Just came back from the 7 night trip. Flew into Bariloche and was met by Mitch Sasser, who's the head guide. Drove overland into Chile, where our lodgings, Camp Antucamay is situated.
My main reason for going is to raft the Fu, and i must say, it is GREAT fun. i've rafted/kayaked in Australia, New Zealand, and in SEAsia, and Rio Fu is right up there in the fun stakes with the rest of them! We rafted all the rapids of the Fu over 4 days, including the Class Vs - and it was exhilarating.
Canyoneering is also on offer, and the group i was with did that for one of the days.
Having a lodge to return to after a full day of activity is bliss. i didn't have to worry about bringing a sleeping bag, there were guaranteed hot showers, plus the hot tub was available everyday!
Another bonus was the chef, Fabio, who whipped up delicious meals every night.
I rated it a 4 because the initial booking process wasn't very smooth (problems with their 1800 number), but other than that, the whole experience was fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- H2O Patagonia is an all-inclusive, high-end adventure travel lodge, located in the heart of Northern Patagonia, Chile on the mighty Futaleufu river, one of the premiere whitewater rafting rivers in the world, offering an unbeatable combination of challenge and beauty for active travelers. Guests choose from pure whitewater rafting on the Futaleufu or combine activities such as inflatable kayaking, canyoning, trekking and horseback riding. ... more less