section starts at our river camp Salto de Chucao and continues to
the Puente Futaleufu. It is the most action packed section of whitewater
you will find anywhere. A virtual whitewater power storm. This section
includes five miles of Class 4 action, in addition to three class
4 + rapids. Entrance rapid.
" Make a reservation for your flight on Air Futaleufu"
there is a big pool beneath Pillow.
"El Jeffe in
The kayak and safety
cataraft runs first to set up safety for when the raft comes through.
on this day goes for the throat in Mundaca"
is a pool beneath Mundaca. But after that it is non-stop whitewater action
coming at you. After Tiburon it calms down and we administer the swim test
for those that have aspirations to continue on to the Class 5 action.
de Piedra - Cement Bridge to Macal
(Class 5 Rafting, Kayaking) Hang on! We pass under the
cement bridge in the swirlies and we hear the roar ahead. This is big
stuff coming up. It could have been easily called the Perfect Storm.
It is one of the most appropriatly named rapids on the river Mas o
wind around a couple of bends but keep your eyes peeled……a
pounding htdraulic is waiting to surprise those not paying close
technically challenging (Class 5) "Casa de Piedra" the
toughest rapid on the lower Futaleufu. It is a test to complete
before considering running the upper Class 5 Infierno Gorge
" Getting lined up in Class 5, to make order out of chaos."
Macal Section - Intro to the Futaleufu.
2/3 Rafting, Kayaking, Flyfishing, Sea Kayaking trips start from below
below "Casa de Piedra" to "El Macal", these Class
3/3+ rapids, with easily defined routes are the perfect introduction
to the Futaleufu's big water. The cascading waterfalls off the massive
cliffs will leave you breathless. Our favorite rapids are ‘Huenumapu’ and ‘Freighter
Rock’. The take-out at El Macal becomes the put-in for fly
fishing trips and our Sea Kayak trips.
Continue the Secrets of Patagonia tour: Rivers
and Lakes of the Futa Valley