Raft Chiles Futaleufu River with ECHO
Rio Futaleufu, Chile In January 2007, ECHO River Trips will offer adrenaline junkies of all ages a chance to float the world famous Rio Futaleufu in Chile. Affectionately known as the "Fu", this river has the planet's most intense, class V rapids available to rafters. ECHO River Trips combines non-stop hydraulics with world-class river guides, fantastic cuisine, rock climbing, horseback riding, canyoneering in exotic Patagonia for the ultimate adventure experience. Safety is the #1 priority, thus enabling almost anyone to experience the beauty and awe of the Futaleufu.
Includes: Round trip air charter flights from Puerto Montt to Chaiten and return. Vehicle transportation from Chaiten to the river and return. Hotel in Chaiten on day 2. All camping gear. Meals beginning dinner day 2 and ending with breakfast day 9. Horses and mountain bikes. Climbing gear when needed. Dates: January 13 - 22, 2007 Price: $3000
The price does not include: Commercial flights to/from U.S. to Santiago or to/from Santiago to Puerto Montt. Guide gratuities. Service of a professional masseuse in some camps. Video or DVD of the trip. Hotel on day 9.
Ten day excursion features incredibly blue water, breath-taking alpine scenery, rapids ranging from Class III to Class V, and luxurious permanent camps, river carved stone hot tubs, and wonderful off-river activities. The Futaleufu River has a few sections of Class V whitewater that some may choose not to do. A beautiful horseback and hiking trail that follows the river opens the trip to anyone, regardless of experience as they can choose to walk around any of the big rapids.