“Earth River runs the only continuous, top to bottom, multi-camp, wilderness expedition on the Futaleufu. A week without roads, electricity or cell phones.”
“I’ve been on nearly all the commercially run rivers in the world and Earth River and the Futaleufu stand out as the very best of the best.”—Fred Wiedemann, Co-founder
"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."
“Earth River’s conservation effort on the Futaleufu is Herculean and represents the single largest river land trust endeavor ever initiated by a commercial outfitter."—Ronald Dodson, Pres."
"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses.
“Earth River’s Futaleufu trip is an astonishment. The amazing camps, all different from one another, but all surprisingly and ingeniously comfortable”—David Rakoff
"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses.

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RIO FUTALEUFU

Earth River's trademark trip is Patagonia, Chile's Futaleufu having pioneered commercial rafting and multi-sport trips there. Since making the first ever raft descent in 1991, our trip has evolved from an intense, class 5 expedition, to a unique "Patagonia Experience" suitable for anyone from 6 to 80 with a spirit for adventure. Our four camps, exclusive to 16 guests at a time, allow us to run a unique, multi-camp, journey complete with riverside stone hot tubs, hot showers, cliffside dining, tree houses and cliff dwellings with beds. Each wilderness camp offers it's own unique set of adventure activities including; rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, zip lining, mountain biking, horsback riding and canyoning. A gorgeous trail system allows hikers, fly fisherman, horseback riders, mountain bikers and experienced and novice rafters to all share a week in Patagonia like none other. We also offer a Futaleufu "base camp" trip that originates in Baroloche, Argentina and spends seven nights at the remote and spectacular Mapu Leufu Cliff Camp.

 

To virtually visit our camps, their adventure activities and extraodinary natural features click on the map to the left.