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Here I try to show the other side of Chilean WW, which offers also a lot of opportunities for “sporty ambitious mortals” or just for a relaxed paddling day in a beautiful and unique landscape.
Foto: Monica River: Rio Claro / Siete Tazas
My hint: If you are short in time and expect clear,
blue water, you should (coming from
From there, hit to Pucon, where you may set up
your base camp. Around Pucon, you may paddle at least six rivers (or
sections) between class III to IV-V . Pucon itself offers also a bit of
fun, and a lot of opportunities for recreation days and non paddling
If you want to avoid the stress of bringing
your own boat, nowadays, there are several local
companies, where your may rent most of recent type of boats.
As an alternative, you may also buy in
The only “shadow side” of Pucon is, that you have to watch out for robbery, which is unfortunately quite frequent, for being a touristc centre. So take your precautions.
More info about Chilean Rivers: http://riversofchile.com
The WW Scale used, corresponds with the “traditional” standard.
It is pointed out, that the classification of
the difficulties of White Water is always very subjective. In addition
rivers always are subject to natural alterations.