8 Day Multi-Sport Expedition Itinerary

Day 1

A Global Descents’ representative will meet you in Esquel or Bariloche Argentina (your choice!), before whisking you away to our 175-acre riverside ranch on the mighty Futaleufu River. Entry via Esquel or Bariloche Argentina is a breathtaking drive over the Andes mountains range to Futaleufu Chile. Once settled, you’ll meet your rafting guides who will prepare you for the week’s adventures on the Futaleufu River.

 

Day 2

Bridge to Bridge, Class III-IV+: These rapids are big and exciting, but consider today a warm-up for the whitewater to come. After rafting we return to base camp where the activity options abound: kayak on the lake, relax in the hot tub, trek to the top of nearby ridges, or simply enjoy appetizers and drinks at our riverside bar.

 

Day 3

Hike and float upper Futaleufu: Today your morning is spent trekking through an awe-inspiring nature preserve along the Upper Futaleufu River. Later, we’ll paddle inflatable kayaks back down to our riverside camp. Your night is spent dining on exquisite food and relaxing in our spa.

 

Day 4

Horseback ride with local “huasos” (Chilean Cowboys): Today, cool-tempered horses lead you through the breathtaking hills and valleys of Futaleufu. This ride makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time, back into the old-world charm that permeates this region. After the ride we return to our camp for a restful evening of pampering.

 

Day 5

Rafting the Futaleufu River, Inferno Canyon: Back to Whitewater Rafting! Today we launch at the ranch and float downstream to Inferno Canyon*. This section is the perfect mix of gorgeous pools punctuated by stomping whitewater. At the confluence of the Rio Azul we’ll call it a day and return to the luxury and comfort of our riverside camp.

 

Day 6

Canyoning and inflatable kayaking: If you’ve ever dreamed of being a kid again, canyoning is for you. Canyoning is the hybrid of water sports and mountain climbing. Rappel down waterfalls, leap into turquoise pools, zoom down water slides, and crawl through tiny caverns. After canyoning, you’ll spend the afternoon kayaking down the Espolon, a stunning tributary of the Futaleufu.

 

Day 7

Rafting the Futaleufu River, Pasarella to Casa de Empanadas, Class III-V: Your adventurous week closes with a bang! **World-class rapids are interspersed with calm pools on this final day of rafting.

 

Day 8

Departure Day: After a hearty breakfast and a farewell to your guides our drop off service will return you to Esquel or Bariloche.

 

Global Descents reserves the right to change the order of activities or even some of the activities due to changes in weather, transportation or other unforeseen events.