A rush Andean Adventures
This stunning trek takes you through the virgin region of the Patagonian Andes, crossing the different landscapes, divided by the mountain chain that covers borders the valley of Río Puelo. The trek consists of flights, boat trips and four trekking days through areas practically untouched. A special feature of this programme is the possibility to choose the country in which you will end your tour. You will enter dense forests, make boat-trips across rivers and lakes, trek through mountain passes along the Río Puelo, the emerald coloured river which links Argentina and Chile. Each day, you will become more enchanted by the landscape, the sensation of remoteness and the traditions which change in accordance with the rhythm of the seasons. You can discover the enchanted of the Island of Las Bandurrias - a dream location. The exuberant vegetation, the warmth of the "colonos" and the exquisite food give you the opportunity to dedicate yourself to a magic trek between mountains and the sea.
 
DAY 1 PUERTO MONTT - THE ISLAND OF LAS BANDURRIAS
Meet in Puerto Montt. Accompanied by our guide, the trip starts with a 40 minutes flight from the local airport of Puerto Montt heading towards the mountain chain and leading us to the population of Segundo Corral, close to the border with Argentina.
After the arrival at Segundo Corral, a local guide - "Baquiano" - will accompany us on the first part of our adventurous journey until we'll reach the Island of Las Bandurrias on Las Rocas Lake. There you'll be served a special tea and a welcome dinner; the time has come to relax and enjoy life...
DAY 2 THE ISLAND OF LAS BANDURRIAS...
After a breakfast with authentic local delicacies, you'll decide how you'd like to spend your day selecting excursions around Lake Azul, Campo La Colina, Rio Puelo hanging-bridge. Return to the Bandurrias Island. Dinner and Night.
DAY 3 THE ISLAND OF LAS BANDURRIAS - LLANADA GRANDE...
After an early breakfast, we'll leave the island for a 4 hours walk. At mid day break time to enjoying our lunch box. After that our trek continue along lakes, crossing the Andean valleys, wild forests until we'll reach the mountain population of Llanada Grande, a small settlement with a landing strip. Its main attractions are an impressive waterfall and the kindness of the inhabitants who will render you their hospitality and will serve you their tasteful traditional Creolean food. Arrival at Campo Eggers. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 4 LLANADA GRANDE - PUERTO MONTT
After an unforgettable farewell breakfast, we'll start descending the mountain chain for 2 hours until reaching the water abounded Río Puelo. A boat with a powerful motor will take us further downwards, crossing Río Manso and Lake Tagua-Tagua. Lunch at a splendid fishing lodge. After lunch the boat will cross us the lake were our minibus would be waiting for us. A transfer until Puerto Montt goes trough the town of Puelo. Here you will enjoy the beautiful sight of the river's mouth flowing into the sea at the Reloncaví Estuary.
On our way back to Puerto Montt, we will be able to contemplate the colors of the sensational virgin nature of the National Park of Vicente Pérez Rosales, skirting Lake Llanquihue and the volcanoes of Osorno and Calbuco, all around the beautiful Puerto Varas city. The transfer finishes at Puerto Montt's airport.
 
2004-2005 COST PER PERSON
 
Based on camping
Based on Cottage
Min 2 persons
US$ 885
US$ 980
3 persons
US$ 710
US$ 805
4-7 persons
US$ 590
US$ 685
8-10 persons
US$ 560
US$ 655
 

INCLUDED :

  • Full meals with ¼ L wine p/person
  • All accommodations
  • Trilingual tour leader, local guide
  • Internal flights from Puerto Montt to Segundo Corral and lakes and river boats
  • All transfers in/out
  • The daily excursions out of the island
  • Adventure International Tourism Insurance

NOT INCLUDED :

  • Extra wine, alcoholic and tabs drinks
  • Any extra occurring expenses in case of prolongation of the journey due to bad weather
  • Tips
  • Air flights from Santiago
  • Puerto Montt - Santiago
Day 1
Meet at Bariloche airport - transfer from San Carlos de Bariloche via the Lakes circuit and the mountain El Tronador - El Bolsón - Night in "Odile's House" on Río Quequemtreu.
Day 2
Transfer El Bolsón to Puelo - International Crossing of the Lakes, thereby crossing Lake Puelo and Lake Puelo Interior - Customs procedures - The Bandurrias Island in Las Rocas Lake.
Day 3
Select excursions around Lake Azul, Campo La Colina, Río Puelo hanging-bridge - Return to the Island of Las Bandurrias - Night.
Day 4
Crossing of Lake Las Rocas - Customs procedures - International Crossing across Lake Puelo Interior and Lake Puelo. -
Ending in Bariloche
Transfer along the road of "Cañadón de la Mosca", via the Lakes circuit of Mascardi, Guillelmo, Gutierrez and Nahuel Huapi up to Bariloche.
Ending in Puerto Montt
Transfer via International Lake Crossing to Puerto Montt, arrival to the hotel or airport.
 
2004-2005 COST PER PERSON (TRK015B)
 
Based on camping
Based on Cottage
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Min 2 people
US$ 815
US$ 740
US$ 910
US$ 840
3 people
US$ 665
US$ 635
US$ 765
US$ 740
4-7 people
US$ 590
US$ 570
US$ 690
US$ 670
8-10 people
US$ 555
US$ 520
US$ 655
US$ 615
 
Optional: Chilean Horse, Creolean tackles. US$35 per day.
The horseback riding horses are of the Chilean Creolean breed and are very gentle and tame. They have a firm step, are in good health and well trained for the Andean terrain. The saddle is a typical saddle of the region it is completed with sheepskin.
The Cabaña, a cozy cottage, is made of native wood and consists of 2 floors. It is heated by firewood, which is used to warm the water of your bathtub. From the bathroom, you have a splendid view of the forest right in front of you. The large window of the comfortable living room overlooks the small beach next to the quay and offers you furthermore a beautiful view of Lake Las Rocas and the adjacent mountains. The cabaña offers accommodation for up to 6 persons. The Main House features an original decoration of French open countryside. It is a very cosy and warm place.
The house is surrounded by a garden covered by a variety of flowers, a stream and its own vegetable garden. It provides accommodation for 3 persons and is equipped with a radio, which is connected to a direct telephone line.
The cooking on the Island features a special blend of flavors and ingredients; it consists of an ethnic variety and mixture of the rich gastronomic Creolean-Chilean style. Depending on the season, it is possible to taste the delicious Trout Arcoiris ó Fontinalis or "Al Palo" or "Al Asador" is served during the "Excursion Creolean Day". It consists of a tasty barbecue of lamb, salad and wine. The drinking water is crystal clear, safe to drink and tastes delicious. The island also has a personal collection of good variety of wines, champagnes, whiskies, white drinks and tabs.
The vegetables and fruits are superb and the variety of the region's berries is impressive.
Boats:
All boats have life jackets on board.
On Lake Las Rocas, we'll use an aluminum boat with outboard motor. It can take 8 passengers, navigator and luggage. Two pair of boats are used for short crossings; one is made of fiber glass and the other is made of wood. The boats used for crossing the borders are either a semi-rigid rubber boat with a Turbo motor, which can take 5 passengers, navigator and luggage. There is a modern aluminum boat also with a Turbo motor jet, which can take 9 passengers, navigator and luggage.
Planes:
Light aircraft Cessna type can take 2/3 passengers, pilot and luggage and engine plane since 5 passengers on.
About Clothing and Climate:

Temperature varies between 10º and 25º.
1/2Day backpack, Trekking boots or sores, warm clothes and wind/rain jacket, bathing suit, water bottle, hat, sunglasses, sun block, personal medicines.
we need a prepayment of US$ 350 per person upon confirmation. We appreciate that the balance must be sent at least 30 days before arrival of guests.

60 days Prepayment will be refunded
59 - 30 days 70 % of total will be refunded
20 - 14 days 50 % of total will be refunded
13 - 0 days 0% of total will be refunded
In case of cancellation "in last minute" due to weather circumstances the payment is not refundable but may apply to another departure during the same or the next season.
 

ALTUE ACTIVE TRAVEL cannot be held responsible for extra costs in case of prolongation of the trip by weather or security circumstances. US$ 50 per day / per person. Includes all meals and accommodations.

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