Hike the Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes

This exclusive adventure will take you through a wonderful hike at the foothills of the most active and spectacular volcano in Chile & the Lake District. Witness the effects of a recent eruption and how nature’s resiliance. Our expert naturalist guides will take you through the paths of the natural history of the region while hiking through the temperate rainforest, basaltic formations, remains and traces of an eruption of only 3 years ago and, of course, learning about the adaptation of every living creature in its effort to survive in a brand new landscape and environment.

The first hike will be at the Calbuco Volcano with an interpretation circuit of 4 kilometres (2 hours) at the foothills of the mountain. The second part will take place at the foothills of the Osorno Volcano with a trail of 4 kilometers through a dense patch of temperate rainforest to reach a spectacular waterfall fed by the ice melting from the volcano summit.

Destination: Volcano Calbuco (Private Reserve) & Vicente Pèrez Rosales National Park
Departure: Puerto Varas
Duration: Full Day
Difficulty: Low
Activities:
– Wildlife Observation
– Photography
– Hikes
– Geological and naturalist interpretation
– Picnic of local cuisine

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Meals: Picnic
Transportation: Professional Driver with license A2, modern vehicles, private terrestrial transportation
Insurance: Metlife coverage for each traveller between 18 and 64 years old
Equipment provided: Equipment for nature observation (microscopes, magnifying glass and binoculars), hiking poles available upon request, complete literature of Natural History for consulting. Mineral water to refill your bottles and check list of flora & fauna
Equipment required: Sun-hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, waterproof clothes. Bottles for water. During January we recommend the use of gear of light colors due the presence of Horseflies (Scaptia lata)
Guide: Professional Bilingual Naturalist guide certified by Interpret Europe and with International Wilderness Firs Aid Certification
Minimum of passengers: This trip is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two participants. Maximum 8 participants.
Sustainability: 0% Plastic emissions, Carbon Print compensation, Water to refill reusable bottles, small groups for low impact, 100% of the waste produced recycled, Conservation/Educational Programs supported through your booking. For every travellers BirdsChile donates Usd. 3,5 to Fundación Legado Chile f(www.legadochile.cl) for its work with local communities and recovery of wetlands.