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Outdoor Activities

Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa

Friendly guides invite you to explore the Patagonia Fjords and the Queulat National Park, where nature shows the signs of glaciations that occurred thousands of years ago.

Hike the trails through the rainforest through a seemingly magical and mysterious place for an amazing experience; the sights are spectacular and you will be accompanied by the constant sound of singing birds and falling water… South of Silence. 


Hanging Glacier “Témpanos Lagoon” Trail
An easy route without slopes, apt for all ages and physical conditions that offers the chance to enjoy myriad views of the valley, provided by the advance of the moraine coming from the area’s snowdrifts. After walking approximately 600m along the path that accesses the edge of the Témpanos Lagoon, magnificent panoramas will appear from the Hanging Glacier together with its impressive ice slides.
> Difficulty: Low
> Duration: 3 hours
> Season: All year round

Mirador Path, in Queulat National Park
After having passed the hanging bridge that crosses the river, the path that penetrates the start of the woods opens out and then goes round the valley 

created by the moraine. High views of the lake appear during the journey as well as the beautiful panoramas of the exuberant evergreen woods that develop on the northeast side of the path. This last, clean, and easy ascent, although quite steep at the start, brings you to the viewpoint that allows you to appreciate the Hanging Glacier and the waterfalls that flow from it.
> Difficulty: Medium
> Duration: Half-day
> Season: All year round


Enchanted Forest on the Queulat Pass
With extraordinary botanical variation. The extensive and steep snowcaps of Queulat, together with the damp vegetation that cover the lower valleys, represent the spirit of this journey. The summits and snowdrifts are terrific on the slopes located to the south of Queulat National Park. The walk starts by penetrating through the lush forest, together with bizarre lichens, fungi, mosses, algae, ferns, and numerous flowers that accompany this route. The path advances for almost 2km before reaching the River Cascadas. The climb continues across the valley, which upon opening offers spectacular panoramas of the area. Then the Los Gnomos Lagoon appears, from which the river originated. The shores are approached by an impressive and steep granite structure upon which the snowdrift sits. The footprints of time can be recognized on the rocks, showing the movement of the mass.
> Difficulty: Medium to High
> Duration: Half-day
> Season: All year round


Los Pumas Trail
In the northern area of Queulat National Park is this 5.6km path that climbs steeply through the natural woodland, and in its last stretch reaches the Los Pumas Lagoon. The path develops through a staggered route, combining beautiful views of the Lake Risopatrón and the deep green forest, and giving way to the so-called Bosque de Transición y de Altura (Woods of Transition and Height). The journey crosses in its highest part – 1,060m – a wide plateau with spectacular panoramas of the mountain chain that wraps around the narrow Ventisquero Sound.
> Difficulty: High
> Duration: Full-day
> Season: Summer


Los Canelos Path
A walk that starts directly from the Lodge, through the Canelo Woods, passing by viewpoints that make it possible to see spectacular views over Dorita Bay and the Puyuhuapi Channel, as well as finding a variety of the area’s ferns and native trees. Los Canelos Path is a stretch of the old path that led to the nearby Puyuhuapi settlement, a part of our local history. We have taken care to keep part of the route open, being careful not to alter our symbiosis with the area. The route advances through the shelter of the friendly canelo woods where, according to legend, silver-colored leaves house “spirits of the past”. The return journey can be done in a kayak, in approximately 30 minutes, through the calm Dorita Bay.
> Difficulty: Low to Medium
> Duration: 2.5 hours
> Season: All year round


South Path “En busca del Chucao”
A trip of medium difficulty by a path that advances through the Patagonian woods, between coigües, tepas, and mañíos, perfect for bird watching, due to the wide variety of birds that inhabit this area: chucao, kingfishers, black woodpeckers, huet-huets, rayaditos, hummingbirds, and many others.
> Difficulty: Low to Medium
> Duration: 1.5 hours
> Season: All year round


Patagonian Fjords by sea kayak
We sail for 1–2 hours through the calm waters of the Puyuhuapi fjord, traveling past islands, islets, and fjords, and observing a wide variety of marine birds and small dolphins.
> Difficulty: Low
> Duration: Half-day
> Season: All year round


Motorboat Excursions
The scenery offered by the Puyuhuapi Channel and the Jacaff Channel is sublime, and a visit to their islands and bays in dinghies is just exceptional, with the possibility of spotting bird colonies and, with a bit of luck, marine mammals like seals and bottlenose dolphins. 


It was the indigenous Chonos who, for centuries, used this corner of the world to develop the art of fishing. Puyuhuapi has its legacy as a place ideal for fish, in which infinite rivers and lakes give life to the magic of the fjords, channels, and islands.
Ask for full-day fishing programs in the Lake Risopatrón and River Risopatrón, or for fishing in the River Queulat and the fjord.


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