Brief Route Description:
There is no faster way to get to Futaleufu. This (1hr) charter, each way, cuts off two days of travel. By choosing this option you will gain an active first day and an active last day of your trip in Patagonia. How much are two extra adventure days worth? If you are coming with a family or group to spread the cost, this is the route. Gilda, our associate travel agent can coordinate your trip around arriving early in Puerto Montt in the morning, which requires arriving Santiago as early as possible. On the return you will depart as late as possible from Puerto Montt and depart on a late flight from Santiago back to your home country. This is the secret of this route. The charter flight will meet your needs. Imagine you can depart your home on a Saturday, have four full days Sunday thru Wednesday, raft the world class Futaleufu River, and get home in time for work on Thursday. Map View or this Route
Via Puerto Montt, Chile
1. Fly: Overnight to Santiago on the carrier with the earliest available arrival.
2. Fly: Earliest connection possible from Santiago to Puerto Montt.
3. Fly: Direct Charter from Puerto Montt to Futaleufu (1hr). Adventure starts
End of Exchile Adventure (4pm):
1. Fly: Direct Charter late afternoon, from Futaleufu to Puerto Montt, after a full day on the river.
2. Fly: Puerto Montt to Santiago (1hr 50 min). Latest flight connecting to your international flight.
3. Fly: Overnight to your home country.
Arrival Santiago International Airport (SCL):
In flight, fill out all necessary customs forms. Upon arrival in Santiago, go through customs in the airport. Americans, Canadian, and Citizens of the European Union do not need to pay a visa fee to enter either Chile. If you have doubts check your for a reciprocal visa fee and you can pay at the airport. After clearing the international police you will grab a cart and your bags and wheel your bags through customs. An hour and half is the legal connection between the arrival of your international flight into Santiago and the departure of your national flight in the same airport.
Connecting Flight Airline Check In (SCL): Your next flight departs from the upper level of the same airport. Wheel your cart to an elevator to the top level and check for your flight to Puerto Montt. When checking your baggage in for a domestic flight in Chile, remember the international baggage allowance is greater than the national baggage allowance within Chile. They may try to ask for baggage fees. Tell them you have just arrived on an international flight and they are supposed to take your baggage without additional fees if it is within the international limit. Show them your international ticket and baggage checks and they should not charge you.
Arrive Puerto Montt Airport Tepual (PMC): This is the main airport in Puerto Montt serviced by LATAM and Sky airlines. Our Charter flight representative will be waiting for you just as you leave your the baggage area. They will take your luggage and load them in the Charter plane for immediate departure for the 65 min gorgeous flight over the fjords and around volcanoes to the mountain village of Futaleufu.
Arrive Futaleufu Airport (FFU): This remote airstrip is just minutes away from your first day put-in on the Futaleufu. We will meet you at the airport and you will be on the river minutes after your arrival.
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