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Overview:

The Futaleufú river is a low altitude (1,300 ft dropping to 60 ft above sea level) mountain environment 53 miles inland from the ocean. Storms can blow in quickly bringing with them cold rainy spells. The sun can also be very intense for several weeks in a row. Our horseback

Accommodations are shared rooms in employee housing, and occasionally your tent at our Tres Monjas eco camp or on wilderness sea kayak trip.


For your accommodations in Futaleufu

Sleeping Bag (28 to 55 degrees F)
Cotton Sheet liner for you Sleeping bag (optional)
Down Pillow that can be stuffed small or bring a pillow case to stuff.   
Tent and pad for staying at the camp, sea kayak trip, or further travels after the season.

Personal River equipment

River Clothes

River shoes (Astral) or (Chacos)
Wool Socks  Men - Women
Hydroskin river shorts  Men - Women
Nylon or Lycra swim suit
Thick Long sleeve hydroskin or smartwool shirt
Thin Long sleeve hydroskin or smartwool shirt
Hydroskin or Smart Wool pants (1)
Dry Top
Optional Dry suit
Optional one piece bunny suit
Cap, Sun hat, or visor (to wear under the helmet for sun protection)
Paddling Gloves (for blister and sun protection
Nose plugs
Ear plugs
(1) Optional camp towel for when you get off the river

Kayak Gear

Kayak if you are planning on kayaking outside of work
Ultimate Net Bag for kayak gear
Mandatory float bags
Spray Skirt- Does it fit the kayak
Life Jacket  Stohlquist Descent   or  Astral
Helmet
Werner
Breakdown paddle or AT
Paddle Bag
Throw rope
Carabiner
Whistle
Knife (not in your carry on)
Water bottle insulated
Optional Customized hip pads, you will minimize outfitting time and guarantee a secure fit.
Optional Paddle wax
Kayak Sponge  


General Clothing
(some of these items can be worn to Chile on the plane.)

Crocs, sandals or slippers for around camp and at the employee housing.
Lightweight waterproof hiking boots. (you can wear these on the plane)
Wool or fleece hat
Baseball cap or Sun hat
(8) Pair Warm socks (we recommend quick drying synthetic)
(8) Underwear
(1-2) Shorts
(1) Long pants nice
(1) Long pants work
(3-4) T-shirts
(2-3) Long sleeved shirts
(1-2) Pile jacket or wool sweater
Water/windproof jacket or poncho
Water/windproof pants (recommended, optional)

Toiletries

Hanging small shower kit
Hairbrush or comb
Toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss
Small biodegradable bar of soap & shampoo
Antiperspirant/ Deodorant
Sunscreen (Waterproof 50 spf minimum)
Lip balm containing sun block
Extra contact lens and enough lens liquid and cleaning solution. Some people have found that wearing light-weight, sturdy, plastic glasses helps protect their contacts from being flushed out by the big waves.

Personal first aid kit that includes:

Antibiotic Otic Solution (optional, if you are susceptible to swimmer’s ear infections)
EpiPen Anaphylaxis kit if you have severe reactions to bee stings
Your own prescription medications
Antihistamine for anyone with allergies
Vitamins if you take them
A few simple Band-Aids
Adhesive Tape (for blisters) or NuSkin (optional, for blisters)
Small Pepto Bismol (bottle or tablet)
Tampons or sanitary napkins (enough for the entire trip)
Extra contact lens and enough lens liquid and cleaning solution. Some people have found that wearing light-weight, sturdy plastic glasses helps protect their contacts from being flushed out by the big waves.
Optional,you may choose to bring a prescription antibiotic. Consult your doctor.

Extra Essentials

Small personal dry bag  
Sunglasses
Floating Retainer Leashes for Sunglasses
Headlamp Waterproof Storm
Cell phone with camera with whatsapp. Enroute guidance for your route  saved on it.
Optional Lifeproof Case for you cell phone turns it into a waterproof camera
PayPal account for tips and for paying for online bus tickets or services in Chile or Argentina.
Money belt RFID Blocking Travel Wallet Passport Holder
Charge card and  US dollars to exchange.

Documents

Passport
US Drivers License
AAA International Driver license
Spanish dictionary
Patagonia maps,
Waterproof journal
Printed enroute guidance

Luggage

Soft Duffel with shoulder straps
Day backpack Daypack for flying and your computer. You can carry on two items. Maximize your carry ons.



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You can cut out and use these baggage labels for your luggage.


NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



NAME:

Expediciones Chile

Gabriela Mistral 296, Futaleufú, Chile

Fono +56.652.721.386

rosi@exchile.com



 

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Expediciones Chile has running adventure travel trips in Patagonia since 1985. Try rafting Chile on the Futaleufu river. Trekking Patagonia in Torres del Paine, Cerro FitRoy and Las Glaciares National Parks. Sea kayaking Patagonia from the Andes to the Ocean or take lessons at a world class paddling school. Kayak Futaleufu whitewater from our kayak eco camp. Mountain biking in Patagonia wilderness. Earn a swiftwater rescue certification on the Futaleufu river. Fly fishing Chile and Argentina on the famous Lago Yelcho. Snow Skiing in Chile & Argentina. Eco tours and yoga travel vacations. Information about weather Patagonia, Patagonia travel and maps of Chile on our website
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