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


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Speaks: Spanish


  • Hike through Natural Reserve: Elicura Valley.
  • Visit Longko Miguel's Ruka (traditional Mapuche construction) and learn about the culture!
  • Become an expert in traditional trades such as spinning wool and preparing typical gastronomy.
  • Relax around a bonfire for some good old storytelling!
  • Take a hot water bath with salts and medicinal herbs.
  • Walk through the streets of Contulmo, the village of German colonials.



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 a

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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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