Known worldwide for its white waters, you can experience grade III and IV rafting at the Trancura River. Entertainment guarenteed both for beginners and experts.
You cannot miss rafting the Trancura if you go to Villarrica or Pucón. This is the most popular river to practice this sport, not only for its clear waters rapids but also for the beauty of its natural environment.
In Pucón, I contacted Willy from Sol y Nieve, who immediately made a reservation for me. The following morning, with my bathing suit on and some sun protection, I was at the O'Higgins office to meet the guides. After getting the equipments on the vehicle, we traveled 15km away from the city until we reached the white waters of the Trancura River.
It is one of the most important rivers in the Chilean Andean area and the main tributary to Lake Villarrica. It starts in Lake Quillelhue near the Lanín Volcano, right in the border with Argentina, and some kilometers downstream, as it receives the flow of the Turbio and the Licura Rivers, it produces great waves. Its course, over 30 meters wide, flows from East to West winding across a wild scenery, surrounded by ravines and valleys. Between Catripulli and Llafuica, just like in the areas surrounding its mouth, sport fishing may be practiced. And since 1987, river rafting of various levels of difficulties has been practiced here.
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Level of Difficulty: High.
Duration: 5 hours in all.
Timetables: At 9 and at 4, from December to March.
Recommendations: If you have never done rafting, choose the lower Trancura. The higher Trancura is for experts and only for people over 14. Do not worry about the equipment. Operators generally provide everything that is necessary.
Contact: Sol y Nieve
Lincoyan 361-B (4920000) Pucón, IX Región, Chile Tel: +56 45-2444761 Cel: +56 88286571
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