Lake District, Chiloé & Park Patagonia 2017-09-27T21:31:06+00:00

LAKE DISTRICT, CHILOÉ & PARK PATAGONIA

A very diverse and complete program to enjoy the natural treasures of the Lake District Region and the Aysén Region with the recently open Park Patagonia, a conservation and private park located in the Andean range of the unexplore Aysén región.

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DAY 1 LAKE DISTRICT, NORTH PATAGONIA:

Welcome at the airport of Puerto Montt. Transfer to Puerto Varas. During the driving we will stop at the Natural Reserve Lahuen Ñadi, one of the last patches of Alerce (Fitzrroya cupressoide) located in the central valley of the Lake District Region. This will be our first chance to explore the native temperate rainforest with giants trees of over 1.000 years and the endemic birdlife. At the arrival to Puerto Varas we invite you for an orientation walk through this small and charming village located at the shore of the Lake Llanquihue.

Overnight in Puerto Varas

 

DAY 2 LAKE DISTRICT, NORTH PATAGONIA

Full day of nature observation of the continental Lake District area. We will explore the foothills of the Andean range at the National Park Vicente Pérez Rosales surrounded by the spectacular views of the snow capped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes and the lakes Llanquihue, Todos Los Santos and the white waters of the River Petrohué.

Lunch at local restaurant included

Overnight in Puerto Varas

DAY 3 LAKE DISTRICT, CHILOÉ

We drive toward the south- west to reach the Channel of Chacao and cross to the island of Chiloé. This very photogenic island full of colourful houses and very unique culture will be our destination for the next two days. In the morning we will navigate to the Penguins and Sea Lions Colonies of Puñihuil and in the afternoon we will visit the sunken forest of Chepu river and Coluco Lagoon, two great places for birding, flora observation and wildlife with great chances to spot the elusive and endangered River Otter (Lontra provocax)

Lunch at local restaurant included

Transfer to Castro

Overnight in Castro

DAY 4 LAKE DISTRICT, CHILOÉ

Visit of the eastern wetlands circuit of the central Chiloé area. The area is also very well known for its colourful villages and churches declared Unesco sites. In the afternoon we will be exploring the unknown area of Lake Hullinco and the National Park Chiloé through its southern section. We spend the night in a real house on stilts (Palafitos).

Lunch at local restaurant included

Overnight in Castro

DAY 5 LAKE DISTRICT, CHILOÉ

Transfer to Parque Tantauco at the southern most corner of the Archipelago. Tantauco is a private conservation reserve and without a doubt the most unexplored region of the archipelago of Chiloé. We will have the chance to enjoy the exuberant evergreen forest, untouched coastal rockeries, unexplored paths and coastal landscapes, plus a great chance to spot the local fauna.

Overnight at Parque Tantauco, Domos at Chaiguata area

Box Lunch and Dinner included

DAY 6 LAKE DISTRICT, CHILOÉ

Exploring Parque Tantauco. Wildlife and nature photography focus. Hikes and kayaking options.

Overnight at Parque Tantauco, Domos at Chaiguata area

Box Lunch and Dinner included

DAY 7 LAKE DISTRICT, NORTH PATAGONIA

Transfer from Parque Tantauco to Castro and Puerto Varas, arrival in the afternoon. Rest of day at leisure in the charming town of Puerto Varas preparing the second part of the adventure in Aysén Región.

Lunch on the way included

DAY 8 AYSÉN REGION, PATAGONIA

Departure for an early flight to Balmaceda and then transfer to Parque Patagonia. Arrive in the afternoon. We will have our first approach to Parque Patagonia and a briefing about the activities of the next two days. Wildlife, birding and nature photography focus.

Overnight at Lodge Valle Chacabuco
Breakfast included. Lunch on own. Dinner included

 

DAY 9 AYSÉN REGION, PATAGONIA

Exploration of Parque Patagonia. Birding and nature photography focus. Overnight at Lodge Valle Chacabuco

Breakfast, Box Lunch and Dinner included

 

DAY 10 AYSÉN REGION, PATAGONIA

Departure from Parque Patagonia to Balmaceda to board our flight back to Pueto Montt.

Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner on own

Location: Lake District, Chile
Organized by : This program is organized and leaded by the BirdsChile naturalist team

Post Extension: Possibility to connect this program with a post-extension to Magallanes and Tierra del Fuego Region.

Not Included : Flights not included

Activity Status

Available