You will be picked up from your hotel in Puerto Varas early this morning and transferred to Alerce Andino National Park via Lenca. The Alerce Andino National Park is part of the Biosphere Reserve temperate rain forests of Southern Andes and has an area of 39,255 hectares/97,002 acres. You will hike through a forest of “canelos” trees and continue to towards the falls of Chaica River, through the forest of larch and other tree species, ferns, and lichens. You'll even pass by "Millennial Larch", a larch tree more than 2,000 years old. Along the way, you may see many mammals, birds, and fish including deer, pumas, guiñas (a type of cat), and monito del monte (tiny marsupial), Magellanic woodpecker, kingfishers, and the Harris ́s hawk. Stop to eat your box lunch and admire the surrounding nature before returning along the same path (round trip 8km/5mi) before returning to Puerto Varas.
Tour Duration: 7 hrs (4-5 hours of hiking, 2.5 hours of vehicle transfers)
Hiking distance: 8 km/5 miles
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.