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Patagonia Kayak Instruction:
Beginner Kayak School Courses

Our beginner kayaking classes are designed for both whitewater kayaking and sea kayaking, although the emphasis will be on moving whitewater kayak instruction. We offer several courses at the paddling school that vary in intensity. Our most intense kayak school week will focus "in-depth" on learning to kayak. In that course, we will have a single (optional) rest day in which you can participate in multisport activities, take a break and interact with the warm Chilean culture in town, or continue forward with kayak instruction.

Kayak Rolling Instruction - Volcanic Hot Springs

Let the hyperthermic waters of Volcan Michimahuida supercharge your learning process. We have found the perfect location for teaching the kayak roll - protected from cold water and weather. Our hot spring classes go rain or shine, keeping our students in total comfort. The waters are so inviting you will want to be underwater without hesitancy - which is the single most important factor in learning the kayak roll. With these warm tranquil waters and our expert instructors, there will be no time lost. You will learn more in three day sessions than in three years of trying to learn on your own in the river. Better than the swimming pool because the warm waters help in muscle relaxation and recovery. The hot springs of Michimahuida are nestled in a deep valley off of the dormant volcano Michimahuida. Steaming mist, flowering bushes, giant ferns, and native coihue trees, make up a virtual botanic garden surrounding the hot springs...

Kayak Rolling Instruction - Hot Springs

(8 Days in Patagonia, Chile / 7 over nights / 6 Active Days)

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New Kayaker Week

This kayak school class is designed for the first time paddler. Our kayak instruction program will introduce to you the basic kayaking strokes, boat control, wet exits, and the Eskimo roll, before we take you on moving water. The kayak lessons presented in this course will give you a solid foundation that will allow you to rapidly make progress in the sport of whitewater kayaking. Over the course of a week you will learn the basics of kayak eddy turns, peel-outs, ferries, and the fundamentals of edge control. During the middle of the week we usually take a rest day from kayak lessons that will allow you the opportunity to take advantage of the numerous other optional multisport activities in this spectacular Patagonia wilderness. The last two days of our kayak school are devoted to day-long kayak river trips, where we will put all of the paddling instruction fundamentals together...

New Kayaker Week

(8 Days in Patagonia, Chile / 7 over nights / 6 Active Days)

New Kayaker Lite (4 days)

A four day kayak instruction program that is a shortened version of our New Kayaker Week for those that don't have the time to spend a full week at our kayak school...

New Kyaker Lite (4 Days)

(6 Days in Patagonia, Chile / 5 over nights / 4 Active Days)

Learn to Kayak Multisport Week

Our Learn to Kayak Multisport Week is a less intense version of our New Kayaker course. It allows you the opportunity to learn the basics of kayaking while incorporating more multisport days into your paddling school vacation. It is a great way to see this spectacular region and learn an exciting new sport. See our kayak school course itineraries below to learn more about this course and how it differs from the New Kayaker Week...

Learn to Kayak Multisport Week

(8 Days in Patagonia, Chile / 7 over nights / 6 Active Days)

Also offered at the Patagonia South Kayak School: Beginning Kayak Instruction, Intermediate Paddling Instruction, Advanced Paddling School Courses, How to Roll a Kayak Clinics.

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Rafting Chile on the Rio Futaleufu
Chile & Argentina Adventure Travel. Rafting Chile & Argentina Kayaking.
Torres del Paine and FitzRoy trips.

Patagonia Travel Information
Argentina Chile & Patagonia travel information. Secrets of Patagonia Tour on our website.

Chile Rafting on the Futaleufu
Whitewater rafting in Chile from our weatherproof Futaleufu lodge.
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Information about the Patagonia climate and seasons in Patagonia, Chile & Argentina.
Sea Kayaking Chile
Sea Kayaking Chile from the Andes to the Ocean on Lago Yelcho. Fjords, hotsprings, temperate rainforest.

Yoga Travel VacationsTry your favorite multisport activities during a yoga travel vacation.

Fly Fishing Chile
Fly fishing Chile, from our fly fishing ranch or lodge in Chilean Patagonia. Trips on Lago Yelcho.
EcoTours in Patagonia
Custom ecotours of the Futaleufu Valley that include bird watching and nature treks.
Chile Trekking in Patagonia
Trekking Patagonia in Torres del Paine, Cerro FitzRoy and Los Glaciares National Parks.
University of Futaleufu
Checkout the instructional, large group and corporate programs we offer.

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Horseback Riding Vacations and Equestrian holidays with with Guachos & Criollo Horses.

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Skiing Chile Head south in July and August for summer powder in the Andes. Skiing Chile, Patagonia and Argentina. Swiftwater Rescue Training Thinking about a rafting guide job on the Futaleufu? Check out our whitewater guide school & swiftwater rescue training course.
Patagonia Canyoning and rappelling vacations.
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Outdoor employment opportunities in rafting, kayaking and fly fishing. Internships available.
Kayaking Chile
Rio Futleufu whitewater kayaking Chile in the spectacular Patagonia
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Experience a genuine Patagonia mountain bike tour through Chilean Patagonia.
Kayak School
Learn to kayak and get world class kayak instruction from our kayak school.
Futaleufu Guidebook
Take a detailed and interactive tour of the rapids of the Futaleufu Valley with our online Futaleufu Guidebook.
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 cayoning, caminatas, pesca con mosca y mucho más aventuras podrás encontrar en el corazón de la patagonia Chilena, y desde el comfort de nuestro nativo y caluroso Hotel. Rafting en lel Río Futaleufú en Español.

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