Rafting & Kayaking


La Gringa Carioca Hostel welcomes whitewater rafters, whitewater kayakers and other river sports enthusiasts to the world famous Futaleufú river valley.  Let our bed and breakfast serve as your adventure base camp for all of the whitewater activities offered in the watershed.

We are only a few blocks walk from most of the major rafting and kayaking outfitters in the town of Futaleufú and have a long history and tradition of working with them.

And after a full day of adventure on the river you will be able to return, relax and unwind with other like-minded whitewater enthusiasts at La Gringa Carioca Hostel.

 Futaleufú Rafting

Globally known for its whitewater, the Futaleufu River has earned its reputation over the years as one of the greatest whitewater rafting rivers in the world.

The categories, or skill levels on the Futaleufú River vary from Class II to Class V, depending on the river and section you decide to run.

Most first-timers start on the famous Bridge-to-Bridge section (Class IV ) and work their way up in skill level as the duration of their stay progresses.  The most demanding section on the Futaleufú River is the Inferno Canyon (Class V) located just outside town.

To book a trip one can just walk in to town, or if you prefer the staff of La Gringa Carioca Hostel can help reserve a space for you before you arrive in town.

Espolon Rafting (Class II & III)

If the Futaleufú is too intimidating, or you are travelling with youngsters, the Espolon and Azul Rivers offer practical and exciting alternatives suitable for all ages.  The Espolon River is rated class II-III and is located just outside of town.  The Azul River is class III-IV and located in the center of the valley and less frequently run.

Whitewater Kayaking

La Gringa Carioca Hostel is ideally situated to serve as a whitewater base camp for independently minded whitewater kayakers.

We provide a more upscale lodging experience than the usual campground, hostel or hospedaje normally make available.  After a day’s paddling you will be able to return to a dry cozy bed and breakfast and not have to worry about a thing, except the following day’s river section.

La Gringa Carioca Hostel is also a great place to stay for beginner kayakers, where they can focus completely on instruction during the day, yet enjoy all of the amenities of home when off of the river.

If you are travelling with your kayak La Gringa Carioca Hostel has ample space to park your vehicle, securely store your boat and to dry your gear.

If you are coming to Futaleufú without a kayak, gear or vehicle we can help you locate an outfitter to arrange many of these things.  If you need whitewater equipment in Futaleufú it is important to contact the outfitters as soon as possible to see what is available.  We can also help you find a whitewater kayak instructor or river guide with enough advanced notice.