Tagua Tagua Heli Adventure

Soar above ancient rainforests, vertical granite cliff valleys, turquoise lakes, and dramatic volcano craters. Explore steaming hot springs, deserted beaches and crashing waterfalls. Come back each night to your cosy forest lodge to relax in the hot tub and enjoy delicious food and unbelievable views.

3-5 Days

$2,514

Tagua Tagua Heli Adventure - 3-5 - $2,514

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Stay at the Barraco Lodge, located on a large 60-hectare site above Lake Tagua Tagua and the Puelo River
  • Choose between a three night, four night or a five night trip as explained in the itinerary below
  • The excursions available are dependent on the number of days of your trip 

Start from Puerto Montt and end at Puerto Montt

Landmarks visited on Tagua Tagua Heli Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Three night option:

Road transfer to and from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas

Helicopter flight over Hornopiren Park: we take off from the Lodge heliport and fly up the Gualas Mountains to the Poicas River, continuing the ascent to Pinto Concha Lake on the slopes of Yates Volcano, then crossing to Hornopirén. We return across Cabrera Lake on the slopes of Apagado Volcano and over the west side of Yates Volcano toward Reloncavi Estuary, then finally along Puelo River back up to Barraco Lodge.

Flight to the granite walls at Cochamo: We leave from the Lodge and fly over Victoria Lake, above beautiful Barrancas Valley, and then to the Gorge of Cochamo – the massive vertical granite wall known by technical climbers as “The Monster”. Back down the Cochamo Valley, Trinity Rock is on our right, an impressive vertical granite wall 1000 meter (3000 feet) high with world class climbers holding on to their ropes. From the valley we can visit the rapids “slide” at La Junta River, hike to the base of Trinity Rock, Ampitheater Rock or Rainbow Rock. On the return flight we can spy the climbers at this mountaineering paradise, then head back to the Lodge.

Flight to Yates Volcano: We helicopter above lower Puelo River and Poicas River toward the east side of Yates Volcano, to see the immense ice crevasses and Sulphur plumes issued by the Volcano. We then fly over the Yates Glacier with a view of Hornopirén Volcano, Pinto Concha Lake and the Pacific Ocean. We land on the western side of the glacier for a short walk. We fly back over the western side of Yates and see the magnificent 45 degree slopes, ideal for heli skiing. Then we fly deeper up the Reloncavi Estuary, with a majestic view of the southern sides of Tronador, Puntiagudo, active Calbuco, and Osorno volcanos, before heading back to Barraco Lodge along the Puelo River.


Four night option:

Road transfer to and from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas

Helicopter flight over Hornopiren Park: we take off from the Lodge heliport and fly up the Gualas Mountains to the Poicas River, continuing the ascent to Pinto Concha Lake on the slopes of Yates Volcano, then crossing to Hornopiren. We return across Cabrera Lake on the slopes of Apagado Volcano and over the west side of Yates Volcano toward Reloncavi Estuary, then finally along Puelo River back up to Barraco Lodge.

Flight to the granite walls at Cochamo: We leave from the Lodge and fly over Victoria Lake, above beautiful Barrancas Valley, and then to the Gorge of Cochamo – the massive vertical granite wall known by technical climbers as “The Monster”. Back down the Cochamo Valley, Trinity Rock is on our right, an impressive vertical granite wall 1000 meter (3000 feet) high with world class climbers holding on to their ropes. From the valley we can visit the rapids “slide” at La Junta River, hike to the base of Trinity Rock, Ampitheater Rock or Rainbow Rock. On the return flight we can spy the climbers at this mountaineering paradise, then head back to the Lodge.

Flight to Yates Volcano: We helicopter above lower Puelo River and Poicas River toward the east side of Yates Volcano, to see the immense ice crevasses and Sulphur plumes issued by the Volcano. We then fly over the Yates Glacier with a view of Hornopiren Volcano, Pinto Concha Lake and the Pacific Ocean. We land on the western side of the glacier for a short walk. We fly back over the western side of Yates and see the magnificent 45 degree slopes, ideal for heli skiing. Then we fly deeper up the Reloncavi Estuary, with a majestic view of the southern sides of Tronador, Puntiagudo, active Calbuco, and Osorno volcanos, before heading back to Barraco Lodge along the Puelo River.

Flight to Vuriloche hot springs: We take off from the Lodge and fly over the Puelo River rapids toward the sea, continuing north over the Reloncavi Estuary, with Cochamo on our right, toward Calletue Lake in order to cross along the same path used by Jesuits to reach Argentina. We continue over the southern foothills of Tronador Volcano to reach Vuriloche Hot Springs and relax in the warm waters.


Five night option:

Road transfer to and from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas

Helicopter flight over Hornopiren Park: we take off from the Lodge heliport and fly up the Gualas Mountains to the Poicas River, continuing the ascent to Pinto Concha Lake on the slopes of Yates Volcano, then crossing to Hornopiren. We return across Cabrera Lake on the slopes of Apagado Volcano and over the west side of Yates Volcano toward Reloncavi Estuary, then finally along Puelo River back up to Barraco Lodge.

Flight to the granite walls at Cochamo: We leave from the Lodge and fly over Victoria Lake, above beautiful Barrancas Valley, and then to the Gorge of Cochamo – the massive vertical granite wall known by technical climbers as “The Monster”. Back down the Cochamo Valley, Trinity Rock is on our right, an impressive vertical granite wall 1000 meter (3000 feet) high with world class climbers holding on to their ropes. From the valley we can visit the rapids “slide” at La Junta River, hike to the base of Trinity Rock, Ampitheater Rock or Rainbow Rock. On the return flight we can spy the climbers at this mountaineering paradise, then head back to the Lodge.

Flight to Yates Volcano: We helicopter above lower Puelo River and Poicas River toward the east side of Yates Volcano, to see the immense ice crevasses and Sulphur plumes issued by the Volcano. We then fly over the Yates Glacier with a view of Hornopiren Volcano, Pinto Concha Lake and the Pacific Ocean. We land on the western side of the glacier for a short walk. We fly back over the western side of Yates and see the magnificent 45 degree slopes, ideal for heli skiing. Then we fly deeper up the Reloncavi Estuary, with a majestic view of the southern sides of Tronador, Puntiagudo, active Calbuco, and Osorno volcanos, before heading back to Barraco Lodge along the Puelo River.

Flight to Vuriloche hot springs: We take off from the Lodge and fly over the Puelo River rapids toward the sea, continuing north over the Reloncavi Estuary, with Cochamó on our right, toward Calletue Lake in order to cross along the same path used by Jesuits to reach Argentina. We continue over the southern foothills of Tronador Volcano to reach Vuriloche Hot Springs and relax in the warm waters.

Flight to Lake Inferior and the Argentinian border: Leaving from Barraco Lodge, we fly south along Lake Tagua Tagua with Manso River on our left, and over Llanada Grande, where we see a beautiful waterfall on the left, and Lake Totoral on the right. We continue over mysterious Lake Azul, with its one of a kind pristine deep blue waters. Then onward southeast we find Lake Las Rocas and Lake Inferior, flying over the Chilean border station to land on the easternmost beach of Lake Inferior right on the border between Chile and Argentina. Beginning the return flight we see Lake Puelo, the spring of the Puelo River.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Price is per person, based on a double standard suite. Please enquire for more details.

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,514 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.

The price of $2,514 USD above is the price per person for 3 nights. 

The price of $3,257 USD is the price per person for 4 nights

The price of $4,190 USD is the price per person for 5 nights

Includes

  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary above
  • All meals and drinks (wine, beer Barraco sours, soft drinks)

Excludes

  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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