After a briefing about the region and presentation of the itinerary for the next couple of days, you will transfer to a Natural Private Reserve at the Maullín River (25 minutes from Puerto Varas). There, you will have a briefing about the Flora and Wildlife of the Lake District.
We’ll kike through the temperate rainforest (2 hours aprox.) using a magnifying glass and binoculars, which will be provided to each traveler in order to discover the world of the miniature forest of the South.
Children and parents will learn about nonvascular plants and they will discover the unique birdlife that inhabits the area. We’ll look for the elusive endemic species of birds that live hidden in the forest.
After the hike, we will have a snack and then we will visit the rescue center for wildlife located in the Reserve. There are Pumas, wild cats, the endemic Pudú (one of the smallest deer in the world), Slender-billed Parakeets, the Magellanic Great-horned Owl, Grey Foxes and more.
All these species are native to Chile and Patagonia and they were all rescued and are rehabilitated here to be liberated into the wild once they will be ready to get back to their natural environment.
There will be a lunch consisting of local products (Children’s menus is available) and this Chilean lunch will be served along the shore of the Maullín River. Children and parents will help to collect vegetables for the preparation of the lunch.
In the afternoon, families can choose between a horseback ride or a navigation through the sunken forest of the river Maullín.
Return to Puerto Varas by 5:00 pm. Overnight in Puerto Varas.