An adventurous Chilean/Argentinean Andean lake crossing, this trip explores remote outposts established by pioneering settlers who opened a route through Chile’s Northern Patagonia. This is an unforgettable six-day adventure combining rafting, trekking, kayaking, horseback riding and sailing through pristine lakes in Northern Patagonia’s least inhabited region.
Start your journey at the city of Roses (Puerto Varas), check into the welcoming Hotel Puelche and prepare yourself for the adventure that is about to unfold.
Begin your 25-mile pedaling adventure to Puerto Octay. Take a brief rest for a picnic lunch en route and continue to Puerto Fonck to stay in a beautiful wooden house reminiscent of colonial Germany.
Test your rafting skills with class III and IV rapids like “Ese,” “Los Pollos,” and “El Nadador.” Stop along the river, go cliff jumping and enjoy the brilliant blue Patagonian water. Explore the famous Petrohué Falls and learn about the geological formation of these unique falls.
Explore coves and massive cliff faces while sea kayaking at the Tagua Tagua Lake. Lunch will be a picnic on an island in the middle of the lake. Embark upon a mellow journey through the Puelo Valley and meet pack horses loaded for you by “Baqueanos” (Patagonian cowboys).
Enjoy a boat ride to the Lago Azul and marvel at the surrounding majestic peaks, crystal clear waters and abundant fish life. Set off on horseback through the ancient Valdivian-type rainforest, galloping through the giant coigüe (nothofagus) and arrayán (Chilean myrtle) trees.
Start your day sailing to the “Estancias” (ranch). Visit the mountain police station during your half-day horse ride to the edge of the Puelo River. After crossing the border, continue to the shores of Lake Puelo in Argentina and enjoy a deluxe private transfer to El Bolsón.