REGION: North Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2+ (Easy – Medium)
SUMMARY: This family and photographer hiker oriented excursion visits the Burbuja area at Osorno volcano, the Petrohué Waterfalls, and Todos Los Santos Lago; takes short hikes to the marked nature trails around National Park Vicente Perez Rosales.
DURATION: 8 -10 hrs.
MIN./MAX. PEOPLE: 4-12 people.
SEASON: Year round, weather permitting
ITINERARY: We depart from your hotel in Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt and travel to the skirts of Volcano Osorno, to the entrance of Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and the Laguna Verde area. This National Park is part of the Temperate Rainforests of the Austral Andes, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2007.
We visit the Burbuja, an area where a ski resort is located and where we may see the glacial run-off from the volcano’s slopes and glaciers, together with other points of interest. Here we will hike to viewpoint where you will see the Tronador volcano (3,495 MASL/11,400 Ft) and the great Andes Mountain range sorrounding us!
We then proceed to the famous Petrohué Waterfalls or Los Saltos. The falls were created first by the enormous lava flows of Osorno Volcano which cut off the flow of water between Todos Los Santos Lago (All Saints Lake) and Llanquihue Lake and formed a new outflow from Todos Los Santos Lago, now known as the Petrohué River. The lava is continually being sculpted into unusual forms by the power of the river. The flora and fauna of the temperate rain forest abound in this area.
We take short hikes to the marked nature trails of Los Enamorados and Carilemu where we learn about the different types of rocks, vegetation, and birds that live in this evergreen forest. We complete our excursion by visiting the Todos Los Santos Lago, also known as Emerald Lake, so named for the deep emerald color of its waters. You will want to take photos from the beach while enjoying a walk around to the black sand beach. Return to the hotel.
This is a special expedition for the entire family and for those who love the outdoors and wish to see and photograph the flora and fauna of this volcanic area.
INCLUDED: Local Professional Trekking Guide (with Wilderness First Responder Guide accreditation, First Aid Kit, Personal Insurance), VHF radio communication/Mobile phone, National Park entrance fee, snack, 1 bottle mineral water without gas per person and Certified Transport with seat insurance. 1 additional Trekking Guide with more than 12 travelers.
NOT INCLUDED: Accident insurance, personal equipment, tips or anything not listed in the program.
GUEST PROVIDES: Appropriate clothes for the activity (weather can be hot, cold or windy), hiking boots or tennis shoes, walking sticks (optional), backpack, camera, water, cap or hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
OPERATED BY: Patagonia SouthernLand Expeditions staff
COST: Request a quote!