The first of many more expeditions with Bio Bio. My wife and I have been to some pretty great places in the world, and this was our best experience ever. It's hard to contain my exuberance for this place, but I shall try:
The beautiful camp is nestled among tall mountains on the very edge of the Fulateufu River. One could do nothing but stare at the natural beauty of the area. The camp is a thoughtfully appointed luxury camping experience: Wood-fired hot tubs and saunas, fire-pits, posh sleeping platforms, indoor and outdoor yoga areas that overlook killer views of the river. Damara, resident yogi, leads great morning classes with pithy readings.
Bio Bio's staff is first rate. Rafting guides are warm, thoughtful, fun, cool, international, and worldly. Inexperienced boaters feel safe running big water with their guidance. The camp staff are similarly warm, delivering great hospitality that feels natural. Guests are welcomed like family. Bio Bio owners are fun, and they are committed to delivering a great experience. Bio Bio's support and logistics staff are competent and helpful.
Meals at camp are amazing. Cookie, the Chef, cooks all manner of international dishes - Peruvian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Chilean Asado, and he could hold his own in a Michelin Star kitchen. Vegetables and spices come from the on-site garden. Wine is plentiful and excellent.
The boating is incredible. The Fulateufu River is sensationally beautiful, and the rapids are a blast. Inferno Canyon is breathtaking. Whether on a raft or kayak (or Ducky) one always feels safe as the safety systems are dialed-in.
My wife said I found my smile again during this trip, and it's true. Bio Bio Expeditions Camp Fulateufu is absolutely incredible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Multi-sport trip in the heart of Patagonia! Activities include: whitewater rafting the Class IV-V Futaleufu River, hiking, horseback riding, flyfishing, daily yoga classes, and mountain biking! Stay at our deluxe riverside adventure camp with hot tub, sunset bar, massage, wine tasting, and more!Since 1992, Bio Bio Expeditions has offered active travelers exceptional rafting and trekking adventures in the world’s most spectacular settings. Join us as we travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, ascend to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, trek into Patagonia and Bhutan or raft on the great rivers of the world including the Zambezi, Zanskar, Tatshenshini, Pacuare, Apurimac or our favorite -- Multi Sport Rafting on the Futaleufu River in Chile - where we run our own exquisite base camp complete with private tented bungalows, indoor and outdoor yoga spaces, two river side hot tubs, sauna and massage studios.Those looking for a more luxurious adventure can explore our Galapagos sailing adventure or a custom safari in Africa. ... more less