Handpicked by a Chile Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Rafting experience in Chile'.



Among green forests, lakes, fjords and inlets, the rivers of central and southern Chile are a fascinating adventure and adrenaline experience. Its impressive descents, large flow and steep mouths in the Pacific Ocean, make it a delight for rafting.   To begin, test your skills on top of a raft in low intensity currents such as the Maipo River, a few kilometers from Santiago. If you want to ...


Rafting Maipo

The Maipo river is close to Santiago, and its waters go from grade 3 in the fall-winter season to grade 4 in spring and summer. Once there you will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the Maipo volcano, from where this river originates. At first it runs calmly, but then becomes a torrent as it descends through the valleys until it eventually forms the imposing and swift-flowing Maipo river. &n...


Rafting Tinguiririca

This is the most important river of the region of O'Higgins, in the central zone of Chile. Its rapids are grade 3 to 4, with a descent surrounded by native flora and fauna in a totally untouched landscape.   The Cumbre Andina club offers special programs for interested parties, which include transport from Santiago and an hour and a half of excitement on rafts descending from the Andean foo...


Rafting Claro

Located in the Seven Cups National Reserve in the Maule region, it is renowned for its waterfalls and beautiful natural surroundings, trees that are unique in the world and a privileged view of the Andes Range.  Rafting Claro It is also possible to view the seven waterfalls and respective basins that give the place its name. Another attraction is a visit to the “Valle de las Catas...


Rafting Liucura

Farther south, in the tourist town of Pucón and for 20,000 Chilean pesos per person, you can enjoy the Liucura river, which is ideal for those who are just starting out rafting or are not very experienced.  Rafting Liucura The exciting but safe adventure begins in Pucón and the run lasts for around an hour and a half. The river runs through mountains that provide splendid scenery. ...


Rafting Trancura

With rapids of grade 4 to 5, the Trancura River, also near Pucón, is capable of challenging the most intrepid and seasoned raftsmen.   The route can only be run by people over 14 years old, and begins 15 kilometers away from Pucón in the Complejo Turístico & Resort Trancura. There, tourists have access to a swimming-pool, volleyball and baby soccer courts, changing rooms, showers, ch...


Rafting San Pedro

The San Pedro river, close to Valdivia, offers one of the most complex and comprehensive rafting experiences in Chile, with rapids starting off at grade 2 and then presenting more challenging obstacles in the grade 3 and 4 range, such as La Sirenita, La Turn of the Clock and El Toro. It is best to have extensive experience. During the adventure you can follow the routes of the old colonists of Lak...


Rafting Futaleufu

The Futaleufú river is located in the midst of the indomitable Chilean Patagonia, and is considered one of the best torrents in the world to practice the sport, with rapids reaching up to grade 5. It is common for the rapids to be extremely long with waves on the descents and inevitable pitfalls that require fast maneuvers, all under pressure.   The river also offers a perfect combination ...


Rafting Baker

One of the marvels of the region of Aisen and one of the few rivers on the planet that has not suffered any intervention by man. Hidden between Chile’s Northern and Southern Ice Fields, near Laguna San Rafael, it offers spectacular conditions for practicing rafting.   Its rapids range from grade 2 to 3, and while you go along you can enjoy the turquoise color of the river and the exuberan...

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