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Chile or Costa Rica

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 pm
by Iain W
I am looking at a ww trip to one of these countries.

Probably January because of work. Has anyone know if that will be a good time to go?

Also can anyone recommend any good companies to go with?

Cheers

Iain

Re: Chile or Costa Rica

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:44 am
by jmmoxon
Depends how much holiday you have - CR if only a week, Chile for 2 or 3.

Mike

Re: Chile or Costa Rica

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:27 am
by Iain W
Thanks Mike. Probably 2 weeks in total.

When you say 1 week in Costa Rica is that because there aren't that many rivers?

Chile could you cherry pick and spend say a week and half there or is it a reasonable amount of travelling to/between rivers?

Do you know any good websites etc to use for research?

Cheers,

Iain

Re: Chile or Costa Rica

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:52 am
by jmmoxon
Plenty of rivers in CR, but getting around them is easier. These guys run trips, mostly boulder gardens:
https://www.costaricarios.com/costa-rica-kayaking.html

In Chile the main centres are big volume on the futaleufu, or waterfalls around pucon:
https://puconkayakhostel.com/when-is-th ... -in-chile/

Alternatively there is Ecuador:
https://smallworldadventures.com/kayaking-trips/

I haven't done trips with any of these, but all seem to have a good reputation.

Re: Chile or Costa Rica

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:36 pm
by Myles
I'd recommend PKH (Mike already linked them) if you were considering Chile. I went on a 2 week trip with them in 2015 and it was excellent.

I'm not sure if January might be a bit late for the rivers around Pucon but they can advise what the best options would be.

https://puconkayakhostel.com/

Re: Chile or Costa Rica

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:04 pm
by Dave Manby
Ecuador everything Costa Rica has but closer together. OK no Caribbean beaches. Chile is none too cheap

Re: Chile or Costa Rica

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:11 pm
by esbegan
In Chile, in January rivers a getting low volume, in Pucon and to the south it's ok though (Futaleufu, San Pedro, etc.)