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Whitewater Kayaking in Chile

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At Cascade Kayak School, we focus on instructional sessions to improve your kayaking skills while offering exposure to a variety of whitewater. We spend much of our time on sections of the Rios Trancura and Liucura just outside of Pucón. The crystal-clear water of the Liucura provides technical class II and III rapids until it merges with the bigger volume class III Lower Trancura. The Upper Trancura contains more difficult class IV and V rapids.

To gain some additional variety in river volumes and character, we take several day trips to other rivers. The fuchsia-lined banks of the upper Rio Fuy contain continuous class IV rapids that will challenge more advanced paddlers while the lower section offers well-defined class II and III whitewater. Bigger volume water can be found on the 21-kilometer stretch of the San Pedro (class III and IV).  Our instructional staff will select the best options for continuing your learning progression and adding to your Chilean Experience.

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Dates and prices

Cascade Kayak School’s Instructional Kayaking trips Cost: $3250. Airfare not included
2021 Dates: January 3 - 14 2021   
January 17-28 2021 
Jan 31- Feb 11 , 2021 
Please note: All trip dates are arrival in Chile to departure in Chile (Temuco). Spaces for our trips are limited and fill quickly, so we recommend making reservations several months in advance.

What to bring

Many of the rivers we will paddle have fairly cold water and a second set of gear (particularly insulation) is nice so that you don’t have to put on wet gear when you head out in the afternoon. You do not need to bring your kayak with you to Chile. We have a variety of boats for your use including Zet Kayaks, Pyrana, and Jackso   models. If you have specific questions regarding boats, please feel free to give us a call for more information.

about the lodge

Your kayaking adventure trip is all-inclusive. Accommodations are at our comfortable lodge. Built in a secluded neighborhood, the lodge features plenty of personal and community space. A large living area with vaulted ceilings, a volcanic rock fireplace, and large glass doors that open to the deck and patio area provide functional areas for dining, dry land lessons, and group gatherings. Homey rooms and large bathrooms round out the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay. Three hearty and nutritious meals are provided daily at the lodge. From our gourmet kitchen and slate-rock grill you will enjoy European and American dishes with a splash of local tastes. 

Daily activities

To give you an idea of what to expect, a typical day of your kayaking trip will include morning and afternoon paddling sessions with a return to the lodge for lunch and a rest between. During the 13 days you will be in Chile, we suggest you plan some days or half days of rest time to take advantage of some of the sightseeing and recreational diversions in and around Pucón as well as maintain your energy level so that you are able to continue the learning progression.

The Chilean Experience

Enjoy the warmth of the South American summer as you sharpen your kayaking skills in the varied whitewater tumbling from the Andes. Our individualized instruction will boost both your competence and confidence.
Please give our office a call to arrange the details for your Chilean adventure!
Call (208)-793-2221


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