Meet your guide at your hotel in Puerto Varas and hop in our van for a scenic drive along lake Llanquihue to our base in Ensenada (40 min).The first contact with the raft is during a complete safety talk under the shade. Then we get geared up and drive 5 more minutes to reach the put in of the Petrohue river. We are in National Park Vicente Perez Rosales, the first park founded in Chile in 1926.
The river flows out from Lake Todos los Santos and makes its way to Reloncavi fjord surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes such as Osorno, Calbuco and the antique chimney of Puntiagudo.We put in on a calm section where we can practice our strokes before getting into the action with the first rapid called “Ciao Seco” (good bye to dry) from here these are 13 kilometers of continuous fun filled class III and IV rapids like the tricky “Ese”, “Los Pollos”, “Queso Suizo” and “El Nadador” in between many more. We enjoy great places where to stop, climb on the cliffs and jump into this clear water.
After 2 hours of this treatment we reach our take out and the changing rooms before heading back to the base for a locally crafted beer, some snacks* and check the pictures of the trip.
Drive back to Puerto Varas, we reach the town 5h30 after our departure.
*After river snack can vary.