Location – Rio Tolten
Difficulty – Easy
Age – 0 – 100 years
Fitness – None
Experience – None
Season – September – April
Total Duration – 9 hours
Duration of Activity – 6 hours
Equipment Provided – Helmet, life vest, ducky, raft, wetsuit, shoes, transportation, splash top, food and grill
Equipment Needed – Towel, snack, warm non-cotton upper layer, bathing suit
Maximum Customer to Guide Ratio – 6:1
Description of the Activity – A family float is a full day raft trip and Barbecue down a slow flat river, with class 1-2 rapids. Because the river is so mild, anyone of all ages is capable of going on the trip and is ideal for families trying to relax and spend a beautiful day together. All customers are provided with top of the line kayak equipment and supervised by certified guides.
Description of the Trip – The Family Float trip is an exceptional trip, exclusively offered at Kayak Chile.
It begins at the mouth of the Rio Tolten; the outflow of lake Villarrica, which is alongside the town of Villarrica. The entire family is fitted in top of the line kayak equipment to ensure optimal functionality and safety. After the fitting, the head guide goes over all of the proper safety and precautionary measures, as well as how to operate the raft and duckies.
The actual experience on the water is peaceful and relaxing. One can enjoy the beauty of Chile while floating down the river as it twists out of the Andes towards the Ocean. Some of the sights include a couple of the volcanoes located in the area, Chilean farms, and wildllife.
After a few hours on the river the whole trip stops on a private, secluded section of the river. We will enjoy a couple hours of gorging ourselves on a massive Authentic Chilean Barbecue, which has already been set up and conducted for us by the Kayak Chile Driver. While slowly eating the massive spread, families are welcome to fish with their kids in the river, take photos, explore the country side, or just sit by the fire and enjoy a cold beer or exquisite Chilean wine.
Once everyone’s stomachs are completely satisfied the trip down river starts back up again. The second excursion on the river is identical to the first, a few hours floating down stream, with a few mild rapids here and there for a little bit of excitement especially when done in one of the Duckies. After a full day of sun on the river, everyone is picked up by the van and brought back to Pucon.
Cost – $75.000 per adult, $50.000 per child