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Kayak School, Chile
Trip Overview
Kayak School on the Futaleufu River, Patagonia, Chile
Time Of Year: January
Price: 1150
Duration: 11 days
Departure Point: Puerto Montt, Chile
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Patagonia is renowned for its crystal clear lakes and rivers as well as dramatic mountain scenery. We base our adventure from our luxury lodge on the banks of the Rio Futaleufu. You will have the opportunity to learn from world class instructors on the magnificent Lago Espalon, a short drive from our camp. From your basic strokes and eskimo rolls, to river running techniques we will cover all you need to know whatever your level of experience. With plenty of white sandy beaches along the Rio Espalon and Rio Azul you will be in your own little piece of paradise. And if that isn't enough we always find time at the end of the day to relax in our riverside hot tub, drink in hand. Life just doesn't get much better!   Enjoying every minute of the kayak school!
Itinerary

Day One
Arrive in Puerto Montt and be met by guide. Transfer to hotel in Puerto Vars to relax after flight. Free time in Puerto Varas
(No meals included)

Day Two
Transfer via small aircraft to seaside town of Chaiten. Transfer via van across this spectacular country to the Futaleufu. Arrive at camp for late lunch and maybe a dip in the river! Kit out kayaks and go over camp procedures
(All meals included)

Day Three
Our first day on the water. After fitting out our kayaks we have an easy introduction on a nearby lake where we practice our basic strokes and enjoy a healthy lunch on the lake shores
(All meals included)

Day Four
More instruction and rolling practice on the lake. Following a leisurely lunch a game of kayak polo to practice all your new skills!
(All meals included)

Day Five
After a hearty breakfast we head off for our first day on the river. This is moving water up to Class II. Surrounded by stunning scenery this is a great way to learn
(All meals included)

Day Six
Today we paddle the Rio Azul, one of the tributaries to the Futaleufu. A slightly more challenging river, it will give you the opportunity to stretch yourself a little
(All meals included)

Day Seven
Layover Day. Horse riding, fly fishing or just relaxing in a hammock with a book – its your day, its up to you
(All meals included)

Day Eight
Back to the Rio Azul to re-practice our skills. After lunch we will teach you some basic rescue techniques. There is also chance to discuss and gain 1 & 2 Star BCU qualifications
(All meals included)

Day Nine
Time to up the grade with the Rio Palena, a gorgeous Class III on the Argentine border
(All meals included)

Day Ten
Chance to paddle the classic ‘Bridge to Bridge’ section on the Futaleufu, with an option to raft for the less confident. This can be a huge day for personal achievement, all rounded off back at camp with traditional Asado and Pisco Sours
(All meals included)

Day Eleven
An early start and a transfer back to Chaiten with the van to catch our flight back to Puerto Montt
(Breakfast included)

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Trip Dossier
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  • Full Trip Itinerary
  • What is included in the trip
  • Exploring Chile
  • Transport Services
  • Vaccinations
  • Exploring Santiago
  • Exchange Rates
  • Retail Therapy and Chilean Specialities
  • River Flows
  • Climate
  • Fitness and Safety
  • Dress code
  • Personal Equipment
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Dates & Pricing
Price includes: Airport pick-up and drop off, all accommodation, all meals, guides, all transport during trip.
Excludes: personal insurance, personal drinks (soft drinks, beer etc.), tips, international flight.
Kayak School on the Futaleufu River, Patagonia, Chile
3rd January - 13th January 2008 11 days 1150
Deposit 250
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