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White water rafting on the Futaleufu River, Chile

Plan Your Trip to One of the Top Five River Rafting Locations in the World

National Geographic lists rafting the Futaleufu River as one of the top ten white water rafting trips in the world. Located in northern Patagonia, the Futaleufu River travels through Argentina and Chile in the Andes Mountains. Its deep blue glacier waters attract rafters and kayakers from around the world. A gorgeous trail system allows hikers, fly fisherman, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and experienced and novice rafters to all share a week in Patagonia like none other.

Travel down the river with Earth River outfitters. Choose from Base Camp for $2,950 or Multi-Camp for $4,300. The trip includes 9 days on the river and another 2 to travel to the river in addition to travel days to and from Chile.

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Let TripTrist Plan Your Trip – No Extra Cost

TripTrist can book this fabulous, once-in-a-life-time trip for you and your friends for no additional cost – our price is the same as if you book your trip directly with Earth River. If you book with TripTrist you receive the following added services:

  • Professional Trip Planning Services: We will provide you with a complete itinerary package.
  • Unlimited Questions Answered: You may contact Earth River directly either way, but we can help.
  • Triple Checked Travel Plans: There are many details to confirm when planning an international vacation. We will insure all of your dates, times, and connections are just what you want. We will provide a summary of them for your review and sign-off.
  • Arrange for your flight into Chile or Argentina for you. We will look for flights that meet your requirements for flight type (coach or first class), price, and duration of travel.
  • Arrange additional destinations before and/or after your rafting trip.

Contact us if you have questions or would like to check trip availability. (There are only 4 more trips set for 2013.) If you book directly with Earth River, please let them know you heard about them from that folks at TripTrist. 

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Where is the trip starting point from Chile?

 Your Trip to Patagonia

How Will You Get There? Visitors travel from either Bariloche, Argentina, or Santiago and then to Puerto Montt, Chile. The river is very remote and beautiful. A trip to the Futaleufu River is an adventure in itself. Earth River will make all of your arrangements from your starting point. Your journey from Santiago includes flight, a bus ride, and a one mile hike, over two and a half days. You are responsible for arranging your travel from your home country to Bariloche or Santiago.

Sample Flight Cost to Santiago, Chile for Jan. 6, 2014 to Jan 21, 2014

  • San Francisco, California to Santiago, Chile: $1230 RT
  • Phoenix, Arizona to Santiago, Chile: $1,456 RT
  • New York, New York to Santiago, Chile: $1,039
  • Miami, Florida to Santiago, Chile:  $1,170

Where will we stay at night? Earth River guests stay at four of the most exotic and diverse private river camps in the world. On multi-camp wilderness expeditions, camps are exclusive to 16 Earth River guests at a time.

Each camp combines comfortable amenities like river-carved stone hot tubs with world class multi-sport activities, wonderful trails, and striking man-made and natural features in a wilderness setting. These spectacular camps are so diverse that one feels like they are on a different river and vacation every day.


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