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.


Recent posts

British Travellers – Great News. Travel Just Got Easier


As you may have seen recently in the news, from Friday January 6th 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer have to take a test before they travel back to the UK. This will make the whole process of travelling easier and more stress free. In addition, the UK Government announced that from Sunday 8th […]

What’s On Your ‘Must Do In 2022’ List?


2021 possibly won’t rate as one of the greatest years of all time for those of us who love travel and indeed those travel companies who have continued to fight through the uncertainty and constantly changing regulations. However, we are stoked that we managed to pull off several trips this year and we are eternally […]

Woohoo! We Can Now Officially Get Excited About Travel Again From the UK


After many false starts, the Travel Industry is now breathing a collective sigh of relief that we can safely restart doing what we love. Whilst regulations do change, this Government announcement now gives the industry far greater confidence that this is the start that International Travel companies were looking for. Given that we don’t operate […]