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Hiking Osorno Volcano, Petrohue Falls and Lake - Patagonia

We depart from your hotel in Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt and travel to the skirts of Volcano Osorno, to the entrance of Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and the Laguna Verde area. This National Park is part of the Temperate Rainforests of the Austral Andes, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2007.

We visit the Burbuja, an area where a ski resort is located and where we may see the glacial run-off from the volcano’s slopes and glaciers, together with other points of interest.

We then proceed to the famous Petrohué Waterfalls or Los Saltos. The falls were created first by the enormous lava flows of Osorno Volcano which cut off the flow of water between Todos Los Santos Lago (All Saints Lake) and Llanquihue Lake and formed a new outflow from Todos Los Santos Lago, now known as the Petrohué River. The lava is continually being sculpted into unusual forms by the power of the river. The flora and fauna of the temperate rain forest abound in this area.

We take short hikes to the marked nature trails of Los Enamorados and Carilemu where we learn about the different types of rocks, vegetation, and birds that live in this evergreen forest. We complete our excursion by visiting the Todos Los Santos Lago, also known as Emerald Lake, so named for the deep emerald color of its waters. You will want to take photos from the beach while enjoying a walk around to the black sand beach. Return to the hotel.

Total Duration: 8 - 10 hours.

Hike Altitude: 4.300 feet / 1.300 meters a.s.l.(maximum altitude - hike from different places - different altitudes).

Hike distance: 4.7 miles / 7 kilometers, total.

Hike time: 4 – 5 hours.

Country: Chile
Transfer: Included
Food: Included
Best Deal:
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Airport: El Tepual of Puerto Montt - PMC
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Registered as an “Adventure Tourism Company ”Provider at Chile’s National Tourism Board - SERNATUR , Reg: 9442.
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
Link to reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294299-d4941314-Reviews-Patagonia_Southern_Land_Expeditions-Puerto_Varas_Los_Lagos_Region.html
Guide Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Experience Level: Easy
Tour operator name: Patagonia SouthernLand Expeditions - Chile
Min group size: 3
Max group size: 15
Duration: 1
Provided Accommodation: None
Included in service: Local Professional Trekking Guide (with Wilderness First Responder Guide accreditation), First Aid Kit, Personal Insurance, VHF radio communication/Mobile phone, National Park entrance fee, snack, 1 bottle mineral water without gas per person and Certified Transport with seat insurance. 1 additional Trekking Guide with more than 10 travelers.
Not included in Service: Personal equipment, Tips for the Staff or anything not listed in the program.
Equipment to bring: Appropriate outdoor clothes for the activity (weather can be hot, cold or windy for our trekking), rain jacket, fleece jacket, trekking boots or tennis shoes, walking sticks (optional), Day backpack, camera, water, cap or hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Recommended Season:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Guaranteed departure dates: All year around, according weather conditions.
Remarks: Booking must be made at least 1 week in advance.
Terms and Conditions: http://patagoniasouthernlandexpeditions.com/about-company/cancellation-and-change-policy/
Listing created Oct 11, 2015

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