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Chile’s National Park Huerquehue Holiday

5.0 (3)
3 days 2 nights
Chile
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Come on a horseback adventure through the temperate rainforests of Chile to natural hot springs in the Rio Blanco Valley. Our journey will take place in the unspoiled Huerquehue National Park, where we will ride under the towering Coighue trees and alongside sparkling mountain lakes. Carrying all our supplies, we will ride the rolling mountains and dense bamboo of northern Patagonia's virgin forest.

Upon reaching the Rio Blanco Valley, we will set up camp at the hot springs heated by volcanic activity and enjoy evenings around the campfire with a traditional asado and wine. Led by an English-speaking guide and a Chilean arriero, you will discover the rural countryside and historic farms of the valley, established by pioneering settlers 150 years ago.

US$ 960
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Región de La Araucanía, Provincia de Cautín, Pucón
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 12 years old
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Photo Mathias B.
Mathias B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Organizing and guiding adventures on horseback through the andes since 1998

Tour highlights

Explore Patagonia's Virgin Forests
Prepare for the dense bamboo
Cozy Evenings
By the campfire with wine and BBQ
Discover Local Historic Farms
Built by pioneers 150 years ago!

Route details

Day 1
To Rio Blanco Valley

We pick you up in Pucon at 9.00 am, have breakfast, and then take off for an initial 3-4 hours ride crossing the Mapuche Indian Community Quelhue, decide which horse matches with which rider and which horses we will take with us.

We ride up the Huife mountain range within Huerquehue National Park. The ride leads us through farmland and virgin rainforest, passing by huge Araucaria (monkey puzzle) trees. At about noon we cross the pass from then on descending towards the Rio Blanco Valley were we put up our tents nearby the natural hot springs of "Termas Rio Blanco".

Day 2
To Laguna Isolda
Day 3
Lake Caburgua
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

3 days on horseback. Intermediate physical condition, some experience on horseback is required. We ride up to 7 hours a day with breaks.

Breed: Criollo

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
2 nights
2 nights
Tents

In the tent camps two riders share one tent. We always try to match adequate persons and try to give solo travelers a single tent. Because of weight issues this will not always be possible. No accompanying car. Shower, water toilet on all days.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Región de La Araucanía, Provincia de Cautín, Pucón
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all transports to and from Pucón; 
  • all fees;
  • accommodations;
  • all meals including wine with dinner;
  • all equipment from spoon to tent and sleeping mats.

Extras

  • flights;
  • tips.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

What meals will be provided?

On the trail we have breakfast, a snack at midday and dinner at the campfire.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 3 reviews
  • M
    Madi
    31 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    We enjoyed a fantastic trip! We were paired with our horse and went on a splendid horseback ride through the mountains. Along the way, we briefly stopped to stroll to a picturesque waterfall before continuing our journey on horseback. The vistas of the volcanoes were breathtaking, and our guide Mara provided insightful information about the local wildlife. Riding alongside the river and through the countryside was a memorable experience. This adventure in Pucón was definitely the highlight of our trip!
    31 Mar, 2024
  • E
    Edward
    15 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    Excellent. We rode to such distant places where human presence was none. The choice of horses made it an enjoyable experience. The guides, possessing extensive knowledge, ensure each participant enjoys an outstanding adventure.
    15 Feb, 2024
  • C
    Christina
    20 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    I can highly recommend this beautiful place with genuinely warm and welcoming hosts and cozy cabañas that instantly made me feel at home. My experience was fantastic, filled with Spanish learning, horseback riding adventures, exploring the surrounding area and simply relaxing in this picturesque setting. Thank you so much!
    20 Nov, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 960
    6 – 8 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 960
    2 – 4 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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