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Epic Pacific Coast Trek

Duration

7 Days

Difficulty

Intermediate/Advanced

Location

Pacific Coast

Date

October to April

From $1.540 to $4.120

7-Day Epic Pacific Coast Trek in Mapu Lahual

During 7 days, we will hike through ancient larch trees and temperate rainforest, learn about the Mapuche Williche culture and meet its people.

Here we will discover pristine beaches and rivers and learn about its biodiversity and conservation management.

 
RATES
  • From US $1.540 to US $4.120

For groups over 10 people, please contact us for special rates.

PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Professional tour guide (01 guide for every 9 clients)
  • Private transportation with trailer for luggage
  • 5 nights accommodation at local family houses
  • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Cabaña del Lago in Puerto Varas
  • Meals as per itinerary (Unlimited water)
  • Gratuities for the communities
  • Accidents insurance (Basic Plan)
  • All activities according to the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
  • International and local flights
  • Extra beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry
  • Travel insurance
DATES
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Itinerary

Day 1: Osorno - Maicolpue

In the afternoon, we will meet in Osorno and drive towards to Maicolpue (2-hour drive). There, we will have a briefing orientation session about this epic trekking trip.

We will enjoy with our local guides, and stay overnight in Maicolpue.

Meals: Welcome dinner        

Accommodation: Maicolpue Family’s houses

Day 2: Trek from Maicolpue to Huellelhue Cove

Early in the morning, we will start our trekking towards Huellelhue Cove. With our local guide, we will hike along narrow paths through the forest until we reach the Pitril River Valley. We’ll then hop on the boat that will take us through the Huellelhue River towards Caleta Huellelhue.

Upon arrival, we will meet the local families hosting us for the night.

During the evening, we will have the chance to walk by the river or take a short boat trip to La Barra Beach. 

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local family’s houses

Time Hiking: 6-7 hours               

Navigation time: 30 minutes

Day 3: Fishing & Hiking To Ranu Beach

After breakfast, we will navigate towards La Barra beach. There we will get to practice our fishing abilities and try to fish our lunch, while we appreciate the pristine beach.

In the afternoon, we will hike 3-4 hours towards Ranu beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the area.  

Finally we’ll head back to Huellelhue Cove.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Local family’s houses

Time hiking: 4 hours

Navigation time: 2 hours

Day 4: Trek from Huellelhue Cove to Condor Cove

Today we will continue trekking towards the southern territory of Mapu Lahual Park. During the trek, we will pass by the beautiful Ranu Beach and the Lonko Pedro Loy community park, managed by the Loy Cumilef community. We will also hike across the Gilberto Cumilef Quintul Park, which belongs to Caleta Cóndor. Here we will be able to visit the Condor Alerzal. Upon arriving at Caleta Cóndor, we will board a boat and navigate towards the family houses. During the afternoon, we will enjoy the beach at Bahía Cóndor. Dinner and lodging in Caleta Cóndor.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Family Houses

Time Hiking: 5 to 6 hours

Day 5: Hike To Alerce Milenario & optional activities

During the morning, we will hike towards Alerce Milenario (Ancient Larch Tree). walking through the temperate rainforests and appreciating amazing native species.

In the afternoon, we will have the chance to discover the wonders of Cóndor Cove. Some options are:

  • Scuba diving
  • Kayaking on Cóndor and Chaiguako rivers
  • fishing trip or seafood gathering with local guides 

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Local family’s houses

Time Hiking: 4 hours

Day 6: Trek To El Ojo area - Transfer To Puerto Varas

After breakfast, we will navigate through Chaiwako River until we reach the Cholguaco area where starts our last hike. We will walk through the forest towards the Pacific Coastal Mountain Range.

Upon arrival at El Ojo area, we will hop on 4×4 trucks and drive towards Rio Negro. There will await us a transfer to Puerto varas, last destination of this trip.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and farewell dinner

Accommodation: Cabaña del Lago Hotel 

Time Hiking: 3 hours

Day 7: Puerto Montt Airport

Sadly its time to say goodbye to the Lake & Volcano District.

After breakfast, private transfer to Puerto Montt airport to catch your flight towards your next destination.

End of the services.

Meals: Breakfast

More Info

 

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate/Advanced: You love hiking. These hiking tours are physically demanding and best suited for people with previous experience. These tours are intended for active people who are comfortable participating in up to 6-8 hours hiking per day.

A typical day may include hiking over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Trails are along high meadow paths and/or maintained cliffside or Andean trails, with some steep ascents to make you feel exhilarated. 

ITINERARY MODIFICATIONS

Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeurd.

PACKING TIPS

Clothing: 

  • Long-sleeved, synthetic or wool shirts
  • Short-sleeved synthetic or cotton/synthetic T-shirts
  • Medium-weight sweater or jacket of synthetic fabric, such as fleece 
  • Gore-Tex wind parka for rainy weather
  • Full-length pants, preferably of quick-drying synthetic fabric
  • Hiking shorts, preferably of quick-drying synthetic fabric 
  • Pile/fleece pants, ideal for relaxing time after hiking

Accessories: 

  • Sun hat with wide brim, preferably with a chin strap to keep it from blowing off
  • Bandana
  • Wool or pile hat or ski cap

Foot wear: 

  • Medium weight synthetic socks 
  • Athletic socks (synthetic for easy washing and drying) that are suitable for the shoes you’ll be wearing while in towns
  • Inner socks (synthetic) that can be washed and dried quickly
  • Medium-weight, all leather, sturdy trekking boots with padded ankle, good arch support, and a lug sole traction.

Sturdy, properly fitting footwear can make your trip much more pleasurable. If you’re buying new boots for this trip, please break them in beforehand by wearing them as often as possible before the trip. 

Your trekking boots should be well broken in, and suitable for prolonged walking on sandy and rocky terrain. 

Running shoes are NOT appropriate for this trip 

Other Items: 

  • Swimming suit (for hot springs and SPAs)
  • One set of casual city clothes that are dressier than your trek clothes (for the cities)
  • Hiking sticks (optional but highly recommended). These are helpful if not essential, to relieve the impact on your knees during long downhills
  • Camera with plenty of memory
  • Binoculars

Travel Accessories: 

  • Wide-mouth water bottles (1-liter capacity). Bring two and make sure they are leak-proof, heavy duty plastic (preferably Nalgene brand)
  • Toiletry kit—soap, toothbrush, and so on
  • Moisturizing lotion
  • Ace bandage or brace if you’re prone to sore knees or ankles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen of SPF 15, or higher. The sun in Chile can be much more intense than you probably imagine, even in the Lake & Volcano District!
  • Sunscreen lipstick of SPF 15 or higher
  • Small flashlight with spare batteries, or small headlamp with spare batteries
  • Zip-lock bags (they’re great for camera gear)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Swiss Army-type pocket knife with can opener and scissors

 

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