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BOCHINCHE EXPEDICIONES

OUR TEAM

Bochinche Expediciones is a company founded in Futaleufu in 2014. We provide whitewater services that meet the highest international standards both in quality and safety. Each member of our team is passionate about the outdoors and will guide you through land and water, keeping you safe while having fun.

Come experience Futaleufu with us!

DANIEL GONZALEZ

Owner
AKA Raketa, he began his river life rowing a Cataraft in Futaleufu. Today he’s a rafting instructor and pro kayaker and worldwide certified guide. He’s traveled extensively around Chile, Europe, Brazil, Nepal, Canada and United States, but his love for the Futaleufu always brings him back. His passion for the whitewater is so deep and contagious that at the end of every trip you’ll be ready for more! He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English.

 

We want you to have the most amazing adventure, tailored to your personality and desires.

FLORENT DUVAL

River guide
Like many of the guides in our team, Flo fell in love with the Futaleufú river and decided to move here from France. He has vast international experience in several rivers that he’s paddled all around the world, and will surely make you feel safe in the water.

 

Safety first means that you’ll live a great adventure.

IDA DAPRA'

River Guide
Half Italian & half Brazilian, Ida loves the sun, the summer season and being outdoors in the mountains. She has been working in the rafting industry for more than 20 years and has gained great experience in tourism industry. You will find her in the office, always ready to give you great tips and suggestions on what to visit, where to sleep and where to party!

 

 

 

GIORGIA GONFIANTINI

Manager
One day Giorgia went on a family rafting trip on the Italian Alps, and out of the blue she joined a 21-day rafting trip on the Grand Canyon with our team. She’s curious, fun, happy, extroverted, well-traveled, and radiates that particular Italian magic she was born with. Spark up a conversation in Italian, Spanish, English, French or German. She now calls Futeleufu “home”, she will assist you with your trip, always with a sincere smile on her face.

DANIELA HUENUMAN

River Guide
Daniela is the Espolón Queen, an experienced Chilean guide who will lead you safely on the Espolón river, telling you about Futaleufú, its stunning nature and most ancient secrets. There’s no better way to truly get in touch with Patagonian nature than on a trip with Daniela along the river.

 

The most important thing for us is that you have a great time!

NICOLAS LUNA

River Guide
Nicolas is an experienced rafting guide with already 8 years of experience in the Futaleufú river, which he considers the best river in the world for rafting. He always tries to share his great passion for the white waters with his passengers and make them live strong emotions in the river with a great focus on safety as well. During Chilean winter he travels to Canada to work as a raft guide all year round.

 

 

RICARDO BARRERA

Safety kayak
Born in Cuba from Chilean parents, Ricardo arrived in Futaleufu in 2008 in search for a remote place where, as a medical doctor, he could share his knowledge and especially help people. Kayaking is his passion, you’re sure to spot him in the river or working in the field. He’s a fundamental part of our staff.

Why travel with us?

  • Our team is passionate about what we do
  • We thrive on your enjoyment
  • Multilingual staff
  • Our guides hold international safety certifications

LEMU

Everything Guide
Our mascot and travel companion, Lemu is going to be welcoming you as soon as you get to our office … she might even escort you on your trip! If you want to go trekking, she will probably be your guide, hopefully on the right path.

Born in the fields around Futaleufú, she’s well-travelled and never refuses a ride on our bus. Don’t forget to say hi to her!!

 

 

 

MAURICIO FERNANDEZ

River Guide
Mauricio is one of the most passionate guides that you’ll ever meet. He fell in love with the river at a young age and hasn’t stopped since! He’s active as a guide all year round, following summers around the word and rafting in many different rivers. You will feel his extraordinary energy and passion for the river, it’s contagious.

 

 

Meet our highly experienced guides, ask them anything about the river and about Futaleufu.

VICTORIA BIANCO

Webmaster
Vicky, part of our land team, has traveled the world like few others, all the while creating websites and painting. Loves photography, art and all the beautiful things in life… a true free artist! Currently living in Ensenada, near Puerto Varas, Chile, where she has built an amazing, environmentally aware Bed & Breakfast. Speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

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TripAdvisor Travelers' choice 2023
  • star rating  I’ve had an amazing experience with this rafting company, rafting, hiking, and more. They teach you to appreciate the river but also what you can do. This group has been... read more

    Jellybeanfishfrogs
    March 18, 2023

    star rating  Amazing - It was an incredible experience!!! We really liked it. It was super exciting and safe as well. The guide spoke very good english.

    F852ZTbobs
    March 5, 2023

    star rating  Amazing time on the Futa - Such an amazing experience I can’t recommend them enough. The guides are amazing and incredibly talented. The perfect balance of adventure and risk management! The perfect way to see the... read more

    katherinesK5208QL
    March 18, 2023
  • star rating  Amazing experience!! Loved it! - Amazing experience, such a fun day, so exciting running the rapids.
    Loved the time of the river, and lovely staff. Especially going the extra mile to help us out... read more

    552katiel
    March 5, 2023

    star rating  Flipping awesome - Amazing experience with a lot of professionals around us to feel safe! Adrenaline woooo! And what an amazing surroundings!

    Companion819586
    January 14, 2023

    star rating  A little thrill surrounded by increíble natural beauty - The river was insanely beautiful and fun. On the other hand we felt safe and well cared for. There were many safety kayaks, experienced guides, and big sturdy boats. All... read more

    V9036ADsarap
    January 14, 2023
  • star rating  It was such a great experience. We could book the trips spontaneously.
    We did a kayak and rafting tour and really enjoyed it so much! The entire team is... read more

    Ronja_geburzky
    January 23, 2023

    star rating  Amazing rafting! - Amazing rafting! The staff is very serious and responsible!
    We was having a lot of fun and highly recommend this company!

    נועה ק
    January 12, 2023

    star rating  Awesome!! - So much fun! We did the “bridge to bridge” trip since we are inexperienced but regret not going for a longer one. It was exhilarating and we loved every second... read more

    Nicole L
    March 7, 2023
  • star rating  Incredible guide company! - Bochinche is an incredible company and I could not recommend rafting with them more! They respect the river and run amazing safety! The best way to see the Futa!

    Piperegg
    March 18, 2023

    star rating  Amazing Experience! - It was an incredible experience! The guides were terrific, it was safe, and the atmosphere was great!

    matthewmM131SC
    January 21, 2023
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Bochinche Expediciones

Bochinche Expediciones
Pedro Aguirre Cerda 545. Futaleufu
+56 9 3392 0745
info at bochinchex.com