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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.

Attractions

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

Activities

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

Location

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.

Climate

Moderate rainy. Rains all year.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, crafts, camping.

Surroundings

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

They recommend us

  • "Thanks to Marihana, who was the person who attended me. She was very helpful and kind in her attention. 100% of recommendation. "

    March/2013

    Cristián Valle

  • "In general, the trip was very beautiful. We had the chance to see the beauty of Chile, a very cozy country with friendly people."

    January/2013

    Edmundo Montalvao

  • "The services that we received were exactly what was in the program. Excellent attention everywhere, schedule always accomplished for the best use of time, and high quallity of persons. This vacations for…"

    January/2013

    María Patricia Jaramillo

  • "Great attention from guides, transfers and the whole tours. In general terms, everything was perfect."

    February/2013

    César Orozco Martini

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and the company of the other multinational guests. The meals were excellent and Ana our waitress would always adjust meal servings if the boat was sailing past interesting…"

    February/2013

    Peter Lee

Certificates

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