Pucon Classics II, III, III+
February 2 - 9, 2019
This trip is designed for the class II, III and III+ kayakers seeking to improve river running, control kayak on ferries, master combat rolls and navigate rapids on river sections and features safely allowing kayakers to progress. This group will spend less time camping and traveling and more time relaxing and paddling. 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. Pucon provides the rivers and features. We provide the great coaches. You provide the strokes.
This itinerary was designed after the Pikes Peak Whitewater Club and Chicago Whitewater Association joined PKH for trips and PKH owner David Hughes volunteered with the Carolina Canoe Club. Like most whitewater clubs the skills varied as much as the paddler’s lively personas. This trip allows groups with various skills to be on the same trip. Yes! We love to teach beginners too.
*Due to water levels, skills, and group needs the following itinerary is subject to change and is only a best prediction of the itinerary.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Kayak Rental
- Airport Transfer
- World’s Best Kayak Instruction
- Daily River Transports
Day 1 (Feb 2):
Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome.
Potential afternoon Lower Trancura run pending time.
Day 2 (Feb 3):
AM – Load for Rio Tolten. Rolls and Strokes at Lago Villarrica
PM – Rio Tolten (II – III)
Day 3 (Feb 4)
AM – Kayak Theory +PLUS Liucura (II to III+)
PM – Lower Trancura (III) or Trancura Delta (II)
Day 4 (Feb 5)
AM – Kayak Theory +PLUS Trancura Delta (II – III) or Liucura Curve to Lower Trancura (III – III+)
PM – Optional Hike or Liucura Section
Day 5 (Feb 6)
AM – River Section or Mapuche Indian Presentation on the state of Rio Trancura Headwaters vs. hydropower.
PM – Lower Maichin Canyon. Hot Springs option.
Day 6 (Feb 7)
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower Trancura or Trancura Delta
PM – Upper Trancura below Last Laugh (III) or Liucura Section
Day 7 (Feb 8) – San Pedro Full Day
AM – Depart for Rio San Pedro (II – IV w/portagables. Inflatable kayak options.)
PM – Paddle San Pedro (II – IV Inflatable kayak options.)
Day 8 (Feb 9)
AM – Optional Morning Lap or Pucon souvenirs and crafts shopping.
PM –Temuco Airport (ZCO) Departure Flights Between 11 AM to 5 PM.