Get into rafting in Petrohué River with your companions
Enjoy 1 hour and a half of pure adrenaline and contemplation on the Petrohué River at the foot of the Osorno, Puntiagudo, Calbuco and Yates volcanoes. Also, admire and capture beautiful photographs along this beautiful journey with our team which will help you make this experience unforgettable. The water of the Petrohué river reaches 18 degrees Celsius in summer and during the descent your dry clothes will remain in the van.
The day begins with the van that will pick you up at the door of your accommodation to welcome you. Once we are en route, we will travel approximately 35 minutes along a very pleasant road that will border Lake Llanquihue to our base of operations located in Ensenada. Along the way, there are many opportunities to take beautiful photos.
If you prefer to meet us at the base, we have car parks and all the facilities you need, including a restaurant. Meeting at the base is a good option if you plan to go to Osorno National Park or Volcano before or after the river trip.
Safety talk with the guides and then an adventure in the Petrohué River
Once at the base, our team of guides (trained and certified in remote area first aid and rough water rescue techniques) will welcome you and give you a detailed safety briefing. Then they will give you the necessary equipment: full body suit, neoprene shoes and jacket, life jackets and approved helmets. You can wear a swimsuit, socks and a t-shirt (avoid cotton fabric on cold days).
We will practice the different paddling techniques before getting into action with the first rapid: “Ciao Seco”. From here it is 11 km of continuous fun, full of class III+ and IV rapids, such as: “Ese”, “Los Pollos”, “Queso Suizo” and “El Nadador” among many others. We enjoy a few places where we stop to get off the raft and experience the river in different ways: climb the cliffs on the shore and jump into the clear waters, swim and get carried away by an area of gentle rapids, etc.
Once the long journey is over, we arrive at the disembarkation point and the dressing rooms that we have on the banks of the river to change clothes before returning to the Base. Finally we enjoy a delicious snack looking at the photos that our photographer offers us.
Private transfer during the activity
Certified bilingual guides in rescue and first aid
Neoprene suits and jackets
USCG approved life jackets and renewed every two seasons
Rescue equipment and satellite communication
Dressing rooms and bathrooms
Snack at our base
Any other service not mentioned
Is there an age limit?
This activity is limited to children under 10 years of age.
What to bring on the Petrohué River Rafting tour?
- Water bottle
- Photo camera
- Sun hat
Check the contracting terms of the Petrohué River Rafting tour.
Full day or half day tour in regular service.
The places to be visited are subject to change the same day of the tour in case of adverse weather conditions.
The end time of this activity could be modified due to weather conditions, so we recommend that you do not buy tickets to leave Puerto Varas until after three hours of the time contemplated for the return, or leave your trip for the next day after finished the tour.
For December 25 and January 1, some of the excursions may not be carried out or may have an increase in price. This also applies to special dates such as Easter, among others.
Cancellation with a minimum of 48 hours before, 100% refund depending on the payment method. Check the particular conditions of each product in case you have to cancel within a period of less than 48 hours.
If the passenger does not show up at the times defined for the tour, there will be no refund.
Suspension due to weather conditions:
Full refund will be made when the company cancels before starting the service.
During the development of the activity, no refund of money is contemplated, in this case because they are factors external to the company.
If there is compensation for a special situation, it will be agreed with the people, and will be defined by the development of the travel program.
IMPORTANT: No excursion includes accident insurance.
Trips of ½ day or 1 day: Preferably at least 48 to 24 hours before the scheduled date of the activity, however, we are open to receiving last minute reservations.
– Rafting: from 10 years.
– ½ day kayak: from 6-8 years old.
– 1-day kayak: from 10-12 years old.
– Kayak for 2 or more days: from 14-16 years old.
It is important to note that this is an approximation, and children’s abilities are not always reflected in their age.
If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact us, we have vast experience with children outdoors. Our priority is to create a memorable experience for all members of your group.
If you have children, medical conditions, or any special needs, we recommend that you book a private trip. This will allow our staff to fully accommodate and adapt to your group.
Our kayaking activities, by nature more unstable than rafting, are always subject to the weather. Mainly for security reasons, if conditions do not allow the activity to continue, it will be canceled and rescheduled.
All of our guides speak Spanish and English fluently. Some can assist you in French, Italian, German and Portuguese. All of our guides are trained and certified in: Wilderness First Aid (WAFA) and Swift Whitewater Rescue.
Know our Terms and Conditions.