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The Caleta Gonzalo Cabanas are charming

Pumalín Park is a 3,250 km² private nature reserve in the Palena Province of Chile, created by the US environmental foundation The Conservation Land Trust, which was endowed and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
EdSimone
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Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pumalín Park is a 3,250 km² private nature reserve in the Palena Province of Chile, created by the US environmental foundation The Conservation Land Trust, which was endowed and led by the American founder of North Face, Douglas Tompkins, who died in a tragic kayaking accident in Patagonia in January 2016. We arrived by ferry at Caleta Gonzalo after a... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is not famous because it is difficult to access to it. I did Sendero Cacadas route. It took me 3 hours. The route is medium: not easy but not too much difficult to walk. The camping site is in a good condition. I didn't have a tent, so I could not camp. If you do have, it seems... More 

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Southern California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a trip for our family of five, all adults, to Pumalin online through Alsur Expeditions, based in Puerto Varas. Gerardo and his team were first rate, and very accommodating to our needs. We booked well in advance, since we were combining this with a trip to Antarctica. This was good and bad. The bad: South American airlines are... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We booked a night in the expensive cabañas in this park and they are certainly worth the money for beauty and proximity to the park, the food in the cafe was excellent too. The problem was with the hikes in the park. After our night in the cabaña and a hearty breakfast we asked the manager if we could buy... More 

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Chennai, India
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We travelled through the Careterra Austral in April 2013 and loved the wilderness, the quaint towns and cozy accommodation.

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jena
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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2 reviews
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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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