At Orígenes Patagonia we develop kayak classes geared toward the ability level of each student, from the beginner to more advanced level paddler. Class include theoretical discussions, paddling techniques and the Eskimo roll.

What we teach depends on the desires and abilities of each of our guests.

We have daily introductory classes all the way to more advanced courses that go from three days to one week. These longer classes allow students to progress from the basic to intermediate level. Prices vary according to the number of days desired.

Espolon River


The Rio Espolón is a tranquil river, with some occasional class II-III rapids along its course and spectacular water quality. It is the favorite training river for beginner kayakers visiting the Futaleufú area. It has easy access to the highway and proximity to the village of Futaleufú.

The Rio Espolon has two very well-defined sectors. The first (upper section) is characterized by  calm waters and small class II rapids and the second (lower section) has some class III rapids and the famous “Surf Wave” that make this river the ideal place to be introduced to the sport of whitewater kayaking.

The itinerary depends on the river in which the classes will take place. Usually these are the Espolon and Azul Rivers and for more advanced classes, the Futaleufu River.

Classes for beginners (or basic level) are normally held on the Espolón River, which has the ideal river features to practice and execute all the basic and essential kayak maneuvers.

This river has innumerable places and offers excellent conditions for a successful introduction to the sport of whitewater kayaking.

  • Be over 18 years of age. (From the age of 16 you can participate with the written authorization of your parents or guardian.)
  • Know how to swim.
  • Be in sound physical and mental condition to undertake the trip. 
  • Strictly adhere to the instructions and safety decisions of the guide in charge.
  • Read and sign the release of responsibilities liability waiver.
  • A long-sleeved shirt (ideal if it is made of polypropylene or similar), to be worn under a Farmer John type neoprene suit.
  • Sunscreen for hands and face, sunglasses.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Towel and a change of clothes.
  • Bottle of water.
Price per Person

$ 60.000 CLP

* Individual Class 4H Hours in Total
* CLP «Chilean Pesos»
* Special prices for groups of 4 people or more, inquire over email or in our excursion office.

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Espolon River, Azul River, Futaleufu River


The Futaleufú River, located in the north of Patagonia, is one of the top five white water rivers in the world. With world-class rapids (III-IV-V). The name Futaleufú is an indigenous Mapuche word that means “Rio Grande”. The locals refer to the Futaleufu valley as “a landscape painted by God.”

The Azúl River is an excellent option for kayak classes that want to include more intense rapids (classes II – III). It is fed by glaciers that provide a source of crystal-clear turquoise water.

El río Espolón es suave, con algunos rápidos ocasionales y una calidad de agua espectacular, y rápidos clase (II-III) es el río de entrenamiento favorito para principiantes en kayak que visitan el área de Futaleufú.

The itinerary depends on the river in which the classes will take place. Usually these are the Espolon and Azul Rivers and for more advanced classes, the Futaleufu River.

Classes for beginners (or basic level) are normally held on the Espolón River, which has the ideal river features to practice and execute all the basic and essential kayak maneuvers.

This river has innumerable places and offers excellent conditions for a successful introduction to the sport of whitewater kayaking.

  • Be over 18 years of age. (From the age of 16 you can participate with the written authorization of your parents or guardian.)
  • Know how to swim.
  • Be in sound physical and mental condition to undertake the trip. 
  • Strictly adhere to the instructions and safety decisions of the guide in charge.
  • Read and sign the release of responsibilities liability waiver.
  • A long-sleeved shirt (ideal if it is made of polypropylene or similar), to be worn under a Farmer John type neoprene suit.
  • Sunscreen for hands and face, and sunglasses.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Towel and a change of clothes.
  • Bottle of water.
Price per Person

$ *Will be determined by student desires and needs and the river section.

* Depends on the river/student
* CLP «Chilean Pesos»
* Special prices for groups of 4 people or more, inquire over email or in our excursion office.

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Included


  • Bilingual guides that are certified in: wilderness first aid, rescue, and have local knowledge of the region. 
  • Technical equipment of the activity (whitewater kayak, paddle, skirt, bottle of water) 
  • Personal technical equipment (life jackets, wetsuit, neoprene shoes, windbreaker) 
  • Transportation (round trip to Futaleufú)
  • Support logistics (boat, radio equipment) 
  • Accident insurance 
  • Snack at end of activity

Not Included


  • All transportation, food and hotels en route before and after the trip. Alcohol in the meals of the trip. Video and Photography Service.
  • Once you are on an Orígenes Patagonia trip, you should not incur additional expenses.

Extra:

  • If you want to add other trips before or after this trip, we can organize exactly what you want.

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