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FUTALEUFU, THE TOWN

Futaleufú is located in Northern Patagonia, in Los Lagos Region. Futaleufu is a frontier town located 7 miles from the Argentinian border. The town is named after the crystal blue Futaleufú River, which is widely considered to be one of the three greatest whitewater rafting rivers in the world.

THE BIG RIVER

The name Futaleufú is an indigenous Mapuche word meaning “Big River.” Locals refer to the valley as “a landscape painted by God”. It is fed by glacial snow melt in the Andean lakes region of Argentina and Chile. The river gorge drops as low as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) below the surrounding glaciated peaks.

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During its course through Chile, the Futaleufú River has three major tributaries, the Rio Chico, the Rio Espolon, and the Rio Azul. All three major tributaries of the “Futa” can be rafted or kayaked in season. The Futaleufú watershed also includes several pristine Patagonian lakes, the largest being Espolon and Lonconao.

HOW TO GET TO FUTALEUFU

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BY AIR

It can be accessed from airports in Santiago and Puerto Montt in Chile, as well as from Buenos Aires to Esquel, Argentina.

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BY LAND

Arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche, continue south to Esquel and on to Trevelin, then cross the border back into Chile to the town of Futaleufu. There are also buses that take you from Puerto Montt directly to Futaleufu.

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BY SEA

From Puerto Montt to Chaiten in ferry (10 hours) and from Chaiten by bus to Futaleufu (4 hours).

expert sports guides

WE’LL TAKE YOU ON THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME…

Ricardo Troncoso

Ricardo Troncoso

Big Boss

AKA Piri, born and raised in Futaleufu, Chile, a natural in river and outdoor life. Anything you’d like to know about the area, he’s the right person to ask. He has traveled around Perú, Italy and Costa Rica. Specialized in Kayak, Cataraft and Rafting. Speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez

Trip Leader

AKA Raketa, he began his river life in cataraft in Futaleufu. Today he’s a pro kayaker and guide. He’s traveled extensively around Italy, Brasil, Nepal and Chile, where he’s picked up tons of experience in all river classes. Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English.

Gabriel Gallardo

Gabriel Gallardo

River guide & photographer

Known universally as “Pelos”, he’s a kayaker, rafting guide and photographer. Born and raised in Puerto Montt (Chile), he’s explored several rivers in Chile, Argentina, Italy and Switzerland. He speaks Spanish, English and Italian.

Sorba

Sorba

Official pet

Our fun-loving Sorba will welcome you into the world of Bochinche…

Erica Chiara

Erica Chiara

Administrator

Our Italian sport-loving boss was born and raised in the Italian Alps. She could ski before she could walk, and made it into several competitions. Her passion led her into instruction. Erica will share with you all the information so you may choose the activity that suits you best. She speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Miguel Naval

Miguel Naval

River Guide

From the Spanish Pyrenees, he’s an expert mountain and rafting guide. He has traveled the world as an adventurer: Asia, Europe, Central and South America. He’ll make of your trip an unforgettable adventure.

Guillermo Walsen

Guillermo Walsen

Video Maker

A natural talent, head of Yerba Mate Productions, Guillermo is our video maker, always fun and calm. You’ll spot him with his camera on the banks of the river just waiting to capture your best moment. He’s also our safety kayak in the Futaleufú river.

Victoria Bianco

Victoria Bianco

Webmaster

Vicky lived and studied in several countries (USA, Spain, Italy and Argentina) and has traveled the world like few others, all the while creating websites. Loves photography, art and all the beautiful things in life… a true free artist! Speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Cristian Morice

Cristian Morice

River Guide & Safety

Creator of Rescue Outdoor Equipment, he’s one of the first guides to start rafting around the world, and represented Chile abroad in countries like Peru, Italy, Nepal, among many other. He’s our safety catarafts.

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