Located almost 1.000 km south from Santiago this area is the perfect
place to observe the majestic and snowed tops of the Calbuco, Osorno
and Puntiagudo Volcanoes.
We invite you to descend this calm and flat river that borns in
Llanquihue Lake and flows till the Pacific Ocean. We will navigate
the upper section , border with Maullin Ornitological Park , where
the observation of native species, such as Cormorant Colonies, Black
Faced Ibis and other types of Herons is possible, as well as Black
Necked Swans that inhabit this marsh. Submerged myrtles with roots
growing from beneath the water, propitiate the development of swamps
hualves- where animals like fresh water otters huillines-
and minks live and offer a good chance of seeing.
As we will be travelling in small groups , paddling slowly and quietly
, we will have good opportunities to enjoy the flight of a variety
of birds , the colours of the the clouds reflecting in the water
, and the magnificent sound of the silence. We will stop for a box
lunch and then continue downstream.
We meet at your hotel in Puerto Varas at 9:30 AM to start driving
south till the town of Llanquihue, in the western shore of LLanquihue
lake . Safety talk , prepare the rafts and start paddling and flolating
downstream in this calm river for aprox. 3 hours, with enough time
to enjoy and take pictures. Return to Puerto Varas aprox 4 PM.
(Note: This is not a ornitological trip)
||Suitable for anyone
, no previous experince required
||1 day...although it rains
| Time of
||all the year
every day ...
| Trip Details
||Starts and ends in Puerto Varas
| # of participants
||minimum 2 particpants (máx.8)
|| variety of birds including
olivaceus cormorant , Ibis , herons, kingfisher , egrets , huet-huet
, variety of ducks.
||floating with rafts
close to Maullin Ornitological park.
Seakayaking Maullin River (some paddling experiencie requiered
OR private trip in a double seakayak with a guide)
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