We’ve taken our most popular services and bundled them together to save you time and money. On location, in-season prices will vary and availability is limited so be sure to book in advance. If you have any questions about one of our all-inclusive trips or discounted packages email David Hughes for help.
$1,900 – $2,900 USD
This trip offers a variety of rivers and solves the logistics problem of doing the best rivers between Santiago and Pucón during peak season. After a Santiago airport pick-up, kayakers will drive just 90 minutes to the Rio Maipo Valley. The Rio Maipo, now in jeopardy of being dammed, offers a class IV-V big volume upper section, and an easier class III-IV lower section. We’ll start our trip on the banks of the Maipo at the famous Cascadas de las Animas resort, where kayakers will have their boats outfitted and skills assessed. You may have seen the Rio Claro in any number of videos, most notable is the classic whirly bird or toilet bowl or snails back or throat of the devil alias’ of the 40 foot drop that spirals and banks to the pool below. This is a class V canyon. There are easier canyons including a class III to IV Seven Teacups, class III Five Teacups, the Between Falls, and the class IV+ section of the Twenty Two Falls. After a few days on the Claro your body will need a break and we’ll drive south to the Rio Nuble Valley for a day of class III+ river running. Read more details here, including a day-by-day itinerary.
Two daily groups: advanced creekers will enjoy the benefits of getting lots of exposure to multiple runs with various styles of drops. Development kayakers will benefit from safe sections that offer various styles of rapids for learning and developing confidence, reading rapids on the run, and sticking moves. Plus, the Description: Upper Palguin is one of the world’s greatest entry level creeks with six clean safe cascades. Who should attend? This group will spend less time camping and traveling and more time relaxing and paddling. The PKH base is such an accommodating kayaker’s destinations that it is not uncommon for guests to arrive and stay a month or longer practically begging to work for a shuttle to the river. The stability of less travel and luxury of a variety of nearby rivers means you’ll have more time to get personal coaching and still explore. Instead of focusing on just getting down a new river this program will place emphasis on your skills and progressions you desire. You will progress, explore rivers daily, and wish you had more time. Read more details here, including a day-by-day itinerary.
Description: Every Chilean kayaker encounters a logistics problem getting from Pucón-area rivers to Patagonia’s Rio Futaleufu. The country is dissected by Gulfo de Ancud and there are no roads connecting north and south. After a brief orientation of rivers in Pucón, you’ll pack your things and caravan down the world famous Carretera Astral. The Southern Highway takes a series of ferries passing dolphins, fish markets, lakes, glaciers and fjords en route to one of earth’s gems. At the Futaleufu, beginners and intermediates can choose from a half-dozen different sections of river, working toward the challenging “Whitewater Mile.” Expert kayakers can hone their big water skills on sections like Inferno Canyon, Casa de Piedra, Terminator and Bridge to Bridge. The “Road to Futa” first demonstrates just how precious and remote the Futa Valley is. Once there you start to truly appreciate how hard it is to access food, internet, cell service, and even electricity. The people are as rugged as the mountains and the remoteness takes you back to a time when card games, guitars and glorious stories of lines made and missed fill the space around your campfire and add tothe experience. Read more details here, including a day-by-day itinerary.
Rolls & Rivers: Beginner Kayak Package
$140 USD / Day + Lodging
Ready to learn to kayak? Maybe you’ve already started but could use some roll practice or a clinic on fundamentals? Many know Chile is a mecca for waterfalls, big water, and remote canyons. But did you know Chile is also one of the best places we’ve found on the planet to learn how to kayak, develop skills, and train? Pucon especially is an ideal destination for beginner and intermediate kayakers. You’ll learn about every aspect of kayaking from one of our expert, certified instructors – who we think are among the best in the world. Your Rolls & Rivers Package also includes your kayak rental fee, all the gear you need for each lesson, and transportation. If you reserve a full-day (or multi-day) Rolls & Rivers Package online, lunch and dinner will be provided. Read more about kayak instruction at Pucon Kayak Hostel here. Contact David Hughes with any questions or to reserve your space today. The Rolls & River Beginner Kayak Package is $140 / day plus the cost of lodging (if applicable).
Bare Bones Bro Deal: for Dirtbag Kayakers
$60 USD / Day
We’ve stripped our services down to the minimum viable product most kayakers passing through the hostel need. This package is available only for advanced bookings, so if you’re interested, submit your deposit today to secure a rate for the duration of your stay. What’s included? Camping, kayak rental, daily local shuttle, lunch, and dinner. You may opt to upgrade your lodging for an additional price. Upon arrival, kayakers who upgrade their shuttle service to include a regional river (available on-demand) need only pay the difference in price – a potentially huge cost savings when the whole hostel packs up for a trip to the Fuy or Truful Truful. Hurry, you don’t want to miss out! Reserve now by contact us by email. Please be sure to include the dates of your trip and your top choice of kayak. The Bare Bones Bro Deal is a bargain basement price of $60 / day.
Pucon Adventure Pack: Multi-Day / Multi-Sport Package
$140 USD / Day + Lodging
Looking for more than just a kayak experience? Get a little of everything with our Pucon Adventure Pack. If you’re staying for a minimum of three days and want to try a variety of activities in the area, you can take advantage of this special offer. Included in your three or more action-packed days is an instructor or guide, all the gear you need for each activity, daily lunch and dinner, and transportation to and from PKH to your adventure destination. You select which activities you would like to try. Choose from our Rolls & Rivers Intro to Kayaking, a day hike to summit El Cani, a trek in Huerquehue National Park, a Ducky or SUP trip down the Rio Tolten, and a leisurely day SUPing and swimming in Lake Caburgua with a stop at our local hot springs in the evening. Other activities may be available, so if you are interested in a custom itinerary, please contact David Hughes and we’ll see what we can arrange for you. Other options available for an additional cost include hiking Villarrica Volcano or fly-fishing on the Liucura. The Pucon Adventure Pack is $140 per day plus the cost of lodging. Make reservations by contacting us via email.