UNFORGETTABLE HORSE TREKS.
“I have always that there is nothing better than travelling by horse. One's journey consists of countless different arrivals. You arrive at a crossroads, at a flower, a tree, a brook, the top of a mountain, an unusual-looking rock. It's almost as though the trail itself creates a series of delightful little surprises in order to captivate the spirit of the traveller”. (Atahualpa Yupanqui)
To feel nature on the back is a special experience. You will travel along ancient animal herder tracks, you will meet fascinating people who appear to come from a different period of history. All of the horse treks take part in native forest. If you are lucky, you will be able to see native birds such as woodpeckers, tricahues or even the great condor itself. Advance booking recommended.
RADAL SIETE TAZAS NATIONAL PARK
Without a shadow of a doubt the best known attraction of our area are the Siete Tazas. These pools of turquoise-coloured water are situated in what was once a river of lava! An It's an intriguing spot where the water hasn't been able to wear away the black volcanic rock. The trail ends at the viewing platform of the waterfall the “Salto de la Leona”. If you are feeling super adventurous you can go down to swim in the waterfall's plunge pool, but you'll have to access it by way of the river, which isn't all that straightforward. Striking colours in both summer and winter.
LOS MAQUIS WATERFALL.
45-metre high waterfall located within our property. In order to get there, you will have to go on a short hike of medium difficulty. Ideal for those who want to visit a spectacular spot right on the doorstep of our cabins. The view is particularly impressive in winter and spring, when there is more water flowing. 18 years ago a massive flood left a tree trunk buried in the middle of the plunge pool, leaving the spot with a somewhat iconic look to it.
Self-guided hike that starts in the Parque Inglés sector of the national park, at the CONAF office. One of the few publically-accessible places where one can appreciate the magnificent Austrocedrus chilensis, a species of cypress tree that grows in this part of the Andes mountains. The final part of this walk has a wooden platform offering a stunning view of the mighty Río Claro, Centuries ago, this area was an important route for the indigenous Chiquillanes people when they were crossing the mountains to and from Argentina. There is a lovely, picnic/beach area at the end of the route, at a spot where three fast-flowing streams meet. Along the route there are educational display panels which give you fascinating information about the place. Duration: half-day round trip.