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Whitewater Kayak Chile:
Expediciones Chile Kayak Season Pass

Our Kayak Chile Season Pass Program offers paddlers with the time, and the desire, to deeply immerse themselves in the rivers and culture of Patagonia, Chile and Argentina. By the time you finish your vacation with us the Rio Futaleufu will feel like your home river. Almost all of our season pass participants have left Chile a different level kayaker than when they arrived. Our Season Pass Program will give you the opportunity to master one of the greatest whitewater rivers in the world and markedly improve your big water paddling technique.




This is a total vacation and immersion experience.
You will spend a month or more in an outdoor dream at our Tres Monjas Eco-Camp
Meals are provided, – minimizing the off-river hassle and maximizing your paddling time. Your paddling partners will be a ExChile's expert guide/instructors.  You will get the inside view on what it takes to be a kayak instructor/guide on the Futaleufu River.

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Our past season pass participants often couldn’t believe the physical conditioning they developed after kayaking on the Rio Futaleufu for a month or more. You will get a head start on all your paddling friends back home and return from Chile a supercharged paddler – with a real winter tan. This is an opportunity to do what many have always wanted to do, focus completely on your paddling. We will go to great lengths to help you achieve your paddling goals. Let us know your objectives.

Our season pass program affords you the opportunity to paddle all the different sections and various tributaries of the Rio Espolon, Rio Azul and Rio Futaleufu river.  You will have a chance to see all the rapids more than once and on the more challenging rapids you will have the choice to walk.  You will have the opportunity to kayak six days of each week, with Saturdays off to relax and recuperate.

The sections that you paddle daily will be determined by the guide staff taking into consideration what sections are being run by other exchile kayakers and rafters as well as your ability level. Rafting the Futaleufu is an option provided with no extra charge on a space available basis.  The Andes to the Ocean sea kayak trip is another option that is offered on a space available basis. Other multisport activities that you are interested in are offered for an extra charge.



Season passers should be sensitive that new kayakers are coming in on Sundays of each week. On this day we will be paddling easier sections to test and evaluate new kayakers while we push our season pass kayakers on advanced techniques on the easier water.   We understand that season passers become comfortable with the camp and our staff, however the passers should be sensitive to our weekly guests for whom this is also a trip of a lifetime, but are with us for only one week. An effort to socialize with the new groups is important to the group dynamic both on and off the river.

The number of kayaker’s we accept for our Season Pass Program is limited. We usually interview all potential participants. (a month is defined as four weeks / a week is defined as paddling Sunday through Friday evening. Friday evening we bring you into town and provide a bed and breakfast for Friday night and Saturday night. Meals in town are on your own Saturday. This is a good time to recover your energy, catch up on communication, have your laundry done and enjoy town. Sunday mid morning we start kayaking again.

Season passers have a choice of staying in a cabin in double occupancy or in their own private tent with their sleeping bag. You will have full use of Campo Tres Monjas. In certain rare situations season passers may be moved from the campo into a hosteria in the village of Futaleufu for part of their stay if the need arises and the sections they are paddling are easily accessed from town. In these cases exchile continues to provide all services, town accommodations, meal plan along with guiding and shuttles.

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Day by Day:

Day 1 Friday: Depart your home town
Fly on an over night flight to Buenos Aires Argentina.  Welcome to the warmth of the Southern Hemisphere in summer.

Day 2 Saturday: Travel to Trevelin, Patagonia Argentina
Early morning arrival in Buenos Aires, change airports and connect with a flight to Esquel, Argentina.  Take a taxi (45 minutes) to Trevelin, Argentina, a charming mountain village gateway just 45 minutes from the border and the Futaleufu River in Chile.  Check into the hotel Casa de Piedra and walk to one of several superb restaurants. Unwind, relax, and get a good nights sleep.

Day 3 Sunday: Wake up in Trevelin for an 8 a.m. breakfast. At 9 a.m. taxis will arrive to drive trip members to the border of Chile arriving at 9:45 a.m. An Expediciones Chile representative will meet you and help you cross into Chile and change vehicles for the start of your trip.  Season Pass itineraries will be built around our three primary paddling programs. Class II/III Kayak Chile Week. Class III/IV Futaleufu River Valley Week. Class IV/V Kayak Futaleufu Week and the Patagonia South Kayak School and  possibly the Patagonia Kayak Safari provided the trip is offered .

Day 4 Monday: Kayak

Day 5 Tuesday: Kayak

Day 6 Wed: Kayak

Day 7 Thursday: Kayak

Day 8 Friday: Kayak - after the day on the river you will come into the village of Futaleufu (bed and breakfast provided) and spend the night. Enjoy the activities in town.

Day 9 Saturday: Day off in Futaleufu - (bed and breakfast and internet provided Saturday meals on your own.)

Day 10 Sunday: Mid- morning we start kayaking and return to your accommodations at Campo Tres Monjas.  We repeat each week building your kayaking.

On your last Friday of Kayaking: Our vehicles will be waiting at the finish of your last days kayaking. We will make a short stop in the village of Futaleufu and drive the 15 minutes to the border where your exchile trip ends. Here taxis from the Casa de Piedra hotel will be waiting to take you back to Trevelin. Check into your hotel, take a shower and change clothes before enjoying your last night in Patagonia.  There are a handful of outstanding restaurants in Trevelin that we can recommend.  Relax, recover and look back on your kayaking adventure and all that you accomplished.

Saturday: Return to Capital City   
You are now are in Argentina ready to call a taxi from you hotel to the airport in Esquel and your flight back to Beunos Aires and connect on to an international flight to your home country.  If you are departing to Bariloche you can pick up a morning bus from Esquel or arrange a private transfer direct from your hotel.

Sunday: Return home

Accomodations:

Campo Tres Monjas

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4 Weeks : $5,595 USD in Tent
4 Weeks : $5,995 USD in
Cabin Double Occupancy
4 weeks: 6,395 USD in Single Occupancy Cabin. If available.
Single supplement for cabin per week $100 week per week as available.
Extra weeks are $1398 a week tent /$1498 a week cabin double occupancy.
$1598 a week single supplement cabin.
Private instruction available on request.
Scheluded Departure Dates : Call Our Office

Special Flexibilities: Exchile will be flexible to make your trip a total success. The actual program for your custom trip may vary according to the weather, desires and skill level of your group, or other factors. Patagonia has constantly changing weather patterns that might affect what day is best for a certain activity. If a certain part of your trip is not possible due to danger risks and weather extremes, our experienced guide staff will work with you to figure out the best possible option to substitute for the weather complications. If you have any concerns, please feel free to ask us more about the situations and what is guaranteed on the trip.

Included: Your described itinerary activities, guiding, instruction, activity equipment, transportation and shuttles for all scheduled activities, all meals, wine with dinner, all accommodations (based on double occupancy in a RiverNest Cabin unless otherwise arranged) as described in your itinerary from your trip pick up point and through to your drop off point after the trip. See the packing list of your activity, for the specific clothing that is required for you to bring. This trip includes bed and breakfast in the village of Futaleufu on the day off Saturdays.

Not Included: All en-route transportation, food, pre-trip hotel(s) from your home town to your trip pick up point.

All en-route transportation, food, lodging, post-trip hotel(s) from your trip drop off point back to your home town.  

With the exception of Saturday meals, once you are traveling on a exchile trip you should have no extra expenses unless you are desiring, laundry services, massage, gifts, or additional alcohol beyond what is included. If you want to add activities that are not listed as options on your itinerary we are super flexible to cater to your wishes. However extra activities may be subject to an additional charge if not included on your day by day intinerary.

How to organize your En-route in one step: We can have Gilda (G & G Travel and Tours) our recommended travel agent arrange all en-route transportation, pre and post trip hotels for your exchile trip or trips. Give her a call and compare prices. She often beats internet fares.


Expediciones Chile and G & G Travel and Tours are not financially responsible for your travel complications getting to your trip pick up point and back home from the trip drop off point, HOWEVER, we will be relentless allies 24/7 in offering our influence to help solve any issues that you may encounter in route. This is our part of the world and we are extremely well connected. Our clients provide significant business for the transportation services we recommended, they work with us and they know that we aggressively represent our guests in finding solutions while they are in route to exchile trips. We recommend purchasing travel insurance.

 
Trip Pick up spot: The Border between Futaleufu Chile and Esquel Argentina.
Trip Drop off spot: The Border between Futaleufu Chile and Esquel Argentina.
Alternative Trip Drop off spot: Futaleufu for a transfer to Chaiten and flight back to Puerto Montt Chile.
Season: Nov 15 to April 15
Experience Needed: None
Physical Challenge: Ability to paddle six days a week
Cultural Experience: Moderate high
Nature Experience: Very high
Comfort Rating: Moderate
Max Trip Size:
Min Trip Size:
Region: Remote Patagonia Chile and Argentina
Lakes, Rivers, Sites Visited: Futaleufu river, Rio Azul, Rio Espolon, Lago Lonconao, Lago Espolon, Secret Lagoon, Campo Tres Monjas, Futaleufu Chile, Trevelin Argentina.

Rio Espolon: Upper Class 2, Lower Class 2-3+
Rio Azul:
School to Campo Class 3+, Bridge to Campo Class 3-4.
Sections of the Futaleufu river: El Macal:
Class 3, Las Escalas through Wild Mile Class 3-4-, Terminator: section minus Terminator Class 4-, Bridge to Bridge: Class 4-4+, Casa de Piedra section Class 4-5, Terminator: with Terminator Class 4-5, Inferno gorge: Class 5.

Rivers commonly paddled once a month

Rio Corcovado: Town section Class 2-3, Bottle gorge Class 3-4

Trip usually offered once a year for an extra charge:
Safari trip:
One week extensions paddling the following rivers.
Rio Fuy:
Middle section Class 3-4
Rio Fuy:
Upper Class 4-5
Rio Manso:  
Frontera section Class 3-4

 
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