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$83 Water Sports

Double-Kayak Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productFirst we will meet in our shop where you get to know your guide and choose your equipmentDuration: 15 minutesLocation: Kayak ChileOur transport brings you to the Liucura river, with its incredible views, and crystal clear water. Customers receive instruction on how their equipment works, how to maneuver and paddle the boat, and what to do if the double kayak rolls over.In the Liucura, after a little instruction and practice in the slow section of the river there are a few class 2-3 rapids that will help you warm up and get your adrenaline pumping. All of our customers can paddle with confidence knowing that the guide is behind them, ultimately in control of the kayak, and providing words of encouragement along the way with instructions on where to go. Eventually you will reach the intersection of the Liucura and the powerful Trancura river which help to create the class 3-4 rapids, the Junta and the Leona. In the double kayak you are seated in the front experiencing every wave and rapid up close and personal. Finally after the excitement of the fast white water from the Junta and the Leona rapids, you will reach one last class 2-3 rapid before finishing the trip.While winding down in the final slow section of the river one can enjoy the beauty of Northern Patagonia before the opportunity to change and then head back to the town of Pucon, in the Kayak Chile Van. Also, if you didn’t have the pleasure of flipping the double kayak over during your run, your guide, if requested, will demonstrate a roll with you in the boat just before exiting the water.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesLocation: Camping Ayelen

$46 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Transfer from Pucon to Temuco La Araucania Airport

This shared/ regular service only start from your Hotel in Pucon to Temuco Airport. Rates not valid for transfer to Temuco city (Hotels, accomodation or bus station) or from Villarica city, only to the Airport La Araucania, located in Unnamed Road - Local 2 - Freire, IX Región, Temuco.Departures every day, upon reservation.The transfer is in a Car, Van or bus, depending on the number of passengers.Transfer start in all hotels in Central Pucon (not including those on road to Villarrica Vulcano) or Villarrica City. Please inform your hotel address, flight number and departure time to program the best pick up time.Please wait in the main reception of your accommodation to avoid any delayed to other passengers.

$41 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Departure Transfer from Pucon City to Temuco Airport

End your stay in the city of Pucón with this departure transfer. Pucón is a city of the Lake District in Chile, next to Lake Villarrica and Villarica snowy volcano. It is a center for adventure tourism and is known for its access to hiking trails, water sports, rapids and kayaking, as well as skiing and snowboarding. The terrain that surrounds it goes from beaches on the shores of a lake to temperate tropical forests. In the nearby wooded valleys there are natural hot springs. This  transfer service will take you from your hotel or accommodation (inside the central pick up zone) in Pucón directly to Temuco Airport ZCO . The service ends there and doesn't include any stops or any hotel pickups in Temuco city (only Temuco Airport).

$51 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer from Temuco Airport to Pucon City

Start your stay in the city of Pucon with this arrival transfer from the airport. Pucón is a city of the Lake District in Chile, next to Lake Villarrica and Villarica snowy volcano. It is a center for adventure tourism and is known for its access to hiking trails, water sports, rapids and kayaking, as well as skiing and snowboarding. The terrain that surrounds it goes from beaches on the shores of a lake to temperate tropical forests. In the nearby wooded valleys there are natural hot springs. This  transfer service will take you from Temuco Airport ZCO airport directly to your hotel or accommodation (inside the central zone) in Pucon. The service ends there and doesn't include any stops in Temuco City.

$281 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Villarrica Volcano Trekking Tour from Pucon

07:00 hrs. We meet to go up to the ski center on the slopes of Villarrica Volcano at 1.400 mts above sea level, the right point where we will start a nice trek and admire the natural landscape of this imposing volcano and we will share a good time with our guide, all together.09:30 hrs. Ascent to Villarrica volcano which takes about 4 or 5 hours, before conquering the summit, time for a break and snack14:00 hrs. The summit is reached , an amazing view in the background is before our eyes and we feel confident of having conquered the peak. Eight volcanoes which form a spectacular secenery can be seen from here , they are: Quetrupillàn, Lanín, LLaima, Lonquimay, Sierra Nevada, Chohuenco, Osorno Tolhueca and the three volcanoes of the Caburgua Lake.We will also have the chance to admire the beautiful lakes: Caburgua, Calafquén , Huilipilún, Neltume, Panguipulli and Villarrica.15:00 hrs. Return to Pucòn

$219 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Full Day Trekking to Huerquehue National Park

Visit: Gray Line Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan RegionDeparture from your hotel at a scheduled time towards the Huerquehue National Park which is about 33 kilometres away from Pucon and spans an area of 12,500 hectares. It is characterized by its mountains, gently slopes and an impressive beauty. In this park, it is possible to see cliffs, hills, monkey puzzle trees and lenga trees forests. Some unique species live in the park; Darwin’s Frogs, Culpeo foxes and the Chilean Condor sometimes can be seen in the highest points of the park.  Another characteristic is its network of trails which have made this park one of the favorites for nature lovers and those who practice trekking. Some of the most recognized trails are; the Lakes, 8.8 Kms. 7 hrs roundtrip, Quinchol, 5 km, 4 hrs roundtrip The Huerquenes, 20.7 km, 2 days San Sebastian, 8 Kms. 10 hrs roundtrip. Ñirrico, 0.8 Kms. 1 hrs round trip. The Huerquehue National Park’s environment mostly insert in the Andino-Patagonicas forest region and within the Cordillera of the Araucania Region. The park’s greater volume watercourses are: the Renahue White River and, Quinchol. One of the park’s highlights is the existence of 20 lagoons. Those watercourses and bodies of water belong to the Toltén’s River drainage basin.  The Araucaria (Monkey tail tree) is a common species in the Huerquehue Park; this tree has a great ethno botanical importance since it has been used as food source by the Pehuenche people who have lived in these mountains for centuries. The Araucaria is believed to be sacred. Some vestiges of the past have been found In Huerquehue, such as pottery and, rock shelters that provide evidence of human occupation.