• Camping – $1,500.00
  • Shared Dorm – $1,675.00
  • Private Dome (Couples) – $1,800.00
  • Shared Hosteria – $1,800.00

Skill Level: All Skill Levels - Club Boaters Invite

Trip Length: 8 Days

Arrival City:: Temuco (ZCO) Between 11 AM to 5 PM

Departure City:: Temuco (ZCO) Between 11 AM to 5 PM

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Pucon Classics II, III, & IV+

December 8 - 15, 2018

Trip Description

Chile’s best whitewater rivers matched with the world’s best kayak instruction. Pucon Classics (II, III, & IV+) services instruction for all kayak skills levels whether you are just beginning or want a tour of waterfalls. Pucon has the river features for safe instruction on all.

Daily, we’ll have two trip offerings, one trip to the more advanced and another trip to the more development sections. Meaning advanced kayakers get challenged and get to run stouts and development kayakers can relax and improve on proper features. Both get professional instruction and each night back at the quincho fire you can share stories with your favorite provisions.

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.

We’ve got a group where a couple want to run waterfalls, a few are still swimming class III, most of us have solid rolls but want to just paddle rivers… Can you handle that? – Randy Lindowski, Pikes Peak Whitewater Club (Colorado, USA)

*Due to water levels, skills, and group needs the following itinerary is subject to change and is only a best prediction of the itinerary.


  • Got a group? Email David@PuconKayakHostel.com if you are interested in group organizer discounts.
  • Camping. PKH keeps coveted trips affordable by providing camping options to budget kayakers. Come join the fun and camp on our property.

What’s Included?

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Kayak Rental
  • Airport Transfer
  • Lodging
  • World’s Best Kayak Instruction
  • Daily River Transports

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 (DEC 8)

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  (DEC 9): 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 (DEC 10)

AM – Pack for Maichin Full Day trip.

AM/PM – Maichin (III – IV w/portagables) +PLUS Pucon Fireworks Optional

Day 4 (DEC 11): 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 (DEC 12)

AM – Kayak Theory + Lower Trancura or Upper Palguin (IV) Full Day

PM – Liucura Wave to Trancura or Upper Palguin Full Day

Day 6 (DEC 13)

AM – Upper Palguin (III+ to IV Group)

PM – Afternoon in Pucon

Day 7 (DEC 14)

AM / PM – Full Day Road Trip River Option

Day 8 (DEC 15) 

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.