ANDEAN VALLEY CROSSING
6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS
NOVEMBER TO MARCH
Chile to Argentina: Deep into the untouched Andes!
Immerse yourself in this six-day adventure through the Chilean Andes as we cross rivers and traverse ancient forests en route to Argentina. You will discover the remote valleys and azure lakes of northern Patagonia and also experience the original pioneer’s way of life, all in the tranquillity of a pristine wilderness.
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Each night staying in a pioneer’s home, savouring traditional home-cooked recipes, cooked with local ingredients. Spend the evening sitting around the woodburning stove listening to their fascinating tales of how they arrived in these valleys along the waterways - carving an existence out of the thick undergrowth. For two of the nights, a private island awaits to host you, accessible by boat.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1 : Stunning scenery
DAY 2 : The Ventisqueros Valley
DAY 3 : The First Settlers & Larch Forests
DAY 4 : Suspension Bridge & private island
DAY 5 : Valdivian Forest & Lago Azul
DAY 6: No Man’s Land & crossing into Argentina*
*February & March Itinerary Change:
DAY 6: Leisurely Walk, Ferry Crossing & Vehicle back to Puerto Varas.
DAY 1 | STUNNING SCENERY - FJORDS, ESTUARIES, VOLCANOES
Leaving Puerto Varas, a morning transfer towards the Andes. As the journey begins, views of the Llanquihue Lake and the Calbuco and Osorno Volcanoes come into focus. We arrive at the edge of the Reloncaví Fjord, the area well-known for its salmon fishing industry. On the way to our first ferry crossing, we journey up the Río Puelo Valley.
Dinner & Overnight at a riverside house at Las Rosas.
B, L, T, D (approx. 2 hours riding, 4 hours transfer)
FROM US$ 3,500
All accommodation; all meals (from day 1 lunch to final day lunch); a half bottle of wine per person for dinner on riding days; English speaking guide & local guides “baqueanos”; riding on the 6 days (except February/March route: 5 days riding); horses, packhorses & spare horses; ponchos & saddlebags; grooms services; all necessary transfers/transport as per itinerary; all neces-sary local taxes, private reserve & national park entrance fees. VHF communication radio. Briefing evening before ride.
Appropriate medical insurance (mandatory), visa (as necessary), international or national airport taxes, dinner day 6, personal expenditure, tips, and all services not mentioned in the description above.
“The trek was brilliant- well ahead of expectations and even what I could have imagined. It was a breath-taking experience in spectacular scenery, a memory for life and perhaps a follow up trek! This was a true adventure of real substance!”
Eric, November 2019