It seems every kayaker and adventurist in Chile has to solve the transportation challenge. Pucon Kayak Hostel invests in a fleet of 4 wheel drive off road terrain vehicles well serviced with quality tires and racks to keep you on the river. 

Transportation Options 

  • Vehicle Fleet: 5 seat Nissan Terranos, 8 seat Dodge Durangos, and trailers. 
  • Package Trips receive premium transportation. 
  • Local River Shuttles: Palguin, Upper and Lower Trancura, Nevados, Coilaco and Tres Saltos. 
  • Area Shuttles: Pucon, airport, lakes, and hotsprings. 


The property at Pucon Kayak Hostel includes access to two different sections of the Rio Trancura; serving as the put-in for the Lower Trancura and the take-out for the Upper Trancura. The Lower Trancura is class 2 -3 for more than 6 miles as the river winds its way towards Pucon where it will eventually empty into Lake Villarrica. The Lower T is full of development moves, attainments, boofs, waves, vistas of the volcanoes, and zippy fast eddy lines. It’s perfect for boaters with a roll or anyone looking to improve. The class 3-4 Upper Trancura is a step-up from the lower section, and includes two expert-level class V’s (both are easily portaged), bigger boofs, and more demanding rapids. The hard rapids are great big-water practice while the rest provide a great training ground for refining your technique.
Walk-ins Welcome!

Rio Palguin Shuttle

Just minutes away from Pucon Kayak Hostel is one of  South America’s most-often run creeks. The Upper Palguin is a class IV waterfall stretch available for every kayaker that has a solid roll and attitude. This staple section runs year-round and is a favorite PKH destination. You’ll see our trucks there nearly every day during high season, where guests and staff alike practice boofs, boat control, stomps, ear-dips, and race lines for as many laps as they can handle. The picturesque narrow gorge and turquoise water make this run special no matter how many times you paddle it.
Walk-ins Welcome!

Airport Transfer

Need a ride from Temuco Airport to Pucon Kayak Hostel or vice versa? We’ve got you covered. Our airport transfer service operates all season long. So don’t hassle with bus schedules and taxi fares and language barriers. Make an airport shuttle reservation with PKH and worry about something besides transportation. Have a morning or afternoon arrival? We can get you on the river before dark. What more could you ask for on your first day of vacation? Airport transfer is $120 one-way and there is a $25 fee for each additional passenger. Email to coordinate!