Earth River's Cave Camp property (photo © Hardie Trusdale)
Earth River's Cave Camp property (photo © Diane Terry)
Earth River's Mapu Leufu Camp property (photo © Hardie Trusdale)
Earth River's Tree House Camp property (photo © Neil Rabinowitz)
Earth River's Terminador Camp property (photo © Hardie Trusdale)
2 safety catarafts accompany Earth River trips (photo © Carr Clifton)
Earth River's Terminador Camp property (photo © Carr Clifton)
Nights: 7 nights & 8 days (Sat. - Sat.) Access: Linked by rafts/river and hiking/biking/horse trails. VIEW VIEW Combined area: 5 miles of private river front. VIEW Brief Description: Four of the most exotic and diverse private river camps in the world. On multi-camp wilderness expeditions, camps are exclusive to 16 Earth River guests at a time. These remote properties are far from roads, cars, electricity, internet and cell service. We beieve a vacation and a sound sleep should be synonymous. When the camps were designed we sited the sleeping dwellings far away from each other and from communnity gathering areas like campfires which allows our guests to drift off to the sound of the river and never be disturbed by people talking, music (guitar playing), barking dogs or early morning crowing roosters. Each camp combines comfortable amenities like river carved stone hot tubs VIEW with world class multi-sport activities VIEW , wonderful trails VIEW and striking man made VIEW and natural features VIEW in a wilderness setting. These spectacular camps are so diverse that one feels like they are on a different river and vacation every day. VIEW You can view these stunning properties in great detail by going to each camp individually on the camp spotlight menu.
"Earth River owns four stunning camps along the Futaleufu, which allows them to run the only top to bottom, multi-camp wilderness trip on the river. - Rob Mcfarland, "Rafting rush in Patagonia" Escape Magazine
Hot tubs, cliff dwellings with beds & bedding, tree houses, cliffside dining areas, wooden sky bridges, riverside campfire areas, native stone shelter with fireplace, indoor dining when raining, hot showers, flush toilets and wonderful meals served with Chilean wine. VIEW VIEW
"Earth River's camps are about as plush as you can get and still call it camping. " - David Noland, "Travels Along the Edge"
Camp ethic:Although amazing views abound from camp dining areas, cliff dwellings, tree houses and hot tubs, a tremendous amount of thought and energy was put into carefully hiding constructions to protect the wild nature of this irreplaceable river resource. You can float by our camps and never know they’re there. VIEW
"The creative power and ingenuity behind the camps was extraordinary. It´s not just the beautiful wooden structures and wooden bridges but how they enhance what nature put there." VIEW VIEW - Dennis Thompson, Futaleufu guest
The challenge in creating the only multi-camp, wilderness river expedition in Patagonia. (A brief history)When Earth River discovered the Futaleufu in 1991, the river presented a unique challenge; how to run a week long commercial rafting expedition that was too challenging for baggage boats? We decided to run a series of “day trips” relying on dirt road access points in order to return each evening to a centrally located, road accessible, comfortable “base camp” with amenities like running water, a hot tub, toilets and hot showers. These trips were successful but the lack of an access point in the wild upper canyon necessitated running half the river in a long, harried day. Purchasing the Cave Camp and Tree House Camp solved this problem. Soon, however, guests began mentioning how wonderful it would be It there were amenities like hot tubs, cliff dwellings and hot showers at these remote camps. To accomplish this, all the building materials had to be rowed through rapids down the river. A few years later, the Teminador Camp was added completing the first multi-camp, wilderness journey in Patagonia which we refer to as "The World's Wildest, Most Comfortable River Trip".
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