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Hiking in Alerce Andino National Park

Alerce Andino Park Day Hike

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Activity Level: Moderate
Activities that provide a reasonable level of physical challenge and elevate the heart rate. Focused on more active pursuits including multisport tours. Travelers may be active 5-7 hours total each day. Recommended for travelers with active lifestyles.

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Day 1: Alerce Andino Park Hike

  • 1 Lunch
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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  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Bilingual guide
  • Private transfer (with guide)
  • Entrance Park Fee
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)


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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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