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- FUTALEUFU' -
EL REY DE LOS RIOS

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PATAGONIAN RIVER GYPSIES

FUTA KAYAK TRIP

There is something magical in the Futaleufú, something unique that connects you to its untouched beauty. From the first moment you will fell in love with this place.

 

Using the “Kriminal Lake House” as a base camp, just a short drive from Futaleufú village, our adventure begins. We will warm up on the Macal section (class III+) or, in case of high water on, we will explore the Espolon river (class II-III) and the Azul river (III-IV). Our aim is to hone your skills on big water paddling running as much Futa sections possible, challenging you day by day.

 

Yet, the dynamic nature of the Futa demands caution; water levels can fluctuate rapidly due to dam releases on the Argentinian side, potentially limiting access to certain sections. Our choice of runs will be influenced by the group’s level, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey for all.

 

Between the adventure, we'll find moments of tranquility, savoring wholesome homemade meals and embracing the simplicity of Patagonia's life, breathing in the essence of pristine Nature along the way.​

TRIP DETAILS

  • Duration:

 10 days paddling / 12 days total

(longer stays are possible on demand)

  • Suitable for:

pre-intermediate / intermediates /advanced kayakers

(Check available dates to find best fit for your level)

  • Period:

November to March

  • Minimum participants: 2

  • Location:

Futaleufú, Chile

  • Arrival/Departure airport:

Esquel, EQS, Argentina

  • Rivers:

 rio Futaleufú, rio Azul, rio Espolon

  • Prize:

€ 2.500,- per person​

(discounts for groups)

Do you need specific dates or would you like to organize a private trip?

No problem just get in touch!

UPCOMMING TRIPS

WHAT IS INCLUDED

01.

Transfer to/from Esquel Airport (Argentina)

Guided descents and safety 

02.

03.

Accommodation at the KK Lake House

04.

Tasty meals cooked with local ingredients

05.

Kayak and Paddle rental

(extra gear on demand)

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

01.

International + domestic flights to/from Esquel

02.

Tips & Personal Expenses

03.

Tips & Personal Expenses

04.

Alcoholic beverages & drinks

05.

Travel & Medical Insurance

TRIP SCHEDULE

The schedule is flexible, depending on the dam release, water level

and on the group paddling skills and motivation 

ARRIVAL DAY 0.

15,00h Arrival at Esquel Airport - Argentina

15.30h Transfer with border crossing

19.00h WELCOME to FUTALEUFU

19.30h Check-in at the KK Lake House

Kayaks outfitting and set up

20.00h Dinner

DEPARTURE DAY 11.

9.00h Breakfast

10.00h Packing

10.30h Transfer to Esquel Airport

13.00h Lunch in Esquel

15.00h Flight to Buenos Aires 

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DAY 1. to 10.

9.00h Breakfast

10.30 Water session 

  • We’ll paddle all the possible sections in the river throughout the week depending on the water levels and energies and skills  of the group

14.30h Pick-nic at the river

15.00h eventually second water session ​or relax at the Lake House

  • It is possible to complement your trip with extra activities like horse back riding, fly fishing or trekking. We will be happy to help you book your extra activities.

20.00h Dinner 

  • all meals will be freshly prepared with local ingredients. The last day we will celebrate with a typical Cordero Asado.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Being comfortable
paddling on WW III-IV.

Being fit and able to swim in current.

To truly enjoy Futa you need a solid roll.

Having a basic
rescue training.

Be eager to learn
new things.

ACCOMODATION AT KK LAKE HOUSE

The KK Lake House is located just 10 minutes away from the pueblo of Futaleufù, and 15 to 20 minutes to the main put ins.

It's a typical wood "cabaña" facing a small lake where we able to rest and reconnect to Nature.

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​AVAILABLE KAYAKS:​​

  • 2 x OG

  • 3 x Steeze

  • 2 x Stout

  • 1 x Tuna

  • 2 x Billy Goat

  • 2 x Gangsta

  • 1 x Goat

  • 1 x DRX

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HOW TO GET TO FUTA

01.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO
ARGENTINA - BUENOS AIRES
Ministro Pistarini Airport

From Europe you can find flights with different airlines:

  • Aereolineas Argentina from Madrid and Rome

  • Lufthansa from Frankfurt

  • Iberia from Madrid

  • Airfrance from Paris or Nantes

  • Itairways from Rome

  • KLM from Amsterdam

03.

DOMESTIC FLIGHT to ESQUEL

There's one daily flight operated by Aerolineas Argentina. Keep in mind the baggage allowance is 15kg, and extra weight will incur additional charges.

The flight lasts approximately 2 hours.

02.

AIRPORT TRANSFER from Ministro Pistarini to Jorge Newbery Airport

The airport transfer takes approximately 1 hour. Upon arrival at the international airport of Buenos Aires, you'll need to reach the domestic one.

You have two options:

 

  • Official airport Taxi (USD 40): Available at the airport exit.

  • Cabify (USD 25): Easily download the app, reserve your ride, and pay by card.

04.

DRIVE TO FUTALEUFU'

Upon arrival at Esquel Airport (Argentina), we'll pick you up and drive together to Futaleufù (Chile) by car, taking about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

Please note: Crossing the border requires attention. Animal products and seeds are prohibited from crossing.

MORE INFOS

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Thanks, will be in touch soon!

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ZERO
TO HERO

A KAYAKING JOURNEY
FOR BEGINNERS

Are you eager to dive into the thrilling world of kayaking while embarking on an unforgettable journey? 

 

Join us at the "Kriminal Lake House," just a quick drive from Futaleufú village. Our 10-day course is designed to lay the groundwork for mastering whitewater kayaking techniques while immersing you in the natural wonders of Northern Patagonia.

 

Throughout the course, you'll alternate between technical training sessions and easy paddling on flat water, building up to exhilarating descents on class II/III river sections. Plus, we'll embark on a three-day river expedition, camping under the stars, sharing stories around the campfire, and embracing the simple joys of life as true river adventurers.

 

Duration: 10 days paddling - 12 days total
Suitable for: novices and beginners

Period: November to March

Minimum participants: 2

Location: Futaleufú

Rivers: rio Futaleufú, rio Espolon and rio Palena


 Please get in touch to schedule your trip.

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