Adventure trip

Adventure trip

Chile has been recognized, for the fifth consecutive year, as the best adventure tourism destination in South America at the World Travel Awards, awards known as ‘the Oscars of tourism’ that are awarded by popular vote. This land of contrasts, stands out for the large number of activities and experiences it offers: from climbing and mountaineering, to skiing at the foot of the Andas mountain range, surfing both in the north and in the central area, cycling, or climbing in the millenary ice of the last corner of the world.

Another reason that has made Chile the best adventure tourism destination, are the 40 National Parks and more than 20 Forest Reserves that can be visited in the country. You can go trekking, cycling or camping. In these corners you can practice sport fishing with fly, or enjoy a ride through its surroundings while photographing the native flora and fauna.

The dunes also take center stage in the field of adventure, the Atacama desert can be surfed by sandboard lovers who can glide through the sand dunes. And the adventurers who prefer to cross the sand with the sea breeze, will find in the dunes of Reñaca the ideal place to practice sandboarding and at the same time enjoy the Pacific Ocean.

For some years now, canyoning has also been gaining strength, an adventure sport that aims to descend narrow canyons and rivers of low flow and high slope, in which you must move through obstacles with different techniques only with the help of the body, ropes and climbing equipment.

Another booming sport in Chilean waters is stand up paddle, a mix between surfing and yoga, which is done standing on a board that floats in the water using an oar as a support to move in any direction.

You can surf waves or just cross the sea, lakes or canals. Also ideal for lovers of water sports, parasailing is the latest trend in Chile, this adventure combines a parachute and a boat.

Pupuya is a Chilean locality, located in the VI Region of Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins. It is located about 180 kilometers southwest of Santiago, and belongs administratively to the Christmas commune, within the Cardenal Caro province. It is located next to other small towns of the central littoral, such as Puertecillo, Navidad, La Boca, Matanzas, La Vega de Pupuya, and Las Brisas, all near the mouth of the Rapel River in the Pacific Ocean.

Lover of the sport adventure, the sea and the adrenaline? Come and visit Boca de Pupuya, with its ideal beaches for water sports.

Sail around the islet of Pupuya, refuge of incredible species such as pelicans and sea lions; and challenge your limits by practicing surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing. And to end the day, watch the sunset enjoying exquisite preparations of marine products.

The coast of Playa Pupuya is enriched by a characteristic islet populated by sea lions and pelicans. The islet, difficult to access for boats, has been declared a Nature Sanctuary. Pupuya Beach also stands out for its peculiar rock formations; among them, the best known is Los Arcos.

If you travel to Playa Pupuya, you can evaluate an excursion to the wetland of the Rapel river, in La Boca, very popular with nature lovers. The Pupuya Beach sector is also known by cyclists, as it offers good possibilities for mountain bike rides. The best season to travel is summer: the weather in the Pupuya Beach sector is Mediterranean, with a rainy season from April to October.

At the foot of the Osorno volcano (2661 m) and the entrance to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. After 35 km more, in the sector of La Picada, we began the 5-6 hours ascent in the Osorno Volcano in the Desolation Pass. Throughout our tour, we identified numerous species of forest plants and wildlife.
At the lookout (1100 m) we take a break to rest, eat and take pictures. Enjoy the panoramic views of Calbuco, Puntiagudo, Tronador, Volcanoes Yachts, the Patagonian Cordillera of the Andes and LLanquihue and Todos los Santos lakes. Then it begins with the canyon crossing the areas of black ash brought down by the melting of the glaciers.

The Osorno volcano is located 47 km northeast of the city of Puerto Varas, and on its western flank, just 11 km from the crater is the town of Las Cascadas. It is a composite stratovolcano belonging to the South Volcanic Zone of the Andes, and in conjunction with the volcanoes La Picada, Puntiagudo and Cordón Cenizos. The upper part of the volcanic building is covered by a glacier that, despite its retreat, represents a significant volume of water for the generation of lahars, with about 0.14 km3 of ice.
Its eruptive activity began in the Middle Pleistocene about 200,000 years ago a stratovolcano immersed in the ice field that dominated the landscape during the so-called Santa Maria Glaciation, eroded deeply during the terminal phase of it.
The historical eruptive activity of the Osorno volcano has been a series of episodes of low explosivity, among which the fissural eruption of 1835 AD stands out. The weak fumarole described since the beginning of the 20th century under the ice of the summit seems to have been attenuated at present.