For this tour you have to get to Cochamó by yourself and arrive at 10:00am to our office. The buses from Puerto Varas departs at 8:00am and it will take you approximately an hour and a half to get to this amazing area. We will be waiting for you and then after a quick prestentation about the ride and the horses, we leave by horse for 4 amazing days.
We leave Cochamó following the sea and the Cochamó river. After 3 hours, we lunch at the Piedra river and then the ride continues in the valdivian forest before arriving to an open space in the middle of the famous granite mountains of Valle de Cochamó.
Dinner and night at the Refugio.
After the breakfast, when the horses are saddled, we cross the Cochamó river. We keep riding through the rainforest, crossing rivers and open spaces. We have a rest for lunch before watching Alerces, 3.000 year old trees that are in the area.
Dinner and night at the public refugio of the Arco.
The road becomes steeper today, we will be in the middle of the Cordillera under a dense forest. We will have breakfast on Grande Lake (Lago Grande) beach, and then continue until the El Arco shelter where you will be able to find trees that are over 3.000 years old too. El Arco has gotten its name from a naturally formed arc of rocks that towers over a waterfall.
Dinner and night by a campfire in the shelter.
Direction Torrentoso. Reaching our destination, we will meet real huasos and will be able to set up camp beside a stream of crystal clear water. A small hike will guide us to some rock paintings that very few people have had the privilege to see.
Dinner by campfire and a night under a tent.
To arrive to the village of el León, limit between Argentina and Chile, we follow the Manso river until we arrive to the first meadows, which indicate the beginning of el Leon. Vegetation starts changing and so do the mountains as we get closer to the frontier. We will have lunch together before saying “good bye” in front of the frontier Chile-Argentina where a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the city of Bariloche.