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4-Day Lakes District: Caleta Gonzalo and Pumalin Park

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Day 1 : Visit Chaiten and transfer to Caleta Gonzalo

Visiting: Chaiten/ Pumalin National Park

Pick up at airport or ferry dock and transfer to the Pumalin Park. During the drive to Caleta Gonzalo you'll be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes from the southern highway (Carretera Austral). Before the transfer we will go see the destruction of the old Chaiten city that was caused from the ash of the Chaiten volcano. We will stop and explore around the area and have great views of the volcano. Once we arrive at Caleta Gonzalo you will have time to make yourself comfortable in the cabins before dinner.

  • Meals: LD
  • Standard Lodging: Caleta Gonzalo Cabins

Day 2 : Caleta Gonzalo visit and afternoon hike

Visiting: Pumalin National Park

This morning we will stay around Caleta Gonzalo to appreciate its surroundings and visit the Organic Agricultural Development, unique to Pumalin Park. After lunch, we will visit a different area to explore a trail in the forest. This trail will take us to an impressive waterfall among native trees like the Alerce. Along the way we can appreciate wonderful views of the area. We will return to the cabins for another exquisite dinner.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Caleta Gonzalo Cabins

Day 3 : Cultural visit and hiking at Pillan fjord

Visiting: Pumalin National Park

After breakfast we will take a boat by a sea lion rookery on our way to Pillan fjord. Pillan is where most of the area's people work and live at Pumalin Project. We will visit a factory dedicated to producing honey and other organic agricultural projects. We can go on an easy 3-hour hike to Leptepu along the southern border of Comau fjord, the main fjord in Northern Pumalin. Weather permitting we will also visit the Porcelana hot springs by boat and the Vodudahue Valley, an area known native tree species. Finally we return Leptepu and transfer to our boat that will be waiting to take us back to Caleta Gonzalo.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Caleta Gonzalo Cabins

Day 4 : Departure

Visiting: Pumalin National Park

We will have breakfast early in the morning before leaving the Pumalin Park. A van will be waiting to drive us to the town of Chaiten. At one point we will stop for a short walk through a forest with thousand year-old Alerce trees.

  • Meals: B

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