Pucon Classics II to III+
February 20 - 27, 2019
This trip is designed for the class II to 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.
Want to challenge your skills with III+ or more? The Pucon rivers and our flexible instruction team give you options. When you combine Chile’s manageable challenges, world-class coaching, and your enthusiasm and excitement, many paddlers discover they are ready to advance to more challenging river features. Are you feeling confident and want to try a more challenging run or even a waterfall? We’ve got you covered. Each day you’ll have the option to improve your skills on a section that is safe and challenging for your individual kayaking goals.
*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 20):
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 21):
AM – Load for Rio Tolten. Rolls and Strokes at Lago Villarrica
PM – Rio Tolten (II – III)
Day 3 (Feb 22)
AM – Kayak Theory +PLUS Liucura (II to III+)
PM – Lower Trancura (III) or Trancura Delta (II)
Day 4 (Feb 23)
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 24)
AM – River option or Mapuche Indian Presentation on the state of Rio Trancura Headwaters vs. hydropower.
PM – Lower Maichin Canyon. Hot Springs option.
Day 6 (Feb 25)
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower Trancura or Trancura Delta
PM – Upper Trancura below Last Laugh (III) or Liucura Section
Day 7 (Feb 26) – San Pedro Full Day
AM – Depart for Rio San Pedro (II – IV w/portagables. Inflatable kayak options.)
PM – Paddle San Pedro (II – IV w/portagables. Inflatable kayak options.)
Day 8 (Feb 27)
AM – Optional Morning Lap or Pucon souvenirs and crafts shopping.
PM –Temuco Airport (ZCO) Departure Flights Between 11 AM to 5 PM.