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Whitewater Kayak Chile:
Why go with Kayak Chile?

Years of Experience:
We started running guided whitewater trips on the Futaleufu River in the winter of 1985/86 and have one of the most experienced guide teams in the valley.

Ultimate Kayak Camp:
Enjoy our completely private, secluded Tres Monjas Patagonia Eco-Camp that has been designed specifically for the whitewater kayaker.

Patagonia Safari Trips:
Our guided Kayak Safari Vacations give you access to all the best whitewater in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina.

In town Lodging:
For those wanting a trip based out of town (which works for beginning paddling) town lodging.

Variety of Trip Options:
We have guided trips for every skill level: Kayak Chile Class II/III, Futaleufu River Valley Class III/IV, Kayak Futaleufu Class IV/V - a Padding School and a Chile Sea Kayaking program.

Multisport Options for Non-Paddlers:
ers: Non-paddling companions have complete access to the entire Kayak Chile / Expediciones Chile multi-sport options.

Adventure Vacation Program
Call us for a package price!

Frequently Asked Questions:

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. There are portage trails around every major rapid. The Kayak Chile guides will see that you remain within the comfort zone of your choosing

What is the Futa (Fu) like?

Really, really big is the best description. However, most rapids are drop-pools

How strong of a kayaker do I need to be?
For most of our trips we recommend that that you have a reliable roll on one side to get the most enjoyment out of your week with us - specially for the Futaleufu River Valley and Kayak Futaleufu Weeks. See our skill evaluator for additional help in determining which trip is for you. If your roll is not that reliable, consider one of our paddling school weeks.

Why a guided trip?
A guide is like having a group leader who knows the river incredibly well, they will show you the best lines, play spots and even help you with your technique if requested. We also take care of all food, shuttles and lodging, maximizing your time to enjoy this spectacular river.

What kind of kayak will I paddle?
We have at least fifty of the latest kayaks available for you to use. If you want us to get a specific boat that we don't have listed, call our office - the earlier the better. However, 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 hile are opposite than those in Europe and North America. We run trips from December to April. The months of January and February correspond to July and August in the Northern Hemisphere. We get high water in the Spring and lower water in March.

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

Playboat Selection:

Expediciones Chile has the widests the widest selection of whitewater kayaks available anywhere. Currently we have over 25 of the latest kayaks in our inventory and we purchase new kayaks every year. If there is a kayak you want to paddle chances are we have it, or we can get it! Generally, most of our guests like to paddle higher volume kayaks on the Futaleufu than they typically paddle at home. Our extensive inventory will allow you to flexibly trade up or down in size at any time during your vacation. see the Skill Evaluator for our current kayak list. If there is a kayak that you want and we don't have, call our office and we can get it for you - the earlier the better.

Guest Instructors & Guides:

To be announced.

Other Kayak Chile Itineraries: Class II/III Kayak Chile Week. Class III/IV Futaleufu River Valley Week. Class IV/V Kayak Futaleufu Week, Patagonia South Kayak School and Patagonia Kayak Safari.

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Futaleufu Whitewater Rafting Chile
Patagonia, Chile Adventure Travel. Chile Rafting & 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 weather proof Futaleufu lodge.
Patagonia Weather & Seasons
Information about Patagonia weather and seasons in Patagonia, Chile & Argentina..
Chile Sea Kayaking
Chile Sea Kayaking in Patagonia from the Andes to the Ocean. Fjords, hotsprings, temperate rainforest.
Yoga Travel Vacations Try your favorite multisport activities during a yoga travel vacation.
Patagonia Fly Fishing
Patagonia Fly Fishing, from our fly fishing ranch or lodge in Chilean Patagonia. Lago Yelcho trips.
EcoTours in Patagonia
Custom ecotours of the Futaleufu valley that include bird watching and nature treks.

Kayak Instruction, Roll a Kayak
Learn to roll a kayak at our kayak school. Receive world class kayak
instruction from our paddling school.

Rafting & Kayaking around the Globe
Expediciones Chile resource page to find other kayak outfitters around the globe.
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.

Equestrian Vacations
Horseback Riding Holidays and Equestrian Vacations with real Guachos & Hausos.

Travel Agent Commissions
Information on travel agent commissions and discounts from Expediciones Chile.
Chile Skiing Looking for summer powder? Try Chile Skiing in Patagonia and Argentina. Guide School Thinking about a guide job on the Futaleufu? Check out our whitewater guide school.
Patagonia Canyoneering and rappelling vacations.
Kayaking Jobs 
Outdoor employment opportunities in rafting, kayaking and fly fishing. Internships available.
Kayaking Chile
Rio Futleufu whitewater Kayaking Chile in the spectacular Patagonia
Rafting en el Río Futaleufú
en Español
Futaleufu Whitewater Guidebook
An online guidebook of the Futaleufu River. Descriptions, diagrams, photos and videos.
Rivers of Chile and Argentina
Chile rivers information. Other rivers in Chile and rivers in Argentina.

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