Rio Salvaje is located in a very remote part of the world, and while we aim to provide you with ultimate comfort and convenience during your stay, it is always good to be prepared.
You can purchase certain items in the airport in Santiago, but the selection and availability is limited. Tobacco products, digital storage, batteries and personal fishing gear should be purchased in advanced of your trip. Use the Santiago airport as your last supply stop.
We recommend water-repellant luggage with soft sides. Weather in Chile is very unpredictable, so always have your rain gear near or at the top for easy access. Whenever you visit, be prepared for highs in the 80s and lows in the 40s. January and February are typically the warmest months, with cooler temperatures in November, December, March and April. Always be prepared for rain and wind. No Chilean goes anywhere without good rain gear. Clothing should be casual and comfortable.
Remember to keep all important medications separate from your luggage. Warmth and dryness should be considered in all clothing choices. We recommend layering your clothing for warmth and versatility.
List of Essentials
We can will provide you with fishing gear such as rods, reels, waders and boots, or you can bring your own. Other essentials we do not provide include the following:
- Personal items such as toiletries
- Polarized sunglasses or binoculars
- Insect repellant
- Rain and/or wading jacket
- Headgear (with brim, toboggan for cool weather)
- Cameras (including film/discs/cards, batteries, charger)
- Clothing (warm jacket, under-wader wear, layering, socks, gloves, hiking boots, etc.)
- Cash (for additional activities such as hot springs, horseback riding, market shopping, tips, etc.)
Click here for a printable packing list.