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Why Kayak with Expediciones Chile?

Years of Experience: Expediciones Chile pioneered commercial whitewater trips on the Futaleufu River in the winter of 1986, and we have developed years of institutional experience and a guide team with deep and versatile whitewater expertise.

World Class instruction: Our focus and our passion.

Location. The Futaleufu, the Espolon and the Rio Azul and our ultimate Campo Tres Monjas at the confluence.

Variety of Trip Options: We have guided trips for every skill level from Beginning to Class V.

Multisport Options for Non-Paddlers: Non-kayaking companions have complete access to Expediciones Chile multi-sport options, such as whitewater rafting, introductory kayaking, mountain biking, and trekking.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why a guided trip?
A guide is like having a group leader who knows the river incredibly well, who will show you the best lines and play spots, and will even help you with your technique if requested. Usually, you can paddle at a higher level with the support and guidance of our team. We also take care of all food, shuttles, and lodging, thus maximizing your time enjoying this spectacular river.

Do I need to be a Class V kayaker to go on your trips?
No! We offer trips for every skill level. We start on the easier sections and move towards the more challenging sections. There are portage trails around every major rapid. The ExChile guides will see that you remain within the comfort zone of your choosing.

What is the Futa (Fu) like?

Most rapids are pool-drop. The water is big and beautifully clear. The scenery spectacular. We teach specialized techniques allowing you to paddle in big water with ease.

How strong of a kayaker do I need to be?
For most of our Class III - IV trips, we recommend that that you have a reliable roll on at least one side - especially for the Futaleufu River Valley and Kayak Futaleufu Weeks. If your roll is not that reliable, consider one of our paddling school weeks.

What kind of kayak will I paddle?
We have a wide selection of river running kayaking that are stable and comfortable, and that have enough volume for big water. After the first day on of kayaking on the Futaleufu, most of our guests change to something bigger than the boat they normally paddle at home.

What month is best to come?
The Seasons in Chile are opposite of those in Europe and North America, as we run trips from December to April. The months of January and February correspond with July and August in the Northern Hemisphere. We get high water in the spring, Nov to Dec 19 and lower water as the season progresses through March.

Can non-kayakers come on this trip?
Yes! We have an unsurpassed a-la-carte multi-sport Adventure Vacation Program that they can choose from. Take a tour of our web-site for more detailed information.

Kayak Selection:

Generally, most of our guests like to paddle higher volume kayaks on the Futaleufu than they would typically paddle at home. Our inventory will allow you to flexibly trade up or down in size at any time during your vacation.

Guest Instructors & Guides:

Chris Spelius

Harley Goedhart
Chiloe Leone Spelius Olave
Andrew Dunning
Michael Dunning
Bryan Tooley Guest instructor

Kayak Chile Class II/III, Futaleufu River Valley Class III/IV, Kayak Futaleufu Class IV/V, Padding School, and a Chile Sea Kayaking program.

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Patagonia Mountain Biking Experience a genuine Chile Mountain Biking through Chilean Patagonia and Argentina. Rafting en el Río Futaleufú con las mejores aguas blancas de clase mundial (5,4,3,). Kayak de mar, mountain biking, cabalgatas, sit-on-top kayaking canyoning, caminatas, pesca con mosca y mucho más aventuras podrás encontrar en el corazón de la patagonia Chilena, y desde el confort de nuestro nativo y caluroso Hotel. Rafting en el Río Futaleufú en Español.
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