Overnight San Pedro Trip

Get in touch with nature in a two day trip through remote areas of the San Pedro river

Location – San Pedro river

Difficulty – Medium

Age – 8 to 70

Fitness – Active

Maximum Guide to Customer Ratio – 1:4

Season – September to April

Total Duration – Two days

Duration of Activity – Day and a half

Equipment Provided – Raft, helmet, life vest, wetsuit, shoes, transportation, splash top, tent, food

Equipment Needed – Change of clothes, sleeping bag, towel and bathing suit, sun tan lotion (depending on weather), sleeping mat (optional), and alcohol (optional)

$150.000 per person

+ $25.000 Ducky

+ $50.000 Double Kayak

Description of the Activity – The overnight San Pedro trip is a fantastic, quick, one night trip, with exciting big water rapids. It’s an incredible opportunity to camp out in Southern Chile’s outdoors and go two days without any sign or sight of other human beings. All customers are provided with top of the line equipment, meals, and extravagant barbecue on a secluded, private, campsite, with supervision from certified guides.

Description of the Trip – The overnight San Pedro river trip is an exceptional trip because it is exclusively offered at Kayak Chile.

Start your trip at th Riñihue lake where you are given a safety briefing from the guides, instructions on how to operate the equipment, and directions on exactly how everything will proceed. You will help to make sure all of the equipment is loaded into all of the boats and eat a deli style lunch before entering the mouth of the San Pedro river.

One can see to the bottom of the Sand Pedro’s crystal clear waters because the large lake settles all sediment so that by the point the water reaches the river, there’s nothing floating in it. The river water looks turquoise blue at certain angles because it’s so clean. This is a classic Chile trip because you nearly go the whole way without a sign of other humans. The river is also a play boaters paradise. The river goes back and forth between tranquilly floating, and hitting class 2 rapids with tons of play waves. Just before reaching the camp site there are two exceptional play waves of moderate size. The first one of the two has a rock bank that’s perfect for spectators to watch as their friends all get to have a try at performing maneuvers on the play wave. There are also a number of whirlpools to play around in and even dive into.

Eventually the trip reaches a sand bank around a bend in the river, that’s completely private, and you’re almost guaranteed to see no one else while camping there. The sand bank is bordered by rock over hangs. The guides use these rock overhangs to build the fire against so that at night the rock reflects the heat back out to all of the campers.

Upon arrival at the campsite, you will set up tents, change clothes, start the fire, and explore the site a little bit. If one climbs out on the rocks generally you can find tarantulas roaming around. The camping experience includes an opportunity to gorge on an enormous spread of food provided by Kayak Chile. There’s a huge selection of various meats, vegetables, and drinks for dinner and to grill over the open fire. Hang out by the camp fire and swap stories and laugh about the experiences that took place earlier on the water.

The following morning, wake up to the sounds of different birds singing at sunrise. One may stoke the coals of the fire from the night before to warm up a bit before preparing the departure. Enjoy a nice breakfast of fruit, yogurt, and meats while packing up the equipment to head out on to the river.

Right in the beginning of hitting the river the next day there’s the largest rapid of the trip. A class 3 big water rapid that’s truly exceptional. Tackle massive five to six foot waves in this big water rapid, and right after it, there’s another one of similar immensity. After the two massive rapids there’s more class 2-3 rapids before settling down and pulling to the side of the bank to enjoy a nice deli style sandwich for lunch.

For the rest of the trip, paddle class 2 rapids with tons of play waves to surf, or float calmly amidst beautiful views of Southern Chile. At the end of the trip there’s a 70 foot bridge that one may jump off of if they have the courage! Finally you make it to the exit spot where you help to take out all of the boats and pack up all the equipment.

I recently took a multi-day trip down the Río San Pedro with Ben and his crew. The weather, river, and scenery were just amazing. You're really missing out if you just stick to the basic 90 minute trips down the Trancura or Liucura. But what really made this trip was the professionalism and skill level of Ben and the rest of the staff at Kayak Chile. (...) For any river trips Kayak Chile should be your first and only choice. (...)
I did a weekend-long guided whitewater trip down Rio San Pedro with Kayak Chile and it was absolutely incredible!!! Kayak Chile staff were extremely knowledgable about the river and river safety. They also knew a lot about the local ecology which added depth to the trip and made it very interesting. The entire weekend from gear to food to transportation etc was very organized making the trip such a breeze. I kayaked down in a guided duo and we also brought a playboat in the raft for the surf waves. We had some people on the trip who knew how to kayak, but it was also accessible for those who were less comfortable on whitewater because there was a guided raft. The rapids themselves were amazing..the first day is a good warm up for the bigger rapids in the morning on the second day. We camped halfway down the river beside the rapids and ate asado on the beach beside the teal water. Absolutely incredible!! Thanks Kayak Chile for an incredible weekend!!!
I enjoyed an overnight river trip down the rio San Pedro accompanied by guide Ben May from Kayak Chile and it was an epic trip! Ben showed us all the best parts of the river, every scenic opportunity the river had to offer, and kept us feeling very safe throughout the trip. This company knows their way around the river as well as customer service. I highly recommend this trip to anyone seeking a two day adventure through a beautiful valley.

Other people Looked At


Advanced Classes

Already have experience? We can help you go further!


Kayak School

Hit your first rapids, learn basic techniques and develop skills. All in a full day around the beautiful rivers of Pucón


Full Day Family Float

Bring the entire family to a full relaxing day in a Patagonia river. Expect calm waters, good food and amazing sceneries.