Futaleufu Letter BC

Dear Futaleufu trip Participant:

Thank you for choosing Earth River's Futaleufu base camp trip, based out of the remote and spectacular Mapu Leufu Cliff Camp. Perched on a 100 foot bluff, overlooking miles of the turquoise river, your home base for the week is truly one of the most enchanting river camps in the world. This camp includes 2 miles of private shoreline and is accessed by a beautiful 20 minute hike along a clear side stream with waterfalls and deep pools.

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.

This Futaleufu "base camp" 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 and inflatable kayaks, canyoning, riding horses, hiking and mountain biking. Even if you choose not to do the activities offered, you should still be reasonably fit.

As soon as you have secured your flights down to Buenos Aires and connecting flight to Bariloche, please e-mail this information down to Earth River’s Santiago office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m  so we know your schedule. The e-mail should include; Futaleufu trip date leaving US, flight # and arrival time into Bariloche, as well as the flight # and departure time leaving Bariloche at the end of the trip. Remember you should plan to arrive in Bariloche by 6:00 PM on the arrival date in order to make the welcome dinner and should book your flight out of Bariloche at the trip’s conclusion after 5:30 PM.


Eric Hertz

Important Note: The Argentina Government is now requiring that travelers pay the $160 reciprocity country entry tax on line, from the U.S., before you arrive in Argentina.

“Eric Hertz has devoted his life and his company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers.".
"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."
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