All-Outdoors offers a 9 Day trip to Patagonia, Chile in South America during the Chilean summer. This trip to the Futaleufu River in the Patagonia region of Chile is ideal for the white water enthusiast. The excitement of the Class IV and V whitewater and the exposure to the Chilean way of life makes for an unforgettable week. Sample 9 Day itinerary
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Your travel arrangements from the USA to Buenos Aires, Argentina and from Buenos Aires back to the USA are not included in the cost of the trip. We will be more than happy to arrange these flights for you through our affiliated travel agent. Most flights depart from San Francisco or Los Angeles with stops in Miami and Santiago, Chile. We can also accommodate flights that allow for longer stays in Chile.
Visas can be obtained as you enter Chile. You will be able to acquire a three month travel visa for your stay in the area.
Patagonia Adventure Trip Overview
Briefly, here’s what you can expect on our Rio Futaleufú Expedition:
Day One: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina – transfer to domestic airport for flight to Bariloche. Overnight in Hotel Villa Huinid on Lake Nahuel Huapi and enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
Day Two: Beautiful drive 300 km south through deep valleys and open pampas, passing the headwaters of the Futaleufu. Cross the border into Chile and arrive early afternoon at camp. Camp orientation, swim, hot tub, and welcome happy hour. (B+L+D)
Day Three: Warm-up day: raft from camp to Futaleufú bridge. Training includes self-rescue, raft flip drill, throw rope use, cataraft and kayak rescue. Fun, continuous rapids – class IV and one class V. Return to camp. (B+L+D)
Day Four: Raft from camp to below the Casa de Piedra rapid – class V. Return to camp. (B+L+D)
Day Five: Introduction and training for the inflatable kayaks on the class II + III Rio Espolon, a half hour drive east from camp. Visit the quaint little town of Futaleufú that lies on the Rio Espolon. (B+L+D)
Day Six: Horseback ride deep into the pristine wilderness of the Rio Azul valley and return by inflatable kayak to our main base camp on the Futaleufú. (B+L+D)
Day Seven: Drive to the Pueblo of Futaleufú. Raft the Inferno Canyon from the Rio Espolón to Rio Azul. A five-mile canyon of class V whitewater, walk around the Dynamite, Zeta and Throne Room rapids, four-mile class II float, then five miles of class IV. Return to camp from the Azul and enjoy a traditional “curanto” for dinner. (B+L+D)
Day Eight: Raft from the Rio Azul through the Terminator, Kyburz, and Himalayas rapids. Lunch at camp. Raft from camp again to below Casa De Piedra. One of the biggest days of whitewater being run anywhere in the world! Last night in camp: lamb roast/Chilean “asado feast” and party. (B+L+D)
Day Nine: Drive to Esquel or Bariloche to catch an evening, or next day, flight to Buenos Aires. We strongly recommend you spend at least an extra night, in Bariloche or Buenos Aires....or both...before you take your flight home. We are happy to arrange an extended stay so that you can explore the exciting city of Buenos Aires. (B)