The Futaleufu Adventure

  • Day 1 – Get picked up from Puerto Montt airport, drive to the ferry port and board the ferry for Chaiten.
  • Day 2 – Leave the ferry at Chaiten and drive to the Rio Futaleufu. Wash away the last traces of jet lag with a short blast down the easy El Macal section before setting up camp at Cara del Indio.
  • Day 3 – A second run on the Macal section in the morning to really get warmed up to paddling big water and then after lunch paddle from Bridge to Camp, the first half of the Bridge to Bridge section.
  • Day 4 – Take on the full Bridge to Bridge run, not forgetting to avoid the whirlpools on Magic Carpet and to paddle straight through Mundaka hole for good luck! If you’re not too tired, there is always time for another run down Bridge to Camp in the afternoon.
  • Day 5 – Paddle from the Bridge to the bottom of the Macal section, with a chance to step it up on the first class 5 rapid of the trip, Casa de Piedra.
  • Day 6 – The Terminator section – with some of the biggest waves on the river in Himalaya and the class 5 Terminator rapid to satisfy those looking for a challenge, this run will definitely turn the adrenaline levels up a notch.
  • Day 7 – Turn up the heat still further with a run down Inferno Canyon and the biggest rapids on the river.
  • Day 8 – Warm down with a farewell paddle on the Bridge to Bridge section before driving back to Chaiten to catch the ferry north.
  • Day 9 – Arrive in Puerto Montt, browse the craft stalls and sample some of the excellent seafood before catching your flight back to Santiago and then home.

Price:  £1200 – includes food, accomodation, transport and 7 days of expert guiding.