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Pumalin Park

Palena, Chile
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Aisen Region
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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jena
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

As we don't travel with our own car, and as public transport is close to inexistent (even in high season), we decided to visit Parque Pumalin on a day trip with Chaitur. They have their office in Chaiten and are mostly the only open and helpful tourist information when backpackers arrive and everything else is closed.. They offer day trips... More

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NYC
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is my third expedition with Alsur operated by master guide and environmentalist Gerardo Niklitschek. What began as a brief conversation and a handshake at a cafe in Puerto Varas led to three amazing journeys through Southern Chile and Argentina. Year 1 I needed help setting up a wilderness study abroad program for young urban Photographers from NYC. Gerardo expertly... More

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Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This review is overdue - we went for a one week kayak / camping trip to the Pumalin Park through the Chilean fjords a few months ago. This has to be one of the most spectacular sceneries we ever encountered on our travels... The whole trip was perfectly planned and executed by Altue Sea Kayak. Francisco and Thomas are highly... More

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful 6 day paddling trip in a small group with Yak Expediciones, Juanfe is an excellent guide who really cares about his clients - laid back but detail oriented, knowledgeable about the sea, and full of interesting stories about the areas we paddled through. The scenery was spectacular, the hot springs we visited were a pleasure, and the kayaking was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Truly special experience with Juanfe of Yak Expediciones into the Patagonia fjords last Christmas. WE were very secure with his guidance and preparation and particularly enjoyed the interaction with local people on the way. Hard work each day followed by relaxing in glorious nature. Highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I highly recommend this tour. The scenery, food, equipment, and knowledge of the guide were all first-rate, a definite highlight of my travels in Patagonia.

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Last week I did a kayak trip with YAK EXPEDICIONES. We went to the Fjords of Pumalin (Northern Patagonia), starting and ending in Puerto Varas and passing through places like Hornopiren, Cholgo, Cahuelmo, Quintepeu, etc. Im not that big fan of kayaking but let me tell you that it wasnt a problem, having the oportunity to visit places so beautiful... More

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Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Pumalin Park is not easy to get to, as has only one facility for indoor sleeping, but it is well worth the effort. From glaciers to rainforest to cascades to cavorting dolphins, it has it all. Highly recommended if wilderness walks are your thing and you are willing to face a not-always-friendly climate

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Hood River, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Two million acres of dense thick Patagonian jungle with a thin rough dirt road that takes you past smoking volcanoes, hanging glaciers, raging rivers and flat calm lakes. Untouched areas that five feet from the road you could be the first human to walk upon that spot, ever. Well designed camp grounds with shelters from the rain, running water and... More

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Santiago
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Hello active travellers and adventurers, I was lucky to pick one of my best vacation destinations towards the fjords of Northern Patagonia, Chile, Parque Pumalin for 6 days sea kayaking in a self-sustaining trip with the team of YAK Expeditions, led by Zuazo Juanfe guide. We left on February 15 from Puerto Varas and thoroughly enjoyed this trip with my... More

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