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Futaleufu River Multi-Sport

11 Days from $4300
Trip Highlights
  • Futaleufu River rafting through Chile's Patagonia
  • Azure Class IV & V whitewater through granite cliffs
  • Stay in exclusive private camps with hot tubs including a tree house camp
  • Tyrolean traverse across the river over Class VI Zeta Rapid
  • Hike, inflatable kayak, horseback ride, climb, rappel and canyoneer
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)

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2015: January 8, 15, 22; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; December 10, 17, 24, 26
2016: January 14, 21; February 11, 18, 25; March 3; November 24; December 8, 15, 22, 26

Meeting Place
Cumbres Patagónicas Hotel, Puerto Varas, Chile

$4500 (On dates from November 24, 2016)

Deposit: $800
Single Supplement: $200 (hotel only)
Additional Costs: airport taxes and fees, travel insurance

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River Rating Minimum Age
Class IV (Optional Class V)12
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Futaleufú River Multi-Sport - Overview

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The Rio Futaleufú is one of earth’s premier whitewater resources. On your Futaleufú adventure, we’ll take you to a legendary stretch of the river, one of almost indescribable beauty. Flowing through Chilean Patagonia, far beneath the spires and snow-packed crowns of the Andes, the “Fú’s” steely turquoise waters pass through granite walls, lush vistas and river camps seemingly snatched from sci-fi imagination. Our bases along the Rio Futaleufú include houses built high in old growth treetops, natural hot tubs carved into stone, cliff dwellings and rock shelters with fire hearths. The “Fú” itinerary includes hiking and horseback riding, climbing, rappelling and canyoneering. A dream trip for the ultra-adventurous family, couple or solo globe trotter.

Futaleufú River: Itinerary at a Glance

  • Arrive at El Tepual International Airport (PMC) & transfer to Cumbres Patagónicas Hotel in Puerto Varas
  • Enjoy a free afternoon before a welcome dinner
  • Fly from Puerto Montt to Chaiten and transfer by bus to Terminador Camp on the banks of the Futaleufú River for a welcome dinner
  • Warm up in an inflatable kayak on the Class II Rio Azul before rafting the Class IV rapids of the upper Fu
  • Hike or mountain bike on beautiful trails
  • Raft the sheer-walled Class V Infierno Canyon
  • Sea kayak on Laguito Azul
  • Soak in the surroundings in a natural stone hot tub
  • Hike in an old-growth hardwood forest
  • Swim or canoe in the Lake of Frogs
  • Overnight in a tree house
  • Ride a 250-foot zip line
  • Scale the 320-foot granite Tower of the Winds and rappel back down
  • Run Class IV+ rapids down to the Mapu Leufu Camp where flush toilets and hot showers await
  • Explore a 400-ft deep slot canyon
  • Challenge the Class V+ Terminador Rapid, the Himalayas, Mas o Menos and Casa De Piedra
  • Enjoy a traditional Chilean feast on your last night before returning home

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“I enjoyed everything but your guides are just exceptional! They are really interested in you having a fun time and do whatever needs done to make sure you have a great experience. I feel they want you to have fun but also have safety in mind. I have travelled with other companies that have good guides but I have found this past year that I have taken three trips with OARS and the guides are hands down the best I have ever had. The guides are just exceptional! I really enjoyed the opportunity to rappel. I thought I would be afraid but the safety precautions just made you feel comfortable. Of course the white water was also great fun.”
Eleanor (Elly) Lieb ~ Connellsville, PA

“The Futaleufu River experience was, well, an experience… an exceptional trip, with extraordinarily competent, knowledgeable and personable guides. The scenery was non-stop magnificent and the whitewater, rock climbing, rappelling, and hiking enjoyable and satisfying challenges.”
Bill Liebman ~ Bethesda, MD

"The entire trip was awesome. Fantastic river but luxury in the camps. The "cabins" and tree houses were very different from sleeping on the beaches which I also enjoyed in the past. The luxury of this trip will be hard to beat. The guides were excellent. Impressed by the safety of all the activities. Equipment in great shape. I thought other O.A.R.S. trips were great but this one topped them."
Elaine Davies ~Greenfield, WI

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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