In the local Mapuche language, Futa means Big and Leufu means River. And yes, the Futaleufu is a big river! Among whitewater rafters, it's famous for its huge Class IV and V rapids as well as its stunning turquoise water. What most people don't know is that it's also home to the most amazing playground for both kids and adults.

Turquoise water of the Futaleufu River

Turquoise water of the Futaleufu River

We run trips on the Futaleufu with friends who own exclusive camps at just the right places along the river. Some days we raft, and other days we explore the rugged canyon by hiking, canyoneering, climbing and rappelling. Every night, we stay in comfortable camps complete with massage therapist, hot tubs, fine Chilean wines and cabanas with beds and hot showers.

Natural stone hot tub along the Futaleufu River

Natural stone hot tub along the Futaleufu River

During this trip you'll have the opportunity to raft some of the biggest whitewater in the world including Inferno Canyon, Terminator Rapid and Casa de Piedra. Our highly-skilled guides are local and familiar with these runs. They will expertly maneuver you and your kids on a cataraft through the Class IV rapids, and you can easily walk around the Class V rapids if you choose.

This is a special trip through the heart of the Patagonian region of Chile. We love talking about this trip, so please don't hesitate to give us a call!