Come to Cascada de las Ánimas
¡And enjoy the longest rafting experience in the Maipo River!
Why choose Cascada de las Animas for your Whitewater Rafting Trip?
We do not overload Rafts
12 feet sized Rafts
The most complete Rafting Equipment
The best Facilities on the Edge of the River
Enjoy this trip with your family and friends, with your company or as part of a romantic date with someone special. We offer you an unforgettable adventure, an outstanding personalized service and guides who are passionate about rivers and rafting and put their heart and soul into every trip.
Cascada de las Animas offers several programs on the Maipo River, which is rated class IV between November and February (during thaw) and class III during the rest of the year, according to the international scale of river difficulty (which goes from I to VI). The river´s proximity to Santiago makes this activity easily accessible for any type of visitor.
The Maipo river starts its journey as a small mountain stream on the eastern slope of the volcano that gave the river its name, but quickly transforms into a raging torrent as it descends towards the ocean. When passing through Cascada de las Animas the river has an elevation of 3,600 ft above sea level and descends between large rocks forming obstacles and an important challenge for rafters. It is precisely in those places where we encounter the most demanding rapids.
Anyone is welcome to live this experience. In fact, more than 70% of our clients raft for the first time in their live. To ensure that everyone will enjoy a great trip, we provide state-of-the-art rafts and equipment and work with highly trained and experienced guides, who will always monitor your safety and be attentive to your needs.
Maipo River Rafting, close to Santiago
We specialize in whitewater rafting on Maipo River. It is the best and most popular river and rafting destination in Central Chile. We are located in Maipo Valley, at the foot of the spectacular Andes mountain range, just 30 miles away from the city of Santiago.
Cascada de las Animas, one of Chile´s most respected tourism companies
Our whitewater rafting trips are operated by Cascada de las Animas, one of Chile´s oldest and most respected adventure travel tour operators. With Cascada de las Animas, you can expect high quality service and equipment. We have almost 40 years of experience operating adventure travel and outdoor activities in Chile and our team of guides is formed by some of the world´s best rafters, several of them members of the Chilean national rafting team.
There is no need to be familiar with rafting to participate in our trips. We are confident that our river descents will be an exciting challenge for you, regardless of your level of experience. Experience an action-packed adventure in an environment of collaboration and teamwork.
A Top Adventure Travel Destination
When you visit Cascada de las Animas, you can join many other outdoor activities and adventures. You also find several accommodation options, a camping and picnic area and a restaurant and bar, to make your trip complete. Chose Cascada de las Animas for an exciting whitewater rafting tour and an entire travel experience in Chile.
Cascada de las Animas is Chile´s most experienced whitewater rafting tour operator. Our first priority is your safety at all times. Your leader guide will give you a safety instruction and explain you basic techniques and how to paddle in order to prepare you for the rapids. You will also be taught some basic signs and specific words and your guide will answer all your questions and doubts. On each trip you will be accompanied by a security team at all times. One or more expert kayakers and in some cases rescue rafts with specialized guides will be constantly with the group, ready to rescue anyone who falls off the raft.
The Guides of Cascada de las Animas hold First Aid Certification
All our guides are certified in first aid and in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Some of them have participated in advanced first aid training such as the 'Wilderness First Responder' (WFR). They carry complete emergency kits during the descent that are taken on the rafts and carefully checked before and after each trip. In case of an accident, the guides are familiar with evacuation procedures and carry cell phones at all times. We also have the support of a vehicle that accompanies us throughout the descent.
The Guides of Cascada de las Animas are Experts in Rescue Techniques
Our guides are experts in swift water rescue techniques as well as in wildlife and survival. Therefore they are a great support if you and your family have limited experience in this type of adventure. They will make all effort necessary to make you feel comfortable and calm at all times.
The Guides of Cascada de las Animas are experienced and dedicated
Most of our guides have years of experience in rafting and a vast knowledge of the Maipo River and its surroundings. Our company applies a training program for new guides that at the same time allows us to keep existing guides in continuous training and preparation. Our guides live and breathe white water, and spend most of their free time practicing kayaking and rafting in other rivers in Chile and the world, always improving their skills and techniques.
The Guides of the Cascada de las Animas are members of the Chilean National Rafting Team
We are also very proud that most of our guides are members of the Chilean national rafting team and have participated in various international competitions. The Cascada Team obtained the 2nd place in the sprint race in the last World Cup in Bosnia, in addition to a dozen of cups and medals in different competitions in Europe and America.
Nicolas Yerovi Astorga
Pangal Andrade Astorga
Lorenzo Andrade Astorga
Cristobal Galleguillos Hart
Pedro Astorga Leiva
Simón Yerovi Astorga
Benjamín Astorga Leiva
Carlos Hermosilla Caro