Rio Futaleufu – Whitewater Rafting & “Glamping” At It’s Best

6th October 2014

With the onset of autumn in full swing, many of us look for a break from the long hard winter with an adventure in warmer climates in the Southern Hemisphere. Embarking on a trip to Chile and Argentina on the Rio Futaleufu (pronounced foo-tah-lay-oh-foo) must just be your thing, especially if you love your home comforts. With a stunning camp right on the banks of this turquoise gem, you’ll be treated to world class big water rapids by day, with a stunning “glamping” set up in the evening.

"Glamping" at it's best.

“Glamping” at it’s best.

You’ll get to sample incredible food, get to sample some wonderful wines plus relax and just listen to the river from the hot tub! Your riverside “tents” are set up to provide you with not only a great nights sleep but a stunning view over the Futaleufu River. You’ll even get the chance for some added adventure with a “ducky” run down the Rio Azul, one of the tributaries of the Futa.

Ducky day on the Rio Azul.

Ducky day on the Rio Azul.

The best months to visit this area of Patagonia is generally February, but anytime from December until March will offer you an amazing experience. For those of you who have rafted the Zambezi, the Futaleufu has smaller but more technical big volume rapids. We look forward to offering you “glamping” a it’s best on the Rio Futaleufu.

by Hamish McMaster

Hamish McMaster is the Water By Nature owner. He has spent the past 25 years exploring and playing on the world's great rivers. He still loves nothing more than getting out there and sharing adventures.


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