Only five kilometers from our Patagonia Lodge we find the spectacular side canyon called, Canyon Gelves - with waterfalls, slides and pools of pure, transparent turquoise water. Five hundred meters (1640 feet) of vertical relief have been explored in this beautiful canyon. The largest single drop, accessible only to experienced canyoners, is 45 meters (148 ft). Canyoning through the Gelves is an experience you will never forget.
About 40 kilometers from our lodge we find Canyon Palenque. Though the access is more difficult and challenging, it offers an even more spectacular scenario for canyoning - with bigger drops and clearer water.
We provide neoprene wear, helmet, harness and ropes. You will need to bring rugged high-closed shoes suitable for both hiking in the mountains and in the water. Lunch travels with us on the full day canyoning descents, but at the end of the day, like with all of our daily activities, we return to Futaleufú and to the comfort of our native wood lodge.
Canyoning: Option 1
Time: Half day canyoning
trip (about 3 hours in the canyon)
Description: A good introduction
for first time initiates to the sport of canyoning. There is a 25-minute
climb and the descent includes five 10-foot waterfalls,
water slides and one zip-line crossing over
a narrow gorge.
Canyoning: Option 2
Time: Full day canyoning
trip (about 6 hours in the canyon)
Description: This exploration
requires greater physical effort. There is
a one-hour climb and it includes 20 waterfalls,
a longer scramble through rocks and through water,
and numerous water slides.
Canyoning: Option 3
Time: Full day trip canyning
(between 6 – 8 hours in the canyon)
canyoners only! This is the descent of the
entire Gelves Canyon, starting with two l00
ft waterfalls. This canyoning trip is only
for people with rappelling experience, who
are in strong physical shape and skilled in
technical scrambling. To be able to do the
canyoning run in a single day you need to
move with certain ability, precision and speed.
There is a 1.5 hour strenuous climb.
Time: full day (between 6
– 8 hours in the canyon)
Description: A great option
for experienced canyoners and climbers - or for
beginners who have experienced the half-day
trip down the Gelves Canyon. Palenque Canyon is a 30 minutes
drive from our Patagonia Lodge in the village of Futaleufu, and a 1.5
hour hike in from the main road. During this
trip you’ll be carrying gear and food
for the entire day. Though more difficult, with a
challenging access, this canyon raises the
adrenaline level as we rappel from higher
walls and dive into clear deep pools from
steep cliff faces. This canyon demands a high level
of participant endurance as it is an activity
that takes all day, but believe us…
it is worth it!!!!
Patagonia Canyoning Season
offer these canyoning trips from November
to April. They are included as optional activities
in most of our Patagonia Rafting Weeks.
our guests canyon as an optional activity
during a week a whitewater rafting / multisport week. If you
are interested in a few days to a week of canyoning, or
a personalized canyoning multisport week, please contact
our office for a custom itinerary and price.