This village is a world famous mecca for kayaking and rafting: experts rate its class 5+ rapids as within the top 3 in the world! It’s simply a must to grant yourself the extreme adrenaline rush by doing a rafting trip on the dazzlingly turquoise and wild Futaleufú river, or “big river” in native Mapuche. Rafting the river is possible for all levels: novice to expert! Kayaking the strongest rapids is a major challenge for experts. Just a mild walk away from the village, you can take a look at some of the ferocious rapids at the Gelvez Bridge.
But the Futaleufú region has so much more up its sleeve for you! This area with lush green forests and marvelous mountains begs to be explored! Put on your hiking boots or jump on a mountain bike or horse to discover Eagle’s Rock and the Lake Espolón Waterfalls at the Northwest Circuit, or the Las Escalas Circuit which follows the banks of the Futaleufú river. The region’s towers and canyons also provide for heart-thumping canyoning, rock climbing and rapelling. To enjoy water in a calm way cruise the area’s lakes and more still rivers by kayak or canoe, or go for some topnotch fly fishing.
The nearby border crossing, often used by travellers, connects Futaleufú with the area of Esquel, Argentina. ATM AVAILABLE!