Outdoor Adventure in Chile’s Lake District

May 7, 2019 - 2 minutes read

For those taking multiple days to make the road and ferry journey through the Andean Lake District between Chile and Argentina, Cruce Andino offers several outdoor adventures in the wilds of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park.

Anyone staying more than one night in Peulla village on the Chilean side can sign up for the following activities:

Forest Canopy Experience

For those craving a new and unusual adventure, the canopy adventures makes it feel like you’re flying through the native forest of southern Chile. The course stretches for half a mile along eight cables and nine platforms, plus two abseiling opportunities. Along the way you’ll get up close and personal with centuries-old trees like the legendary coigüe, a waterfall called “El Velo de la Novia” (Bridal Veil Falls) and a creek that flows from a lagoon in the middle of the Andes.

  • 1 to 2 hours, depending on the group
  • Available October to March
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Includes canopy equipment and guide
  • Adults and children 5 years and older
  • Maximum weight: 210 pounds (95 kilos).

Horseback Riding

A thrilling horseback-riding adventure through farm country and forest, rivers and valleys in Chile’s oldest national park — Vicente Pérez Rosales — with plenty of opportunities to observe flora and fauna. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced eco-tourism guide who stays with your from start to finish. The horses are trained to take all kinds of riders, with or without experience.

  • 1.30 hours
  • Available all year
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Includes horse and guide
  • Adults and children 12 years and older

Safari 4×4

This fun activity that shows off Puella’s natural diversity is something the entire family can enjoy. Participants make their way to the Fundo Rigi, where they’ll discover a wide range of birds and farm animals. Our double-traction vehicles (Jabalís and Pumas) then take you into the interior of the Andes mountains in search of the River Peulla, which you  cross in the jeeps.

  • 2 hours
  • Available all year
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Includes driver, guide, rain jacket
  • Adults and children 12 years and older
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