Lonquimay, Chile

Quinquén Community Life in Araucanía

4 Days | Community Visit and Hiking

An unforgettable way to experience the Pehuenche culture. In a natural mountain valley in Araucanía, surrounded by ancient Pewen forest (or Araucaria), volcanoes and Galletué Lake, you'll live a unique experience by the hand of the Quinquén community. You'll stay in the village to take part in daily activities like farming, while also going out for activities to explore the beautiful natural surrounds on hikes and horseback rides

Right for You?

Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

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

Languages

Spanish
Locals will all speak Spanish. You can arrange for a bilingual guide.

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Rural Communities and Mountains

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Travolution

Locally Owned Social Enterprise
Starts at:

$320/person

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Speaks: Spanish

Highlights

  • Feel welcomed in the friendly Pehuenche community
  • Hike beautiful trails with local guide to see the revered Aurcaria trees
  • Experience daily lives alongside locals in the Quinquen community
  • Go fishing and horseback riding
  • Eat fresh, traditional Pehuenche food

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

1 - 8 Travelers

What's Included

Lodging

3 Nights Cabin and Family Homestay

Activities

Community Visit, Farm Visit, Fishing, Horseback Riding and Hiking

Guide

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

Room

Private Room and Shared Bathroom

Food

All meals included

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Travolution

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

Drive and Bus
You're home base for this trip will be the Quinquen community near Lonquimay. You can reach this area by overnight bus from Santiago or flying into the city of Temuco.