REGION: North Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3 (Medium)
SUMMARY: Horseback ride through rural paths and forests while enjoying the view. After lunch, get ready for some exciting white water rafting on the Petrohué River. Enjoy some shore time or take a dip.
DURATION: 8-9 hrs.
ITINERARY: Our horseback riding excursion takes us through rural paths and forests. We see the Maullín River valley and its geological formations. Riding through these fields, we learn about cattle breeding and farming, while enjoying the view and safe and comfortable riding. Time for lunch and then off to the next adventure: white water rafting in Petrohué River!
We drive to our base in Ensenada (40 min). After a complete safety talk, we gear up and get ready in our changing rooms. After 5 more minutes in the van we reach the put in of the Petrohué River in National Park Vicente Perez Rosales, the first park founded in Chile in 1926. The river flows out of Todos los Santos Lago (All Saints Lake) and makes its way to Reloncavi fjord surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes such as Osorno, Calbuco and the antique chimney of Puntiagudo.
We put in on a calm section where we can practice our strokes before getting into the action with the first rapid called Ciao Seco (good bye to dry). From here, there are 13 kilometers of continuous fun-filled class III and IV rapids like the tricky ESE, Los Pollos, Queso Suizo and El Nadador and many more. There are a few places where we can stop, get down from the raft, climb on the cliffs and jump into this clear water. After 2 hours of rafting, we reach our take out and head to the changing rooms before driving back to the base. Once we get there, a Pisco sour and some snacks are served while we enjoy the footage taken by our photographer who was in a kayak accompanying us on the river. Drive back to your hotel.
INCLUDED: Horses, rafts, local Professional Trekking Guide (with Wilderness First Responder Guide accreditation, First Aid Kit, Personal Insurance), VHF radio communication/Mobile phone, National Park entrance fee, box lunch, 1 bottle mineral water without gas per person and Certified Transport with seat insurance. 1 additional Trekking Guide with more than 8 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), trekking boots or tennis shoes, walking sticks (optional), backpack, camera, water, cap or hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
OPERATED BY: Patagonia SouthernLand Expeditions staff
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