Day Hike Pumalin Park

With little travel time involved from the main hubs of the Chilean Lakes, find yourself hiking in lush rainforest, past waterfalls, up to snow capped mountains, smoking volcanoes, and hanging glaciers. Read more...

3 Days

$2,450

Day Hike Pumalin Park - 3 - $2,450

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Explore the El Amarillo area of Park Pumalin before hiking to Glacier El Amarillo 

Hike to the active Volcan Chaiten and sample the amazing power of nature in these lands

Trek to Cascadas Escondidas, a great opportunity to know more about the temperate rainforests and it's wildlife

See the Pudu, the smallest deer on earth, the Magellanic Woodpecker and the Chucao tapculo among others

Finally enjoy a ferry ride from Caleta Puelche to Caleta La Arena , one of the highlights of this trip with spectacular views of the mountains and volcanoes 

Start from Puerto Varas and end at Puerto Varas

Landmarks visited on Day Hike Pumalin Park

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Glacier El Amarillo

You leave from Puerto Varas early in the morning in direction to the local airport to board a flight of 45 minutes to Chaiten where our vehicle will be waiting for you to start the exploration of El Amarillo area of Park Pumalin with a hike of 6 hours to the Glacier El Amarillo (18 km- low difficulty) . In the evening you drive to Caleta Gonzalo for dinner and to enjoy the sunset at in our charming cabins with view to the fjord.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Accommodation: Caleta Gonzalo, Parque Pumalin


Day 2: Volcan Chaiten

After breakfast you explore different sections of the park with a hike to Volcan Chaiten (4 hours - 5km - medium-high difficulty) and an interpretative hike to Cascadas Escondidas (Hidden Waterfalls, 3 hours, 2 km - low difficulty). The Volcan Chaiten is still active and a really amazing sample of the power of nature in these lands. The interpretative hike will be a great chance to know more about the temperate rainforest and it's wildlife with a great variety of flora, interesting and elusive amphibians and with a little luck some mammals and birds as the Pudu, the smallest deer on earth, the Magellanic Woodpecker and the Chucao tapaculo, among others.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Accommodation: Caleta Gonzalo, Parque Pumalin


Day 3: Return to Puerto Varas

Departure from Caleta Gonzalo to Puerto Varas toward the north-west driving through the Carretera Austral (Road 7). The first ferry will take you from caleta Gonzalo through the Fiordo Largo (45 minutes) and then after a short drive you will board the ferry for a four hour navigation of the Fiordo Comau and then a last ferry from Caleta Puelche to caleta La Arena. The ferry journey is one of the highlights of this trip with spectacular views on the mountains, volcanoes and the picturesque fishermen villages along the shore. Arrival to Puerto varas is scheduled for the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people, please enquire for more details 

Price per person for a group of 2-3 people is USD $2,450

Price per person for a group of 4-5 people is USD $1,815

Price per person for a group of 6-7 people is USD $1,550

Price per person for a group of 8 people is USD $1,369

Includes

  • Professional Naturalist Guide fluent in English with certification of Wilderness First Respond
  • Private terrestrial transportation from/to Puerto Varas and inside the park
  • Flight Puerto Montt - Chaiten (one way)
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (alcohol is not included)
  • Water to refill reusable bottles
  • 100% Footprint compensation certified
  • Complete equipment for nature observation (Scopes, magnifying glass, pocket microscopes, spotting scopes and torch for nocturnal observation)
  • Literature for consulting. Bilingual editions
  • Walking poles (under request)
  • Professional Driver with license A2
  • Personal insurance provided by Metlife (coverage for travellers between 18 and 64 years old)
  • Personal insurance during transportation (no age limits)
  • Ferries, private boat rides and entrances to parks or natural reserves
  • 2 nights of lodging at cabins caleta Gonzalo, Park Pumalin

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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