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Trancura River Rafting

Mónica Pons Eduardo Epifanio

The variety of runs makes it ideal for beginners and experienced paddlers alike to have an amazing time.

Rafting in Trancura River - Pucón

Close to Pucón, the scenic beauty of the Trancura River and its transparent water is enjoyed by an ever growing number of enthusiasts as if offers runs ranging from grade II to IV.

We set off in a minibus with our experienced instructors. When we reached their comfy outpost by the river we put on our wetsuits, lifejackets and helmets and listened attentively to their instructions. We were then told how to move on the raft, handle the paddle and the meaning of each command. Fully equipped we excitedly made our way down to the stretch of the river known as lower Trancura.

Rafting in Trancura River - Pucón

In the scarce quiet moments, we learned that the Trancura is the main affluent of Lake Villarrica which zigzags down valleys and gullies of the cordillera.

One by one we faced the eight rapids known as the Bridge, the Little Train, the Fisherman, the Junction, the Lioness, the Wall and the Footbridge. The flow seemed to increase as we advanced and the best moments were near the take-out. Our movements were accompanied by screams and laughter adding extra energy to the run. It was fun, a lot of fun!

Rafting in Trancura River - Pucón

As it was a family outing, we chose the stretch of river with appropriate grades of difficulty. We vowed we would try the high stretch next time. There, the current and the gradient call for more dexterous maneuvers requiring more strength to avoid rocks. Nearing the end, the holes increase the danger and require technique, so the operators supply safety kayaks.

Both outings end at the shelter, where we changed into dry clothes and had a cool drink. A good time to share our awesome experience.

Rafting in Trancura River - Pucón

Every bend in the river brought a spectacular view of the Villarrica Volcano and the surrounding hills, covered by native forest. Because of its flow and foam, the Trancura is said to have white water. The exciting and peaceful moments were both part of an incredible outdoor experience.

Contact

Politur Travel & Adventure

O Higgins 635, (4920000) , Pucón, IX Región de la Araucanía
Tel: +56 45-441373
Cel: +56 968460264

Sol y Nieve

Lincoyan 361-B, (4920000) , Pucón, IX Región de la Araucanía
Tel: +56 45-2444761
Cel: +56 988286571
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Location

Caracteristics

Duration

5 hours in all.

Difficulty

High.

Useful Data

Bear in mind

Make sure you bring a bathing suit and a towel.
If you are a beginner or have children with you, we recommend the lower Trancura. The higher Trancura is for expert participants and over 14-year-olds. Equipment is provided by the operators. Shuttles are optional.

Contact

Politur Travel & Adventure

O Higgins 635
(4920000)
Pucón
IX Región de la Araucanía
Tel: +56 45-441373
Cel: +56 968460264


Sol y Nieve

Lincoyan 361-B
(4920000)
Pucón
IX Región de la Araucanía
Tel: +56 45-2444761
Cel: +56 988286571


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