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Jump into a new adventure in the river-carved canyons of Chile and discover this nature-filled country via its splendid waterways!

From Cajon del Maipo to El Pillan and beyond, Chile’s geography and geology are the perfect recipe for a canyoning extravaganza. Enjoy the fjords in the region south of Puerto Montt and the crisp glacial waters flowing from the Andes – there are a multitude of fulfilling journeys through the gorges of Chile waiting just for you, all across its diverse landscape.

Water Sports in Chile

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FAQs: Water Sports in Chile

What should I know about Water Sports Chile?

Chile is a South American country bordering the Pacific Ocean to the west, Argentina to the east, and Bolivia and Peru to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Known for its wide geographic range from north to south and the accompanying natural features of such a vast area, the rock formations from the top of the Andes and down to the Pacific have created immense canyons with a wide variety of elements. Rivers and streams coming out of the mountains have created an extensive network of crevasses and gorges through the Andesite for a never-ending possibility of canyoning trips. The igneous rock found throughout the region is set in an assortment of environments, from lush meadows and valleys to the rocky climbs up and down the mountainside.

Why should I choose Chile for my Water Sports adventure?

Awe of the Andes!

Chile may be a slender country towards the bottom of the world, but it certainly packs quite a punch when it comes to its mighty Andes mountains. Canyoning below some of the range's tallest summits, including the most southerly peak exceeding 6,000 meters (Marmolejo), can really boost your experience. The associated glaciers, valleys, and canyons owe their splendor to the magnificent mountains and volcanoes, certainly making for an evocative adventure.

Remote and Accessible!

The Chilean wilderness is rugged, vast, and eclectic, but thanks to the its geography, it is fairly easy to get to. Some of the best canyoning trips are within an hour of the capital and main transportation hub. Other trips take advantage of regional centers that are close to the great outdoors, like Puerto Montt, to quickly and efficiently send you jumping, rappelling, and climbing into your isolated canyoning expedition. Just moments from city centers sit some of the most peaceful, serene, and satisfying natural wonders just waiting to be explored.

Diverse Terrain!

With the Atacama in the north the the Southern Patagonia Ice Field stretching towards the end of the Earth, it should come as no surprise that Chile has a little bit of everything. Canyon in the shadow of immense volcanoes, cruise the rocky routes around fjords, or take a classic dive into the glacial pools of long rivers - all canyoning trips in Chile are profound. It is also tempting to double-down on your canyoning trip by adding another adventure in a contrasting environment, say by climbing an Andean peak or hiking through the northern desert. The options are truly endless.

What can I expect from the weather in Chile?

The weather is considerably varied across the country. The climate is arid in the north while extreme and volatile in the south.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Chile?


What currency is accepted in Chile?

Chilean peso (CLP)

How to Get There

Flying into Santiago is the most efficient way to get to Chile. Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney all have direct flights to Santiago. Arica, Iquique, and Punta Arenas are served by regional airports. Cheap and efficient bus transportation is available throughout the country, connecting it from the Atacama in the north to Patagonia in the south.

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What’s the high season for Water Sports in Chile?

Canyoning in Chile is best done in the summer, with favorable programs from November through February.

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