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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.
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Sector Azul, Futaleufu 96160 Chile
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Futaleufu River Bio Bio Expeditions Camp
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Jonluster wrote a review Mar 2024
Truckee, California1 contribution
My daughter and I had an amazing trip to Patagonia with Bio Bio. They have the best guides, top notch rafting safety protocols and awesome location on the river. Food was phenomenal. Morning yoga added to the experience. Our weather was perfect too so that helps! Definitely going with Bio Bio again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Tom P wrote a review Feb 2024
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Wife’s ideal to do this trip. No cell phone and no internet prevented me any opportunity to address major issues at my business back home. This caused me tremendous stress, panic attacks and depression while there. Even though we went during their summer time in February 2023 had I been properly been Informed I would have bought and brought my own dry suit. I was very cold especially after getting wet. I am grateful our raft didn’t flip which did happen to others. We did fall out of the raft which was quite scary. Had my wife listen to my pleas to delay the trip for just one year and let me deal with turning around my recently acquired business I am confident I would have had a much different experience. The group was nice, very able and competent to rescue their guests from the class 5 waters. Plenty of food and drink for those in the mood. Perfect for anyone wanting to disconnect from the world. Wasn’t for me as my business required the need to be connected. I think the company should have offered Star Link or a satellite phone for guest who are not able to unplug from their lives back home and needed to address problems immediately.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Michael Atack wrote a review Feb 2024
Jacksonville, Florida178 contributions102 helpful votes
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Amazing experience!!! The Futa is everything and more!! Very professional operation!! Garrett was an unbelievable guide, he even grows his own peppers to put in home made salsa! - ask him about it! The tots were even tatered in house! A special place!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded Feb 7, 2024
We are so happy you had a good time! We look forward to seeing you on a future adventure! Come to Peru and trek with some of the same guides you met on the Futaleufu. Thanks again for joining Bio Bio Expeditions.
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Leslie P wrote a review Jan 2024
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This was a trip of a lifetime. Beautiful camp accommodations, fabulous food, experienced guides, and the most lovely staff of dedicated people parallelled with world class rafting on the beautiful Fu River. We truly wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommend this epic experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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We are so happy you had a good time! We look forward to seeing you on a future adventure! Come to Peru and trek with some of the same guides you met on the Futaleufu. Thanks again for joining Bio Bio Expeditions.
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Dalis C wrote a review Jan 2024
Houston, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
I had the great fortune to experience the Fu with the safest (most important to me), and most fun outfitter there is. I have always loved white water rafting and the timing, price, and location ticked all the boxes for me. Needless to say, Bio Bio surpassed all of my expectations. The water was high and the rapids did at times make me nervous but I did all sections: middle and lower Futa and the el macal section. Bio Bio does not do the upper section at all in rafts. I felt comfortable that the Bio Bio had the most experienced personnel and more safety on the river than any other outfitter. What I did not expect was the wonderful food (we had profiteroles made with no electricity or gas... and they were delicious) and the lovely people (Shout out to Derik, Santi, Orea, Amal, Rayno, Ellie, Ari, Lorenzo and la familia and all the others I missed). The pacing of the day was perfect - often a active morning and then a choice of an active or relaxing afternoon. I often did the later with a message, reading a good book or handing out with a beverage in the hot tub. You should go even if you are not a white water rafting fan - the other activities, the camp, and the food make it worth it!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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GoalieATC wrote a review Jun 2023
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The Fu, the crew, the brew...as good as it gets! This was my second trip with BioBio with a 17 year gap (Peru Apurimac River Rafting, Lares Trek and Machu Picchu). Here's what I learned... 1. La familia - no matter which crew, we were all family. Some of the guides were the same. Some new and next of kin from the previous trip. Either way, hosts and guests alike were family at the end of the 10 days. 2. It doesn't matter why you go. If you want to raft, raft (and it got gnarly but never dangerous). Hike...sure. Horseback...fine. Fly fish...yes. Quiet time...you can find it. Hot tub/massage/yoga/meditate...yes please. Everyone's "why?" is different. There's no attitude. No egos. The camp is there for you. 3. The food in Peru was amazing, even in the mountains when there was no kitchen. In Chile...AMAZING! Different theme every night. Vegetarian, fine. Gluten sensitive, sure. Whatever you want/need, they'll accommodate. 4. Unplug. Imagine not having to charge your phone for 10 days. Enough said. 5. If not now, then when? Make it or one of their other trips a bucket list item. Bhutan? Zambezi?
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded Feb 7, 2024
We are so happy you had a good time! We look forward to seeing you on a future adventure! Come to the Zambezi and raft with some of the same guides you met on the Futaleufu. Thanks again for joining Bio Bio Expeditions.
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Jeri Ann D wrote a review Mar 2023
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Amazing. The one spot to go. Great staff, great food, well organized, hospitality is top notch. Oh, and there are just a few Class V Rapids to keep you on your toes. Bio Bio - I trust them with any trip they put together.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Milray wrote a review Mar 2023
Stanwood, Michigan5 contributions1 helpful vote
The place is like summer camp for adults! But with alcohol and no early wake-up calls. The food and service were amazing! The place is one of the most spectacular places I've ever seen and the staff was very top rate. The rafting was very professional and very exciting . I can't believe they can get a bunch of beginner rafters into that level of white water and rafting! We had a fantastic time and the only thing I wished we'd done differently was to stay in Patagonia longer and do some more hiking and exploring.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We are so happy you had a good time! We look forward to seeing you on a future adventure! Come to Peru and trek with some of the same guides you met on the Futaleufu. Thanks again for joining Bio Bio Expeditions.
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EJM wrote a review Feb 2023
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This trip exceeded expectations in absolutely every single way! TLDR - If you are contemplating booking this trip, DO IT NOW. -Organization: Biobio and staff are incredibly organized. Every detail in your travel to Northern Patagonia is carefully thought of and they made the trip to Patagonia simple and stress free! -Lodging: Excellent!! Beautiful tents right on the river with a queen sized mattress and everything you could need to be comfortable. Bathroom facilities are shared, but clean and always tended to! There is HOT showers which are perfectly refreshing after a day on the river. There is a sauna, two jacuzzis, bar and off course the rope swing which is a fun way to end the day! -Food: Lets be honest, food can make or break an experience and every single meal here is top notch. The kitchen staff is amazing. Every morning you are greeted with fresh coffee, homemade yogurt, granola, usually an egg dish, with homemade, still warm, fresh bread. Lunch is usually riverside and was always delicious. Dinner is next level incredible. Every single meal was an absolute delight. Fresh as can be, full of South American flavors and overwhelmingly delicious with wine every night. - The Futa: I have been dreaming of her since we returned home. What an indescribable, beautiful place. This river is majestic and it was a gift to explore her. Ever if you are not a white water enthusiast, you will be sure to absolutely love every second on the water if you are an adventure enthusiast. The rapids, the views, the team, all incredible. This is some big white water, but never once did I feel unsafe. They have more safety kayaks and catarafts than they do rafts with guests. Any time there was a flip or a spill, safety was there immediately! -The STAFF: Lorenzo, Terri, Stan, Diego, Derek, Skye, Whitney, Elena, Loren, Joe, Tilo - and so many more were just the BEST. You can feel everyone's love for the river, the place and their job. Everyone was so kind, so fun and just a joy to be around. They are incredibly skilled and talented individuals who make this trip what it is. Thank you to everyone on the Futa and at BioBio for your warm welcome and for sharing your love of Patagonia and white water with us. We can't wait to go back and see you again soon! Hopefully we will meet on the Zambezi!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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We are so happy you had a good time! We look forward to seeing you on a future adventure! Come to Peru and trek with some of the same guides you met on the Futaleufu. Thanks again for joining Bio Bio Expeditions.
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Jennifer M wrote a review Feb 2023
Worldwide2 contributions1 helpful vote
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The best word I can think of to describe our time at Bio Bio Patagonia: MAGIC! I just couldn’t have possibly imagined the incredible week we had. *The Camp: An absolute dream location with mesmerizing scenery, charming rustic structures, and an immediate sense of home away from home. The food was mouth watering, and the tent cabins were perfect retreats. *The People: I cried when we left these people. Not only are they incredibly talented guides with great passion for the river, but they are just wonderful people all the way around. As soon as you meet arrive at camp, they invite you into their Bio Bio family and by the time you leave you’ll feel as though you’ve known them forever. *The Rafting: I was kind of “along for the ride” for this trip since a family member organized our group of 13, so while I perused the site and read all the “what to bring” type stuff, I didn’t dive very deep into what I’d be doing day in and day out and I didn’t read anything about the rafting in the area. So let me tell you there is no prior influence when I say “Holy heck that was a kick a** experience!” I had no clue the Fú is considered world class rafting or that we’d be doing Class V rapids. I had very little experience rafting, but always felt very prepared by our raft guide and the entire safety team surrounding us. The Futaleufú is absolutely majestic and the mountains rising up around you are unreal. Thank you Bio Bio for the BEST WEEK EVER!!!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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We are so happy you had a good time! We look forward to seeing you on a future adventure! Come to Peru and trek with some of the same guides you met on the Futaleufu. Thanks again for joining Bio Bio Expeditions.
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
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Yes, Futaleufu River Bio Bio Expeditions Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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