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Floating Maullin River

Rafting and Floating Maullin River




Located almost 1.000 km south from Santiago this area is the perfect place to observe the majestic and snowed tops of the Calbuco, Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes.

We invite you to descend this calm and flat river that borns in Llanquihue Lake and flows till the Pacific Ocean. We will navigate the upper section , border with Maullin Ornitological Park , where the observation of native species, such as Cormorant Colonies, Black Faced Ibis and other types of Herons is possible, as well as Black Necked Swans that inhabit this marsh. Submerged myrtles with roots growing from beneath the water, propitiate the development of swamps –hualves- where animals like fresh water otters –huillines- and minks live and offer a good chance of seeing.

As we will be travelling in small groups , paddling slowly and quietly , we will have good opportunities to enjoy the flight of a variety of birds , the colours of the the clouds reflecting in the water , and the magnificent sound of the silence. We will stop for a box lunch and then continue downstream.


We meet at your hotel in Puerto Varas at 9:30 AM to start driving south till the town of Llanquihue, in the western shore of LLanquihue lake . Safety talk , prepare the rafts and start paddling and flolating downstream in this calm river for aprox. 3 hours, with enough time to enjoy and take pictures. Return to Puerto Varas aprox 4 PM.

  • Transportation in private vehicle from your Hotel in Puerto Varas to the destination and back to Puerto Varas.
  • Rafting equipment
    Self-bailing raft, paddles, lifejacket and paddling jackets.
  • Safety talk .
  • Box-Lunch
  • English speaking rafting guide.
  • Limited insurance once the rafting trip stars.

    * Ask about recommended gear list. 

(Note: This is not a ornitological trip)
Level Suitable for anyone , no previous experince required


Lake District
Duration 1 day...although it rains
Time of Year all the year

every day ...

Price Please Ask
Trip Details Starts and ends in Puerto Varas
# of participants minimum 2 particpants (máx.8)
Climate check
Photography Opportunities variety of birds including olivaceus cormorant , Ibis , herons, kingfisher , egrets , huet-huet , variety of ducks.
Activities floating with rafts close to Maullin Ornitological park.
(not included)

Seakayaking Maullin River (some paddling experiencie requiered OR private trip in a double seakayak with a guide)

Suggested Gear Please Ask
How To Get There
Private vehicle.


  • Swimming expertise 
  • Contemplative attitude and respect for the existing ecosystem. 
  • Physical state and health compatible with the activity to be performed
  • Previous indication of any illness or health problem 
  • Possibly while we are driving to our destination , or while we are paddling , weather conditions (wind) may change and in order of the group safety the paddling could be delay, shorten or cancelled. This fact doesnt means any kind of refund.
  • Understand that this is team activity in the outdoors and the participation of each person at each stage is fundamental.  
  • Before trip you must turn in a signed form of  Release of Liability
  • To have read and clearly understand the General Conditions section.
  • Send complete the RESERVATION Form and MEDICAL Form that appears after you press the RESERVATION button that is at the end of this program  
  •  The trip has been planned with the consideration of those without previous experience.. Before we begin our great trip,  we will have a complete safety talk covering rescue techniques and paddling maneuvers so that our participants feel more comfortable during the trip.
  • The trip will take place even if it rains.

Note: We must mention that the success of this type of trip is subject to the weather as well the personality of the person, therefore an adventure spirit and good disposition will be fundamental.

Do you wish to accommodate this trip to your needs (Custom Trip) ?

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