What's Included

"multi-camp" wilderness expedition

  • night at spectacular Cumbres Puerto Varas Hotel
  • welcome dinner Puerto Varas
  • Transfer from Hotel to airport
  • R/T commuter flight from Puerto Montt to Chaiten
  • R/T ground transportation from Chaiten to the river
  • all food, dinner day 2 until breakfast day 9
  • custom made Sotar rafts, wetsuits, type 5 life jackets, paddles
  • top to bottom, multi-camp wilderness trip (4 exclusive wilderness camps)
  • 3 – 1 client/guide ratio
  • trip limited to 16 guests
  • private accomodations for individual travelers with no add. fees
  • cliff dwellings with beds & tree houses (no tents)
  • kayaking ponds, lakes, beaches & streams with waterfalls at camps
  • cliff-side dining area with tables
  • covered dining including natural stone shelter (inclement weather)
  • hot tubs (every camp)
  • hot showers (6 of 7 camps)
  • flush toilets (every camp)
  • sleeping bags, thick mattress pads & pillows
  • prepared meals, Chilean wine, beer & soda
  • rock climbing & rappelling gear & instruction
  • tyrolean traverse & zipline gear & instruction
  • inflatable kayaking on two rivers (Espolon & Azul) gear and instruction
  • riding horses
  • mountain bikes
  • Glacier hike (depending upon time and weather)

Not Included with "multi-camp" wilderness expedition

  • R/T airfare from U.S. to Santiago, Chile
  • r/t airfare from U.S. to Puerto Montt, Chile (approx. $300)
  • professional masseuse ($80 hr. & $50 1/2 hr.)
  • guide tips (typically 7% of trip cost)
  • professionally shot trip DVD, $220
  • fly fishing gear
  • catch up fees including for late arrivals: commuter flight, add. hotel, meals & vehicle to river
  • travel before of after trip
“Eric Hertz and Robert Currie have devoted their lives and their company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers.".
“The absolute mastery of Robert Currie guiding in the back of the raft made every element of the Futaleufu river seem heightened, perfected, colorized, almost virtual."
"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."
“Earth River is more than a great whitewater outfitter. Their contributions have made a real difference in our efforts to preserve some of the world's most beautiful rivers in Chile and Canada."
"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses.
“I’ve rafted with Eric Hertz down some tough rivers—the Futaleufu in Chile, the Colca in Peru. He's one of the best in the business—obsessed with safety."