River basecamp. Owned by Bio Bio Expeditions and your home-away-from-home for the duration of your trip, our basecamp sits nestled into the cliffs overlooking the river. A blissful sanctuary to recharge and revitalize, your comfort is top priority. You’ll enjoy a private luxurious “safari-style” tented bungalow, complete with comfy mattress and cozy down comforter. Lounge on shore during your stay with hot tub, sauna, massage, wine tasting, sunset bar, gourmet cuisine, and more! Our basecamp is such an extraordinary experience that our competitors often sell Futaleufu Rafting (run by BBX) so as to offer their customers our exceptional basecamp.
Safety and Experience: Our team of professional whitewater and trekking guides are true international “superstars” in the world of adventure travel and are integral to the Bio Bio tour experience. From all over the world – Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, South Africa, the US and New Zealand – these men and women have extensive expertise in river safety protocols, river rescue, mountain awareness, high altitude safety, CPR and first aid.
Giving Back: Bio Bio Expeditions is committed to providing for the preservation and conservation of the regions that give us and our clients so much! Check out the various organizations whom we are proud to support, sponsor and work with.
World-class Expert Accolades: Futaleufú is our signature adventure vacation. Winner of Outside Magazine‘s prestigious Active Travel Awards, and was picked as one of the 50 best trips by National Geographic. World-class outdoor adventure experts are also eager to give us props: