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With a great variety of torrents, "Río
Puelo" River appears like one of the favorite
rivers for adventure sport and Eco tourism. Its birth
is in "Cerro Tronador" mountain in Argentine
and it flows down up to "Estuario del Reloncavi"
estuary in our national territory, it passes from
trouble whitewaters to very calmed navigable waters
suitable for outdoor activities and enjoying natural
Attractions: Beaches and ponds, fauna that
comprehends rainbow and brown trout, and also "Fario".
Activities: Trekking, mountaineering, horse
rides, kayak, fly fishing, bird watching, flora and
fauna watching and picturing.
Location: X Región (Tenth Region). It
is located in "Alto Puelo", 25 km. southeast
from Puerto Montt City and 154 kilometers north from
How to get here: Santiago-Puerto Montt: By
road and by plane. Puerto Montt-Puerto Varas: by road
through Ruta Internacional (International Highway)
255 up to "Ralún". Ralún-Cochamó
and Río Puelo: by road.
Season: All year.
Weather: Warm and rainy. Rain falls at different
intensities in all seasons.
Services: Lodging, food, transportation, entertainment.
Roundabouts: "Lago Yelcho" lake,
"Lago Espolón" lake, "Parque
Nacional Hornopirén" National Park, "Parque
Pumalín" National Park, "Reserva
Nacional Futaleufu" National Park, "Reserva
Nacional Palena" National Park, "Río
Encuentro" River, "Río Futaleufu"
River, "Termas El Amarillo" thermal waters,
"Termas de Llancahue" thermal waters. You
can get to "Río Puelo" from "Puerto
Montt" or "Puerto Varas".
Montt" route. By "Carretera Austral"
highway, arriving to "Caleta Arena" and
crossing "Estuario del Reloncaví"
estuary by ferry, you can get by car or the vans that
departure daily from the "terra-puerto"
station of "Puerto Montt" at 16:45 hrs.
going directly to "Río Puelo".
Varas" route. The way is a little longer, you
take the road to "Ensenada", and then arriving
to "Ralún" and "Cochamó"
"Río Puelo" is just 43 Km. far. Departures
from "Terra- Puerto" bus station in "Puerto
Montt" are at 8:00 A.M., 12 A.M., 16:00 hrs.
and they leave you right at the door of "Camping
Cabalgatas Río Puelo".
For full day programs... When you choose the alternative
of coming by bus, it will be necessary that you arrive
the day before and pass the night in our camping place.
That night is included in the price but not the dinner,
you would have to pay extra for it or bring something
to prepare in the bonfire place. The return from the
horse ride will be after the hour the last bus has
left, so the lodging for that 2nd night and the breakfast
next morning are price included.