Dear Futaleufu multi-camp, wilderness Participant:
Thank you for joining Earth River on this unique journey, the only multi-lodge river journey in Patagonia. Every effort will be made to make your trip a safe and enjoyable experience. This hidden link section of the web site was designed to help you prepare for your trip. Enclosed you will find information on equipment, weather, travel and other necessary information. Please read it carefully. If you have any further questions please contact our office.
Your expedition has been limited to 12 guests with the exception of December holidays which are limited to 16. Although we can accommodate more clients we have chosen not to. Smaller groups lessen waiting times during multi-sport activities and insure the intimate nature of the expedition. Often trips fill up and it is difficult to replace a late cancellation. The lodges are also paid for in advance. Therefore it is mandatory that you purchase trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment in case you are unable to join the expedition.
The Futaleufu trip takes place during our winter and passengers should make sure that they remain in good physical condition. This trip is an “active” vacation, as you will be paddling rafts, inflatable kayaks, packrafts and standup paddle boards. You will also be canyoning, riding horses, hiking and mountain biking. Obsession Lake is the most spectacular and beautiful natural feature in the Futaleufu Valley. Hiking up there and back in one day is the most arduous activity on the expedition. It is worth getting in shape for. For those guests not wanting to do the Obsession hike we have a wonderful alternative which includes horseback riding up the turqupoise Azul River Valley and then inflatable kayaking the class 2-3 lower Espolon River.