Did you know that with a scenic 40-minute flight from Puerto Montt you can enter the beautiful Pumalin Douglas Tompkins National Park, a mosaic of beauty made up of old-growth forests with a high level of endemism that drop abruptly towards fjords, rivers, granite walls, snowdrifts , volcanoes, waterfalls and lakes suspended in mountain heights. These unique, remote and lively landscapes were what prompted Doug Tompkins to unfold his conservation vision for Chilean Patagonia, which materialized in 2018 in an unprecedented public-private agreement with the largest donation of land from a private to a State worldwide (1,063,000 acres).
On this journey of discovery and adventure in Pumalin, led by our experienced and knowledgeable guides, you will be able to take several daily walks through some of the most important trails in Pumalin Park and, when you are not exploring the park, you will be able to rest and relax each afternoon and evening. in the cabins of our comfortable and cozy Lodge, enjoy delicious meals in our restaurant and meet and share with other conscious travelers who, like you, enjoy immersing themselves in nature, being surprised by all the life that emanates from the temperate rain forest… and helping to its preservation for future generations.
Departures every day.
Know the Pumalin Douglas Tompkins Park, one of the most beautiful and best preserved parks in Chile..
AM: We will pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas or El Tepual Puerto Montt International Airport – PMC- to take you to the Marcel Marchant -aka La Paloma- aerodrome (SCPF) located in the center of the city of Puerto Montt. From here you will take a 40-minute scenic flight to the Chaitén aerodrome (SCTN). You -and other guests who may have traveled on the same flight with you- will be received by our driver who will transfer you to Lodge Caleta Gonzalo, on a journey of 60 km (app. 90 minutes) on the Carretera Austral Norte with various opportunities for photography.
At Lodge Caleta Gonzalo, after settling in your cabin, we will wait for you with a replenishing lunch to go out in the afternoon to walk one of the trails near the Lodge (such as the Cascadas Trail or walk the eastern side of the Lodge, knowing the organic garden , the beach and the hidden pools of the Gonzalo River). In the afternoon, after a briefing that our guide will give to the guests regarding the next day’s activities, you will be able to enjoy a delicious dinner and a well-deserved rest in your cabin.
Days 2, 3, 4 (depending on the program you have selected).
Our day of hiking starts early in the morning (07:30 hrs) with an exquisite breakfast in the restaurant and the delivery of a box-lunch for the excursion that you will carry in your backpack. Our van will leave at 9:00 a.m. from the Lodge to take you to the starting point of each trail that we will hike. The selection of trails for the day will depend on factors such as the weather, the interests and abilities of the guests and it will be your guide who will finally define the destination. The preferred trails are usually Cascadas – next to the Lodge-, Cascadas Escondidas, Alerces, Tronador, Interpretativo Volcán, Michinmahuida and, of course, Volcán Chaitén.
The day of your departure we will leave at 09:00 a.m. -after breakfast- to the Chaitén aerodrome in order to connect with the flight that leaves in the morning to Puerto Montt. You will arrive in Puerto Montt in the middle of the afternoon and we will transfer you to the place you request in Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas or El Tepual airport if you continue with a flight that same afternoon.