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6 Great Reasons Why You MUST Whitewater Raft the Futaleufu with BBX Rafting!

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Why Bio Bio Excursion for Futaleufu River Rafting

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:

For details on this exceptional outdoor adventure, or to BOOK YOUR TRIP read more HERE.

Cotahuasi River Canyon Rafting Adventure: May 17-27, 2019

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An adventure unlike any other, our Cotahuasi River Canyon rafting excursion is the ultimate in river fun, excitement, and history to stay with you for a lifetime.

There are rafting experiences and then there are rafting adventures. Considered one of the last remaining secrets in the rafting world, a trip down the exhilarating Cotahuasi River Canyon is definitely the latter – one of the most continuous, classic, and technical stretches of whitewater on the planet.Cotahuasi River Canyon rafting adventure

The trip that got us featured in the December 2001 issue of Outside Magazine, it’s fifty miles of non-stop class 4 and 5 whitewater hammering at a gradient of 60 feet per mile as we drop from put-in, downstream of 300-foot Sipia Falls, to the Pacific Ocean.

Cotahausi River Rafting Adventure Peru

Carving the second deepest canyon in the world (the first, the Colca, is a just few hundred miles away), the remote Cotahuasi snakes through an arid yet dramatic landscape on the southern coast of Peru. Run by raft for the first time less than twenty years ago, only a few expeditions have descended into its chasm and braved its mighty river. Revel in the stunning desert scenery and enjoy starry nights the likes of which you’ll be hardpressed to see anywhere else.

While the whitewater alone is reason enough to join us on this memorable adventure, add the historic hike to put-in on an original Inca footpath – a journey back in time as we explore and admire the hundreds of Inca and pre-Inca ruins and artifacts that litter the canyon – and this trip stands apart as an adventure entirely unto itself.Cotahuasi River Canyon rafting excursion

Having hosted the first ever archaeologist to enter the canyon, we were the beneficiaries of his valuable advice and guidance as to how best to admire while also protect these ancient treasures and this unique region steeped in history.

With time to visit magnificent Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a scenic drive in private Land Cruisers to the quaint town of Cotahuasi, and all the technical whitewater you can handle, this is an adventure of a lifetime.Cotahuasi River Canyon rafting adventure

Join us for this trip of a lifetime and be among the very few to experience this incredible discovery. Find out more about this incredible Peruvian adventure, or BOOK NOW!