or Horseback riding tour in the Lake District
We will follow the old Jesuit route between lakes Todos los Santos
and Rupanco through pristine native rainforest. The extremely picturesque
areas of El Callao offer the most idyllic setting for a trekking tourist.
The valley which crosses Vicente Pérez Rosales and Puyehue
National Parks is one of the few virgin valleys of this area, with
waterfalls, rivers, hot springs and lakes. We will enjoy views of
volcanoes Puntiagudo, Osorno and Tronador. This trekking or riding
excursion which includes El Callao hot springs is ideal to have a
good time with friends, doing some exercise and enjoying nature combined
with having a taste of Chilean cuisine.
PUERTO VARAS - TODOS LOS SANTOS LAKE- EL CALLAO HOT SPRINGS
from Puerto Varas towards Petrohué in the Vicente Pérez
Rosales National Park next to the lake Todos Los Santos or the Emerald
lake at the feet of the volcano Osorno . By motorboat we will leave
towards Port El Rincón. The horses and a native guide are waiting
for us. Here our tour begins, leading towards the Hot springs El Callao.
On the road we will cross several hanging bridges and we will go by
a landscape plenty of rivers, waterfalls and millennial native forests.
After approx. four hours we arrive at the Outdoorcamp El Callao. A
small and intimate lodge, besides the "Sin Nombre" (no name)
river where we will sleep in comfortable beds. Time to take a delicious
bath in the hot springs. Dinner and accommodation in the Outdoor camp
Termas El Callao.
CERRO CENIZAS (ASH HILL)
to explore the area walking or by horse. We offer an excursion to
the summit of Cerro Cenizas (Ash hill). We will have a spectacular
view of the volcanoes Puntiagudo and Tronador and of the lakes Todos
los Santos, Rupanco, Puyehue, Llanquihue and the Reloncaví
estuary. After having returned we will have time to relax and bath
in the "Termas El Callao". For dinner you have a roasted
Chilean "asado" (barbecue) sitting next to the bonfire.
LAKE RUPANCO - PUERTO MONTT
Departure with the horses from the hot springs El Callao to Puerto
Del Buey located besides Rupanco Lake. The ride lasts for approx.
7 hours for through El Callao valley. We will in pristine rainforest,
sea many undiscovered lagoons and if we are lucky we will watch a
puma moving quietly inside the forest. By skirting Rupanco Lake we
will take the same way as the Jesuits have done many years ago. (National
Park Puyehue and National Park Vicente Pérez Rosales). Picnic
lunch during the horseback riding. From Puerto Del Buey return back
to Puerto Varas.
2004-2005 COST PER PERSON Saturday's departures
2 to 3 persons
From 4 persons
Transfer by vehicle and motorboat
2 nights at Refuge Termas El Callao
Professional bilingual guides
Entrance fees for El Callao hot springs & Petrohué
NOT INCLUDED :
Any sort of insurance
Any extra drinks or meals not mentioned or any other expenses
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT SUGGESTED :
Comfortable clothes, rain, sun and wind protection
Appropriate trekking shoes
Solar protector, jockey
Sleeping bag (which can be hired for US$5 per day)