Rio Futaleufu Extended Trip Options
(3 days: 1 day at hot springs, 2 days of Class V rafting). Rio Michimahuida, better known as “The Mich”, is a major tributary of the Rio Yelcho, which is a continuation of the Futaleufu. Originating from the Michimahuida volcano, the Mich is a low volume, steep and technical river that delivers numerous class IV and V rapids as it carves its way through sheer granite walls and impressive hanging glaciers. This is a trip that very few people get to experience because of its dependence on the right water levels. Contact Global Descents for details. This trip extension requires a minimum of four people.
Rich in history, in mythology, and in culture, the small island of Chiloe remains one of the paramount, yet least recognized, attractions in Chile. Colorful stilted homes, quaint fishing villages, and stunning scenery and outdoor opportunities make the island an ideal location to experience authentic Chilean culture. Ancud, a town on the north shore, hosts a celebrated weekly market where some of the finest woolens on the planet are bought and sold at bargain prices. Castro, located in the center of the island, is a picturesque town notable for stilted homes perched over the gulf, century-old wooden churches, and magnificent views of Pumalin National Park‘s snow clad volcanoes. Chiloe National Park, on the west shore, features pristine Pacific coastline and myriad trails through native evergreen forests.
San Carlos de Bariloche, commonly known as Bariloche, is located in Argentina’s Patagonia, on the the southern coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake, a 2 hour flight from Buenos Aires. Bariloche’s Deep blue lakes, towering mountains, glaciers, climbing, boating, exploring, dining and just full relaxing make this an incomparable vacation destination. The scenery alone leaves most people breathless! 19th century Swiss-German architecture add a charming element to the downtown district; and Nahuel Huapi National park, within which the town sits, offers virtually unlimited outdoor opportunities. Bariloche is an all-season destination for vacationers and tourists. Summer sports on the various lakes in the region, trekking, climbing, horseback touring, bicycle tours and other warm weather activities draw visitors to the region as much as the winter ski season does. Summers are warm and dry; winters are cold and wet with rain and snow.