Nights (2):(Mon. & Wed.)
Arrival Time: Mon. - 3:00 PM & Wed. - 10:00 AM
Access: River (rafting) and hiking/horse/bike trail
Area: 1 mile private river front in upper canyon
Brief Description: Located at the Futaleufu’s most spectacular rapid, Zeta, this magical, wild landscape is the most diverse and wondrous river camp in the world. A myriad of gorgeous trails and aerial wooden sky bridges connect a rugged landscape of striking natural features like native stone shelters, river carved hot tubs and granite towers with the camps amenities and nearly a dozen, diverse adventure activities. Because an afternoon and night are not enough to take in all the camp has to offer, we stay there an additional day and night. The view of the camp from the Tree House Camp trail looks like a scene from Avatar.
"The Cave Camp is a natural, adult-size playground. Like a grown-up version of a tree fort, it's the type of never-never land that would make Peter Pan and Lost Boys jealous. Aside from the novelty of a hot tub naturally carved into the granit ledge around Zeta Rapid, the camp also boasts miles of trails, stone shelters, hand-hewn wooden cliff dwellings and beautiful crystalline pools. Not to mention a 300 foot granite tower climb, two-stage rappel and a giant stone shelter"
- American Way (American Airlines Magazine)
Casa Piedra (House of Stone):: 1,600 sq. foot native stone shelter with natural sky lights that is used for dining in inclement weather. The fireplace drafts ther smoke through a natural chimney in a fifty foot crack in the roof.
Knife’s Edge: arrow granite ridge jutting out from Tower of the Winds, offering the river's most spectacular view. Participants clipp in to a cable in order to safely venture out on the sheer 300 foot granit flake.
Laguito Azule: Deep, translucent azure/teal colored, Japanese garden like pond/lake set within sheer walls with kayaks, multiple cliff jumps. A Huck Finn raft crossing across Laguito Azul connects the Tower of the Winds with the sleeping and dining areas.
"I couldn’t believe all the things there are to do at Cave Camp! Someone asked me which activity I liked the best. I enjoyed the tyrolean and zip line but climbing the tower and seeing the panoramic view from on top was the highlight."
- Anne Ehlers, Futaleufú guest 2002
Rock climbing: 3 stage, 300 foot, technical rock climb on rope up Tower of the Winds.(beginner to expert).
Rappelling: Two stage (with mid station ledge), 300 foot rappel off sheer 300 foot north wall of the Tower of the Winds. A guide (wearing red in next photo) waits on a ledge to swich participants to a second rope.
Tyrollean River Crossing: Rope river crossing over class 6 Zeta Rapid (first part of hike to Tree House Camp)
Kayaking: Flat water paddling beneath the sheer 300 north wall of Tower of the Winds on Laguito Azul.
Fishing: Marvellous fishing at Lost beach and the rarely casted area between class 6 Zeta and Throne Room Rapids.
Swimming: In Laguito Azul (Blue Lake) and at Lost Beach.
"Forbes Magazine & Yahoo recently co-wrote a story on the world's ten most beautiful rivers. The Futaleufu was one of two whitewater rivers included. Both photographs selected for the Futaleufu were the heart of the Earth River Cave Camp, Zeta Rapid, where our guests spend two days and two nights.