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4-Day Lakes District: Caleta Gonzalo and Pumalin Park

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This trip visits the temperate rain forest and the fjords in the southern and central areas of the Pumalin National Park. The main activity is trekking, and visitors will also see some of the area's farms.

Along with trekking to waterfalls and in rain forest you will visit hot springs and the Pillan fjord.

There is the option of hiking the crater of the Chaiten volcano, an active volcano that began eruption in May of 2008. You can explore the city of Chaiten that was destroyed in the 2008 eruption.

Overnights are at the Caleta Gonzalo cabins.

OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY: Horseback riding to El Amarillo Glacier

Getting there: We recommend flying from Puerto Montt to Santa Barbara. It is also possible to take an overnight ferry from Puerto Montt. We can arrange for this transfer (not included in the trip price).

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Visit Chaiten and transfer to Caleta Gonzalo
  • DAY 2: Caleta Gonzalo visit and afternoon hike
  • DAY 3: Cultural visit and hiking at Pillan fjord
  • DAY 4: Departure


  • Pumalin Park
  • Chaiten Volcano

LOCATIONS: Pumalin Park, Patagonia


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