Alsek River Multi-day Rafting Trip

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Alsek River Rafting Trip (Patagonia, Chile)

The Alsek River offers a 160-mile journey down some of the most remote and stunning regions anywhere, during the trip we traverse the largest protected wilderness in North America. Starting in Kluane National Park & Reserve, Yukon, surrounded by rugged peaks and glaciers. Float through British Columbia's Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, where towering mountains and calving glaciers dominate the landscape and ending in Alaska's breath taking Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. 

This expedition isn't just about rafting—it's a rare chance to explore one of the last great American frontiers, where nature's untamed beauty unfolds at every turn. Join us for an unforgettable journey through pristine wilderness and create memories that will last a lifetime.

$8,325/person Call 845-626-2165 for More Info

Trip Details

Brief Overview

Cost: $8,3525 USD

Trip Type: Multi-day rafting and camping trip

Trip Length: 14 days

Total Travel Days: 11 days

Group size: up to 10

Guide/client ratio: 1 - 3

Season: November & December

Meeting place: Puerto Montt/ Puerto Varas

Accommodations: 6 nights camping. 1 night Hotel

Suitable ages: 14-70

Activities: Rafting intermediate( class 3 &4), trekking, camping, world class fishing.

Private departures: Custom groups are welcome. Please contact the office for more information.

What's Included/Not

What's included

  • 3 nights at Hotels/Lodges
  • All food during the trip
  • 6 days of guided actives (5 days rafting, 1 day hiking)
  • Horses pack gear to put in
  • Stunning relatively level 7 mile hike to the start of the river
  • Guides will set up tents and camp, you may help as much or little as you desire on a daily basis
  • World class fishing for salmon and trout
  • Top of the line gear
  • Transportation to and and from the river
  • 3 - 1 client to guide ratio

Not Included

  • Round trip airfare from U.S. to Puerto Varas
  • Round trip tickets airfare Puerto Montt to Chaiten ($250)
  • Taxi from Puerto Montt airport to the hotel.
  • Guide tips (typically 10% of trip cost)
  • Fly fishing gear
  • Catch up fees for late arrivals including; add. hotel, taxi, charter flights and add. meals.
  • Travel before of after trip

Getting There


First evening: U.S. / SANTIAGO

Evening flight from the United States to Santiago, Chile.


Flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt and then take a taxi to the spectacular Hotel Cumbres in the quaint Chilean town of Puerto Varas. With panoramic views of Lago Llanquilhue and snowcapped Volcano Osorno rising from the eastern shore, Puerto Varas is one of the most picturesque towns in all of South America. The Hotel has sweeping views of the lake and volcano from it's expansive lawns and is a welcome reprieve from the long trip down. That evening we meet our guide, Maria, in the Hotel lobby for a trip orientation and welcome dinner out on the town.

Important note: For those people who can not commit to taking off the extra day and are only able to leave Friday evening, there is the option of arriving a day later, skipping the Puerto Varas day/hotel and meeting us directly at the Paloma Airport in Puerto Montt at 11:00 AM. Saturday morning. There are a number of international flight that arrive early enough into Santiago to make this itinerary possible.

Day 3: 50 minute flight from Puerto Varas to Chaiten. Earth River picks you up from the airport and then there is a two and a half hour bus ride south to the town of La Junta.