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White Water Rafting Activity Guide
Chile is one of the world’s best countries for white water rafting
. Rivers running between forests, lakes, fjords and mountains in the south of the country make for a scenic, high adrenaline experience! Short rivers flowing down from the mountain tops to the Pacific ocean are intense and produce white water rapids ranging from class 1 to class 5.
Close to Santiago in the Andes mountains
there are many rafting options on the Maipo river. A little further south on Claro River in Radal siete Tazas National Park there are class 3 rapids leading through magnificent natural surroundings past the park’s 7 waterfalls.
Pucón, capital of Chilean adventure sports, offers rafting excursions in the area through spectacular forest scenery. The Trancura River has class 4 and 5 streams while the Liucura River is ideal for beginners and families. Close to Valdivia lies San Pedro river, with rapids ranging from class 2 to class 4. Petrohué river lies in the heart of the Lake District
near Puerto Varas and is a popular rafting spot.
Futaleufú river in Northern Patagonia
is a world-renowned rafting spot, famous for its extreme rapids and exciting descents. Many people travel from across the world to brave class 5 sections of the Futaleufú river, and they aren’t disappointed. The Baker river, also in Northern Patagonia, is another rafting highlight with its deep turquoise waters and hidden ice fields along the banks.