Trekking: from Todos los Santos to the Rupanco Lake

There is a valley that connects the Emerald and Rupanco Lakes. Where an historic trail runs between evergreen forests, thousand year old trees, natural hot springs, meadows with cattle grazing and a few settlers that happily will host us.

Commonly know as “El Callao” is the low area of land that in 25 kilometers connect the northwest riverside of the “Todos Los Santos” and the west shore of the Rupanco lake. A well marked trail submerged in the forest and flanked by bold rocky hills and a remote mountain range.

To access to the trail we will navigate from Petrohue to a small port called “El Rincón” and from here we will hike in two stages to “Las Gaviotas”, in the opposite side of the valley. We will spend to nights at the house of the Altamirano family, close to the natural hot springs from the “Sin Nombre” river. In the middle of our journey we will go a bit sideways. We will center our attention in the “Cenizos” mountain range. A full day hike will bring us to the top of the “Cenizo” hill, from where the full view to the Lakes Region can only get better while contemplating an unique postcard of the Puntiagudo volcano.

Next departure:

– Regular departures between November 2019 and March 2020 prior reservation.

from $350.000 CLP


Vicente Perez Rosales and Puyehue Nationals Parks. Lakes District, Southern Chile.


3 days/ 2 nights.

Distance: 41 km (25 mi.).
Start / End: Puerto Varas or Osorno, Chile.
Season: All year.
Highlights: South of Chile, Rainforest, Las Gaviotas, Hot springs, Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Trekking, Puntiagudo volcano, Lakes: Rupanco, Todos los Santos, Los Quetros.
Price p.p.:

1 person, $660.000; 2 persons, $420.000; 3 to 6 persons, $400.000, 7 to 8 persons $350.000.

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Volcanoes trekking, from Osorno to Puerto Varas
Trekking Cochamo, Cerro Arcoiris & Laguna Tinidad
Full Day Outdoors Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park
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Day 1: 8am begin the activity, transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto de Petrohue, boat to “el Rincón”.

– 10:30am Trekking to the Altamirano family house, free time and dinner at the house.

Day 2: Breakfast and trekking to the summit of "Cerro Cenizo". We will be back for dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast and trek to “Los Quetros", after lunch we will continue to Las Gaviotas for our farewell meal at Las Gaviotas.

– Boat to “El Buey" and transfer to Puerto Varas

– 7pm End of the activity.

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