LAKE DISTRICT ADVENTURE
7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS
NOVEMBER TO MARCH
Chile to Argentina: Deep into the untouched Andes
7 days exploring the hidden pristine valleys of the Chilean Andes. From pioneer’s house to pioneer’s house along narrow trails surrounded by untouched primary native forests, interspersed with exciting river crossings. Skirting turquoise lakes - glaciers above, white sand beaches underfoot - we ride into the lifestyle of the wel-coming settlers to understand more about their extraordinary existence.
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Each night we stay with a welcoming local couple, sitting round the woodburning stove, a glass of Chilean red wine in hand, discussing life in this undisturbed paradise; two nights will be spent on a private island, 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: Twin Lakes & mountain vistas
DAY 7: Boat river crossing (horses swimming alongside)
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
B, L, T, D (approx. 2 hours riding, 4 hours transfer)
FROM US$ 3,780
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 7 days; horses, packhorses & spare horses; ponchos & saddlebags; grooms services; all necessary transfers/transport as per itinerary; all necessary 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 7, personal expenditure, tips, and all services not mentioned in the description above.
“We had a wonderful, fantastic trip! Our group loved every bit of it …The scenery is incredible, horses so well behaved and surefooted, farmstays warm friendly and great food! …Culturally I felt that we observed a peaceful way of life for the mountain people.”