ESCAPE offers expert, bilingual guide service to local and international tourists of all ages on the rivers, lakes, hot springs and trails in and around the quaint mountain village of Curarrehue, in the IX Region of Chile. Our mission is to provide you with a fun, unique and educational experience through rafting, SUP and scenic hot springs tours in what we consider to be one of the most beautiful and culturally rich places on Earth.

Looking for some gringo food, a good IPA and some internet in Pucon? Head to Latitude for a comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff and good brews and grub in a kayaker friendly locale!

Interested in supporting this project and gaining international visibility? We are looking for sponsors! Contact us at for more information on how to support the conservation of Chile's rivers.

If you are paddling in the Teno Valley and looking for a comfortable bed, good food, beautiful location and river beta check out Hosteria Los Quiñes. Also hosts of Los Quiñes Fest!

At Hostel Las Natalias we believe in spurring the type of tourism that, when implemented conscientiously and intentionally, will provide economic opportunities for the region while promoting the protection of natural resources and local culture. Open since January 2012, the hostel is the dream of Nathaniel Criado Mack, built to share a small piece of Patagonian paradise with travelers and other good people.

Run by kayakers,Las Natalias also offers kayaking classes and welcomes kayakers warmly.

The No Alto Maipo Citizens' Coordinator is a broad coalition of environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts working to protect Chile's Maipo valley, the green lung of the Santiago metro area and the main water source for over six million people.

The Pucon Kayak Hostel can provide everything you need for your Chile kayak trip, fom lodging to transportation to guided trips. Located just outside of Pucon at the take out to the Upper Trancura and the put in for the Lower.


Additional thanks to:

This project was started by Futaleufu Riverkeeper whose mission "is to protect and conserve the natural, cultural, aesthetic, and economic heritage of rivers and their surroundings in southern Chile, and in particular the Futaleufu River.

Hugh McCormick Design

Portland Maine USA


We are working with the following partners to promote Kayak River Stewards of Chile. 

The Kayak River Steward program was officially launched in November 2015 at Puesco Fest! Puesco Fest is a celebration of free rivers that takes place in the town of Currarehue outside of Pucon. The festival brings together locals and folks from all over the world to celebrate the Trancura and Puesco rivers, with whitewater kayaking, local food and craft, music and dancing. The event brought together communities, indigenous leaders and paddlers who value these rivers.

Offering rafting, kayak, horseback riding, trekking and snowshoeing adventures from Los Quiñes in the Teno River Valley.

Rivers Lakes and Oceans is located in Pucon and can meet any of your kayak gear needs! Check RLO for up to date information about the River Stewards Program and the state of Chiles rivers.

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