Day 1: Puerto Varas Arrival day with pick up at airport, if required. Check into hotel, and explore this picturesque lakeside town. In the evening, meet your guides and get a briefing on the upcoming voyage.
Day 2 - Puerto Varas - Llancahue Rising early, we depart by van along the Carretera Austral, and cross the southern end of the Reloncavi Fjord by ferry. At the village of Hornopiren, we launch our kayaks and paddle alongside the Isla de los Ciervos, and its resident sea lions. After 4 to 5 hours we reach Llancahue Island and its hot springs, where we relax for a while, before heading to a local B&B for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 3 - Llancahue - Quintupeo Another early breakfast to make sure we enjoy sweet paddling conditions for todays crossing. We head towards the mainland, and the deep, narrow Quintupeo fjord, between granite cliffs, where water cascades down to the ocean. We set up camp on the shore, and everyone pitches in to cook up a delicious campfire dinner. Overnight in tent. (B.L.D.)
Day 4 - Quintupeo - Cahuelma Hot springs. We time our departure to the tides, and paddle out of the fjord into the cove of Cahuelma at the end of which lies our campsite for the night, and welcoming hot springs. We pitch our tents and enjoy a well-deserved soak in the warm waters after 6 hours of paddling. Dinner is at the camp site. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Cahuelma hiking - Hornopiren Today, we use other muscles and hike into the trails of Pumalin Park. We return to camp by evening where a local fishing boat is waiting to shuttle us back to Hornopiren. Overnight in Hornopiren at a local B&B. (B.L.D.)
Day 6 - Hornopiren Cochamo We drive in the morning from Hornopiren to the Riverside Lodge in Cochamo, arriving in time for lunch. Check in, unwind, and enjoy a three-course candle-lit dinner. Overnight in cabana room with private bath. (B, L, T, D).
Day 7 - Cochamo - La Junta Valley After a hearty breakfast, head off to our outback Mountain Lodge by horseback, riding the old Cochamo trail through native rainforest. Overnight at Mountain Lodge. (B, L, T, D).
Day 8 La Junta valley hike/relax Hike, fish, swim, relax in the beautiful La Junta valley. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, T, D).
Day 9 La Junta Cochamo Pto. Varas Ride back down the Cochamo Trail; enjoy afternoon tea at Riverside Lodge. Repack, and transfer out to Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt by early evening. (B, L, T)
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,452 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.
The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.
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