About our Company
Perhaps you are wondering “why the company name – Bio Bio Expeditions?” Our history is grounded in our strong South American roots and our deep love for the wild rivers and luscious forests of southern Chile.
We formed our company in the early 90’s on the mighty Bio Bio River in Chile. The Bio Bio River helped launch our company and out of deep respect for this iconic river and the indigenous people living on its banks, we found the name for our adventure travel company. It feels like no coincidence to us that “Bio” in Spanish means life, as it is the life affirming, life enhancing nature of low-impact adventure travel that is our passion. Unfortunately, the Bio Bio River was eventually dammed but we didn’t want to leave! We traveled further south, into Patagonia, and found ourselves on the Futaleufu River in Chile. Again, for two river lovers, the Futaleufu was the jackpot! We started small, built lasting and solid relationships with the local people, and slowly established ourselves as one of the premiere and respected companies on the river.
We are proud of our standing in the local community and the knowledge of the area we have gained over the years. We are proud that our international staff of professional rafting and kayaking guides return year after year to work with us. We are proud that our guests like to return year after year as well, to paddle the crystalline waters, gallop through the meadows, soak in the hot tub, laugh by the fire, eat incredible meals, and make life-long friends and memories.