The Mapuche New Year Celebration
On June 24, the primitive peoples both from Chile and Argentina celebrate the beginning of the new year. An ancient tradition which attracts new visitors every year.
|The Mapuche New Year Celebration|
We toured the streets and the surroundings of this small city growing amidst the mountain range and the ice fields.
Shelter of the Huemules
We sailed along the Cochrane River, bordering the Tamango National Reserve, a unique site that enables visitors to see the huemules in their natural habitat.
|Shelter of the Huemules|
At Puerto Bertrand, a marvelous nook that tempts lovers of fly-fishing, we sailed across the lake up to the Baker River mouth.
Cochrane: Hitting the Road
When it seemed we had reached the very end of the Carretera Austral (Southern Road), three quaint townships surprised and delighted us: Caleta Tortel, Puerto Yungay and Río Bravo.
|Cochrane: Hitting the Road|
Hiking or walking is an activity practiced in all kinds of terrains and is not restricted to age, gender or physical fitness.
As in every task, there are various levels of difficulty, which can be surpassed gradually as experience is gained. The routes are divided into four types of difficulty: relaxed, medium, steady and difficult.
Those who wish to experiment something new may choose a horseback ride over mountains, amidst forests, along beaches or across streams with the whole family enjoying beautiful moments.
It is ideal to go on these excursions guided by the local experts and on docile Creole horses.
If you are going on a short excursion, it is not necessary that you can ride. A quick theoretical chat with the guide will be enough for you to get used to the reins.