Pucón Classics (Class II–III+)

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This trip is designed for the class II, III and III+ kayakers seeking to improve river running, control kayak on ferries, master combat rolls and navigate rapids on river sections and features safely allowing kayakers to progress. Pucón provides the rivers and features. We provide the great coaches. You provide the strokes.

This itinerary was designed after the Pikes Peak Whitewater Club and Chicago Whitewater Association joined PKH for trips and PKH owner David Hughes volunteered with the Carolina Canoe Club. Like most whitewater clubs the skills varied as much as the paddler’s lively personas. This trip allows groups with various skills to be on the same trip. Yes! We love to teach beginners too.

*Due to water levels, skills, and group needs the following itinerary is subject to change and is only a best prediction of the itinerary.

Course Length:
8 Days

$1,500 – $2,595

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Trip Dates

No Scheduled Courses

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Temuco Airport, boat outfitting and welcome, potential afternoon Lower Trancura run


Day 2

AM: Rolls and strokes workshop at Lago Villarrica

PM: Rio Tolten run (Class II-III)


Day 3

AM: Kayak theory, and Liucura (Class II-III+)

PM: Lower Trancura (Class III) or Trancura Delta (Class II)


Day 4

AM: Kayak theory, and Trancura Delta or Liucura Curve to Lower Trancura (Class III-III+)

PM: Optional hike or Liucura secition run

Day 5

AM: Mapuche Indian presentation on the state of Rio Trancura Headwaters and hydropower

PM: Lower Maichin Canyon. Hot springs option.


Day 6

AM: Kayak theory, and Lower Trancura or Trancura Delta

PM: Upper Trancura below Last Laugh (Class III) or Liucura section


Day 7

Rio San Pedro run (Class II-IV). Inflatable kayaks available.


Day 8

AM: Early laps or  Pucón crafts and souvenir shopping.

PM: Depart Chile

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