Duration: 4 Days - 3 Nights
Location: Valdivia Chile
Special Info: From USD $970 per person

Inhabitants of the Valdivian Jungle Ecotourism for the Family in the Valdivian Temperate Rain Forest

Valdivian Jungle Ecotourism Conservation Tour Chile

Valdivian Jungle Ecotourism – Pilunkura Reserve

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Discover with your family the friendly Valdivian Jungle. Explore this fascinating Temperate Rain Forest with those who know it best, the indigenous people and local communities. They will you show the most important species of flora and fauna that are for their culture. They will tell you how they use the native plants and also will share their stories and mythology.

With our knowledgeable local guides you can help and support the conservation of nature, visiting four Land Trusts: Pilunkura, Punta Curiñanco, and the Reserva Costera Valdiviana ( The Nature Conservancy project).

This tour is for everyone in the family, and for those who really love and care about Nature. You can get involved and play an active role in the conservation of these private wilderness areas.

If you are keen to participate, you can volunteer to help in conservation activities that are happening in each area. During three full days you will go hiking and birdwatching. You will learn a little more about ecology and register in you travel log all the animals and plants that you will see as you explore the Valdivian Temperate Rain Forest. This information will be processed by each area and may be helpful in future researches.

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  • Day 1 Welcome to Valdivia

    Welcome to Valdivia. Upon your arrival to the local airport, our local guides will take you to the hotel in Valdivia. Our guides will give a briefing  about the tour. Welcome dinner and overnight in the city.

    Accommodation at Diego de Almagro Hotel, 3 *  

    Meals: Welcome Dinner

  • Day 2 Valdivia – Pilunkura – Punta Curiñanco

    Today we’ll head-off from Valdivia towards the Community Conservation Area of Pilunkura, located near the Pacific coast in Pilolcura.

    Here we’ll meet the local guides (indigenous Lafquenche people). They will be expecting us with a big smile and a delicious breakfast. Then they will lead us along the trails of the coastal forest, considered a reservoir of the Mapuche Medicine. Later, we’ll go back to their café and eat lunch. Every ingredient of the food that it is served here is local and very tasty. In the afternoon we’ll head to Punta Curiñanco to visit a very special Coastal Forest. We’ll hike down to the beach, and look for marine birds such as cormorants and seagulls. If we are lucky we can spot an endemic specie of otter called chungungo. Return to your hotel in Valdivia.

    Accommodation at Diego de Almagro Hotel, 3 *  

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

  • Day 3 Ancient Alerces at Reserva Costera Valdiviana

    This morning we are headed to the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, a conservation project developed by the American NGO The Nature Conservancy. We will cross the delta by ferry from Niebla to Corral and we will drive along a section of the Coastal Route until we reach the river Chaihuin. Here the local guides await us and lead us to hike in an amazing trail with ancient 3,000 year-old Larch trees. Return and accommodation in Valdivia.

    Accommodation at Diego de Almagro Hotel, 3 *  

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

  • Day 4 River Market – Urban Park El Bosque

    During the morning we’ll visit the locally famous River Market or “Feria Fluvial”, where we can get to know a wide array of local products (produce and seafood). Then, we’ll visit Parque Urbano El Bosque, a private conservation area (wetland) that is located in the middle of the city of Valdivia. Finally, we’ll say good bye with a farewell lunch, followed by a transfer to the airport or your next destination. End of the services.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch. 

  • ◦ If you are interested in this tour, please send us an email to info@amity-tours.com.
    ◦ Rate per person, USD $1,695 based in double occupancy. Single Supplement USD $225
    ◦ Group rates based on 10 people, USD $970 per person based in double occupancy.
    ◦ We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
    ◦ Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.
  • ◦ Professional tour guide.
    ◦ Private transportation.
    ◦ Accommodation at 3 * hotels.
    ◦ Meals as per itinerary (03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 01 dinner).
    ◦ Gratuities at restaurants and hotels.
    ◦ Accidents insurance
    ◦ All activities according to the itinerary: birdwatching, sea mammals watching, soft hiking, volunteer nature conservation activities.
    ◦ Entrance fees and USD $50 donation for conservation actions in Pilunkura Reserve.
  • ◦ International and local flights .
    ◦ Extra beverages & cocktails.
    ◦ Laundry.
    ◦ Reciprocity fees for VISA in Chile.
  • ◦ This tour is available between October 2016 and April 2017.
    ◦ We run this tour under a private departure request. In this case you set the dates.
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    DIFFICULTY

    Easy: A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these conservation tourism trips can require sustained endurance levels, hills and longer days. These conservation tours are appropriate for all people and suitable for older adults in good health with overall good mobility, who are comfortable participating in up to 5 hours of physical activity per day. These tours may include hiking of moderate intensity at an easy pace, sometimes with steep and/or uneven trails, with obstacles such as wet logs, branches and muddy areas. All our guided tours include natural interpretation and focus on the history, volcanology and the native flora and fauna of the wilderness areas.

    PACKING TIPS

    We advise you to bring clothing for warm and cold weather; also including a rain poncho and knee-high rubber boots (you can also buy them here for a low price). Include base layers, hat, windbreaker, gloves, sneakers, a waterproof jacket and any other waterproof item, sunglasses, bathing suit and sandals. Bright color clothing is NOT recommended. Don’t forget your camera!

    Clothing to go birding in should be comfortable, which will encourage you to stay in the field longer. Non-restrictive garments in lightweight fabrics are often preferred, and dressing in layers allows for changing temperatures throughout the day without interrupting the birding. Clothes should be well worn in so there will be no chafing or blisters.

    HOTELS

    As indicated in the program or similar.

    INSURANCE

    Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets. Carriers for travel insurance include Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs- read the fine print.

    VEHICLES

    Modern van or minibus according to group size. Air-condition.

    ITINERARY MODIFICATIONS

    Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeur.

    CURRENCY

    In Chile, the local currency is called “Peso”.

    The current exchange rate is $1 USD = $650 Chilean Pesos (CLP).

    Travel checks are not convenient because only few places accept them and the exchange rate is 10% lower than dollar bills. Most credit cards are accepted at shops, restaurants and hotels. The most common cards are Master Card, Visa and Dinners Club. American Express is less commonly accepted that the others. There is no need to bring a large amount of cash; there are ATMs almost everywhere we go on the tour. The maximum amount of money that you can withdraw per day is equivalent to $300.000 CLP.

    For up to date information we suggest you visit the website www.xe.com/ucc/

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