Pucon Classics III+ to IV+
April 6 - 13, 2019
SUITE DREAMS. River suites immediately became our most popular lodging with French doors offering open-air sleeping, en suite bathroom, and a bed vista of the river.
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.
NOC BEST INSTRUCTION. Kayakers are amazed by how great the instruction is at PKH. PKH hires NOC’s best of the best kayak program director selected instructors. Your skills will not only improve you will be given the tools to continue working on and improving throughout the year. Pucon has the world’s best river features for development kayakers. Come see for yourself. You will be glad you did.
TRIP EXTENSION DISCOUNTS. 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
***Thursday’s travel day allows guests to explore Pucon’s shops and try a favorite instructor recommended cafe. Guests are expected to cover meal costs for this cultural experience. (Estimate $US10 – $12 for meal.)
Day 1 (SAT, APR 6)
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 (SUN, APR 7) River Goals, Coaching, Boofing, Piercing Eddies and Making Moves
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower or Upper Trancura (III, IV, IV+ w/portagables) run
PM – Upper Palguin (IV) or Liucura Wave to Trancura
Day 3 (MON, APR 8)
AM – Pack for Maichin Full Day trip.
AM/PM – Maichin (III – IV w/portagables) +PLUS Hotsprings option
Day 4 (TUE, APR 9): 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 (WED, APR 10)
AM – Kayak Theory + Lower Trancura or Upper Palguin (IV) Full Day
PM – Lower Palguin or Trancura or Upper Palguin Full Day
Day 6 (THU, APR 11) Travel Day: San Pedro, Fuy, Blanco, or Truful Truful
AM – Full Day Road trips are big days and often the group favorites. An early breakfast followed by won of the most scenic drives circling volcanos, lakes and rivers.
PM – Thursday nights are scheduled for a guest dinner at won of our favorite Chilean cafes. We’ll take time to explore Pucon’s shops, eateries, and have a cerveza or artisan ice cream.
*Guests are responsible to cover this cultural dinner estimate at $US9 to $US12.
Day 7 (FRI, APR 12) AM / PM – Group Option.
Day 8 (SAT, MAR APR 13)
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.