PATAGONIA: From Esquel to Puyuhuapi Argentina & Chile

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    Adventure, Bike, Bird Watching, Boutique, Budget, Camping, Charming, Classic, Ecofriendly, Family-friendly, Farm, Fly & Drive, Food - Wine, Forest, gastronomic, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Lake, Local Food, Local People, Mountain, Mountain bike, Quiet, Rural, Wild Life
  • Activity Level Moderate
All about the PATAGONIA: From Esquel to Puyuhuapi Argentina & Chile.

This itinerary was specially designed for people who love new destinations, not very explored yet and a different kind of accommodation, from Glamping to Cabins you will discover Patagonia from the other side of view.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All services, transfers, and excursions detailed in the program, private vehicles for
    transfers and tours in the van (Toyota) or minibus (Mater Renault or Mercedes Benz Toureg)
    with an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Navigations mentioned
  • Entrance to the attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • 10 Nights’ accommodation with breakfast as its described in the programme in the
    mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking
  • Huemules Mountain Reserve: 03 nights in Hotel Libertador (B)
  • Esquel: 02 nights in Bahia Bustamante Lodge (FB)
  • Pata Lodge: 02 nights Hosteria Antigua Patagonia (B)
  • Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa: 01 night Hostal El Puesto (B)
  • Meals: Full Board in Huemules Mountain Reserve, Half Board in Pata Lodge and
    Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa
  • Taxes
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights/ Domestic Flights
  • Meals and services not mentioned in the programme
  • Early check-in/Late check-out at hotels (except where it is specified)
  • Optional tours
  • Any kind of insurance
  1. Day 1 ESQUEL: HUEMULES, Mountain Reserve

    Arrive at Esquel ( EQS) Airport and transfer to Huemules Mountain Reserve. This new
    and the amazing project is located in Estancia Huemules, on the Rivadavia Mountain Range,
    22 km from Esquel, Chubut province.
    It will provide the purest contact with Nature without leaving aside the comfort of a big
    room with a private bathroom, Patagonian cuisine, and the kindest service, as well as a wide
    variety of adventurous activities within the marvelous view of Patagonia.
    6.100 hectares of the natural reserve with snowy mountain summits, streams, and forest of
    original species. You will travel along 1100 m of slopes and 50km of wild and rough road,
    next to Los Alerces National Park.
    The trips will take about 1 hour from the Airport.
    From Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP), there are daily flights and have a duration of
    2,10hs. Or you can combine your stay with Bariloche destination, only 300km distance,
    Bariloche receives 12 daily flights.
    You will overnight in a DOME, full equipped: 28 m2 each, Private bathroom, hot water
    Wood replaces, 220v electricity, Deck and private balcony, Panoramic Views.

    Accommodation in Huemules Mountain Reserve, DOME room (B, L, D)

  2. Day 2 Huemules Mountain Reserve

    After breakfast, you will enjoy the activity chosen the night before with your guide.
    As regard entertainment that imply movement, Huemules offer all kinds of recreational
    and sports outdoor activities during summer and winter.
    Concerning relaxation, is it the impressive natural scenery of snowy mountains, forest
    and streams surrounded by silence and solitude that will provide the perfect
    the atmosphere for relaxation and contemplation.
    During the Summer, available activities are:
    Horse riding
    Mountain Bike
    Flora and Fauna observation
    During the Winter:
    Snowshoe Trekking
    Horse riding in a snowy forest
    Ski Touring

    Accommodation in Huemules Mountain Reserve, DOME room (B, L, D)

  3. Day 3 HUEMULES, Mountain Reserve

    Apart from the mentioned activities that you can set up in destination according to
    availability, you will be able to enjoy the typical Patagonian gastronomy at Huemules.
    Huemules is a wonderful and full Patagonia experience worth enjoying.
    The Full Board program include:
    Accommodation in the dome
    4 daily meals
    1 soft drink per meal
    2 guided half-day excursion
    Natural Water

    Accommodation in Huemules Mountain Reserve, DOME room (B, L, D)


    You will be taken to Esquel (30 minutes) to board the La Trochita steam train.
    One of the characteristics of the railway that the Trochita train runs along is the
    narrowness of its gauge of only 75 centimeters (29.5 inches). This railway has changed
    little since 1922 and there are a number of unique steam engines. The train will run to
    and from Nahuel Pan, some 200 meters (650 feet) higher up through a ravine where you
    will see magnificent views of the steppe, baked from the activity of ancient volcanoes,
    and of Nahuel Pan mountain (Mynydd Llwyd). The author Paul Theroux in his book ’The Old Patagonian Express’ describes his journey from Boston, USA, to Esquel and his arrival
    on the Trochita. The journey takes about 4 hours.
    On your arrival, transfer to your hotel. Hosteria Canela is an owner-hosted bed-and-breakfast
    hotel, your home away from home in Esquel. It has the feeling of a typical
    Patagonian farm homestead: an amiable and homely atmosphere you will enjoy. The
    the charming house has 6 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and offers the
    European-style comfort you will appreciate after a long day of traveling through this
    immense, striking region

    Accommodation Hosteria Canela (B)


    Today we offer a Full Day Tour to Los Alerces National Park.
    The Park is one of the largest in Argentina and has a land area of 263,000 hectares
    (650,000 acres – about the same size as the county of Gwynedd in North Wales). The
    park’s characteristic feature is the Alerces forests. There are very few traces of human
    activity and the park is bursting with magnificent landscapes, lakes, rivers, and numerous
    waterfalls, all surrounded by the Andes mountains swathed in thick forests. The Alerce
    tree is a Patagonian cypress and some examples in the park approach 3,000 years of age
    and 70 meters (230 feet) in height. You will embark on a lake cruise, where you will be
    able to take pleasure in the spectacle of the Torrecillas glacier as you navigate the
    numerous inlets of these beautiful lakes. On the distant shore of Lago Futalaufquen is a
    footpath that you will be guided along to see examples of the Alerce tree.

    Accommodation Hosteria Canela (B)


    Today we suggest a visit to Trevelin. An opportunity to wander about Trevelin and enjoy
    the views of Gorsedd y Cwmwl Mountain and the Andean range. Historical tour of Cwm
    Hyfryd. Welsh pioneers first arrived in Cwm Hyfryd in 1885 during an expedition to
    explore the whole of the newly funded Territory of Chubut. By 1888, the first colonizers
    arrived to settle on the banks of the Río Percy which flows through Trevelin. By 1918, a
    company headed by J. D. Evans built a flour mill and the village of Trevelin flourished
    around it. You will visit the historical museum, which is located in the old mill. Another
    historical museum that you will visit is the old Escuela 18 at Pentre Sydyn in the Aber
    Gyrraints valley, which records the events of the 1902 plebiscite that helped to solve the
    territorial claims of Argentina and Chile over the region.
    In Trevelin, you will be able to take a typical Welsh Tea.
    After that, transfer to Futaleufu. Once in Futaleufu, you will arrive at Pata Lodge. Pata is
    another different Experience chosen for this itinerary.
    How about rafting on a river made of meltwater from the Andes? Or walking through a
    huge forest of hundred-year-old trees? Or leave it all for later and falling asleep feeling
    the warmth of a fireplace? At the Pata Lodge, you have all these options and many more.
    A hidden nook amid snowy mountains, within the Pata Farm – Futaleufú River.
    Surrounded by spectacular landscapes, with a rustic aspect and very comfortable
    accommodations, the six Pata Lodge cabins have their own profile, each with different
    architecture and layout, all built with local material and labor, aiming at developing the
    area as a whole.
    Besides the rustic cabins that connect you with the Patagonian spirit, Pata Lodge offers
    the PATA BISTRO services, an organic farm-to-table restaurant, where delicious meals
    with a variety of fruit and vegetables from our harvested produce await you, offering a
    tasty, home-cooked, and healthy cuisine.

    Accommodation in Pata Lodge, standard room (B)


    Today we offer a 4hs Rafting Tour in Futaleufu River.
    The Futaleufú River is one of the premier whitewater rivers in the world for kayaking
    and rafting. The river flows in from Argentina, through the town, and empties into
    the fjord-shaped Yelcho Lake. Day trips are available on ”the Futa” while several of its
    tributaries, such as the Espolón River and the Azul (Blue) River, can be rafted, canoed,
    or navigated.
    Two lakes, Lake Lonconao and Lake Espolón offer opportunities for paddling and SUP.
    Other nearby attractions include the Futaleufú National Reserve, known for its
    population of Huemul South Andean deer. Canyoning and rappelling are also possible in
    region valleys, with their numerous ravines and waterfalls as well as horse riding, fly
    fishing, and mountain biking.
    Divided into different levels, these activities are led by qualified and experienced
    guides and are based on availability, climatic conditions, and confirmation from our
    local suppliers.
    Apart from the mainstream activities, there are many other options inside Pata farms
    like Yoga classes, outdoor cinema, harvest, beekeeping, sheep breeding, and many

    Accommodation in Pata Lodge, standard room (B)


    Today we suggest enjoying the day exploring Pata Lodge and relaxing there.

    Accommodation in Pata Lodge, standard room (B)


    Today we suggest leaving Pata Lodge in the morning and enjoy your trip to Puyuhuapi
    driving through the beautiful Carretera Austral.
    Puyuhuapi Lodge, in Chilean Patagonia, is a remote and exclusive spa. Ideal for
    adventure and disconnection, this will be the perfect way to end your trip. You will need
    travel by road through Carretera Austral and cross by boat towards a quiet bay where
    you will spot Puyuhuapi Lodge & SPA and its beautiful architecture amidst stunning

    Accommodation in Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa, standard room (B, D)


    Breakfast. Today we suggest enjoying a relaxing full-day in Puyuhuapi thermal swimming
    pools. For those who prefer some activities, Puyuhuapi offers Valdivian Forest trails.

    Accommodation in Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa, standard room (B)


    Transfer to Balmaceda Airport to take your flight out.
    Note: Passengers driving by themselves, should return by Esquel Airport ( in order to drop
    off the car). In this case, the itinerary needs to add 1 night in Futaleufu.