Originally founded to run instructional-based kayaking trips, Chilean Adventures still enjoys showing off the rivers of Central Chile to those looking for an unforgettable kayak experience. If you are an avid kayaker looking for the ease and experience of a local outfitter or if you are a kayaking rookie, we’ve got rivers you won’t forget. After 14 seasons based out of Los Queñes, we still pride ourselves in being the best river company in the region.

Rio Teno

Lots to choose from for the kayakista. Originating in the Laguna de Teno, at the base of Planchón Volcano, the Rio Malo barrels down a yetun-run canyon. The Malo then joins other tributaries and mellows out into the Valle Escondido. This section is a fast low-volume run. Next, the Cataracts of the Teno – class V-VI boulder strewn drops which we do not run commercially, if not at all. The Upper Teno run begins with Piedra de La Mujer and ends with Favio. The Raft Run goes from the campground below Favio to Los Queñes.
         Clases de Kayaking –  Code A11




Learn to Kayak on the Rio Claro. Take advantage of Los Queñes to learn kayaking on the river, as it has two rivers, which have different volumes and different styles of rapids from one another, a great place to learn the sport. Los Queñes is known as an international destination for kayaking, likewise with the rivers and internationally experienced guides.

Duration: 2 days with approx. 5 hours of instruction each day.

USD 180,000 per student

Min. 1 – Max. 3 students per instructor

  Register: Chilean Adventures Office, Los Queñes River Lodge – Each passenger must complete and sign waiver and insurance forms.
10:30 Meet your instructor(s) – Fit your kayak and gear – Introduction
10:45 Classes begin in the river Claro, you can make use of the pool to practice some technical aspects of the sport.
13:15 Lunch:  Break for Lunch.  Guest who are staying in our cabanas have time to relax on their deck and prepare a lunch in the comfort of their own kitchen.  Lunch can also be provided if planned in advance.
15:15 Return to the river.


  Includes: instructor, kayak, paddles, helmets, life jackets, wetsuit, neoprene boots, wind jacket.
  Not Included / should bring: Swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen, change of clothes, passport number / card. Water to bring the river. Instructor gratuity.
  Our team of instructors has extensive regional and international experience. Los Queñes has a microclimate, where the sky is sunny for most of the year, even though the nearby villages are cloudy. In the summer the temperatures range from 30-38 degrees celcius.
  Providers: Chilean Adventures, Seguros Turismo Aventura Metlife
  Optional services: Rafting, horesback riding, lunch, barbeque, Bar, lodging, Cabañas y more.

Rio Claro

Joining the Teno River at Los Queñes the Claro is the smaller of the two main drainages that come off of the Planchón Volcano. Getting permission and keys to all the gates is the crux. Once in the canyon, you experience a micro climate that take you to the far south of Chile. The mossy-green canyon is a cool contrast to the areas dry climate. Crystal clear water and leaves larger than your kayak will remain highlights of the trip. The 10 mile run (approx.) is mainly class III.

Advanced kayaking excursions (minimum 3 kayakers):

Many kayakers’ first waterfall run, The Seven Teacups is a Chilean classic.
Rio Colorado Adventure
The Rio Colorado of the Lontué is a gem. It’s characteristic 100 meter-plus majestic basalt column walls create an inescapable canyon but in the right conditions, who would want to leave? Its difficulty comes in taking your eyes off the endless canyon walls long enough to negotiate the class III – IV+ rapids. Getting there is challenging but the trip is scenic and accommodations are surprisingly comfortable.
Other rivers that we guide on and run frequently are the Rio Lontué, Rio Achibueno, Rio Ñuble.

Prices:  Consult for specific itineraries and quotes.