Image: Small oases hidden behind the dunes of the beaches of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve
360º immersion in the biota to fine tune all your senses with the harmony of virgin nature. We will enjoy a local gastronomy based almost exclusively on local products. During the experience, we will harvest, collect and shellfish together with you and we will cook in your company a wide variety of vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, fish, poultry and meat, respecting the closed seasons and taking advantage of the products of each season. Of course, for wine lovers, all this can be happily offered paired with excellent chilean wine.
Video: Virgin beaches of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve
Day 1. Get to know Valdivia, river market and arrival at Villa Los nativos, base camp
Picture of Valdivia:
10:00 am Approx. Arrival to Valdivia.
Walk through the historic center and provisioning in the picturesque and well-stocked river market where we will buy the products not found in the exploration area.
Lunch in one of our favorite restaurants: el montañés, sello de raza, la perla negra … And we head to the base camp in the heart of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. Once there, a welcome aperitif, we accomodate our luggage at Villa Los Nativos and take a walk through the adjacent beaches and the park.
7:00 p.m. Dinner on the terrace or dining room of Villa Los Nativos and sitting in front of the sea and next to a fire to contemplate the stars or around the fireplace to enjoy the fire in the living room of the villa.
This first day we will show you the routes on a satellite photograph that shows the exploration area with the type of flora and fauna of each area.
Image: Panoramic view of Pelche beach, in the background on the cliff, Villa Los Nativos
Day 2. Walk along the coast: beaches, waterfalls, lagoons and virgin rivers
Video: Start of the tour. Grotto with waterfall near Villa Los Nativos
9:00 a.m. Huilliche breakfast in Villa Los Nativos. Tortilla cooked on the grill, Araucanian eggs, forest fruit jams, home made butter. Medicinal herbs tea from the Valdivian jungle. + Arabica coffee from whole bean
Image: Inside the Villa.
We will walk the most beautiful beaches of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve. You don’t have to worry about carrying your things or about food and drink. A guide will go with you or if you prefer, he will show you the way and you can walk alone. He will always be alert to resolve any concerns or queries and to make sure that you don’t get lost. In any case, you will be provided with a walky talky, binoculars and GPS. At different points we wait for you with an aperitif and the guide and our team carry everything you need so that you can make the walk comfortably.
We will have a frugal lunch at the mouth of the Colún River. After regaining our energy, we will cross an ancient forest, where you will have time to share some magical moments with the great masters, the trees.
At the end of the Ancient Forest trail the virgin cove awaits us. There we will dine fish and seafood on fire gathered on foot and handline fished on the spot. We will spend the night there. Free time to gaze at the stars, meditate or go on a night excursion on the beach.
Image: Ancient sacred place of the Mapuches
Day 3. Visit to Hueicolla beach, kayak ride and return to Villa Los Nativos
Image: Hueicolla summer resort. Hueicollano Circle. Private corporation.
We have a calm breakfast and start walking along the beach to the Hueicolla summer resort. We will cross its river and walk along its picturesque beach.
That same day we will have lunch at the foot of the dune on Colún beach and we will go kayaking through its twin lagoons, totally devoid of any kind of buildings.
Video: Twin lagoons of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve in winter
18:00 pm (Approx.) We return to Villa Los Nativos. Welcome snack. Relaxation time until dinner. Walk through the native forest park, visit the adjacent beaches, siesta, bath, fire, free meditation, etc..
Images: Capricious rock formations bathed by the sea foam. Located between the beaches surrounding Villa Los Nativos.
After dinner, based on the legacy of colonial gastronomy, there will be a Mañumtun (thanksgiving) to Ñuke Mapu (mother earth)
Day 4. The millenary larches. Return to Valdivia
Image: Encounter with millennial larch
We will enjoy a huilliche breakfast at Villa Los Nativos. Tortilla, Araucanian eggs, forest fruit jams, home made butter. Medicinal herbs tea from the Valdivian temperante rainforest. + + Arabica coffee from whole bean.
Next, we set off to meet the ancient larch trees. Free meditation with the great teachers, the mother trees.
End of the experience.
The departure time from Villa los Nativos and arrival at Valdivia will depend on the means of transportation you use to return to Santiago or on your plans after this experience. It is after you.
Note: please if you are vegan, vegetarian or there is a special food that you cannot or want to eat, let us know in advance.
To this experience can be added any of the experiences of 1 night / 2 days of the tourist package “Excursions from Villa Los Nativos”
This vacation package includes:
- Expert guide in the Valdivian Temperate Rainforest. He will inform you about its flora, fauna and about the culture and history of the natives of the area, with whom you can share interesting experiences
- Days 1, 2 and 3: Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Day 4 Breakfast and brunch
- Accommodation nights 1, 2 and 3
- Exclusive transportation by private vehicle for your group every day
- All the necessary equipment for the enjoyment of the experiences except footwear and clothing.
- Pick up and drop off in Valdivia