Nahuelbuta Mountains and Mapuche Culture

Contulmo, Chile

Nahuelbuta Mountains and Mapuche Culture

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.

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion, Connect with Nature, Historical Sites and Off the Beaten Path


A bilingual guide can be arranged for extra cost.

Physical Activity

Moderate activity and Challenging workout


Mountains, Lake, Rural Communities and Small Towns/Villages


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: Spanish



Be ready to go in the morning on Day 1. You may want to arrive the night before.


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


3 Nights Cabin and Family Homestay


Local guide (not bilingual) and Bilingual guide (extra $)


Private Room and Shared Bathroom


All meals included


Walk and Hike

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Locally Owned Social Enterprise

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.

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Getting There

Transport options

Bus and Drive
The trip begins in the village of Contulmo, next to Lanalhue Lake. If you do not have your own car, there are comfortable overnight buses (with reclining seats) available from Santiago.
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