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Puelo - Futaleufu Austral Route

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This route is one of the richest places in the world when it comes to flora, with virgin spots, land still untouched. This zone offers a great variety of flora and fauna. In its native forest, in which the mythical Alerce still stands, the landscape offers fluvial wonders like waterfalls, straits and fjords, and an extravagant sea fauna. The flora is protected in the Hornopiren and Pumalin National Parks -also in the Futaleufu and Palena National Reserves-. It has a magical landscape that invites you to contemplate the natural wonders like Futaleufu and Puelo rivers and the Yelcho lake, as well as the native lion (puma), chucaos, huemules, trouts and salmons. For entertainment and outdoor activities lovers, the Austral Route offers lots of possibilities to practice extreme sports. The Futaleufu river is the favorite one to practice kayak.


Unique flora that features the Alerce and fauna conformed by pumas, chucaos and humeules. Lakes, rivers, parks and national reserves.


Trekking, hiking, horseback riding, kayak, rafting, rowing, canoe, high mountain tours, bicycle riding, sport fishing, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Tenth region

How to get there?

Santiago-Puerto Montt: Airway and land route Puerto Montt-Llanada Grande, Chaiten, Palena And Hornopiren: Airway Puerto Montt-Chaiten: Seaway. Chaiten-Coyhaique: Land route by Austral Route R7 Quellon-Chaiten: Seaway Hornopiren-Caleta Gonzalo: Seaway (only summer season)

When to go?

All year long.


Moderate rainy. Rains all year.


Housing, food, transportation, crafts, camping.


Yelcho lake, Espolon lake, Hornopiren Nacional Park, Pumalin park, Futaleufu Nacional Reserve, Palena Nacional Reserve, Encuentro river, Futaleufu river, Puelo river, El Amarillo springs, Llancahue springs.

Some featured hotels in Puelo - Futaleufu Austral Route

  • Lodge Yelcho en la Patagonia

    "Yelcho en la Patagonia" is one of the best resorts in the south of Chile and it is the result of over 20 years of hard work, effort and love for nature. Given its privileged location, this resort invites all nature lovers who enjoy…

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    Lodge Yelcho en la Patagonia

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