Cochamo & Pumalin Adventure

Spend 3 days trekking the granite hills of Cochamo Valley, 1 day relaxing in hot springs and 2 days kayaking in the fjords of Pumalin Park. A great way to see this part of the Chilean lake district, but you'd better be ready for sleeping out under the stars for 6 nights.

7 Days


Cochamo & Pumalin Adventure - 7 - $1,872

Itinerary Map

Start from Puerto Varas and end at Puerto Varas

Landmarks visited on Cochamo & Pumalin Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Puerto Varas / Las Juntas 5hrs / 9km /5.6 mi / 350mts difference

We drive down the scenic coastal road that will take us to the town of Cochamo located by the Reloncavi Estuary, the first Fjord of Patagonia. Here we will meet with the local guide (arriero) to load the horses that are going to carry all our gear. Hike up the valley covered with rainforest and amazing views of granite walls. Once in Las Juntas we will rest and set up camp. With the ones who still have energy we will go around the Juntas Valley BL-D

Day 2: Las Juntas / Arco iris hill 7hrs/4km/2.5 mi/900mt difference

Today is a big day, when the sun rises we will be surrounded by granite mountains. We will climb up and into the forest having a close look of manios, coigues, alerces and lenga trees. After 5 hours walking and climbing 2 fix ropes (easy and safe to do) we will be in the highlands of Cochamo Valley, place of Condors and climbers. After a nice lunch we will walk back to Las Juntas to celebrate the day. B-BL-D

Day 3: Las Juntas / Rio Puelo 4hrs / 9km /5.6 mi/ 350mts descent

After a big breakfast we will begin our way towards the fjords of Pumalin Park. We will hiker some 9k/5.5mi with the slope on our favour and later reach the road, where our minibus will be waiting to take us to Rio Puelo town. There we will spend the night on a camping site that has hot water and bonfires. B-BL-D

Day 4: Rio Puelo / Hornopiren No physical activity

This day we won't have much physical activity as we go by land to the first era stage of the Austral Road to enjoy ourselves in the Pichicolo spring baths. Later on the day we will visit "Patagonia el Cobre" park where we'll spend the night in a settled camping within the native forest, facing de Cumao fjord. B-BL-D

Day 5: Hornopiren / Quintupeo Fjord 3,5hrs / 13 km/8 mi

We will go southwards through a penetration road that will take us next to the sea mar with our kayaks: here we will have a safety, rescue and paddling techniques chat before starting our way towards the narrow entrance of the Quintupeo fjord that will take some 4hrs rowing right into the Pumalin Park. This amazing fjord offers massive granite walls and tall waterfalls that plunge straight into the ocean. In this stunning corner of the world we will set camp and rest and enjoy our afternoon. B-BL-D

Day 6 Quintupeo / Cahuelmo 6hrs / 25 km./16 mi

This will be our longest day; we will paddle for 5 to 6 hours, nearly 16mi and depending on the weather and the tide, we might have to do some night sailing, which will give us a different view of the fiord. As every effort is rewarded, we will arrive to Cahuelmo Fjord after about 5 hours, a wonderful place with big mountains that rise from the sea and then go inland amongst narrow valleys just waiting to be explored. We will see a colony of sea lions and once we have reached the end of the fjord we will find the Cahuelmo Hot Springs, a part of the Pumalin Project. We will set camp near the natural pools dug on the rock by local people in the early 30's. We will enjoy a hot spring bath and the amazing southern latitude sunset followed by dinner and free afternoon. B-BL-D

Day 7: Cahuelmo / Puerto Varas return 

Support boat On our last day we will go hiking and will enjoy thermal springs while waiting for the boat that will take us to Hornopiren. Here we will meet our private mini bus that will drive us back to Puerto Varas by a different way this time, crossing by ferry the Reloncavi Fjord towards Puerto Montt

B-BL B-BL-D: Breakfast-Box Lunch-Dinner

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Please note:

The price of this trip is $1,872 USD per person for a group of 4-12 people. For 3 people the price is $2,033 USD per person, and for 2 people $2,383 USD per person.

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for more details.

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