Witness the beauty of the Nahuelbuta Mountain Range and Lake Lanalhue in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Here you'll find the beautiful Elicura Valley, historically populated by Mapuche communities. Enjoy a hike through ancient mountain trails, visit the village of German colonials and learn to use a traditional loom; to name a few activities in an experience of respectful harmony with Nature and the local communities.
Elicura Valley– Natural Reserve: You will settle in the valley and after a delicious breakfast, you’ll hike through a Native Forest Reserve.
Traditional Mapuche lunch: Back in the valley, you will go to Ruka Tegualda, where its owner will be waiting for everyone with an exquisite lunch made with local organic products.
Ruka Lelbún – Longko Miguel: After a nice rest, you will learn about the Mapuche culture at Longko Miguel’s Ruka (traditional Mapuche home), who will guide us in the discovery of this amazing culture, telling us about Mapuche stories, myths and traditions.
Tour through the Valley: During the morning you will learn traditional trades: you’ll spin wool, weave loom and prepare typical gastronomy.
Mapuche museum and artisans in Ñocha: After a fantastic lunch, we’ll go to Cañete village, where a local guide will guide us through the Mapuche culture museum. After that we’ll visit wool weaver women in Huape area and see how they do this ancient trade.
Lafkenche soiree: Nightfall means time for stories, bonfire and singing. Gathered around the fire we’ll sing and learn the ancient stories of this great culture.
Nahuelbuta National Park: You’ll hike through the ancient mountain trails of this National Park. You’ll enjoy the tour under the ancient Araucarias trees and the impressive views of the ocean and volcanoes on the mountain range.
Medicinal relax: After a great hiking day, nothing better than enjoying a hot water bath with salts and medicinal herbs. Ideal for recovering our bodies and our spirits after the day's efforts.
Share at nightfall: After a day full of adventures, nothing better than sharing a mate, a tea and home made bread to recap the day memories.
Free morning: This morning you’ll enjoy the warm sunrise. By the orchard and the fire you can admire the landscape surrounded by peace.
The last lunch in Nahuelbuta: We’ll prepare our last lunch all together, sharing the trip's memories and the most important moments that marked your stay in Nahuelbuta.
Visit to the town of Contulmo: This German colonial village is a reflection of how a community can maintain their architecture and cultural heritage over time. We’ll visit the square and the museum of the town. To recover our bodies after a long day, we’ll enjoy a delicious kuchen prepared in town.
Bus back to Santiago: At 9 PM you’ll get a bus back to Santiago (in comfortable reclining seats).
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From visiting the giant moai statues and volcanos on Easter Island to learning how to loom knit from the Mapuche people of Chile, Travolution offers a wide variety of intercultural experiences that facilitate mutually beneficial encounters between travelers and the local communities. They believe tourism can be a mighty tool for ensuring the sustainable development of these local communities.