Today we’ll head to the wilderness area of El Cañi for our hiking outing.
Visiting El Cañi Sanctuary is much more than simply tourism; it’s a profound contact with ancient forest that enables you to expand awareness wide enough to begin to sense mysterious echoes coming down from past millennia. To experience the forest and its rhythms is to live the true meaning of deep ecology, as you become immersed in it, identified with it. We invite you to leave behind those city habits, even for a few brief hours, and touch and vibrate with this magical place. We’ll hike up the trail for 4 to 5 hours until we reach a spectacular lake surrounded by Araucaria trees. As we hike we’ll be able to spot several birds and the grand finale is at the Mirador, where we can enjoy the view of 3 volcanoes: Villarrica, Lanin and Quetrupillán. After the hike, we’ll go visit the fantastic Huife Hot Springs.
We leave El Cañi and drive 15 minutes through a scenic rural road to visit and unwind at Huife Hot Springs, which will be the perfect end to this active day.
The thermal center is located by the Liucura River and is surrounded by stunning native forests. The place offers three outdoor thermal pools at different temperatures, a good restaurant and a cafeteria. In addition, the center also includes massage and beauty therapy services for an additional cost. In this place you can enjoy the scenery while relaxing in the therapeutic thermal waters. It is highly recommendable to change pools because varying the body temperature stimulates blood circulation, i.e. from hot to cold water, but if you feel brave enough, we encourage you to go into the cold waters of the river Liucura and then jump back to a hot pool. Return to Pucón at 7pm. End of services.