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Welcome to Earth River where adventure travel meets luxury. For over three decades Earth River has been an industry leader having discovered such classics as; Patagonia Chile’s Futaleufu and Quebec’s Magpie. We made the first raft descent of the Futaleufu in 1991 and have been providing vacations of a lifetime ever since. Our signature lodge to lodge multi-sport adventure on the Futaleufu combines the thrill of world class activities with the comfort of lodge based travel. The company’s 30 year reputation has been built upon providing high quality trips, and dedication to international river conservation. Founded in 1989 by Eric Hertz and Troy Harrison, Earth River is a family owned and operated business.

  • Robert & Ellen W.

    “We had a lifetime experience and cannot say enough about how we were treated by the company and guides.”

  • New York Times

    “Earth River made an expeditionary first descent of the Futaleufu in 1991 and figured out how to safely navigate the Futaleufu river."

  • Julie S.

    "Earth River's Futaleufu is a buck list trip! Highly recommended!

  • ESPN Television

    "Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."

  • Aleksandra

    “From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank the Earth River team for organizing such an amazing trip!"

  • Judy Y.

    “We loved the variety of activities on the trip and the accommodations where we stayed were beautiful. It will be hard to go back to roughing it, camping out on my cot.”


    "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.

  • Tom B.

    “I had more excitement and laughs in one week than I can remember. Safety was omnipresent.


    “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."

  • Wendy B.

    “We Loved, Loved, Loved our trip with Earth River in Patagonia! It was a trip  of a lifetime and we don’t know how we will top this!”


    “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."

  • Susan & Tom G.

    The lodges and hotels you provided were awesome. Thanks for making it happen and for all you do to protect this beautiful place.

  • Amit

    “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Ty, Cade, Teal, Thomas & Humberto. All clearly enjoy what they do are darn good at it. To top it all off, they’re just good people & we need more people like them in this world.” 

  • David Rakoff, Outside Magazine

    “Earth River’s Futaleufu trip is an astonishment!”

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