The team

Anne-Laure Zufferey
CEO Valais-Wallis Adventures Sàrl, kayak trip leader

Anne-Laure Zufferey

Better known as Anne, native of the canton of the Valais, originated from Anniviers, Switzerland. Geologist and crime analyst, she is passionate about kayaking and all the travels she can do with her boat and love to share her adventures! Outdoor sports on the water or in mountains are her favorite. As Hernan’s wife and as Mum, she regularly goes back and forth to Chile

During the winter she is an expert for accidentology and river dangers.
Anne knows a lot of beautiful places and activities you can do in the Valais.

French, English, Spanish and German speaking, don’t hesitate to ask her about her region, if she doesn’t know the answer, she will find it!


Hernan Barria Barrientos
Operational manager, kayak and rafting trip leader

Hernan Barria Barrientos

Borned in Patagonia Chile, Hernan is passionate about wild nature. As a trekking guide first, he followed his career as a rafting guide and has travelled all around the world in a raft or a cataraft.
As an expeditions trip leader, he will make you dream with his stories about Patagonia and other visited countries and rivers.
With his wife Anne, they are the owners of a beautiful place in a valley of Patagonia, where you can spend unforgettable holidays.

Passionate about fly fishing, in love with nature and animals, don’t hesitate to ask him about these subjects!

Hernan is Spanish, Italian, English and French speaking.


Jose Miguel Castillo Jara (Momo)
Rafting guide, kayak guide and instructor

Momo Castillo

Nicknammed Momo, he is the most famous kayaker from Chile. With Momo you will enjoy your trip in a secure way, in kayak, in funyak or in raft.

In love with nature, he has traveled all arround the world for competing extreme kayaking.

Momo is English and Spanish speaking.