Pucon Classics III+ to IV+
February 20 - 27, 2019
This trip is for kayakers who have solid fundamental skills and basic to advanced creeking / river running experience. Instruction and rivers will match with advanced ferries, boofs, the art of flight, waterfall pitch and directional control, eddy piercing speed control. We’ll seek more advanced runs including waterfall and boof sessions. Pucon Classics trips are designed for the kayakers that truly desire to progress their kayak skills and explore rivers. Your home base is located on two sections of river allowing you to relax and kayak lots. Our instructors know every feature on the more than a dozen nearby sections. This group will spend less time camping and traveling and more time relaxing and paddling.
This itinerary is designed for experienced kayakers with solid roll and river running experience. Less experienced kayakers are advised to consider our Pucon Classics II to III+ trips.
This trip combines nicely with the Road to Futa Feb 27 – Mar 9 trip, which takes us deep into Patagonia for the ultimate Chilean paddling adventure. Road to Futa guests enjoy a 20% Trip Extension discount on their Pucon Classics trip.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Kayak Rental
- Airport Transfer
- World’s Best Kayak Instruction
- Daily River Transports
Day 1 (Feb 20)
Arrival to Temuco Airport (ZCO) between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Boat outfitting and welcome.
Afternoon Lower Trancura Skills Assessment & Jet lag Wash. Welcome to Pucon Kayak Hostel appetizers, provisions and dinner by fire.
Day 2 (Feb 21): River Goals, Coaching, Boofing, Piercing Eddies and Making Moves
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower (II-III+) or Upper Trancura (III, IV, IV+ w/portagables) run
PM – Upper Palguin (IV) or Liucura Wave to Trancura (II, III+)
Day 3 (Feb 22)
AM – Pack for Maichin Full Day trip.
AM/PM – Maichin (III – IV w/portagables) +PLUS Hotsprings option
Day 4 (Feb 23): Full Day Road Trip Options: Blanco, San Pedro, Truful Truful, Fuy
AM – Depart for Rio San Pedro (II – IV w/portagables. Inflatable kayak options.)
PM – Paddle San Pedro
Day 5 (Feb 24)
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower Trancura or Upper Palguin (IV) Full Day
PM – Liucura Wave to Trancura or Upper Palguin Full Day
Day 6 (Feb 25)
AM – Upper Palguin (III+ to IV Group)
PM – Afternoon in Pucon or River Option
Day 7 (Feb 26)
AM / PM – Full Day Road Trip River Option
Day 8 (Feb 27)
AM – Early AM laps on Palguin or Trancura… kayaker option. Or Pucon crafts and souvenirs shopping.
Temuco Airport (ZCO) Departure Flights Between 11 AM to 5 PM.
Or… pack for the ultimate Patagonia adventure with Road to Futa Feb 27 – Mar 9!