Travel books

Frommers Chile, 2011 – Frommers SouthAmerica, 2010

Aguaventura, Palguin 336, (T045-444246, www.aguaventura.com) is run by a dynamic French group, and their main focus is snowboarding in the winter, with a shop that sells and rents boards, boots, and clothing ; they also do volcano ascents with ski/snowboard descents, and rafting and kayaking, and they offer a half-day canyoneering and rappelling excursion.
Winter/Ski center : The Centro has a ski school and equipment rental ; slightly cheaper rentals are available from Aguaventura.

Frommers SouthAmerica, 2010

Canopy Tours ** The newest available adventure for thrill seekers, a canopy tour is much like a ‘flying fox’, a swing through the treetops suspended by a cable and secured by a harness. Anybody can do this, and it is a great half-day adventure. Book your trip at Aguaventura, Palguin 336, (T045-444246, www.aguaventura.com).

Fodor’s Chile, 2010

Friendly French-owned Aguaventura (Palguin 336, T045-444246, www.aguaventura.com) outfits for rafting, as well as canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. They specialize in trekking up the volcano for a ski descent, although you should be an expert skier if you want to join them. Alex Joly, an accomplished guide to all of Chile, works with Aguaventura and can take you on informative natural history and geography climbs in the area.

Footprint, 6th edition, 2010

Long standing reputable French-run agency specializing in kayaking and rafting but offer other activities as well. Ski equipment available for rent. (Palguin, 336, Pucon. Tel : 444246)

Lonely Planet south America, 2010

Aguaventura, (444-246, www.aguaventura.com, Palguin 336) French-owned agency on the cutting edge of rafting, kayaking, rappelling, canyoning and snow sports.

Moon Chile : Including Easter Island

Commercial operators include French-run Aguaventura (Palguin 336, tel : 045/444246, www.aguaventura.com)

Lonely Planet Chile and Easter Isle, 2009

Aguaventura, (444-246, www.aguaventura.com, Palguin 336, 8:30am-9pm) This friendly French-owned agency offers highly skilled guides for the volcano (beer after !) and also specializes in kayaking, rappelling, canyoning and snow sports.

Bradt, 2005

Aguaventura Expediciones Palguin 336, tel : 444246, info@aguaventura.com, www.aguaventura.com. A full range of water-sports, of course, plus volcan Villarrica, horse-riding, mountain-biking, hot springs, hiking in Cañi and Huerquehue ; it also incorportates the Snowshop (www.aguaventura.com/snowshop), offering snowboard lessons.

TripAdvisor

“This was fantastic and almost worth hiking back to the summit for another go.”
“Excellent tour guides, very friendly and give great advice and ideas for a trip to pucon.”